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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L and Twin2X2048-6400C4DHX


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well excuse me interfering but i have one "major" problem i am a newbie :o: but i tend to solve this in some way so here goes:

MB: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L

CPU: Intel Q6600

RAM: Corsair Twin 2X2048-6400C4DHX - 4x1Gb

Video: Gainward Bliss 8800 GTS 512

Power: Antec True Power 650W

Running OS WinVista Ultimate 64x


and my real problem is that i don`t seem to get how to/or what to set ? by default the CPU Host Freq is set to 266 Mhz - and the RAM Frequency to 800 Mhz; first of all i don`t what are the default values of the RAM latencies, and than what could be the best for me ?

4-4-4-12 on 800 or 5-5-5-18 on 1066 ? for the 2nd option (if that) should i have to adjust the voltages ?


Thank you !

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Here is link to the datasheet for your RAM: http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX.pdf


It says: Tested at latency settings (4-4-4-12) at 2.1V

SPD programmed at:

JEDEC standard 5-5-5-18 values at 800MHz


I have a very similar Gigabyte motherboard, but I have some Dominator. (see my specs on the drop-down list)


You may know this but from the main BIOS setup screen you need to press CTRL+F1 which will enable viewing / changing of "advanced" settings, especially in the M.I.T.


The timings and voltages on the spec. sheet should work, I'm not sure you'll be able to do so at the rated frequency. I was told that it can be difficult for 4 sticks to run at their highest rated speed.


I ran mine at 800MHz, and timings of 4-4-4-12, but then again I have the TWIN2-2048-8500C5D, which are rated higher (1066MHz). Be sure you have excellent cooling and touch the RAM while it is under heavy load to be sure.


As far as the voltage, you need to manually set it to 2.1V, which is +0.3 in the Gigabyte BIOS setup (the board runs at 1.8V by default).. Then you'll get a nasty red flashing message about how your System Voltage is not Optimized. You should be able to view the final DDR voltage in the PC Health Status screen of the BIOS setup.


You set the frequency by manually changing the multiplier for the RAM.


I hope this is clear, and helps.


There probably should be a FAQ or Wiki that covers these Gigabyte motherboards because the way you set them up is a little different.


I don't see how 1066Mhz would be possible with your RAM though.



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Looks like a nice case! To be sure check how hot the RAM is after running some intensive software.


Personally, I am looking into getting a temp probe or something, but that may be overkill.


How do you like the Gigabyte mobo so far?


Good luck!

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Well i guess there`s no question that this Mobo was finally a good choice. I 1st bought Asus P5K-C, i had all kinds of problems with that one, i`m glad i somehow got rid of it... .

About the RAM... till now there are no problems so i hope it`s all for the best, thanks again. Btw is there anything that monitors RAM temp ?

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  • 2 weeks later...

In the mean while i have changed my OS to XP professional sp2, and i`m getting pretty often a blue screen and report has this error code:


BCCode : 10000050 BCP1 : B2E95B67 BCP2 : 00000000 BCP3 : 804EF342

BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1


I swapped the rams between them in the slots, i have cleaned the CPU cooler the Video cooler the case coolers, everest nevers shows me a system temperature above 40°, i really don`t know what else to do... i changed the video drivers but still the same.

It alse said something regarding this file WER7593.dir00\Mini021708-04.dmp


Help ?!? :o:

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