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    Question 939Dual VSTA + AMD FX-57 = Wrong speed

    Hi,
    I have trawled through the internet trying to find a solution to this problem to no avail. So I thought I'd try here.

    System specs:
    Asrock 939dual vsta (bios P1.30)
    AMD Athlon64 FX-57 (revision SH8-E4)
    4x512 Crucial Ballistix
    2x 80gb seagate sata drives
    AGP nvidia FX5700
    fans and stuff
    (not the best rig in the world, but for my purposes its fine.)

    I'm not looking to overclock the cr#p out of it, I just want my CPU to run at the correct speed.
    The CPU is supposed to run @ 2800mhz, as apposed to the current (incorrect) speed of 2600mhz.
    I've read that the bios on this board sets everything to "auto" and that if it doesn't recognise the processor, ram etc, it gives the wrong settings/speed.
    As a self confessed novice at bios settings/multipliers/overclocking, I would appreciate it if anyone (with a larger brain capacity than mine for these things) could possibly point me in the right direction for the correct settings.
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    Default Re: 939Dual VSTA + AMD FX-57 = Wrong speed

    My guess is for some reason it's setting it up as 13 x 200 in the BIOS.

    BIOS > Advanced > CPU Configuration > Processor Maximum Multiplier > should read x14 2800

    What does your's read?
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    And I don't have the foggiest why it might be acting as it is. According to ASRock's CPU Support List for this board the FX-57 is supported by _all_ BIOS revisions.
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    Default Re: 939Dual VSTA + AMD FX-57 = Wrong speed

    Hi wardog,
    Mine was running at 13x on "Auto".
    Turned of "Spread Spectum & cool and quiet" still no joy.

    Options in bios (that I tried) are as follows:
    Overclock Mode =[Auto]
    Boot failiure Guard =[Enabled]
    Spread Spectrum =[Disabled]
    Cool 'n' Quiet =[Disabled]
    "Processor Maximum Multiplier x25 5000 mhz"
    "Processor Maximum Voltage 1.450 V"

    Multiplier/Voltage change =[Manual]
    Processor Multiplier =[x14 2800 MHz]
    Processor Voltage =[1.400 V]

    Memory Clock =[200mhz (DDR400)]
    Flexibility Option =[Disabled]
    CAS Latency =[Auto]
    TRAS =[Auto]
    TRP =[Auto]

    When I try to change it to 14x I get the BSOD.

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    Is this a new build, or one that was running fine previously?

    What specific pn/model Ballistix do you have? Did they come as a matched set of four, or two kits of two each?

    Try this. Pull the memory from either the blue or black slots so that only two are installed, change to 14 in the BIOS and see what happens.

    You should also manually set the memory timings and voltage according to the Ballistix sticks specs you have there.
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    Default Re: 939Dual VSTA + AMD FX-57 = Wrong speed

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Is this a new build, or one that was running fine previously?
    Its about 8 months old, but from day one (and on the old bios) its never shown the correct processor speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    What specific pn/model Ballistix do you have? Did they come as a matched set of four, or two kits of two each?
    Crucial Ballistix 1GB (2x512) Kit, PC3200, pn:47072, x2

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Try this. Pull the memory from either the blue or black slots so that only two are installed, change to 14 in the BIOS and see what happens.
    BSOD.
    I've tried it with 1 stick, 2 sticks (dual channel/and single channel mode), 3 sticks (single channel mode). I even tried as a last resort with set of Kingston memory still no luck

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    You should also manually set the memory timings and voltage according to the Ballistix sticks specs you have there.
    With the bios set to the dreaded "auto" CPUz reads them at 2.2.2.8. although the stock settings I believe are 2-2-2-6.


    I'm beginning to think I've just got a fx-55 in an FX-57's clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychobudgie View Post
    I'm beginning to think I've just got a fx-55 in an FX-57's clothing.
    Sadly, that's not unheard of.

    In the BIOS what is this CPU reported as? FX-57?

    On a whim, what PSU are you using?



    Two things I'd like you to do for me if you would please.

    1. Go HERE, grab the tool and run it. Then post the linked page back here or via PM.

    2. Get the latest CPU-Z from HERE, run it and grab a screenshot of the CPU and Memory tabs. You can run two instances side by side for one screen capture. Same, then post the grab back here or via PM.
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    OK. I just want to see the results. Should it fire up at x14 2800 and the DRAM Voltage set to NORMAL first then HIGH if NORMAL fails, then proceed to shut it down until I learn more about the memory you have.

    1. BIOS > Set it to x14 2800
    2. BIOS > Advanced > Chipset Settings > DRAM Voltage > set to NORMAL first or try HIGH(which from what I'm reading HIGH should be 2.8v). I can't find the operating voltage for this memory and am still looking
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    Default Re: 939Dual VSTA + AMD FX-57 = Wrong speed

    Test 1
    CPU @ x14 2800mhz
    RAM @ 2.2.2.6
    Results:
    Low = BSOD
    Normal = BSOD
    High = BSOD

    Test 2

    CPU @ x14 2800mhz
    RAM (auto) @ 2.2.2.8
    Results:
    Low = BSOD
    Normal = BSOD
    High = BSOD

    not sure if this is relevent but.....
    I ran memtest yesterday with RAM at the correct settings 2.2.2.6 and it showed errors within minutes.
    I then switched it back to "Auto" in bios (which sets it to 2.2.2.8), ran 3 cycles of memtest, showed no errors.

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