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    Chike is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Bad memory or bad board? Need opinions

    In MemSet it's 6, I think he means the tRD 7 in your sig.

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    Default Re: Bad memory or bad board? Need opinions

    Ah! That must be from before I cleared and reset everything
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    Patriot PC2-8500 8500EL Series PDC22G8500ELK @ 533 5-7-7-21 tRD 6 16:10 2.256v
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    Default Re: Bad memory or bad board? Need opinions

    You got it Chike, one thing saying tRD7 and another 6, thought sngbrdb had two different spec sets of ram.

    You mentioned trying ram volts at +.1 which is 1.9v. Wondering if you tried adding more, up to the rated maximum? 2.3v would be +.5, and I should caution that anything over 2.1 probably needs ram fans. Possibly raising that voltage might allow 5-5-5-15.

    You probably have tried it, but just checking.
    Last edited by Salty; 10-31-2009 at 08:58 AM.





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    Default Re: Bad memory or bad board? Need opinions

    Hmm, the default setting is 'Normal', which gives me a voltage of 2.256... assumed that +.1 would give me 2.356, are you saying that's wrong? Would certainly explain why I couldn't boot, but why would the base voltage be 1.8v?

    I actually do have a RAM fan, works pretty well, need it, too, since these guys cook at 2.256
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    Patriot PC2-8500 8500EL Series PDC22G8500ELK @ 533 5-7-7-21 tRD 6 16:10 2.256v
    ATI Radeon HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 Catalyst 9.10
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    Default Re: Bad memory or bad board? Need opinions

    The up to +0.1 I suggested in post #12 was for MCH OverVoltage not DDR2 OverVoltage.

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    Ah! I will try that tonight. Though I'm still confused on the DDR2 OverVoltage, was bumping it to +0.1 really setting it to 1.9v? Cause that would sure be a problem, would explain why it wouldn't even boot, 5-5-5-15 @ 1.9v. Confused about why it's based off of 1.8v and not the 2.256v it picks on normal.
    Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 Rev#:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (Conroe G0/Microcode B6/VID 1.288) 2.66GHz @ 333x8 2.66GHz 1.288v 27c idle Stock
    Patriot PC2-8500 8500EL Series PDC22G8500ELK @ 533 5-7-7-21 tRD 6 16:10 2.256v
    ATI Radeon HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 Catalyst 9.10
    Silverstone OP850 850W
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    Dell 1702FP @ 1280x1024


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    Yes I believe so, but you can try with 2.4 memory multiplier for DDR-800 which might boot with 1.9v and check PC Health.

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    Chike is right saying it should not need much extra mch for 2 x 1GB ram.

    Hope you've got some airflow around the ram for over 2.1v 'cause that can heat it up. +.3 is 2.1v

    Did it pick those volts at 1066? At 800 it would probably say 1.8. In memset/spd, note the voltages at bottom used for different speeds.

    Have i got this right? You have two sets of Patriot ram. One set is rated at 2.1v, 5-5-5-9 and the other is 2.3v, 5-5-5-15?

    That would be because the ic's used in the first set were not available when the second set were made, and different ones are used in the newer ones. The 2.1v, 5-5-5-9 would appear faster for less voltage and thus probably has better quality ic's.


    Sensors often report lower voltages than set in bios, and different programs reading them can vary too. Slight variations are not usually any cause for concern.





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    Cooling = EK HF Full Nickel
    - XSPC RX360 - Laing DDC 18W - XSPC Bay Reservoir
    Motherboard = GA-X58A-UD3R Revision 2
    , BIOS Version = Award FC
    Ram = 3x2gig Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D G
    Video = 2 X Palit GTX460 Sonic Platinum 1GB OC sli
    Monitor = 22" LG Flatron W2242T 1680 x 1050 Case = Coolermaster CM690
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