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    Default GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    I have a GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P mobo with 8 GB of Crucial RAM (240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)).

    I ran Mem86+ (V. 1.65) and it logged 1 error (test #6, pass 4, 34 times). On pass 5, the error was not repeated.

    All memory settings are the default that the mobo set: Clock 1333, timing 9-9-9-24, voltage 1.616.

    I am running the Mem86+ test again. It takes over an hour per pass.

    Is there some setting that is off that could cause this memory error?

    HM

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    http://china.giga-byte.com/FileList/...0xt-ud4p_e.pdf
    Hi HM Murdock Please send us a link to your memory model or part number. This could help us determine if you need to make adjustments in your bios. Could you go into bios and press CTRL and F1 at the same time on the bios setup page (first page) Then navigate to MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.), then High light DRAM configuration, press enter, then highlight DDR timing items and change it from Auto to manual. Now we need you to right down all the DDR3 Timing Items.
    Here is a template you can use just substitute the numbers with your numbers.
    x CAS# latency ___ 7T 5T
    x RAS to CAS R/W Delay ___ 7T 4T
    x Row Precharge Time ___ 7T 4T
    x Minimum RAS Active Time ___ 20T 12T
    x 1T/2T Command Timing ___ - - - -
    x TwTr Command Delay ___ 5T 2T
    x Trfc0 for DIMM1 ___ 90ns 90ns
    x Trfc2 for DIMM2 ___ - - - -
    x Trfc1 for DIMM3 ___ - - - -
    x Trfc3 for DIMM4 ___ - - - -
    x Write Recovery Time ___ 10T 10T
    x Precharge Time ___ 3T 3T
    x Row Cycle Time ___ 11T 11T
    x RAS to RAS Delay ___ 4T 4T
    After this navigate to the PC Health Status and write down voltages and temps.
    Below is a template just change the numbers with yours.
    Reset Case Open Status [Disabled]
    Case Opened No
    Vcore 1.376V
    DDR3 1.5V 1.536V
    +3.3V 3.328V
    +12V 12.112V
    Current System Temperature 30C
    Current CPU Temperature 47C
    Current CPU FAN Speed 3375 RPM
    Current SYSTEM FAN1 Speed 0 RPM
    Current SYSTEM FAN2 Speed 0 RPM
    Current POWER FAN Speed 0 RPM
    CPU Warning Temperature [Disabled]
    CPU FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    SYSTEM FAN1 Fail Warning [Disabled]
    SYSTEM FAN2 Fail Warning [Disabled]
    POWER FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    CPU Smart FAN Control [Enabled]
    CPU Smart FAN Mode [Auto]
    This will help us with a more thourgh evaluation and assist us in helping you.
    Thanks HM Murdock
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    Here is a link to the memory.

    I will post the BIOS info when I finish the memtest.

    HM

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    The Memtest you are using is way out of date, 2.11 is what you want to use now. The out of date version may be causing your errors.
    http://www.memtest.org/download/2.11...+-2.11.iso.zip

    Looks like you have the timings and frequency set correctly.
    Ram voltage is a little high, but if that is the default of the mobo not much you can do.

    If your still getting errors, increase CPU NB VID voltage +0.1V - +0.2V.
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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    Her is the BIOS info

    x CAS# latency 9T
    x RAS to CAS R/W Delay 9T
    x Row Precharge Time 9T
    x Minimum RAS Active Time 24T
    x 1T/2T Command Timing 2T
    x TwTr Command Delay 5T
    x Trfc0 for DIMM1 110ns
    x Trfc2 for DIMM2 110ns
    x Trfc1 for DIMM3 110ns
    x Trfc3 for DIMM4 110ns
    x Write Recovery Time 10T
    x Precharge Time 5T
    x Row Cycle Time 33T
    x RAS to RAS Delay 4T

    Reset Case Open Status [Disabled]
    Case Opened Yes
    Vcore 1.312V
    DDR3 1.5V 1.616V
    +3.3V 3.36V
    +12V 11.985V
    Current System Temperature 42C
    Current CPU Temperature 45C
    Current CPU FAN Speed 2896 RPM
    Current SYSTEM FAN1 Speed 0 RPM
    Current SYSTEM FAN2 Speed 0 RPM
    Current POWER FAN Speed 0 RPM
    CPU Warning Temperature [Disabled]
    CPU FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    SYSTEM FAN1 Fail Warning [Disabled]
    SYSTEM FAN2 Fail Warning [Disabled]
    POWER FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
    CPU Smart FAN Control [Enabled]
    CPU Smart FAN Mode [Auto]

    HM

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by MushkinSean View Post
    The Memtest you are using is way out of date, 2.11 is what you want to use now. The out of date version may be causing your errors.

