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  1. There is no hardware decoding on SPDIF and is stereo out only unless it is decoded by software before output over cable...

     

    RGone...:confused:

     

    Really?

     

    I thought the output would allow connection to a 5.1 decoder? And that SPdiff output was encoded? Well you live and learn.. So basically I have a surround sound system as long as I use the standard jack outputs? (Which I might add, suffered from a hell of a lot of interfence) Looks like I might have to invest in a better sound card?

     

    Paul.


  2. Sorry fairly long post :)

     

    Had a few odd hours this sunday to try and find out why two of my audio channels were not working.

    So far I have the Creative decoder connected to Spdif, front, sub, and centre speakers work fine, however the rear give nothing?

    Decided to remove the Spdif and connect the inputs that go into the decoder directly into the motherboard audio connectors. All speakers now work fine, however there is an awful noise, popping, humming etc, it's as if the input into the amp is too high (Even after reducing everything in control panel)

    The self test for the speakers work fine, so can only assume that :-

    A: The decoder is chuffed?

    B: The Spdif output is somehow wrong?

    On the front of the creative I have an option to select stereo, Pro Logic, or Dolby Digital, but I can only select the first two?

    I have the realtek software loaded, and on self test it confirms the rear do not work.

     

    Is this a software? driver? or decoder problem? I am not too concerned if the decoder has died, just wondered what to buy to replace the speakers and decoder? As I do not wish to use the rear audio as it tends to be a bit noisey. (Unless you know otherwise?) I prefer to use SPdif with a single cable.

    All drivers came from the CD that came with the motherboard November last year.

     

    Paul.


  3. Drifting - Crucial have a 48 hour turnaround, You post them on monday, they get them on tuesday and send a new set out which is with you before 1pm wednesday. Excellent would be the answer to that 1 ;)

     

    Really? They told me 5 - 7 days hence my comment about buying other memory. Oh well mine are boxed up and ready to go today. Wonder if the replacements will just plug in and work, without changing this that and the other in the bios. I am running out of virgins to sacrifice to get the bios settings working...

     

    Paul.


  4. Can I ask what is probably a dumb question?

    I have as I psoted previously set my bios to what crucial recommend, apart from one setting, I have it set to 1T and Crucial recommend 2T, where in this latest bios for my motherboard is this setting? I have read through most of the documents you kind guys have recommended, most of it goes over my head but getting a slightly better understanding. Since upgrading the bios my ram fails with memtest? I also had it overclocked to 250 before, now it's at stock 200. I really need to know what setting the command rate is in the bios so that I can tell crucial I have set it and tried it before I go down the RMA route.

     

    How quick are Crucial at replacing memory? Is it worth my buying another couple of dimms? saw some PNY in pc world at a resonable price.

     

    Paul.


  5. Patience whats that? :)

     

    Ram is in the Orange slots. and I have the following settings:-

     

    FSB Bus Freq 200 Mhz

    LDT/FSB Freq Ration X4

    LDT Bus Trans width 16 (down arrow) (up arrow)16

    CPU/FSB Freq Ratio auto

    PCI Express Freq 100Mhz

    K8 Coll & Quiet Disable

    CPU VID Stratup value Startup

    CPU VID Control Auto

    CPU VID special control Auto

    LDT Voltage control 1.20V

    Chip set voltage control 1.50V

    Dram Voltage control 2.80V

    Dram+ .03V Disable.

     

    Current Dram config, with the only stable settings I have thus found:-

     

    Dram Freq set 200=Ram/FSB:01/01

    CPC Enable

    Tcl 3.0

    Trcd 04

    Tras 08

    Trp 04

    Trc Auto

    Trfc Auto

    Trrd 02

    Twr 02

    Twtr 02

    Trwt 03

    Tref Auto

    Odd Divisor correct Disable

    Dram bank interleave Enable

    DQS Skew control Auto

    DQS Skew value 0

    Dram Strength Auto

    Max Async Latency Auto

    Dram response time Fast

    Read Preamble Time Auto

    Idle Cycle time 256

    Dynamic counter Disable

    R/W Queue Bypass 16 X

    Bypass Max 07 X

    32 Byte Granularity Disable(4 bursts)

     

     

    I really do appreciate your help with this, all I really want to achive is a stable machine.

