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Poll Results: Do you prefer the new OCN?

 
  • 35% (32)
    Yes!
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    No!
  • 14% (13)
    Yes and No!
  • 34% (31)
    Don't give a damn about it! (LOL)
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post #1681 of 6473
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Great,let me know when your RAM usage goes over 4GB in everyday usage and gaming and then I will call it worth it..

CHEERS..
You know how it is... Just will not let it go.

Think I've found the culprit now when using 8GB Geil Black Dragon. Row Refresh Cycle Time. Usually is 52. I had it set to 65 now. But had to increase it further due to some strange freezing problems. Have tried 85 now. Seems fine.

Strangely enough it froze in regular Windows use. When installing a Windows Update, or ecspecially when I ran Windows Performance Assessement. In stability testing all seemed fine. That freezing stopped, once i upped Row Refresh Cycle Time from 65 to 85. Have not tried in between these two values.
    
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You know how it is... Just will not let it go.

Think I've found the culprit now when using 8GB Geil Black Dragon. Row Refresh Cycle Time. Usually is 52. I had it set to 65 now. But had to increase it further due to some strange freezing problems. Have tried 85 now. Seems fine.

Strangely enough it froze in regular Windows use. When installing a Windows Update, or ecspecially when I ran Windows Performance Assessement. In stability testing all seemed fine. That freezing stopped, once i upped Row Refresh Cycle Time from 65 to 85. Have not tried in between these two values.
Like I said...>> Not worth it..

And also performace hit with increased tRFC is not making it look any better..

CHEERS..
     
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Like I said...>> Not worth it..

And also performace hit with increased tRFC is not making it look any better..

CHEERS..
It turned out it was not the tRFC making problems. Trying different combinations now. It may even be I have tried them all before. So It could be I'm just banging my head against the wall yet again.

If I'm not successfull for the probably, god know how many times overclocking 8GB RAM on this motherboard, I will be forced to do what you said - Bang two memsticks with a sledgdehammer
    
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If I'm not successfull for the probably, god know how many times overclocking 8GB RAM on this motherboard, I will be forced to do what you said - Bang two memsticks with a sledgdehammer
Please do it,that would be beautiful..

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Please do it,that would be beautiful..

CHEERS..
LOL!

By the way that random freezing is in my experience typical for North Bridge problems. NB not getting enough Volts. It will freeze very often in Windows Performance Assessement. This is a test that loads everything.

Testing at 9x 435FSB now. After I increased NB Volts from 1.26 to 1.32 Volts and mem from 1.9 to 1.94 Volts I have not had one freeze. And I have been testing for a good while now. 9x 445FSB will freeze most times in Windows Performance Index. Tested up to 1.38 volts on NB.

So looks very promising so far at 9x 435FSB.

This same freezing can happen randomly in my Gigabyte GA-P35 DS3R if getting to low NB volts. And it is typical that this does not happen when running normal stability testing appz.
    
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I will test NB = 1.4v + at 9x 445FSB. When the freezing stops I can begin normal stability testing again.

However, 9x 435FSB is in my opinion a 24/7 candidate. Due to the CPU needing 1.29 volts under full load VS 9x 445FSB that needs around 1.34v.
    
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post #1687 of 6473
sad news.....fixed my giga EP45 last night by removing an exploded VRM....P5Q will hit the shelf for a while.....

EDIT: BTW anyone trying for 500+ FSB, NB volts are quite important for stability
was pushing 1.6v for 625FSB but 1.45v should be good for air
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sad news.....fixed my giga EP45 last night by removing an exploded VRM....P5Q will hit the shelf for a while.....
Nooooo.... Pliiiz don't abandon your P5Q! Please don't leeeaave us!!

Just kidding
    
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Nooooo.... Pliiiz don't abandon your P5Q! Please don't leeeaave us!!

Just kidding
hah don't worry. I am going to keep this board for quite a while, its a real champ
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hah don't worry. I am going to keep this board for quite a while, its a real champ
That sounds good !
    
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