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EPoX 9NDA3I & TwinX 1024Gb 3200C2Pro


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Hello,

I have a small problem with my new system. My mobo just cant handle my memsticks at 1T speed, as promised by Corsair. Ok, that's a small problem but a bit annoying... :roll:

Even with FSB200 it just starts to Windows and right after that computer reboots (with 2.5-3-3-6-1T). It ONLY works with 2T. Bios is latests from EPoX...

 

My signature tells you something about my current config. Can anyone help me?

 

Ps. All in all, I'm VERY proud of my Corsairs how they run. Darn! :)

Pps: What the heck? Is that one graphcard manufacturer (with three letters and starts with P and next is N and so on) a kind of curseword in this forum? It's sensored at my signature... :confused:

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Please do not post within 24 hours. Also, Corsair's on the west cost USA, they're STILL SLEEPING.

Err, sorry about that... :o:

 

But still this same freaking problem is buggin me (and that 24 hrs gone). I just can't figure out how to make that go with 1T.

Should I try loosening latency (smthng like 3-4-4-8) to make 1T work? Or is this mobo just P.O.S. and my memsticks just won't run with 1T... Sigh.. :(:

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You only have 2 sticks, correct? And you're not overclocking anything?

Correct, 2 sticks (Twinx kit). Running at dual channnel (shouldn't be the case) and I've tried without overclocking (FSB200) with setting 2.5-3-3-6-1T. Boots to Windows desktop, but RIGHT after that computer reboots. When I changed 1T to 2T everything worked just fine. Weird, I would say... :eek:

Memvoltage 2.8V from BIOS (real voltage a bit under 2.8 -> 2.75+).

 

After that (1T -> 2T) I started overclocking with same memsettings and got to 235 -> over that had to change 3-3-3-6 to get FSB240.

Darn good memory to overclock, if you ask me (I'm no pro), but that 1T bothers me a bit thought. As I said, not a big problem but that just should work... :sigh!:

 

Thanks for your time!

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Could be a MOBO issue.

You could try a BIOS update.

Could be, eventhought I have the latest BIOS flashed. Maby I should note EPoX about this problem. Well, I'll try anyway... :)

 

******** also makes RAM. That's why it was XXX'd out.

That makes sense.... :cool:

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Ok,

now I've tested with newest BIOS (as recommended by EPoX support) but no go (that BIOS wouldn't even overclock to FSB240).

Well, I'll just have to accept that this mobo just won't go with 1T setting (a pity) and that's about that. No time nor energy to waste to this problem. :(:

 

But if anyone comes up with a working plan, then let me know.

 

Thanks! ;):

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XMS3200C2 is rated at Cas 2-3-3-6 at DDR400 so you are running them way about the tested spec. and thats not a bad O.C..

Thanks mate... :o:

 

I've tried to make them work with 1T at HTT 200 but it wouldn't work. No matter what. Probably mobo issue...

So I compensated my "power" loss a bit by rising HTT to 240... :roll:

 

But all in all, I'm very satisfied with my RAM-sticks. Good job Corsair! :cool:

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Allrighty then,

bit more info about my problem. Memsticks are at slots 1 & 2 and it is recommended (@ some forums) that memsticks should be placed on 9NDA3 boards to 3 & 4 slots. Well, I'll try that and I'll post back the result. :D:

 

Oh, and of course I'll try to get that 240 with 1T setting too (if it works). Hope that it can take it... :p:

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  • 2 weeks later...

OK,

test is done and got it running with 1T. But that's about it.

 

Slots 3 and 4 are in use and memsetting at auto except that 1T/2T selection (only way to get it work). Overclocking is nearly impossible. LAtency @ auto is 3-3-3-8 as it is hardcoded to memsticks (what the heck Corsair? :p: ).

I'll give some thought about that if anyone cares. I'll also test if it's more efficient to run 2T @ HTT240 or 1T @ HTT200. Darn, i'm a bit depressed right now.

