infern0 Posted November 28, 2004 Share Posted November 28, 2004 Hi RamGuy, I just set up a new gaming rig, the components are as follows: MOBO: Asus K8V SE Deluxe BIOS: Version 1005 beta (08.00.09) CPU: AMD Athlon 3200+ (Newcastle) -- OC'd to 2.41 GHz CPU COOL: AMD Stock Fan & Heatsink air-cooled RAM: Corsair TWINX1024-3200XL (2-2-2-5) -- Slots 1 & 3 GFX: BFG-Tech Nvidia 6800 GT OC OC'd to 400MHz Core & 1100 MHz Memory GFX COOL: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 GPU Cooler (air-cooling) GFX Driver: Nvidia Forceware Version 6702-beta PSU: Vantec Stealth 520W Could you tell me what would be the optimal mobo bios setting for this rig? These are my current settings: HT Frequency: 800MHz HT Data width (upstream): 16 Bit HT Data width (downstream): 16 Bit Memlock Mode: Auto (all memory settings are set to auto) Performance Mode: Turbo ECC Config: Should I keep it disabled? CPU FSB Frequency: 219MHz CPU Voltage: 1.500V DDR Voltage: 2.8V AGP Voltage: 1.5V V-Link Voltage: 2.5V As far as Memlock to CPU Ratio settings are concerned, I tried both 1:1 (DDR200) and 2:1 (DDR400) with Memlock Mode set to Limit. The 1:1 (DDR200) setting worked fine but the 2:1 (DDR400) setting did have a few reboot occurences depending on what I was running at the time. There are also the other settings such as 4:3 (DDR266), and 3:2 which I haven't experimented with as of yet. So far, with all Bios settings for RAM set to auto, everything works fine and is running really fast. Doom III (all setting set to max) works prefectly without BSOD, reboot probs, or FPS drops -- so far. There are also the ECC bios settings which seem to include settings that might have to do with the CPU Cache?? I'm not exactly sure, but any suggestions here would help! Let me know if you need the exact bios settings... if you need them. My main question is... should I leave all the memory settings on auto, or should I manually set them? If so, what settings would you suggest for optimal performance? What other options in the Bios could I experiment with to make this rig faster? Also, it seems that the AMD Athlon 64's are highly un-overclockable compared to the current Pentiums... I've got my Athlon 64 running stable at barely 10% above at 2.41GHz, anything beyond that and its an automatic reboot --attempt denied! Do you think it would be worth looking into alternative cooling options to OC anymore? I'm currently running the Stock block and fan... and I have a feeling that the proc might not be able to push much more -- economically. I've stuck with Corsair for the last three systems I've built... and never had any problems. You guys are second to none! Your recommendations and suggestions would be highly appreciated! Thanks, Evan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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