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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    Thx for the tip...I usually try to stay away from upping voltages unless absolutely necessary. It'd be a real shame if I can't use al 8GB of this memory... :(

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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    I'm the same in regards to the voltages. Thing was I tested everything on my x38-ds5 and another board and they ran perfectly with no adjustments.

    I'd also have a feel of the NB heatsink and see how hot its getting. If its getting very hot, take the side of the case off and if possible position a fan over that area and run some tests. If nothing fails then there is your problem. I've got a 80mm fan directed on to the NB heatsink. I positioned it by stacking 7 motherboard standoff on top of eachother and then screwing them in to hole next to the NB heatsink when there currently is just a normal screw. Quick and easy solution
    Last edited by sb_; 03-12-2009 at 09:39 PM.

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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    Ya, MCH/NB Voltage is likely needed for sure for 8GB. And you may be well off with some SB Voltage adjustments as well for all your drives. Increasing NB voltage is a normal and most often needed thing with 4-8GB or more, any ram/board will need this so it is not just that type so you know.

    If you will tell me your model # I can give you some full suggested settings.

    Post for me what you are using now, and your model # and I will advise back >>

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

    Code:
    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8] 
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [450] 
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]
    
    Performance Enhance = [Standard]
    
    CAS Latency Time________________ ?
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ ?
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______?
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ ?
    
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ ?
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ ?
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ ?
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ ?
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ ?
    Static tRead Value_______________
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto]
    
    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control [800mV]
    CPU Clock Skew Control [normal]
    GMCH Clock Skew Control [Normal]
    
    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V] 
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V] 
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V] 
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V] 
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.25]
    
    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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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    Thanks, as soon as I get home I'll post this info for you. I actually adjusted the NB voltage to +0.05 and prime lasted until test 9 but still threw an error. In prime...when running blend benchmark are the workers actually cpu cores or mem slots? I ask cause it's always the same 2 workers which throw errors...

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    Here are my settings:

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8]
    Fine Clock Ratio ____________[0.5]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Disabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [333] (greyed out ofc)
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [100]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [Auto]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]

    Performance Enhance = [Standard]

    CAS Latency Time________________ 5
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ 5
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______5
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ 15

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ [Auto]
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ [Auto]
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ [Auto]
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ [Auto]
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ [Auto]
    Static tRead Value_______________[Auto]
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ [Auto]

    Command Rate (CMD)__________[Auto]

    CPU/PCIEX Clock Driving Control [800mV]
    CPU Clock Skew Control [normal]
    GMCH Clock Skew Control [Normal]

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [Normal]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [Normal]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.050V]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [Normal]

    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) ...........: [Disabled]
    CPU EIST Function.........................: [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology................: [Enabled] Enabled if you use Vmware/Virtual PC

    Integrated Peripherals
    Legacy USB Storage Detect___________________[Enabled] *Note* Must be enabled to flash from USB

    HOpe this helps determine my possible c*ckup

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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    Not sure about your prime question, you should run memtest86+ first for 5-10 passes to be sure you ram is stable then you would have a better idea, or run test # 5 for a hour or two.

    What you could do in prime though is set it to small or large FFt's instead of blend, then if you get errors you know it is the CPU or NB that is causing the errors

    No link to memory or model #??? I need that to be able to advise you about settings.

    I can say you have way to much MCH I think, maybe +25-.35 would be fine, with +.1-.2 FSB

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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    oops my bad!

    Memory: 2kits of Mushkin XP2-8500 2x2GB Kit DDR2-1066, CL5-5-5-15 (996599)
    Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 bios F7 (not sure which rev. will check when I get home)

    Moridin(EU)

    P.S. By the way this is my second x48-DQ6 board and nothing has improved between the two (same with memory...2 of the this kit to start and replaced with 2 more kits...) uh the CPU is new as well...previously was Q6600 G0 now Q9550...
    Last edited by MoridinEU; 03-13-2009 at 09:31 PM. Reason: added P.S.

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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    So how did the test with 2 DIMMs at 1066MHz and the test with 4 DIMMs at 800Mhz go? Did one of the two NOT cause errors?


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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    2 sticks ran fine and 4 sticks lasted longer before errors when I upped the mch voltage to +0.05...will be raiding tonight so I won't have a chance to test anything else until later tonight

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    Default Re: GB x48-DQ6 and my nightmares...

    How about 4 sticks at DDR2 800? I think you said you used the EPP setting so the RAM will run at 1066MHz, which is hard to get running with 4x2GB, 800MHz should be easier and you won't notice a performance difference anyway (see my sig).


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