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    Default Re: GA-X48-DS4 and Corsair Dominator XMS2-8500 2x2GB

    Earlier I was just trying to get them to work on any settings... after I get these to work at "auto/normal", I will likely o/c a wee bit. But tbh, I'm not going for uber speed, only to run stable for work/gaming (gaming as in fps's mostly).

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    Not here yet. Normally excellent shipping from Newegg fell flat on it's face. Shipped from NJ on Monday (and i live in nj), given to DHL on Monday morn, DHL passed it off to the post office. I'm hoping today.

    It's made it from Edison all the way to Bellmawr (a total of 68 miles) in 4 days... that's what you get when you choose the "free shipping" option, eh?
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    Default Re: GA-X48-DS4 and Corsair Dominator XMS2-8500 2x2GB

    Ya, Free shipping is normally DHL or slow no matter what. Always best to buy something else at the same time and choose UPS

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DS4 and Corsair Dominator XMS2-8500 2x2GB

    lsdmeasap... you were spot on with the Mushkin's!

    Popped both in, then booted right up. Have set up the settings as per what you had recommended (currently leaving all relatively at stock except for me trying 1T). Going to run memtest86+ overnite to make sure no issues at current settings.

    As soon as I get the rest of my things ported over to the new box and things are running without failing, I may be back for some recommended tweaks to start oc'ing the cpu / memory.

    Thank you thank you thank you.
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    Default Re: GA-X48-DS4 and Corsair Dominator XMS2-8500 2x2GB

    Ya man, Mushkins are VERY nice! So how did 1T work out for you? What speeds and timings did you try 1T at?

    Anytime man, glad to see you are up and running smooth!!

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    Here are the current setttings. Even though I had it set to 1T, it shut down sometime during the night so I'm unsure if it was that or not. In any case, where it stands right now:

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9X
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................: +0.5
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.166Ghz (333x9.5)
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Disabled]
    *CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........: 100
    C.I.A.2..........................................: [Disabled]
    Performance Enhance......................: [Standard]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40B (I will be playing with this next week)
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800mhz

    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................ 4
    tRCD ......................................... 4
    tRP'........................................... 4
    tRAS.......................................... 12

    per your suggestion, these will be played with next week.

    Advanced Timing Control
    ACT to ACT Delay(tRRD)............... 3
    Rank Write to Read Delay............. 4
    Write to Precharge Delay.............. 6
    Refresh to ACT Delay.................... 52
    Read to Precharge Delay............... 3
    Static tRead Value........................ 6
    Static tRead Phase Adjust............. [Auto]
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................: 2T

    Clock Driving & Skew Control
    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control...... [800mV]
    CPU Clock Skew Control.................. [Normal]
    G)MCH Clock Skew Control............. [Normal]

    **** System Voltage NOT Optimized *****
    System Voltage Control ................: [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control............: +0.2V
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control.............: [Normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control................: +0.10V]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control..........: +0.20
    Loadline Calibration.......................: [Auto]
    CPU Voltage Control.......................: [Normal]
    Normal CPU Vcore.........................: 1.22500V


    My first thoughts are to o'c the CPU, as that should be readily clockable based on all that I've read. The only issue right now is that I will not be able to play with this until next week due to work commitments. :(

    For just doing that (overclocking the CPU), what are the suggested settings/options I should be looking at?

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DS4 and Corsair Dominator XMS2-8500 2x2GB

    Looks pretty good man!

    You can do 4Ghz easily with that CPU, of course depending on temps and your cooler

    What I would do is drop the .5 fine ratio and use only 9. Then you can keep 1:1 (2.00 Ram multi) and use 450FSB so ram would run 900. Then all you would need to do is find the proper CPU Voltage. You may also need to use 455-12 or 544-12 for Main timings

    Just take your time and you wont get frustrated. Good luck, and post back anytime!

    Thanks for the kind words!

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    Hi know this post has been closed a while, however, just thought I would add that I have very similar symptoms.

    GA-X48-DS4
    trying to use 4 x 1Gb Corsair XMS2-8500
    2 x Corsair Dominator 2048MB 240-pin DDR2 XMS2-8500 Twin Pack (2x 1024mb sticks) w/heat spreader, 5-5-5-15

    However I can get the machine to post and boot with 3 x 1Gb but not 4 x 1Gb, all the modules test fine with any combination of 3 in, but no go with all 4gb, just black screen, no BIOS.

    This is a mates PC, now I just gave up and let him run with 3 modules installed as he is only running 32bit OS's anyway, but, he is experiencing bizzare behaviour, he plays WoW alot and it can run perfectly for 3 or 4 days then just crash over and over again (in game), varying from complete non-response lock-ups to blue screens. I have swapped HDD's, he was running a SSD, have tried to different 3.5" SATA drives, have run both XP and Vista clean installs etc

    I don't really want to go and buy a new Video Card (he has a 8800GTS 320Mb) and PSU to eliminate them as possible culprits and I don't have any spares. Is there a way I can prove if it is the RAM or not to get an RMA? I haven't tried yet, bought from AusPcMarket 19/01/2009, do you think I will have any trouble?

    Sounds like I will have more luck changing over to Mushkins.... wish I new this before hand....

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    Well, You may need to bump up the Volts a little on the vdimm(ram) to get 4gig stable. Are you setting the Ram Speed settings in the BIOS Manually as per the RAM specs? This is the first thing to do. If you have tried all that, try running Memtest 86+ V2.11 to determin if the ram is dodgy.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
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    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
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    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
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    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
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