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Thread: GA-EP45-DS3L and Crucial Ballistix 8500 1GB




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    Default GA-EP45-DS3L and Crucial Ballistix 8500 1GB

    I just got GA-EP45-DS3L and was hoping I could reuse my Crucial Ballistix BL12864AA1065.16FD5 (1GB PC-8500 modules).

    I've read a forum post that talks about issues with Crucial Ballistix PC-8500 RAM.

    I'd hate to "try and error" to a point where I'll damage the board, the RAM or loose patience...

    I'm not even sure if they will work at all.

    If someone has gotten these RAM modules to work, I would be grateful for confirmation they can work and maybe some settings I could use.

    If I knew they could work I might try out a few more settings.

    CPU: E6850
    BIOS: Flashed to V9

    Thanks.
    Last edited by invisiblesunmtl; 11-05-2008 at 04:53 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L and Crucial Ballistix 8500 1GB

    I've bumped this post forward http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/cruc...p35-p45-28228/
    and although it's in regard to Ballistix PC6400, I thought it might give you an idea on their potential and newer Gigabyte Boards.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-DS3L and Crucial Ballistix 8500 1GB

    Yes, those sticks should be fine in P45 board. Although I have not tested them personally I have not seen or heard any issues

    The ones I have tested in the above mentioned thread so far are doing great, they are only 6400 and will do 1000+ with ease (And are SPD Programmed for 1000Mhz @ 2.0v as well). I will soon be posting my testing results and some timings for the above mentioned/linked sticks but if you need some help with those I can for sure help you along if you need it (I need you to fill out the template below before I can give you any settings as I need to see what CPU Speed you are running)

    Please do use only 2.0-2.1 on your ram though, without a fan 2.2V is VERY hot on those sticks and they will die quickly if you do not.

    The board is not what you have to worry about damaging really, more so the ram in this issue. Those are double sided 512MB sticks and ALOT of people do have to RMA them eventually a few times (Which you likely have already read about) as they often die quickly especially if you use the warrantied voltage of 2.2

    This is Just a template I use to ask people their settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Code:
    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    Robust Graphics Booster ...............: 
    CPU Clock Ratio ..........................: 
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio.....................:.0
    CPU Frequency ...........................: 
    
    
    Clock Chip Control 
    Standard Clock Control
    CPU Host Clock Control..................: [Enabled] 
    CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ............: Mhz
    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)...................: <<< 
    
    
    DRAM Performance Control
    Performance Enhance...................: [STANDARD]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.).....: Disabled
    (G)MCH Frequency Latch...............: [Auto]
    System Memory Multiplier ..............: 
    Memory Frequency (Mhz) ..............: 
    DRAM Timing Selectable ................: [Manual]
    
    Standard Timing Control
    CAS Latency Time........................
    tRCD .........................................
    tRP'...........................................
    tRAS..........................................
    
    Advanced Timing Control
    tRRD...........................................
    tWTR..........................................
    tWR............................................
    tRFC...........................................
    tRTP...........................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ....................:2
    
    Driving Strength Profiles
    Driving Strength ............................
    
    Channel A
    Static tRead Value.........................:7-10
     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.........................:7-10
     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*.......: <<< Leave
    CPU Referen.…………....0.755V*.......: <<< .64% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    CPU Reference2………,,0.800V*.......:<<< .67% Of Vtt (Termination above) Auto Will set this correctly 
    
    MCH/ICH
    MCH Core…………….....1.100V...........: << 
    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............: 
    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
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 11-05-2008 at 10:35 AM.

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