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i am trying to overclock, i havent tried since i replaced my abit an8 sli with my dfi nf4 ultra. What a diffrence! the bios is so diffrent. I dont even know where to begin. I ran prime to get the fsb for the cpu i stopped at 300, all i want to get is 3.0. I ran prime for 8 hours with no errors. Now i am trying to get the ram to run with it and i am lost heres the ram i have : OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ5002048ELGE-K. thanks in advance. I did some searches and had no luck.
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got a product page link for the ram so we know the specifics?
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Originally Posted by DREWK281 View Post
Great thanks. What is your memory running at currently? Frequency, timings and volts? You can see atleast the timings and frequency in CPU-Z but volts you'll have to either look in the bios or at what your ITE Smart Gaurdian software reads.
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well the dfi biso has so many options i tried these settings here:
Genie BIOS Settings:

FSB Bus Frequency -300
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - AUTO
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 10
PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz

CPU VID StartUp Value - 1.450v

CPU VID Control - 1.450v
CPU VID Special Control - Above VID * 110.0%

LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v
Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.500v
DRAM Voltage Control - 2.80v

DRAM Configuration Settings:

DRAM Frequency Set - 180=RAM/FSB:09/10
Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable
CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 3
RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 04 Bus Clocks
Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks
Row precharge time (Trp) - 04 Bus Clocks
Row Cycle time (Trc) - 11 Bus Clocks
Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 16 Bus Clocks
Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 03 Bus Clocks
Write recovery time (Twr) - 03 Bus Clocks
Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks
Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 03 Bus Clocks
Refresh Period (Tref) - 3120 Cycles
DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

DQS Skew Control - Auto
DQS Skew Value - 0
DRAM Drive Strength - Level 7
DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 2
Max Async Latency - 8.0 Nano Seconds
DRAM Response Time - Normal
Read Preamble Time - 6.0 Nano Seconds
IdleCycle Limit - 128 Cycles
Dynamic Counter - Disable
R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x
Bypass Max - 04 x
32 Byte Granularity - Disable(4 Bursts)

it will boot but i get the bsod when trying to run a program. I got these from another forum i just copied them and tried them.
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also whats the most accurate temp monitor that i can use with vista? i used pc wizard and it read as high as 72* i know thats cooking so i restarted it and went in to bios and it said around 40-43*?
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post #7 of 9
Alright a couple of things for you here. It looks to me that by your current settings your memory is running at around 272MHz (x2 is so it's actually 544, from 400), that being said I'm not surprised that you are having issues.
You have a couple of paths you can take here, first and probably easiest you can change the divider on your memory to something like 166 or 150, that will allow your memory to run much slower in relation to your FSB speed hopefully eliminating your problems and allowing you to continue to push the cpu if you can. The second path would be to loosen your memory timings and the third option is to add voltage to your memory.
DFI has exhaustive lists of options for memory setting on their lanparty offerings so don't feel bad that you are bit lost. I don't claim at all to have mastered memory overclocking, it can be a very tedious and time consuming process but I am continuing to learn as we all are. If you haven't already I would HIGHLY recommend that you read the guide to A64 overclocking in my sig, it is even written almost specifically for DFI boards so it will be a really big help you to if you give it a read or 10. Give that a look and then come back with questions.
About reading CPU temps accurately there are a number of programs you can use that will work just fine for you. Try the ITE Smart Gaurdian that comes on your motherboard drivers cd or you can download it from DFI's website, motherboard monitor would work, even speedfan but for sake of simplicity go with the Smart Gaurdian.

One more thing and I'll let you tinker around some more with the system. I am a big DFI fan and swear I'll never buy anything else, that being said I would love to help you get the most from this sweet setup you've got so if you ever have an issue or anything feel free to PM me and I'll do all I can to help you figure it out.
Whew! Now go OC!
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post #8 of 9
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thanks for the help. i am still having no luck at all. I lowered the ram speed to the 166 then even 140, and still nothing. what timings do you suggest i loosen and to what should i set it???
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ok i got orthos to pass twice for 1hr but, i had to drop the multiplier to the 140. the 140 is one step below the 166 but it only runs that ram at 214mhz.......i should at least be able to see 250mhz. what do you recomend? i am running prime to see if it passes now but, i am unhappy with the speeds of the ram................
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