Pythonovitch Posted March 18, 2005 Share Posted March 18, 2005 Hi everybody, This is my first post here, but not the first time I've used Corsair memory - I always use it and recommend it to other users. Anyway, to start with my problem (and RamGuy may be able to help!) - The original system I had purchased my Corsair CMX512-3200XL Pro 1GB matched pair had an A-BIT NF7-S motherboard and a XP3200+ - from which I had absolutely no problems whatsoever, regarding stability. I have recently upgraded to a Athlon64 3500+ (Winchester core) and a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum motherboard. Due to the tests I have carried out, I have come to the conclusion that this board is not running my memory like it should be. For starters - when running the memory at 166MHz setting in the BIOS (which is basically setting it at a ratio of the HTT) I have successfully managed to overclock my CPU to 2.5GHz (227MHz FSB) with no instability issues whatsoever - which at this speed - according to my startup screen is running the RAM at 189MHz. But whenever I set the FSB to 200MHz and the Maxmem to 200MHz in the BIOS i.e. everything all stock and the RAM settings on AUTO everything goes t**s up! I have tried dropping the HTT multiplier to 4x (800MHz HTT @ CPU rated speed) to no effect, so I know it's nothing to do with the HTT. my BIOS version is 1.4 I would run the system at 2.5GHz - but I also want a nice quiet system too - and don't fancy the idea of watercooling, so i'll be happy if I can get all this stuff to work at stock speed - and with Cool'n'Quiet enabled also. I have also tried moving the memory into slots 3 and 4 to no effect. The machine tends to crash mostly when running intensive tasks such as playing games (Manhunt is my favourite) Any help would be appreciated. Regards Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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