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Alright need some really good help.
System specs are in my profile.
I cant get my ram any higher than ddr 400, when their set for ddr550.
Through BIOS I ran my fsb at 275x8 and my mobo reset my ram to 266...
Asus provides almost no support for this. I just put in my new heatsink.
All the stats are in my profile. I'm thinking if I cant solve this OC problem in the next week or so, I should just get a DFI mobo.
Help please!
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post #2 of 12
Have you updated the bios to 1016 and the chipset to at least 6.6 if not try this i it should solve the problem
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i am currently running 1009
chipset: NF-CK804 dunno what that means
but from asus website:
A8N-SLI Premium Beta BIOS 1011.001
Latest beta BIOS.
so idk what 1016 u got...

I downloaded chipset 6.65 awhile ago so it should be installed, i reinstalled it just now incase.
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You realize that that DDR550 will only run at 1:1 in DDR400 mode until you up the fsb, like you did. To make the ram stay at that speed all you do is set your ram devider from Auto to 1:1. Then make sure your timings are not too tight for the speed the ram is going.

And if you think the Asus is hard, if you got a DFI you would have NO idea what was going on, they have MUCH more in-depth and complicated settings
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Yeah i see what you mean mavybe it,s because mine is a deluxe rather than premium . Give what Adas said a try .My board hates crucial ballistix it wouldnt load windows without missing ddl file,s so could be a ram issue but i doubt it with corsair

Google for CPUZ it will tell when you,ve booted into windows run and check under memory
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post #6 of 12
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what would be good timings for that ram?
and whats the order of the timings, im new to ram timings

EDIT: there is no 'ram divider' in my bios settings, unless its called something very unique from that, its not available.
PS- whilst overclocking the fsb the bios failed to boot and i had to reset the cmos rtc ram.
any other suggestions?
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post #7 of 12
yes there is its in the bios under ADVANCED-CPU CONFIGURATION-DRAM CONFIGURATION

from there you get all the settings for your ram
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post #8 of 12
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I cant find that option...
do u have a modified bios? whats the option name in dram config-in bios
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Apodyopsis
I cant find that option...
do u have a modified bios? whats the option name in dram config-in bios
Look for a setting called Memclock Index Value or something very similar.
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post #10 of 12
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The 'Memclock index value' setting is the mhz of the ram. When I set this number to anything over 400 while my fsb is supporting it
400ddr=200fsb
500ddr=250fsb
550ddr=275fsb
the board doesnt boot with that setting. Its reset to 400 and when set much over 400, like going from 400 to 550 like my ram supports, the board checks back to 266 as a failsafe or something they said on the website.
There has been no instances where I have gotten to bootup over ddr400 speed. Im currently running at 240fsb x10, stock clock is 2.2 Idle temps are 26c for cpu, 32c for mobo, and like 34-35c cpu under load.
And as I said before, there is no ram divider option in these bios... My brother who has only overclocked with his roomates board (they bought the same) had to snag a modded copy of the bios from a friend to OC the ram and cpu. I'm thinking ethier thats a bad thing to do or my only option with this board as I'm starting to think asus has no support for ram speeds over ddr400 what so ever.
Steer me in the right direction please.
Also, how easy/hard would it be to switch over to a more overclocking-friendly board like maybe DFI. Someone said before that DFI has much more options but I think if the board will handle the speeds I want from it, I can figure out the know-how for overclocking it, and all that stuff by reading up on these forums.

Thanks for the help everyone
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