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lol it sounds like you are having fun.

Make sure that P1 and P2 are enabled under the RAM settings in your BIOS. Nobody knows what they do except that they increase performance with high FSBs.

Also, your ram timings may be slightly off. Do a memory bandwidth check, you should be getting 8.5gb/s at the very least. What are your memory specs anyway? You may have to manually increase tRFC and set it to 2T on that board to get it stable. Well, at least the ASUS needed me to do that, not sure about EVGA.
sorry I just saw your post... Yeah I was noticing the p1/2 option... I didn't touch them but I will now enable those. But honestly everything seems stable now. No more freezing, and I played COD4 for the first time one this new board I'll post again if something else comes up
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OK all the problems are back. I am so ticked... alright so I am going to just start from the beginning. Here are ALL my settings... Please let me know if everything looks alright, and what you guys think I should change. I have been working on this ALL day now...











I have not touched the ram... should I change some of it's settings? I have no experience with clocking ram... I am still new to overclocking in general actually. please just help me if you can
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I think your RAM volts are low? shouldn't they be at 1.7 (maybe) So yeah, bump up the volts on your RAM and that should help.
Edited by killerhz - 5/11/08 at 3:24pm
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I think your RAM volts are low? shouldn't they be at 1.7 (maybe) So yeah, bump up the volts on your RAM and that should help.
well 1.5 is stock for this ram... I know it looks low but that is the voltage it's rated at. I might try upping the ram voltage though... that is one thing I haven't tried because I'm paranoid about high voltages. The thing is it is currently stable and everything; it's just it freezes at startup about 30% of the time and gives the hot cpu indication. then I have to turn it off by switching off the psu etc. and eventually by restarting it it will boot. SO WEIRD. Maybe I'll call evga....
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Try testing your RAM modules one at a time. Sounds like a possible RAM problem since bumping it caused it to start up. Either that or the RAM slot is loose, so that would be a bad board. RMA man....
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Ok, first of all, if you have 4gb of ram or more set the Command per Clock (CMD) to 2T.

Second, 1.5v is only the jedec spec voltage for DDR3 ram, you DEFINATELY need to increase it. At that bus speed you have set it should probably be around 1.7 to 1.8, depending on the ram. You should also still be able to use 9-9-9-26 timings at that speed. Either way, if you could let us know what modules you are using that would help a lot so we can be sure about the specs.

Also, you probably need to increase your NB (nvidia calls it the SPP) voltage a tiny bit. 1.35v should be good I think. Any higher than that shouldn't be necessary without more overclocking.


EDIT: Since you say the default voltage for that ram is 1.5, set it to 1.55 or 1.6.
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Ok, first of all, if you have 4gb of ram or more set the Command per Clock (CMD) to 2T.

Second, 1.5v is only the jedec spec voltage for DDR3 ram, you DEFINATELY need to increase it. At that bus speed you have set it should probably be around 1.7 to 1.8, depending on the ram. You should also still be able to use 9-9-9-26 timings at that speed. Either way, if you could let us know what modules you are using that would help a lot so we can be sure about the specs.

Also, you probably need to increase your NB (nvidia calls it the SPP) voltage a tiny bit. 1.35v should be good I think. Any higher than that shouldn't be necessary without more overclocking.


EDIT: Since you say the default voltage for that ram is 1.5, set it to 1.55 or 1.6.
Ok... I just tried everything you suggested; I increased the spp voltage to 1.35, I increased the ram voltage to 1.5, and I changed my memory timings. I still only boot about 1/5 times. Also I tested each memory slot with each stick individually, and I got no coherent results. I am gonna try calling evga... oh by the way here is my ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145182

[EDIT]

SO I just called EVGA and the dude I talked to said that he thinks it's power related... he told me to unplug the psu from the mobo, remove the battery, reset the cmos, and reflash the P04 bios. If that doesn't fix the problem, RMA the board. Ugh
Edited by om3n - 5/11/08 at 4:51pm
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how can you increase the ram voltage to 1.5 when its DEFAULT is 1.5? lol
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I have the same ram. It defaults to 1.5 in the bios (thats what the JDEC programmer on the ram calls for) but it should actually be running at 1.7 as per corsairs' site info.


even so I doubt its ram voltage that is causing your issue. Reflashing the bios can't hurt though.
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