Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: BIOS Settings for P35-DS3R




  1. #1

    Default BIOS Settings for P35-DS3R

    Hello.
    I would like to know if all the settings are fair for best performance, stability and optimization.

    My system is as following

    Core 2 Duo E6750 (running at stock speed, 2.66)
    Corsair TwinX 2x1GB 800MHZ 4-4-4-12 rated.
    P35-DS3R
    HIS 4870
    WD and Seagate HDD SATA.
    3 FAN cases.

    What I don't like is seeing the flashing red "Voltages are not optimized", however, otherwise my ram won't get the necessary 2.1v. Once the System Voltage Control is set to manual, all the sub options are "normal" or +0.1v, +0.2v, etc.

    My current BIOS settings:


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    942

    Default Re: BIOS Settings for P35-DS3R

    Thats fine to do it that way. The flashing Red writing is just a reminder that the voltages aren't in Auto Mode, which is a bit Overkill in my opinion. (Ie it's information only rather than a warning)

    Only set the DDR2 Voltage to 2.1volts if you Need to.

    Personally I'd try it at 1.9 or even 2.0volts with Memtest. There's no need in driving your Ram to its maximum warrantied amount if its not required.

    Memtest V2.11 Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

  3. #3

    Default Re: BIOS Settings for P35-DS3R

    So I went and turned System Voltage Control to Manual, then set the DDR2 Voltage to +0.2v, everything else to Normal.

    I went into Everest and saw DIMM is 2.02v.

    Since the specs require 2.1v I went back in BIOS and set DDR2 to +0.3v

    BANG.

    After 30 seconds in Windows I get a Kernel error when trying to load Everest. 15 seconds later a NT/Authority starts a Shut down in 1:00:00 (1 minute). 10 seconds later I get a never seen before (by me) 3 line BSOD saying something about FATAL ERROR OCCURED, etc, then computer resets.

    Windows CHKDSK automatically starts, run it's thing, then while loading Windows I get a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT BSOD. ERROR: 0x0000004E (0x0000008F, etc, etc, etc).

    Quote:
    <table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border: 1px inset ;"> 0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
    (Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
    This indicates that the memory management Page File Number list is corrupted. Can be caused by corrupt physical RAM, or by drivers passing bad memory descriptor lists.

    * How to Troubleshoot a “STOP 0x0000004E PFN_LIST_CORRUPT” Error Message {KB 291806} Win 2000
    * STOP 0x4E, STOP 0x1A, STOP 0x50, and STOP 0xA Errors Occur When You Try to Start the Computer {KB 271955} Win NT 4.0 (corrupt physical RAM) </td> </tr> </tbody></table>
    I am back now with everything on stock, Auto Voltages and Auto RAM timmings. Hopefully nothing was damaged.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    942

    Default Re: BIOS Settings for P35-DS3R

    Since the specs require 2.1v I went back in BIOS and set DDR2 to +0.3v
    That is Not what the RAM requires in ALL setups. Your Setup ie Board/Ram combination may need to go as high as the warrantied max voltage ie 2.1volts to be stable.

    The Module label usually states the maximum warrantied voltage for the Module - not the nominal voltage.

    But I'm confused about your posts. You say you've been running your Ram at 2.1volts, I suggest testing it at a lower voltage and then you post:-
    Since the specs require 2.1v I went back in BIOS and set DDR2 to +0.3v
    & now,
    I am back now with everything on stock, Auto Voltages and Auto RAM timmings. Hopefully nothing was damaged.
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

  5. #5

    Default Re: BIOS Settings for P35-DS3R

    The picture was actually what I was going to change to, I think I formulated it wrong.

    Anyway I was on the corsair forums too and 2-3 people including the corsair official representative told me I need to make sure the ram runs at 2.1v otherwise stability issues might arrise (and they did quite rare, 0x0000005E BSOD).

    Now they are saying there might be a chance that the memory controller has an issue.

    I did not said this, but ever since I had this board with this ram I could NEVER run memtest. It always hangs at "Loading....................." and the test never starts.
    I have tried only 1 stick of ram and change it's position and still have the same hanging.

    Now I'm pretty sure either my motherboard or the RAM is faulty (my first P35-DS3R had to return it because the ethernet faild after 2 days, and also it would not shut off the power to the computer, as in windows would shut down but the case fans would still spin).

    Is there a way to test the motherboard and exclude it as being faulty without a different set of RAM (since I don't have any at spare to try)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •