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Forum: Memory 12-17-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,838
Posted By HScottH
I agree with RAM GUY, that multiple types at once...

I agree with RAM GUY, that multiple types at once is bad.

But, I've run four banks of 8500 C5DF at 800 (4-4-4-12) and 1066 (5-5-5-15) without any problems.

If it were my box, I'd try it and run...
Forum: Memory 07-01-2008, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,236
Posted By HScottH
Need input!

Hi Killroy,

We have very similar systems, you and I (CPU, MOBO, GPU). I have 2 kits of the same RAM and run well on this MOBO.

Besides all the memtest stuff (which you can find in countless...
Forum: Overclocking and Benchmarking 05-28-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,436
Posted By HScottH
Sweet!

How about your temps?
Forum: Warranty and RMA Questions 05-27-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,341
Posted By HScottH
Perhaps

If you used the settings you showed in your earlier post, I'd say I have to agree.

This is a job for RAM GUY! (he works here... I just hang out here cuz I got no place else to go ;-)

Scott
Forum: Warranty and RMA Questions 05-27-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,341
Posted By HScottH
Maybe...

Try some basic process of elimination stuff.

1) Set for DDR2-6400 (800Mhz) with all four modules and run Memtest

Next,

2) Using just 2 modules, set for DDR2-8500 (1066) and run Memtest
...
Forum: Off Topic Stuff and Suggestions 05-26-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,917
Posted By HScottH
My only suggestion...

...it seems nearly everybody gets what they need.

But, to help save time and help some of the most common posters, a "quick help" feature might be a big saver. Now, I don't know how that could be...
Forum: Warranty and RMA Questions 05-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,341
Posted By HScottH
Oops...

...my bad. Just saw you already posted your system specs.

Add your BIOS... someone else with a P5K will have input :-)
Forum: Warranty and RMA Questions 05-26-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,341
Posted By HScottH
It's the right stuff

What you're seeing in CPU-Z is exactly correct. Here's why.

The JEDEC standard tops out at PC2-6400, so no DDR2 DRAM can show more than that.

However, 1066 is available as an over-clock, and...
Forum: Memory 05-24-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,235
Posted By HScottH
With Windows XP Professional , you can force a...

With Windows XP Professional , you can force a 3GB (/3GB switch added to the boot.ini), however, even when this switch has been added, only applications that have been compiled with their LAA (Large...
Forum: Overclocking and Benchmarking 05-24-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,852
Posted By HScottH
2 sticks

I haven't personally tested, but I've read--repeatedly--that 4 sticks puts more workload on the DRAM controller and introduces latency; more work == slower performance.

I recall some numbers...
Forum: Memory 05-24-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,341
Posted By HScottH
Search the forum...

Hi,

Your question has been asked; there are a lot of people running Formula's with 8500.

I think the standard answer goes something like:

* Reset BIOS defaults
* Set for 800 DRAM
...
Forum: Memory 05-24-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,235
Posted By HScottH
Late addition...

Just saw this thread, but am compelled to add a couple clarifications about 3.2 GB vs 2 GB.

First, the difference in performance between 2 and 4 slots populated is minor (presuming that 4 works...
Forum: Overclocking and Benchmarking 05-24-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,852
Posted By HScottH
Maybe

Given that your board supports 1066 and that 2 sticks generally beats 4, I believe the 1066 would be faster.

But, if you already have the 800, why upgrade? The difference "might" be 10% of...
Forum: Overclocking and Benchmarking 05-24-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,852
Posted By HScottH
Chances are...

The 2x1 1066 will give you overall better throughput, but the speed might be lost if you run low on RAM. But, it all depends.

Have you other input, such as Mobo, OS, CPU?
Forum: Memory 05-23-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,395
Posted By HScottH
Bottom line...

The Maximus Formula DOES support this RAM. I have that board and TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF and it runs like a champ :-)
Forum: General Questions 05-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,582
Posted By HScottH
Great addition, Derek!

I'm aware of some of the technical details of the AMD controller, but I didn't know it preferred latency over clock. Thanks for a most interesting correction!

Scott
Forum: General Questions 05-22-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,582
Posted By HScottH
Ballpark

Hi,

It seems nobody has a solid answer, but you're looking for a ballpark before making a purchase decision.

RAM GUY is right; there are too many variables to be sure.

But, in general,...
Forum: Overclocking and Benchmarking 05-15-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,047
Posted By HScottH
It don't matter

The increased speed from RAM, that is.

Though I haven't personally tested, I've read a lot of reviews. You'll loose more frames/sec going to Vista than you'd gain OCing your RAM.

Not that Vista...
Forum: General Questions 05-14-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By HScottH
Nice parts!

My humble opinion:

MOBO: nice choice. I have Maximus Formula, and love it, and I understand they're quite similar.

CPU: Unless there's some reason to want the 45nm part, I'd spend just a few...
Forum: General Questions 05-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,765
Posted By HScottH
Wait!

Read this thread:

http://asktheramguy.com/v3/showthread.php?t=69266

You too have a 45nm part.

Derek? I presume this 80c advice applies?
Forum: General Questions 05-09-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,765
Posted By HScottH
Looks right

I have no experience with the cooler you speak of, but others here will.

At stock, my guess it never overheats in OCCT. But you've OCed from 333/3.0 to 400/3.6, so 14 minutes isn't surprising.
...
Forum: General Questions 05-09-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,482
Posted By HScottH
I agree

I agree with Derek: RMA the board. I and a friend both have the same MOBO/RAM combo and have no issues whatsoever.

For what it's worth, in my [limited experience], if you get a good one (Formula),...
Forum: General Questions 05-08-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,765
Posted By HScottH
According to Intel...

...the thermal spec on your CPU is just over 72 Deg C.
http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLAPL

I'd set OCCT for 70 and give it a go.

Try it with no OC and watch the temps,...
Forum: General Questions 05-07-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,765
Posted By HScottH
Set your monitor temp

In OCCT, click the tools button (has a wrench on it). Click the Monitor tab. What is your "Max CPU temp" set at?

I don't know what it should be for your CPU. I assume you know or can look it up....
Forum: Memory 05-07-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,304
Posted By HScottH
Interesting!

Wow. So an OC attempt on the CPU made the RAM unhappy?

Have you tried resetting to defaults and starting over?

I know nothing about your board, but maybe changing voltage (or power consumption...
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