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    Default Re: Still cannot get Vista Stable

    As I suspected, I restarted with no problems

    If I reset the memory timings to 6-6-6-20 to see what happens, should I also up the DRAM to 1.840 or just leave it at 1.800??
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    Very interesting. I set the memory timings to 6-6-6-20 and left DRAM Voltage at 1.800V

    It booted up with NO blue screen

    I have to go to a meeting now so I'm going to run memtest for a couple of hours and see what that says

    More later

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    Just ran memtest for 3 passes ( about 2 1/2 hrs ) with no errors.

    This just might be the stable configuration I'm looking for.

    I'll know better tomorrow when I boot up in the AM

    Thanks for all the help creamsoda, I really appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Still cannot get Vista Stable

    Sounds like you are getting things going now that you have set your ram voltage and timings, right?

    If you still need more help let me know and I will give you a full set of suggested settings to work from

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    I appreciate the help.

    Right now I am adjusting the DRAM voltage. I shut down last night and got a blue screen on boot up this morning. I raised the DRAM voltage from 1.800V to 1.820V and all I got was two blue screens. I just now lowered it to 1.780V and was able to boot to Vista. I will run memtest, shut down for about an hour and try to "sleep" and see what I get.

    More later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Sounds like you are getting things going now that you have set your ram voltage and timings, right?

    If you still need more help let me know and I will give you a full set of suggested settings to work from
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    I raised the DRAM voltage from 1.800V to 1.820V and all I got was two blue screens.
    I thought you've been using 1.800V DRAM voltage?

    Did you have it on AUTO before? AUTO doesn't necessarily set it to 1.800V


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    I did have it on 1.800V and it looked stable, but after I shut down for the night and rebooted in the AM I got a blue screen. I then tried to raise it to 1.820 and all I could get was blue screens. I then reduced it to 1.780 this morning. However, I shut it down for about 2 hours and when I rebooted I the screen stayed black right after the 1st Win Splash Screen ( before the logon screen ). I did a safe mode and then was able to get back in to Win, which is where I am right now.

    It seems that if I just do a restart I can get back into Win with no trouble. But, if I shut down for a short time ( how much time I'm not sure ) I have to go through the safe mode to restart routine.

    I am not really sure about that, so I plan to do the following ( with out changing the cmos ):

    1. - Restart .... see what happens

    2. - If I get back to Win I will shut down for 3 minutes and see what happens.

    3. - If that works I will shut down for a longer time ( to be determined )

    Stay tuned....




    Quote Originally Posted by creamsoda View Post
    I thought you've been using 1.800V DRAM voltage?

    Did you have it on AUTO before? AUTO doesn't necessarily set it to 1.800V
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    This does look promising...I was able to reboot after a 30 minute shutdown.

    We will see.........

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    Looking good.

    It just goes to show that sometimes looser timngs may need a complete re-configuration, and setting rated timings can be easier to get stable.

    Similar to burning DVD's. I see loads of advice where people tell others to burn a DVD at as slow a speed as they can, like it'll magically make theDVD more readable. 16x media for example is designed to have the dye react to a laser while revolving at 16x. Anything slower than 8x is pointless and lower than 4x can mean an unreadable disc. It's really crappy media if you can't get a good 16x burn. I have 8x Taiyo Yuden that burns at 12 speed and is of better quality than some of the 8x burns.

    I hope it remains stable. Consider running Prime 95 on "Blend" over night too. Memtest is great for finding hardware faults and if settings are really out, but testing in a Windows environment can be more intense and show errors that Memtest won't find.
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    I guess it's not looking as good as I thought

    I still get a blue screen when booting up first thing in the AM ... then all is ok???

    The next bad news is I ran OCCT and got an error on core 2 in less than 2 min. I am not exactly sure what OCCT tests and I will have to learn more about it. I am attaching a small screen shot of OCCT

    Bottom line is I have more work to do.


    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    Looking good.

    It just goes to show that sometimes looser timngs may need a complete re-configuration, and setting rated timings can be easier to get stable.

    Similar to burning DVD's. I see loads of advice where people tell others to burn a DVD at as slow a speed as they can, like it'll magically make theDVD more readable. 16x media for example is designed to have the dye react to a laser while revolving at 16x. Anything slower than 8x is pointless and lower than 4x can mean an unreadable disc. It's really crappy media if you can't get a good 16x burn. I have 8x Taiyo Yuden that burns at 12 speed and is of better quality than some of the 8x burns.

    I hope it remains stable. Consider running Prime 95 on "Blend" over night too. Memtest is great for finding hardware faults and if settings are really out, but testing in a Windows environment can be more intense and show errors that Memtest won't find.
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