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    Default settings for 996580 mushkin & ga-ep-ud3p & question

    The base components for my soon to build system: Mushkin 2x2gb 996580 ram, q9650 cpu, gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3p and vista home premium 64 bit. I do not plan to overclock at this time, but want a standard stable system, LSD please provide settings.

    I also have a question, hope you can help.
    The last computer I built was over 4 years ago. The amount of bios settings I see on newer motherboards are daunting.
    Questions:
    (example) I see from the settings such as this:
    tRRD: 4(3-5)
    tWTR: 5(2-5)
    tWR: 6(4-6)
    tRFC: 60(50-60)
    tRTP: 6(4-6)
    Number preceding parenthesis is the trial, numbers in parenthesis is the range, I assume. I change the settings in the bios to that of trial number given. Hopefully these settings will give good stable standard performance. Do I adjust each to the trial value given and check with memtest(?) from a booted iso cd or test it with memtest in windows (vista 64bit sp1)? Or do I test for errors for what length of time. I have heard memtest can change the values within windows (yes I have read not to make permanent changes with this program in windows, use the bios) Do I test each number from the range, one at a time, or test the trial number and declare

    I would appreciate any guidance you can provide such as utilities needed, method etc. So far various guides I have perused are not "low" level enough to help me understand the method of deriving the various setting values. Hope you can help.

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    Default Re: settings for 996580 mushkin & ga-ep-ud3p & question

    Those settings in Parentheses would be optimal ranges, with the settings outside maybe what someone was using? Not sure where you grabbed them or the context.

    And yes, you should adjust settings and test as you go, if you change too many at once you will never know what causes your errors. So best to go slow. This is the memtest86+ I Suggest, older ones will not work properly. Yes, you can boot from CD you will have to burn the ISO file, or use a floppy >>>
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    I would recommend when testing each stick one by one a few full tests each. Then when changing settings one by one you may use 20-30 minutes each of test 2, 5, and 7. Once you think you are set and stable fully you should let memtest86+ run overnight, if not longer to be sure of stability

    Test each stick one by one first at stock speed, rated main timings and manually set voltage. This way you be sure to find out on day one if you have any dead/dying sticks in the mix.

    You should stick with the BIOS at first for changes, once you are pretty stable and think you have things set good you can play around with memset. But it isnt something you should be using first to find your best settings

    Here is some stock ranges for you to work with

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 3.00Ghz
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: 333Mhz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) .........:Set to 100
    
    C.I.A.2 .................................:[Disabled]
    
    
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive...........................: <<< 
    PCI Express Clock Drive.................: <<< 
    CPU Clock Skew (ps)....................: <<< 
    MCH Clock Skew (ps)...................: <<< 50-150
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [333]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 2.40
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 800
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................4
    tRCD .........................................4
    tRP'...........................................4
    tRAS..........................................12
    
    Here is your ranges, set to highest first then lower one at a time testing as you go
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................3-6
    tWTR..........................................3-6 (May need 12 to boot thru first time)
    tWR............................................4-6 (May need 14 to boot thru first time)
    tRFC...........................................52-62
    tRTP...........................................3-6
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................800 or 1066, latter may work better
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:(333 MCH latch 5/6-7/8) (400 MCH latch 8-10)
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Channel B
    Static tRead Value.........................:(333 MCH latch 5/6-7/8) (400 MCH latch 8-10)
     tRD Phase0 Adjustment...................:<<< Leave for all below as well
    tRD Phase1 Adjustment...................:Auto
     tRD Phase2 Adjustment .................:Auto
     tRD Phase3 Adjustment..................:Auto
    Trd2rd(Different Rank)....................:Auto 
    Twr2wr(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Twr2rd(Different Rank)...................:Auto 
    Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)..................:Auto 
    Dimm1 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    Dimm2 Clock Skew Control...............:Auto  ps
    
    Motherboard Voltage Control
    Voltage Type.………... Manual
    CPU
    CPU Vcore….……….........................:
    CPU Termination…..... 1.200V*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU PLL…………………....1.500V*.......: <<< Please set to what you see for Auto, Auto tends to overvolt this
    
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above)
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 1.2-1.3
    MCH Reference….…….0.800V...........; <<< Leave
    MCH/DRAM Ref.…......0.900V...........: <<< Leave
    ICH I/O……………….....1.550V............: <<< Leave
    ICH Core…………...……1.100V............: <<< Leave
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage ……....1.800V............: 2.0-2.1
    DRAM Termination .…0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel A Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    Channel B Reference 0.900V............: <<< Leave
    
    Advanced Settings
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3.....................: [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect............: [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)................: [Disabled]
    C2/C2E State Support....................: [Disabled]
    x C4/C4E State Support..................: [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ...........: [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Disabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC
    
    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ..............[Disabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

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