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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    For now, try setting tRD (Static tRead Value) to 7, you can put it back to 6 later.

    OR

    The only issue may be tRFC, set to 54-58 and see if that plus proper MCH Voltage correct things or not, if not try the above

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    from my settings in the original post or from the revised settings you sent?

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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    Ok so I tried each stick solo, they all came back good at 1066. I ran one stick through all 4 slots and it passed in each slot, so it sounds like the issue is running multiple sticks.

    Here is a shot of memset

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    Have you marked each memory module with a unique identifier, such as A,B,C, and D?
    Next step is to test with:
    1) 2 modules in memory slots 1 & 3 using modules A and C
    2) 2 modules in memory slots 2 & 4 using modules B and D
    If either test fails, lower the memory speed to 800MHz using the 2.40B memory multiplier and use 4-4-4-12 primary memory timings.
    Have you lowered your DRAM voltage to 2.00 - 2.05 volts?

    We need to know your bios settings used in each test and how many passes you ran each test.
    You should provide a screen-shot like this example so that we can better verify your actual bios settings by using:
    Memset using the SPD and ">>" tabs
    cpu-z CPU and Mainboard screens (several instances can be run at the same time)
    EasyTune6 --> TUNER tab --> ADVANCE tab --> VOLTAGE tab (only the Voltage tab is needed)
    CoreTemp screen [for your cpu's VID (Voltage ID)]

    Links for these programs are in the Latest Overclocking Programs, System Info, Benchmarking, & Stability Tools thread.

    Your screen-shot in post #12 shows that you used tRD = 8 and tRFC = 68. These settings are looser than Lsdme's recommended settings but this shouldn't cause any issues. With 2 or 4 memory modules, MCH Core must be properly set or you will have boot and/or stability proplems.

    Check out this post for basic recommended bios settings at stock speeds.


    It looks like you have already loaded Optimized bios settings.
    Please confirm the your bios screen shows the following:
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive --------------: 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive -----: 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) --------: 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) --------: 0
    note: these are the default settings when Optimized bios settings have been loaded. Do not manually set these values.

    Disable C1E, EIST, and virtualization technology for now.
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ------------- : [Disabled]
    You should use the most recent versions of IBT or LinX for your stress tests after you've completed your initial Memtest86+ tests.

    What is the brand and model number of your 600 watt psu and video card?
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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    Sorry I meant the settings you were using above when I posted that.

    Take ProfJim's advice above and he will help you get going

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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    Sorry for the very long delay I've been working bit too hard as of late. Ok so back to memory problems...

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Have you marked each memory module with a unique identifier, such as A,B,C, and D?
    Next step is to test with:
    1) 2 modules in memory slots 1 & 3 using modules A and C
    2) 2 modules in memory slots 2 & 4 using modules B and D
    If either test fails, lower the memory speed to 800MHz using the 2.40B memory multiplier and use 4-4-4-12 primary memory timings.
    Have you lowered your DRAM voltage to 2.00 - 2.05 volts?
    I marked each of the sticks of memory and ran sticks A & C in slots in 1&3 as well as 2&4 same goes for sticks B and D. No failures. I had the memory voltage left in auto, as with everything else yielding DramV=1.98v.

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    We need to know your bios settings used in each test and how many passes you ran each test.
    You should provide a screen-shot like this example so that we can better verify your actual bios settings by using:
    Memset using the SPD and ">>" tabs
    cpu-z CPU and Mainboard screens (several instances can be run at the same time)
    EasyTune6 --> TUNER tab --> ADVANCE tab --> VOLTAGE tab (only the Voltage tab is needed)
    CoreTemp screen [for your cpu's VID (Voltage ID)]

    Links for these programs are in the Latest Overclocking Programs, System Info, Benchmarking, & Stability Tools thread.
    I've attached that type of shot for a stable system with 2GB @1066 which is how I've been running just to get through the week.

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Your screen-shot in post #12 shows that you used tRD = 8 and tRFC = 68. These settings are looser than Lsdme's recommended settings but this shouldn't cause any issues. With 2 or 4 memory modules, MCH Core must be properly set or you will have boot and/or stability proplems.

    Check out this post for basic recommended bios settings at stock speeds.


    It looks like you have already loaded Optimized bios settings.
    Please confirm the your bios screen shows the following:
    Advanced Clock Control [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Drive --------------: 800
    PCI Express Clock Drive -----: 900
    CPU Clock Skew (ps) --------: 0
    MCH Clock Skew (ps) --------: 0
    note: these are the default settings when Optimized bios settings have been loaded. Do not manually set these values.
    All set.

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post

    Disable C1E, EIST, and virtualization technology for now.
    Legacy USB Storage Detect ------------- : [Disabled]
    You should use the most recent versions of IBT or LinX for your stress tests after you've completed your initial Memtest86+ tests.

    What is the brand and model number of your 600 watt psu and video card?
    I'll disable those and post another collection shot.

    PSU: OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI
    VID:PNY VCG8600GXPB GeForce 8600 GT 256MB
    Last edited by info2x; 05-30-2010 at 04:02 AM. Reason: forgot the screenshot

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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    Here is a shot with those technologies disabled that you mentioned. I'm going to try and boot with 4gb and post a shot.

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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    Ok and here is a shot with all 4gb running. System is ok for now, but I expect it to crash sooner rather than later.

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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    You may need 1.225-1.25 Vtt (CPU Term), and you for sure will need to increase your MCH Voltage - try 1.2-1.24

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    Default Re: Ballistix unstable at rated speed

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    You may need 1.225-1.25 Vtt (CPU Term), and you for sure will need to increase your MCH Voltage - try 1.2-1.24
    Alright I'll give the MCH voltage a shot. Funny thing is that now that I've got the 4GB back in there she's been running smooth. I did a prime95 test and that ran clean for a few hours. If it acts up again I'll bump the MCH voltage up.

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