Quadphile Posted February 24, 2005 Share Posted February 24, 2005 Alright, my system is currently stable, letting the Bios do its thing on auto. The system will not run with an extra XMS 3200 Pro module in any slot, in any arrangement. It will not run with only one of the Twinx 4000 modules. I'm supposed to be able to get 300+mhz off this board if I had different ram....I get...210 :[pouts: I have gone through a number of forums and know for sure that my troubles are memory subsystem based. Other modules have been known to run at 240 at 1T timing (that 1T/2T setting) I can't run 2T even at 200. I am letting the SPD handle the timings, and even when I force voltages and timing the fastest I can ever run this ram is 220. If I cut the memory down to the 333 ratio, then...whoa! I can run at 2.6Ghz! With memory errors every once in a while of course! I'm really not impressed with what my extra $100 got me here, there are two issues, based on one thing here. If the system can only run one pair in dual channel, and not one alone, as well as it is unable to run the FSB at speeds anywhere near ratings, we have a problem. I'm taking a hit on timings in order to be able to get the FSB high enough for about 2.6Ghz, which means the FSB is at 260Mhz. There are a lot of people out there that are running ddr400 at much higher speeds than I am after. Please give me some guidance as to what to do now, I feel that this board, and that model of ram just don't go together. For it to be this bad on my board AND have made it out of the factory, the board and ram are the only variables. If 1 dimm isn't stable, then there's no way I'm going to get two going with enough headroom over DDR400. Cooling is not an issue, I have 5 120mm fans running full bore as my fan controller is yet to be functional. The cpu fan is a Zalman CNPS7700-CU, which ends up covering most of the first dimm. It is a Thermaltake Shark case (the one with a big hole in the side) so everythinf's running nice and happy. I also notice the XMS 3200 Pro module was much hotter to the touch than the XMS 4000...even taking into account the extra size of the heat spreader, this concerns me...bigger heatsink = cooler in my world??, could the ram just be overheating itself?...Its definately not anything I'm doing LOL! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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