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Originally Posted by D3DAiM
Well, as I said, my memory is (stangely) more stable at 2.6V instead of the labled 2.75V

My chipset voltage was increased from 1.5V to 1.6V(max), and my HT volatge was increased from 1.2V to 1.25V(max), but these have had no effect.
This ram is more stable at 2.6v. 1A/1B is correct. Download CPUZ and try this:

FSB: 250MHz
CPU Mult: 10x
HTT Mult: 4x
RAM SpeedDR500(or whatever setting gets 1:1, CPUZ will help determine this)
Vcore: 1.42 or .45
Dramm V:2.6 or Auto
Put the HTT and chipset voltages back to stock
PCI Bus: 66MHz (PCI bus or PEG I can not remember which. If you do not lock it and leae it on auto it will hose your OC)

I have the regular Gold PC4000 sticks and I have mine at 270MHz right now.

Hopefully I have given you the correct settings. I had an A8N5X and I think you have the same BIOS layout because you mention the RAM speed as DDR400 instead of a ratio or like my A8N32 200,188, etc.

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Ok, your bios is similar to mine, but not exact.

Whenever I changed my Memclock Index Value to 500mhz, as opposed to 400mhz, I lose my JumperFree settings and they have to remain auto.

I did do a test with it set at 500mhz, which gave me a 250mhz memory frequency in CPU-Z. This didn't get me past 2 seconds on prime95.

Next, I followed a few of your settings and loosened the timings:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dram Configuration:

Timing Mode: Manual
Memclock index value: 400 mhz
Cas latency (TCL) : 3
Min ras active time (TRAS) : 8
Ras to Cas delay (TRCD) : 4
Row precharge time (TRP) : 4
Row Cycle time (TRC) : 16
Row refresh cycle time (TRFC) :2
Read-to-write time (TRWT) : 3
Write recovery time (TWR) : 3
1T/2T memory timing : 2
S/W Dram over 4gb remapping : Disabled
H/W Dram over 4gb remapping : Disabled

Hyper transport frequency : 4
Amd K8 Cool'nQuiet : Disabled

Jumperfree Configuration:

Overclock profile: Manual
CPU frequency : 250
PCI Express : 100mhz
DDR voltage : 2.6
Chipset voltage : auto
HT voltage : auto
CPU multiplier : 10
CPU voltage : 1.45V
PCI clock syncronization mode : 33.33mhz (I think this is what you meant by PCI bus)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I ended up with the same deal, couldn't stand a few seconds on prime95.

Now, for the most shocking and important news, I decided to check the 5V and 12V rails of my PSU following the guidelines here:
http://www.overclock.net/newreply.ph...ote=1&p=834707

I'm pretty damn sure I did it right and my 5V(red) is at 6.53V and my 12V(yellow) is at 15.35V.

I can just imagine what my 3.3V, dram, and chipset voltages are...
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post #13 of 40
You can try motherboard monitor Link It's not easy to cofigure ,but once you do it's the best.

Also download Memtest86 Link to test only the memory, Test one stick at a time.

Also in prime95 whats the error message? (not exact in round or no convergince in SRQ)

On a side note I'v heard of alot of compatiblity problems between Asus Mobo's and Samsung UCCC IC's (the chips inside your ram), I know it's suppose to be fixed with the Premium. But you never know.
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Well, I just fried my MGE XGI Vigor psu, so I guess replacing it is inevitable

Luckily I was able to call up my friend down the street and he is letting me load his Antec that he bought for his computer that he is in the process of making.

In a few minutes, I tore apart my computer and threw in this psu and now I'm just happy I didn't fry my board. Then I printed out the essay I need for school tommorow

This will give me a chance to see if the psu was causing all my problems, and I will compare the volt rails on this psu to my old one.

MY MGE rails were: 5V-6.53V
12V-15.35V
3.3V-4.34V

I also grabbed that Motherboard Monitor program and I found a tutorial for setting that up. I will post more tommorow, its 11pm here...
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Holy smokes that was some voltage. I wonder if the PSU was not causing you issues all along with bad voltage. Did you measure the voltage with a digital multi meter? If you did the red and black / yellow black you did it right. I will look at your BIOS later tomorrow (1:30AM here) and we will hash this out.

Also you can use the Asus Probe that should have been on the CD that came with your motherboard. You can also d/l it from Asus. It is a program that will monitor volts, temps and fan speed of the board. No experience with motherboard monitor but I am sure it does the samething.

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Well I got so excited, as soon as I booted up the computer last night I used clockgen to change my HT to 250mhz and ran Prime95. It stayed stable for 15min!

I decided I could then restart and go into my bios and tighten the timings to SPD and set the HT to 250mhz. When I booted up I ran Prime95 and...the same old problem... On the bright side, prime95 can stand 250mhz 5-10sec longer....

*cries*

And my voltages on this psu are all outa whack as well, so I'm concluding it is my digital voltmeter that is wrong, because asus probe finds decent voltages on my rails.

The only thing I can think is both PSUs have 20pin motherboard connecters and I am using a 20-24pin adapter to use the PSU on my motherboard. I know this is not necessary, but that is what I'm doing. Maybe this is causing instability?
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Row refresh cycle time (TRFC) :2
I think it's suppose to be 16-22
    
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Quote:
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I think it's suppose to be 16-22
Yeah, I meant to put "22"
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Today I bought the Antec NeoHE 550. After reading Paul's post at http://www.archivatna.com/t52911-p3-...ty-issues.html I am convinced that using these 20 pin PSU's on my 24 pin motherboard is causing all my stability problems because it is not recieving enough voltage. Hopefully, this works.
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...I bought the psu and installed it. I have the same problem. ><
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