     

    Regards Paul.


  6. Drifting - try the settings I posted on page 69 using the 406 Bios.. I have had these sticks since May and I love them. I have had them running from DDR400 upto DDR 600 plus with no problems with these settings. Currently running @ DDR540 which is what my currrent CPU likes them at for prime stable 24/7

     

    Tried the setting you suggested, still failed the memtest, since upgrading the bios I cannot now run it at 250, and the ram will not work on anything lower tha 2.8V

     

    Getting a tad brassed off with this memory, perhaps I should stick to stock memory as to be honest I am not big on overclocking as I don't understand most of it.


  7. Thanks Guys for the reply, I set the voltage as per Crucials support, so will take your advice and lower it. It was the other setting I was concerned about 3-4-4-8 ? What exactly does that equate to?

     

    What prompted all the questions was a bios update, as in default auto settings I could not even get the machine to boot. Many hours of faffing about got it to run.

     

    Regards Paul.


  8. I have tried desperately to understand what most of you are referring to in the ram settings. Sorry to have to say that I am even more confused than I was before.

     

    Can someone with the same setup as myself please let me know exactly what settings I should have for the ram? According to Crucial support it should be 3-4-4-8 Which means nothing to me? What does each setting equate to? is it CAS,TRDC,TRAS,TRP in that order?

     

    I have my board set to :-

    Dram Freq, 200 01/01

    CPC disabled

    CAS 3

    TRCD 4

    TRAS 4

    TRP 4

    TRC 8

    TRFC auto

    TRRD 2

    TWR 2

    TWTR 2

    TRWT 3

    TREF auto

    TWCL auto

    FSB Bus Freq 250

    Ratio X4.0

    Dram volt 2.8

     

    Spent hours trying to get it to fire up, only managed to get it to work with a single dimm, then went and changed settings till I could get it to boot properly. Have also updated the bios to 04/06/2006.

     

    Regards


  9. Well tot he best of my abilities I have follwoed the instructions from Crucial for my Ballistix memory, and I can only get it to work with the following :-

    Timings: 3-3-3-8

    Memory Voltage: 2.6v

    FSB: 200MHz

    LDT/FSB ratio: x 5.0

    DRAM Ratio: 1:1

    Command Per Clock (CPC) - 2T or Disabled

    TCL: 3

    TRAS: 3

    TRP: 3

    TRC: 8

    TRRD: 2

    TWR: 2

    TWTR: 2

    TRWT: 3

    TREF: Auto

    DRAM Response time: Normal

     

    I did try the other settings mentioned further down the post, and my machine flatley rufused to go into windows.

     

    Now I am assuming that I am not getting the best from the system? although I have to say it was seemed so much faster than my old P4 3.0Ghz.

     

    Any suggestions? anyone? or even a point at a simplier post?

     

    Paul.


  10. Crucial sent the following information on Ram settings, wished I knew what the heck the "?" referred to !!

     

    Does the ? refer to the processor speed? Mine is an Athlon 64 X2 4400+

     

    To run the memory at its rated spec (DDR500), please set the memory up as follows;

     

    Timings: 3-4-4-8

    CPU/FSB fequency ratio: ? x 250MHz = Rated CPU Frequency. ? = Multiplier memory voltage: 2.8v

    FSB: 250MHz

    LDT/FSB ratio: x 4.0

    DRAM Ratio: 1:1

    Command Per Clock (CPC) - 2T or Disabled

    TCL: 3

    TRAS: 4

    TRP: 4

    TRC: 8

    TRRD: 2

    TWR: 2

    TWTR: 2

    TRWT: 3

    TREF: Auto

    DRAM Response time: Normal

     

    Regards Paul


  11. Hello Paul,

     

    Glad to find out that you've resolved your problem...