    Looks like you have the timings and frequency set correctly.
    Ram voltage is a little high, but if that is the default of the mobo not much you can do.

    If your still getting errors, increase CPU NB VID voltage +0.1V - +0.2V.
    Thanks for the tip. I am running the 2.11 version now (It seems to be running faster, I won't know for sure until it runs for a while).

    That error showed up again during Pass 2 before I switched to the newer version. It looks like exactly the same error and at least near the same address (I was so flustered by the error that I neglected to write down the details).

    This time

    test=6
    pass=2
    failing addr=0008d788238 - 2263.5MB
    good=fffeffff
    bad=fefeffff
    err bits=01000000
    count=15

    Last time it was pass 4 and the count was 34. As far as I can remember, the other numbers were the same (I'm sure about good,bad,&err bits but not positive about failing addr).

    If the newer version shows errors near the same memory location, there is probably a marginal section on one of the RAM sticks.


    HM

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    You may need to use 195 or 327ns on tRFC with 8GB, and you may also need to raise your Row Cycle time a bit. I too advise rasing NB Voltage, but I do not see it listed in your settings you wrote, did you just leave it out? If you do have it please add some as MushkinSean Suggested +0.1-0.2, you may even need a bit more.

    Sorry I can't offer much advice on AMD Setups, hopefully some of our other members will chime in to help you a bit more with this.

    Please PM me if no one does, and I will ask MushkinSean to come back and help you out a little bit. Even though he works for Mushkin and you are using Crucial and I am sure he wouldn't mind helping you out a little bit with things.

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    You may need to use 195 or 327ns on tRFC with 8GB, and you may also need to raise your Row Cycle time a bit. I too advise rasing NB Voltage, but I do not see it listed in your settings you wrote, did you just leave it out? If you do have it please add some as MushkinSean Suggested +0.1-0.2, you may even need a bit more.
    I may not need to make any adjustments. The latest version of memtest86+ is not showing any errors so far (15+ hours on Pass 10).

    I did not see anything I could identify as NB voltage. I will look again when the memtest is finished.

    I have been assembling my own computers for many years. Previously, memory has checked good or shown a whole raft of errors and was clearly bad. I had not come across intermittent errors.

    I usually run the memtest for 24 hours but this time that will only yield about 16 Passes, I want at least 25 which should take 35-40 hours.

    In addition to the memtest, whenever I do an upgrade, I like to stress test the CPU (burn-in) for 24 hours and thoroughly test my hard drives (I like Spinrite, Home of Gibson Research Corporation, for that) before putting everything into service.

    I recently came across this utility CD (Ultimate Boot CD - Overview), I will try it for my stress test this time.

    The stable version looks to be too old, I will try the 5.0 beta version that was recently released. There is a section on the website about how to customized the CD.

    HM

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    The Gigabyte AM3 mobos are generally easy to set up, esp. at 1333MHz.
    Above that and with deeper timings, things can get a little more complicated with 4 DIMMs.

    With Phenom CPUs you have separate voltage controls for the cores and for the memory controller. I should add that the dual control is only available on the higher end mobos, low end ones generally don't have the option.

    To make things confusing, someone decided to call the memory controller the NB, even though the chipset already has a NB.

    On the Gigabyte boards they tried to differentiate between the two like this.

    Northbridge= chipset, 790 in this case
    CPU NB VID = NB on the CPU (memory controller)

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    Default Re: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P Memory Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by MushkinSean View Post
    The Gigabyte AM3 mobos are generally easy to set up, esp. at 1333MHz.
    Above that and with deeper timings, things can get a little more complicated with 4 DIMMs.

    With Phenom CPUs you have separate voltage controls for the cores and for the memory controller. I should add that the dual control is only available on the higher end mobos, low end ones generally don't have the option.

    To make things confusing, someone decided to call the memory controller the NB, even though the chipset already has a NB.

    On the Gigabyte boards they tried to differentiate between the two like this.

    Northbridge= chipset, 790 in this case
    CPU NB VID = NB on the CPU (memory controller)

    HTH
    Thanks, your comments have been very helpful.

    I have an AMD Phenom II X4 810.

    Memtest86+ Ver 2.11 has been running for 26 hours, it's on Pass 17, no errors. It should be finished tomorrow morning.

    The RAM settings it displays are not correct.

    435MHZ
    DDR870
    CAS: 2.5-1-3-1
    DDR1 (128 bit)

    HM

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