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  1. With a gig total of RAM, did you assign 384 or 400MB of memory to each instance of Windows Memtest? Also, did you assign each instance to a separate core using affinity in task manager?
  2. DFI 975X/G Infinity, 12/01/2006 BIOS Team Group 2x512MB DDR2-667 RAM (3-4-4-8 kit) Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2MB L2 L628Bxxx Gigabyte GV-NX76G256D-RH GeForce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Silent Pipe @ 450/398, 84.21 Forceware 2x WD360GD Raptor Hard Drives RAID 0 Enermax Liberty 620W Power Supply Thermalright SI-120 CPU Cooler w/LGA 775 Adapter Thermalright HR-05 Northbridge Cooler ========== [b]Genie BIOS[/b] [color=red] Over Clock Mode Select.............. - Manual PPM Function........................ - Disabled CPU Clock Setting................... - 425Mhz PCIE Clock Setting.................. - 101MHz SATA Clock Sync. With............... - Fix 100Mhz CPU VID Offset Setting.............. - + 87.5mV Default CPU Voltage................. - 1.23750v CPU VTT Voltage Setting............. - 1.20v DRAM Voltage Setting................ - 2.10v NB Chip Voltage Setting............. - 1.70v [/color] [b]DRAM Timing and Config[/b] [color=red] DRAM Timing Selectable.............. - Manual CAS Latency Time.................... - 4 DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay............. - 4 DRAM RAS# Precharge................. - 4 Precharge Delay (tRAS).............. - 12 System Memory Frequency............. - 533Mhz Refresh Mode Select................. - Auto Write to Precharge Delay............ - Auto Write to Read Delay (Same).......... - Auto Write to Read Delay (Diff).......... - Auto Read to Write Delay................. - Auto Write Recovery...................... - Auto Read Recovery....................... - Auto Read Delay.......................... - Auto Data A Drive Strength............... - Auto Data B Drive Strength............... - Auto x8 Control Drive Strength........... - Auto x16 Control Drive Strength.......... - Auto x8 Clock Drive Strength............. - Auto x16 Clock Drive Strength............ - Auto Command A Drive Strength............ - Auto Command B Drive Strength............ - Auto [/color] ========== 3DMark 2001, 2x Prime, 2x CPU-Z 3DMark 2003 3DMark 2005 3DMark 2006 Short description: 425x8 @ 3.4Ghz 4-4-4-12 @ DDR2 850
  3. If you make a Windows 98 boot floppy it is fairly easy. You can find a Win98 boot disk here. Download the file and run it with a clean formatted floppy in the drive, and it will write a boot floppy for you. Now extract the zipped BIOS download. Copy the BIOS file, AWDFlash, and the Autoexec.bat file from the unzipped BIOS download to a second floppy. Boot to the Win98 floppy, it will create a RAM Drive C: Remove Win98 floppy and insert your BIOS floppy. Copy the files from A: to C:. Change your directory to C: and type autoexec.bat, the BIOS wil update it self. When it's finished it will tell you to remove the floppy and press F1. Then shut the machine down, clear the CMOS, then boot and load optimized defaults. Now tweak away! I prefer to flash from the RAM drive as it eliminates the chance of a floppy misread or failure during flash. It is also a lot faster than flashing it directly from the floppy. Hope this helps.
  4. I was thinking of getting the DFI 975x after two dead Asus P5B-D's. The Asus is a good board I suppose, if you get one that works. Anyway, there is a new beta BIOS 97TIDC01 for the 975x that addresses VGA problems. You can find it here.
  5. @ garynn - I believe the newer drivers require at least RAID BIOS 4.82. I'm surprised that the Ultra-II only has the 4.73 since the latest RAID BIOS is up to 5.50 on the Lanparty 939 boards. Anyway, for the 6.53's There are two ways to do it. #1 - Open the .exe and it will ask for a location to extract the files to. When it displays the dialog to install, just hit cancel. #2 - Use a program to such as 7-zip, Winzip or WinRar to uncompress the files. I recommend 7-zip. Right click on the .exe and click on "extract" in the context menu. In either case open the uncompressed file folder and locate the IDE folder. Open it and locate the WinXP subfolder. Open it and copy all the files except the raidtool subfolder and the nvuide uninstall application to your floppy. You mentioned nlite, I use it to integrate RAID drivers for unattended Windoze installation and it works great. Edit: Or just download them here
  6. The Nvidia RAID drivers that come with motherboards are notorious for not working. I have assembled the proper drivers from the latest Nvidia 6.86 NF4 AMD standalones. Just unzip the file and copy to a floppy. Download it here
  7. I seem to remember my DFI NF3 socket 754 board not seeing the Nvidia stripe in the BIOS. If I let Bootable Add-in Card as the first device it always booted to the RAID array. When your system is booting, what is the version of the NVRAID ROM in the RAID detection screen?
  8. Glad you got it working again. As for HDD boot priority, look in the BIOS under Advanced BIOS Features. Select Hard Disk Boot Priority, and your drives will be listed. Your RAID array should be listed as Nvidia Stripe. Set the stripe as the first boot drive and save. You should be good to go then.
  9. I would disconnect the PATA drives and reinstall Windows. If you have any PATA drives attached Windows will want to write boot files to one of them instead of the SATA RAID array. I run 2 Raptors in RAID 0 with an SATA backup drive and I must disconnect it to install to the RAID array. When the install is complete I shut down, reconnect the drive and boot. The drive is then detected and installed.
  10. If you look at the chart only the even multi CPUs give memory speeds at spec for a chosen divider, and even then not in all cases. For example, a 10 multi gives 400, 500 667 and 800MHz RAM speeds at 200 HTT. There is no way to obtain 533. The odd multi CPUs are worse, the only memory speed at spec is DDR2 400. I would rather have the higher CPU clock than have my memory running a bit faster with a lower clocked CPU. In any case if you want your memory to run at DDR2 667 just increase your HTT to 212. This will also overclock the CPU to 2332 MHz which should be easily obtained without any voltage increase. You may need to lower the LDT multiplier from 5 to 4 though. If you dont want to overclock the CPU, you could try just overclocking the memory by using the 800 divider. This would boost your memory to DDR2 733, which should also be fairly easy with your Corsair, requiring only a modest Vdimm increase, if any. Get to know the BIOS, tweak, and check for stability. Document what you do so you know what works and what doesn't. Most of all, have fun!
  11. DDR2 628 is correct. The memory speed is derived from the CPU speed. For a 3500+ at 2200MHz and the 667 memory divider set, your memory speed is 2200/7 = 314 or 628 DDR2. Here is a chart showing DDR2 speeds for various CPU multipliers and HTT speeds.
  12. No, you're not missing something. You've done your homework. It should not be hard to obtain the overclocks you are looking for, both on CPU and RAM. You have chosen some good components, read what has been suggested in the above posts and you should be fine.
  13. I understand that this mobo does not come with a backplate, the CPU cooler retention module is held with plastic pushpins. Is any one using an aftermarket CPU cooler and if so, how are they attaching it without a backplate? I would like to tinker with this mobo when Thermalright releases a retention module for my SI-120, but it would require a backplate to screw the Thermalright RM to in order to fasten it securely, I would think. I guess I could get the new Ultra-120 and the AM2 mounting kit, but the weight of that thing scares me. :eek:
  14. I am using this RAM. Don't be fooled by the PC3200 designation. This is TCCD, if you get a good mem controller on the CPU you can run very high HTT. A bit less expensive but also TCCD Expensive, but supposed to be very good I would do a search on these items and get as much info as you can before you choose.
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