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Old 09-20-2004, 03:39 AM
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Question PC3200 - I have an idea

I have the same mother board, same memory and same problem. I have spent the better part of today finding at least a dozen people on differnt boards who have the same problem. Some of these people have different mother boards with the same issue. The only link I can find is the ram. Most of these people having problems have Corsair "Value Ram" , one person had Kingston.

I think it is "Voltage" issue.

I have spent all day messing with the BIOS and came up with this:

CPU Freq: 200
CPU Multi: 11.0x
Mem Freq: 100%
CPU Vcore: 1.675v (I pushed this up from "Auto" which was 1.50v)
DDR Ref Voltage: 2.7v (I pushed this up from 2.6v)

This setup is currently stable but not tested thoroughly.

I think in some cases:

1) the mother board is not feeding the appropriate voltage to the chip and memory when set to "Auto" (which appeard to be my case)


2) some chips tolerances are just enough out of wack that those people wanting to use them for the "their" intended purpose of DUAL CHANNEL 3200 can not, due to "pushing the envelope" of this "Value Ram".

Maybe Both.

Please let me know what your thoughts are...I just built this system fresh and this is my last snag and it is really bugging me.

Thanks for listening.


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