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2GB, Two Different TwinX Sets


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Hey Ram Guy,

 

I just purchased the TwinX1024-3200XL to add to my existing TwinX1024-3200LLPT (which was one of your first TwinX kits about 2-3 years ago).

 

When I bought the LLPT, it was rated at 2-2-2-5 and I know that has since changed. I have been running without any issues on an Abit IC7-G with the BIOS set to 'Timings by SPD' and also set to F1 for Game Accelerator.

 

After installing the new XL kit, it no longer boots unless I switch it to AUTO for the memory performance. The current voltage is 2.6 and timings set by SPD which do display 2-2-2-5.

 

Wondering if the voltage is too low for the XL (read it is rated at 2.75 somewhere) or if I should manually set the timings? I would like to get back to F1 (or at least Turbo or Street Racer, which neither work right now) and I believe both kits are capable of that.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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Are you running the LL's and the XL's together @ 2-2-2-5 timings?

If both sets are working together at these timings, I would'nt sweat it.

This is a good thing.

Auto and SPD are basically the same thing if the result is the same.

As far as voltage goes, 2.9 volts is the Corsair warranty.

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I'm not specifying the timings, the BIOS is. It's showing 2-2-2-5, but those numbers are grayed out. My PC boots fine and I can use IE, but when I try to play BF2, the map loads and then I crash to desktop, or the PC reboots (no good!). I am assuming it is memory related, since the demo worked fine before and that's the only thing that changed.

 

I really need to know what the voltage should be set at? Also, if I need to do the timings manually and relax them?

 

EDIT: Just switched the voltage to 2.7 and I noticed the timings are now 2.5-2-2-6, we'll see!

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I would not suggest aggressive timings with 4 modules nor would I suggest mixing memory. If you still have problems I would set the timings manually to Cass 2.5-3-3-7 and set the Dim Voltage to 2.8 Volts as well.
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I would not suggest aggressive timings with 4 modules nor would I ssuggest mixing memory. If you still have problems I would set the timings manually to Cass 2.5-3-3-7 and set the Dim Voltage to 2.8 Volts as well.

 

The timings are being set by motherboard (By SPD) and they are currently 2.5-2-2-6. I upped the voltage to 2.7 last night and that seems to have resolved the main issues.

 

I am aware that both sets should be identical for best performance and stability, but the TwinX set I bought 2 years ago (LLPT) was expensive and I don't believe they make it anymore. At least not the identical RAM. I purchased the new TwinX set based on the rated timings of 2-2-2-5, which matched the LLPT that I already had. I thought it was the closest to what I had and can't afford to buy two new matching sets.

 

Going to try 2.8 for a little bit, I still have one application giving me errors that didn't used to. If need be, I will then relax the timings.

 

Thanks again!

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We can only guarantee one set of modules at the tested setting because of chipset loading, so I would suggest you set the timings I gave and set the Voltage to 2.7 Volts with this MB. As I remember there was some issue with the MB that had to have a voltage MOD to run 2.8 Volts stable. Not to mention the bios may have some issues with the Miss matched modules so it should be set manually. Again I would not suggest this, but you are welcome to try it.
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