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    Default GA-N650SLI-DS4L - Unstable on Stock Settings

    Hi everyone, first post here- in major need of some help! Will provide as much detail as I can. I have tried many things to get my computer running.

    My setup:
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    Motherboard: GA-N650SLI-DS4L
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16GHz)
    Operating System: Linux Ubuntu
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    Reason I am running Ubuntu is because it would install, Windows kept giving me BSOD's for unknown reasons, which I presume is due to the underlying cause of my issue!

    My computer is running unstable at stock settings (I loaded 'Optimized Defaults'). I am using mprime to test my stability in ubuntu.

    Interesting part- my computer was running fine with Windows XP around 3 months ago- not one hitch, but I needed to reformat because that's what you do with Windows regularly to get best performance yada yada yada..

    Ever since I formatted and tried to install windows everything started to become unstable.

    I have tested my RAM using memtest86+...it showed errors (on all 4 of my sticks...what are the odds..2 of the sticks were brand new) until I put my RAM into a friend's computer...memtest showed NO errors. Now I only have 1 stick in there to minimise confusion for the time being.

    Running my computer on the following is UNSTABLE and shows "hardware errors" according to mprime:
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    CPU Clock Ratio: 9.5x
    CPU Frequency: *auto* (bios defined) is 333.3Mhz
    Memory Clock: 800MHz

    My RAM chip has on the front of it: 1.9V 800MHz 5-5-5-12
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    Running my computer on the following is STABLE for 12+ hours using mprime:
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    CPU Clock Ratio: 8
    CPU Frequency: 333Mhz
    Memory Clock: ('sync mode') 665.6MHz
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    So it turns out, running my computer below its stock settings makes my computer stable. But why? Is it my voltages? I have not touched the voltages, they are all set to auto in the BIOS. I'm very unsure about voltages, so I thought it best not to touch- unless you state otherwise!

    My computer was running at stock speeds for 1+ years, now all of a sudden- problems.

    Ow forgot to mention, I have the latest BIOS firmware.

    If someone could help me get this sorted, I would be forever grateful!

    David


    UPDATE:
    Computer running stable with Clock Ratio: 8.5x | CPU Host Frequency: 333.2Mhz | Memory Clock: 665.6MHz - not a big difference from before, but still something.
    Last edited by ldavid; 01-05-2010 at 07:02 AM.

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    Default Re: GA-N650SLI-DS4L - Unstable on Stock Settings

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    Default Re: GA-N650SLI-DS4L - Unstable on Stock Settings

    how recently have you updated the bios?was it more stable on an older bios?
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    Default Re: GA-N650SLI-DS4L - Unstable on Stock Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    how recently have you updated the bios?was it more stable on an older bios?
    I upgraded the BIOS when my computer was originally having issues, thinking a BIOS update might address my problems. But it didn't, still the same problems.

    Could it be voltage related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldavid View Post
    I upgraded the BIOS when my computer was originally having issues, thinking a BIOS update might address my problems. But it didn't, still the same problems.

    Could it be voltage related?
    did u do all the updates after you re installed os?like chipset drivers/lan/audio ect,chipset drivers are most important...it could need a voltage tweak do you have normal setting in bios for nb/cpu?did you set ram volts to spec?
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    Default Re: GA-N650SLI-DS4L - Unstable on Stock Settings

    E6450 - E6850 cpus are the only Core2 Duo 1333 FSB processors officially supported by your mobo.
    Are you trying to use 4x1GB memory modules?
    Using 4x2GB of memory with your mobo is probably not do-able.
    Your older and newer memory modules might not be fully compatible with each other, even if they have the same model name or part numbers.

    My backup system:
    N650SLI-DS4 (not the "L" model)
    E6550 cpu
    Crucial Ballistix 2.2volt 800MHz memory (2x1GB plus 2x512MB, 3GB total)

    Current settings:
    2.6Ghz (7x374)
    888Mhz (unlinked)
    ---> Primary Memory timings are set to the default 800MHz settings for my memory.
    ---> Advanced Memory Timings are all set to AUTO.

    DDR2 Voltage -------- 1/4 volt lower than the maximum rated memory voltage <--- for 1.9 volt memory, you need to set your memory voltage to +0.10 volts
    NB/HT-Link Voltage --- [+0.10] <--- you might need to set this to +0.05 or +0.10
    FSB Voltage ---------- [+0.05] <--- Normal or +0.5 should work for you
    South Bridge Voltage -- [Normal]
    VCC12_DL Voltage ---- [Normal]
    Cpu Voltage ---------- [1.35625] <--- this is one click higher than my standard (normal) CPU VID (1.35000)

    Post a link to the manufacturer's web page for your memory.
    Include a link to a review of your memory that shows the SPD settings from CPUZ or Memset.
    You'll make it much easier for us to help you if you include a detailed hardware list in your forum signature.

    You can download and run Memtest v4.0 from a bootable floppy or CD/DVD on your system.
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