 

This freaking mobo is the LAST one of none-DFI. *muttering curses*

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I have a kind of the same problem. My mobo is 9NDA3J. And my mem sticks are a little different - Corsair XMS-PC3200C2 (UTT BH-5) rev 1.5.

 

So, I can't make them (2x512mb) to run at 1T, in dual as well. Single is no problem.

I haven't tried to use slot 3 and 4 yet, but I will.

 

I think the solution for me would be buying a nf4 mobo.

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Ok,

one more thing that popped out. Can't hit HTT@240 with memslots 3 and 4. Only works with 1 and 2. DARN! :eek:

Now I need a sponsor to get a new mobo, my wife is a bit pissed at my hobby for now (took about a month to map the reason of one weird error in my old mobo A8V Deluxe).

 

I'll bet that Santa will not bring me new mobo... Snif... :p:

 

Hmph, that MSI K8N Neo2 Plat would have been nice to test... :roll:

 

EDIT: OK, I give up - I'll return my mobo to store and try to get a new one. I think it is faulty - having strange power on problems... :(

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All right,

mobo changed and it seemed to solve that 1T problem. One thing fixed and another broken. My PSU died on me. DARN! :(

 

More possible OC results with 1T coming up, as soon as I get to put new PSU (HEC AcePower 480W) to my rig.

 

EDIT: And correction - TwinX 1024Gb 3200C2Pro memsticks won't work at 1T (Dual Channel) with EPoX 9NDA3I!!!! Works only @ 2T. Changing mobo did not resolve problem. If you like to know.

If anyone comes up with a trick to make them run @ 1T - let me know, please!!!!!! Thnx...

 

EDIT2: And by the way, HEC is crap. Fortunately I managed to change that to Nexus... ;)

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Ok,

I've been wondering should I RMA these sticks and try with another pair? I JUST can't figure it out why those just won't run @ 1T as promised.

Mobo is changed so that just can't be the problem. I've tried with different BIOS files and no help there either. Treid even with different slots and voltages from 2.6 to 2.8 and no help there either. This is starting to piss me of... :(:

 

Ok - call me perfectionist, but IF I buy memsticks with setting 1T so why the heck should I run them at 2T?!?!? :p:

 

I'd like to have an opinion form you: should I try another pair of sticks or is it just a waste of time with Epox mobo?

I've also contacted to EPoX and whined about this problem. Exited to see what is their answer... :mad:

 

Help me! Pretty please... :feedback:

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Its interesting to note some similarities in our problems.

 

I have the EPOX 9NDA3+ board with 2 1GB ValueRAM sticks that I can only run at DDR 333 and not in dual-channel mode. I've now verified this is not a RAM Problem as the Crucial sticks I have do the same thing. I'm curious to know what processor U have. And now U've inspired me to email EPOX too, however, since I have an AMD X2 4200 processor the memory controller is on the CPU.

 

So, in a way we're in the same boat - RAM won't run at desired speed in my case much much slower. I can't think that AMD would RMA my proc if this board isn't on the AMD approved list for this processor either.

 

Also, NF4 chipset is very similar to NF3 in many respects its just very differend in regards to graphics slots - SLI and such.

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Hee... :D:

I just jumped out of the boat, and now I'm swimming towards DFI's cruiser. Sorry... :o:

 

I just bought an used DFI Lanparty UT nF3 Ultra-D board, and I'm starting to work with that (got it pretty cheap, and it has still sellers guarantee). Got "a little bit" fed up with EPoX, which is by all means a good and solid board exept the minor memory problems.

 

Good luck to you in your further efforts Stoddo2k6! I'm out'ta here...

 

Ps. Epox gave me a hint to try with another processor. What the hell? Do i look like a sheik with ton of money? I've no cash flow for testing with multiple processors. The heck with them... :beatchair

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That sounds like it may need a bios update if it will not run in Dual channel but either module will run one up. Or you may have a failing CPU. But I would see if a friend can help you test the memory in another systemt to be sure.
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