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  1. I am creating this thread so that those of us that are having stability issues with the newer CPU's (new memory controller) and Corsair 4400 (TCCD on brainpower PCB's) can collect all our findings and post stable settings for others to try. I have been testing mine for at least 3 weeks now. I have swapped a Venice for a Diego hoping that would resolve the issue and it didn't. Thus the problem lies with the memory. I am going to try and get "The Ram Guy" to pop his head in here and hopefully RGONE and AG will pop in from time to time as well. If we can get some test results from them it would be great. I know they both have a Diego so guys if you have some Corsair 4400 sitting around, help us out, please :-) Anyone who has a working set of Corsair 4400 can you post your settings. We need to see all the settings anyone would need to recreate the situation you have. Please make sure you remember to post your bios revision HTT multiplier etc as well as your individual memory settings. Also if you could post tests you have done to prove stability or not that would help also. Don't want people saying it is stable if it can't do 8hrs of Prime etc. Thanks to everyone in advance for taking the time to contribute. People need help out there and I am one of them. We can test a lot more if people share their info. Note: Please feel free to add your settings if you are running older CPU's or different TCCD but lets try and keep the thread clean. Any info is helpful
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    Problem with PCI slots

    have you got ALL the extra power connectors plugged in?
  3. if it is only picking up one gig then the speed settings you are using is too high for one set of ram. Try 3,4,4,10
  4. I would make sure your CPC (command per clock) is set to 2T in the memory configuaration in the bios. Make sure both sticks are firmly in the slots and paired across slots as mentioned. 1 set in 1 and 3 the other set in 2 and 4. I would also start with relaxed timings 3,4,4,8. As one set of your sticks is only rated for cas 3.
  5. you can find 316 on the overclocking forum of this site in the bios factory section. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6369 All you do is copy the bios file to a dos boot disk along with the awardflash executible. You however may find it easier to use winflash which will allow you to flash the bios inside windows. I have used it successfully several times. You should not NEED to use this bios though. All slots should work with whatever bios you have.
  6. you need to use the bios based on 316 I think it is, that allows you to use all slots properly. It is the one AG and Rgone like to use. Please note that if you fill all slots on your board you will need to run the command rate (CPC at 2T) to have any kind of stability. It's not wise to mix brands though. You may have no end of issues simply because one set likes settings the other doesn't. if you get 3 beeps that is memory error. It may be that you have not pushed the memory right into the slots.
  7. Sandy should need 1.35v to run at stock, some can go lower.
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    Corsair despair

    You should find you can get stability rob at 2.8-2.9v you should not need more than that at 200mhz 250 should be a viable option but more than that is pushing it. As mentioned these memory controllers are not so good there had to be a price for pushing compatibility with 4 modules.
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    NF3 Ultra-D 939/AGP

    No body uses 8 channel sound, again it is one of those features that only the real enthusiast uses. Same goes for large numbers of SATA drivers. Most people only have one HDD and never even consider raid, 2 HDD is a novelty. Seriously folks enthusiasts are a minority in the PC market. Most people want the basics and want to pay as little as possible. DFI are going to come out with a kickass board which goes beyond the bare basics but probably costs as much as a basic setup. Who can complain at that?
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    NF3 Ultra-D 939/AGP

    right PCI ex will not be a necessity until end 2006 I reckon
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    Corsair despair

    User a Dram drive strength of 6, a data drive strength of 2, disable 1T command (CPC) switch off bank interleave this should work for you espcially at stock speeds. 2.5,4,4,4,10
  12. Well managed to get it stable at 275HTT, but cannot stabilise it at 255 and the memory appeared to top out at 290 at least with the settings I tried. I have noticed that the settings for 275 do not work at 255 so it is possible they will also not work above 290. It seems as the HTT alters the ram behaviour changes. Also increasing ram volts to 2.9 from 2.8 at 275 totally unstabilises the system. odd stuff. Ram divider 180 does not work though 166 should Try lowering HTT to 3x rather than 4x if you haven't already
  13. on the san deigo. On the venice I had before I experienced pretty much the same though certainly I was not able to stabilise it at 255HTT - 230HTT was okay. So I changed the CPU thinking it was the memory controller to the San diego I now have which is doing pretty much the same.
  14. Same, have to run 2T at anything over 230HTT.
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    New cores and DFI NF4

