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About Lifeguard1999

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  1. The 4DSx1T memory performance is awesome. I wonder if it can be enabled via a BIOS update on the other DFI boards, or if some hardware was involved to get it to work.
  2. 1. Set the K8 Cool-n-Quiet to Auto in BIOS (pg 109 of the DFI LanParty SLi-DR Users Manual) 2. Download and install AMD driver for Windows XP (if that is what you are using) : http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_ty...ties/amdcpu.exe 3. Download and install AMD Dashboard Demo : http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Techni...71_9706,00.html 4. Read and follow the AMD Cool-n-Quiet installation guide: http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_ty...tion_Guide3.pdf 5. To enable the Cool ‘n’ Quiet feature on a Windows XP system, you have to change the power scheme. Open the ‘Power Options’ from the Control Panel. Choose the power scheme ‘Minimal Power Management’ and click ‘OK’ to enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet.
  3. Stupid Question: Are all your power plugs plugged into the board? See item #7 on this thread : http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20832
  4. Nice How-To. Pics are a little blurry. Must have been from you being hungover from the night before, eh?
  5. "I need to be able to OC at work" That is a new one for me! ROTFL!
  6. I had the same trouble with nearly the same setup as you have. Two things helped, and you have already discovered one of them. (1) update your BIOS and (2) bump up your memory voltage to 2.9V. More volts did not help me, YMMV. It sounds like you are going about this the right way. Set your memory divider to 1/2 and find your maximum HTT, and maximum CPU. THEN go back and find your fastest memory speeds.
  7. 300HTT x 9 is better than 270HTT x 10 since the HTT bus is faster while the CPU is the same speed. The difference is marginal though.
  8. 1) How much voltage are you giving your ram? 2) Why not back down the ram from 1:1 to see if that is limiting you?
  9. On the original BIOS I could not get over 260 HTT. On the 6/23 BIOS I am at: 2.4GHz, 6x multiplier, 400 FSB/HTT speed, 1.45V for CPU, 2.9V for memory, divider=1/2. :cool: That is not my max CPU, which is 2.7 GHz (stable under Prime95) or 2.8 GHz (unstable P95, stable Far Cry).
  10. Yes it is a Rev E. All Venice's are Rev E with SSE3 extensions. It prefers a newer BIOS (6/23) rather than some of the older ones. With the BIOS update, it works great.
  11. I agree. Lower your RAM to at or below 200 MHz to theoretically take it out of the equation. I say theoretically because of this next question: How much voltage is going to your RAM? For me, it turned out I needed to up the voltage to the RAM to get my CPU to clock from 2.32 to 2.7 GHz stable.
  12. What is a "safe" temperature for a Venice CPU? 50C? 55C? 60C? 65C? Since I upgraded from a Tualatin (27C) to a Venice (45C), I just want to know how safe the temps are I am getting when I o/c. Thanks.
  13. Take a look at your heat sink on your CPU. See those fins? They increase the surface area and allow the heat to escape better. Take a look at your heatspreader on your memory. See those fins? Oh, there aren't any. It does not look like anyone is serious about moving heat off the memory. Either that or they know that heat is not much of a problem with memory; other things limit the speed of memory more than heat. Therefore, the heat spreaders are window dressing, IMO.
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