Speedi Posted December 22, 2004 Share Posted December 22, 2004 I know this has been hashed, but it seemed like each time there was a slightly different solution or I never saw the resolution at all. I have posted this as a reply to a thread that was apparently already dead, so I'll recap in a new thread in hopes that someone else will know what's happening as this is driving me insane!! As a note, I have finally put my new PC together after a month, so there is no RMAing anything to the places of purchase. (What can I say, things happen? :confused: ) Hardware: * K8N Neo2 Platinum w/BIOS Rev 1.40 * AMD64 3500+ 90nm * TWINX1024-3200XLPT (1GB Dual Channel Kit) * 1x BFG 6800GT OC 256MB AGP * 2x WD Raptor 74GB SATA Drives * 2x DVD ROM/Writers * Thermaltake 400W PS Model XP480 (came in case) * 1x Floppy * WinXP Professional SP2 * MS Wireless Mouse USB * MS PS/2 Keyboard Problem: I was using the PC fine with the default memory timings of 2-2-2-5. All seemed normal until I tried to run 3DMark05 against it. The results were a crash of the application. I then noticed that I needed to be running 2.75v instead of the 2.50V, so I changed the setting and it still crashed. I decided to try 3DMark03 since I have it on my old Primary machine. 3DMark03 failed to complete as well. Now, after a day of screwing with settings in the CMOS, I decided to screw with memory timings. I put the DIMMs in a Single Channel configuration and it worked. Of course, doing this also drops the Memory Bus speed down to 166MHz, so I don't think that really tells me much of anything except that the memory will work when not under real load. I then put the memory back into the DualChannel configuration where the RAM was in Slots1 and 2. Now, back at 400MHz, I laxed the timing down to 2.5-3-3-6 and 3DMark03 ran fine. I am really puzzled at this point. I was then reading on this forum and configured the timings to 2-3-2-5-1T. Amazingly enough, I have run 3dMark03 a few times to completion. I have also run 3DMark05 a few times to completion without failures of the executable. So, right now, I am sitting on 2-3-2-5-1T, which I would be OK with had I not spent $275 to get the fastest RAM for this board as I hope to try my hand at overclocking this system. Right now, I feel that the memory is not performing as specified but would like a little help in determining this before RMAing modules for something more compatible or just replacements. I would anticipate 2-2-2-5-1T stable performance at 2.75V, but have yet to achieve it. Help would be appreciated. - Speedi Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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