    Just wandering how folks are getting on with their boards and the new core CPU's. I realise this poll does not cover every option but select the nearest.
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    OS restarts on startup

    is it running in PIO mode or UDMA, try switching off UDMA or UDMA on
  17. any luck getting it 32m pi or prime stable? if you do, post up all your ram timings and your vdimm, please.
  18. Dinos, can you let me know - what your vdimm is and what your bios was again. I will try to recreate your settings. Make sure you can do a 32m super pi with those settings or a blend prime95 torture test for a while. I could not. Memtest was fine but anything intense in windows crashed it. If you could post all your genie dram settings like we have that would be great too. Thanks a lot.
  19. Well it turns out my settings were not stable in windows beyond general browsing... which is bizarre. As soon as I started to do anything taxing i.e run a game it just BSOD'ed. Yet memtest passed those 29 times with 2 errors. Trying a total rethink.
  20. have you set the memtest option in the bios and run memtest? 2 passes should show up any errors. Let me know how you get on. Use exactly the settings I had. drop cpu multipier to 9 to rule out your CPU interference. It should do 280 at a multiplier of 9.
  21. set it too 100% these settings worked with the 414-3 bios. If you can flash to that bios version I would then try the settings I doubt they would work for 510-1. No your XP install would not have anything to do with it. 2 ram sticks will boot in 1T but you need to find the right settings as I mentioned. Try 414-3 with my settings. Any deviation from what I used could be the problem, so best to try exactly if you can. If you need to drop the CPU to 10 to test the 280FSB do so.
  22. Try my settings steve same bios etc. You might be surprised. I did find that I needed to alter the drive strength depending on the FSB. If you are sitting around the 250 region you may find DRAM drive strength of 5 better than 7. 270-280 - 7 seems to be the right number. If you want to try at stock i.e 200mhz then try DRAM drive strength of 1 and then all settings as I have them. If you get no luck with that try the 250 region or 270-280 with settings as suggested always keeping the volts at 2.6v
  23. Shocking...... Well here it is guys... I read the post here about lower volts.. and well.. see for yourself what I found FSB = 280mhz BIOS = 414-3 CPU VID Control = 1.5V CPU VID Special Control = disabled chipset = 1.5v LDT = 1.2v LDT 3x VDIMM = 2.6v!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CPC = Enabled CAS Latency(CL) = 2.5 RAS to CAS(Trcd) = 3 Min RAS# Active time(Tras) = 6 Row Precharge Time(Trp) = 3 Row Cycle Time(Trc) = 7 Row Refresh Cycle Time(Trfc) = 14 Row to Row Delay(Trrd) = 2 Write Recovery Time(Twr) = 2 Write to Read Delay(Twtr) = 2 Read to Write Delay(Trtw) = 2 Refresh Period (Tref) = 3072 Write CAS Latency(Twcl) = 1 DRAM Bank Interleave = Enabled Skew = AUTO Skew Value = 0 DRAM Drive Strength = Level 7 DRAM Data Drive Strength = Level 1 Max Async Latency = 7ns Read Preamble Time = 5ns Idle Cycle Limit = 32 Dynamic Counter = Disable R/W Queue Bypass = 16x Bypass Max = 4x 32 byte Granularity = Disable(8burst) Well there it is folks... for some unknwon bizarre reason known only to itself my memory appears to want no more than 2.6v, 2.8v and 2.9v which I was used to trying was always unstable. I memtest86+ tested these settings overnight and my results were as follows - on Pass 8 - 1 error on test 8. on pass 21 - 1 error on test 8. 29 Passes before stopped. So there you have it... I am totally confused but it would appear some TCCD just defies what we have come to know about overclocking. More volts is not better, far from it. Give my settings a try and see how you get on.
  24. I am currently testing the following settings and have them stable to 1600% in memtest for windows before the first error occurs FSB = 255mhz BIOS = 414-3 CPU VID Control = 1.5V CPU VID Special Control = disabled chipset = 1.5v LDT = 1.2v LDT 4x VDIMM = 2.9v CPC = Enabled CAS Latency(CL) = 2.5 RAS to CAS(Trcd) = 3 Min RAS# Active time(Tras) = 6 Row Precharge Time(Trp) = 3 Row Cycle Time(Trc) = 9 Row Refresh Cycle Time(Trfc) = 14 Row to Row Delay(Trrd) = 2 Write Recovery Time(Twr) = 2 Write to Read Delay(Twtr) = 2 Read to Write Delay(Trtw) = 2 Refresh Period (Tref) = 3072 Write CAS Latency(Twcl) = 1 DRAM Bank Interleave = Enabled Skew = AUTO Skew Value = 0 DRAM Drive Strength = Level 5 DRAM Data Drive Strength = Level 1 Max Async Latency = 7ns Read Preamble Time = 5ns Idle Cycle Limit = 32 Dynamic Counter = Disable R/W Queue Bypass = 16x Bypass Max = 4x 32 byte Granularity = Disable(8burst)
  25. Is your RAM TCCD? My ram is giving me similar behaviour to yours although it is corsair (TCCD). Might give your settings a try and see how I get on. What bios were you using? 514-3? I have been using 414-3.
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