     

    Here's the solution to your "other" problem :D

     

    Most web browsers have the option to INCREASE the text size of whatever page you are viewing.... go to the View option on your menubar, then find text size, and then you can increase it. Now that you can SEE, I expect you to spend the next month reading these forums!! ;)

     

    Not picking on you... I just recently HAD to get bifocals for reading purposes... :sad:

     

    No offence taken, Bi Focals I remeber them well, afraid mine is due to Glaucoma, and the damage has already been done, to be honest it's the eyes strain that causes the issues, so i have to pace myself. Larger fonts do help by the way.

     

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    Merry Xmas if your a Brit, Happy Holidays if American (I fall in both camps)

     

     

    Paul.


  12. Mine does the self same thing!

     

    However I am having to iliminate things one at a time, got the New PSU today so hoping that's what my problem is?

    Not got to the Ram side of things as yet, put trying hard to make sense of the very large thread on Crucial Ballistix (are they duff or not?)

     

    Crucial sent the following information on Ram settings, wished I knew what the heck the "?" referred to !!

     

    To run the memory at its rated spec (DDR500), please set the memory up as follows;

     

    Timings: 3-4-4-8

    CPU/FSB fequency ratio: ? x 250MHz = Rated CPU Frequency. ? = Multiplier memory voltage: 2.8v

    FSB: 250MHz

    LDT/FSB ratio: x 4.0

    DRAM Ratio: 1:1

    Command Per Clock (CPC) - 2T or Disabled

    TCL: 3

    TRAS: 4

    TRP: 4

    TRC: 8

    TRRD: 2

    TWR: 2

    TWTR: 2

    TRWT: 3

    TREF: Auto

    DRAM Response time: Normal

     

    Why can't this stuff all work out of the box? But then again if it did the wife would expect me to hold a conversation :(

     

    Regards Paul.


  13. I got sent the following from Crucial ffor the Ballistix.

     

    Wished I knew what the "?" represented? New to O'cing and AMD

     

     

    Timings: 3-4-4-8

    CPU/FSB fequency ratio: ? x 250MHz = Rated CPU Frequency. ? = Multiplier memory voltage: 2.8v

    FSB: 250MHz

    LDT/FSB ratio: x 4.0

    DRAM Ratio: 1:1

    Command Per Clock (CPC) - 2T or Disabled

    TCL: 3

    TRAS: 4

    TRP: 4

    TRC: 8

    TRRD: 2

    TWR: 2

    TWTR: 2

    TRWT: 3

    TREF: Auto

    DRAM Response time: Normal

     

    Paul.


  14. Thanks ever so much for the reply.

     

    The problem is most of the PSU's listed here are for the American market, I did find a link off one of the forum posts about UK PSU's, but did not definitively say for the NF4 SLI-DR.

     

    The nearest I got was the Enermax Liberty ELT620AWT (620W) which I can get hold of (well they list it on a website over here)

     

    Will give them a call tomorrow and see if they have stock, heaven help me if the Boss finds out (Wife) what I have spent on this machine :)

     

    Regards Paul.


  15. I was after quite, hence I went for this PSU the QT-03460G Gold, according to the specs its should be fine for a single card, 12V Max current 29Amps?

     

    Or have I lost the plot here? It's all getting a tad confusing.

     

    Model Number QT-03350G Gold QT-03400G Gold QT-03460G Gold

    20-pin ATX Connector Yes Yes Yes

    24-pin ATX Connector Yes Yes Yes

    ATX12V (4-pin) support Yes Yes Yes

    EPS12V (8-pin) support Yes Yes Yes

    PCI-E support (6-pin) Yes Yes Yes

    Number of floppy drive connectors 1 1 2

    Number of hard drive connectors 4 4 8

    Number of SATA power connectors 4 4 4

    Master power on/off switch Yes Yes Yes

    Acoustic noise level 17 - 27 dB(A) 17 - 27 dB(A) 19 - 32 dB(A)

    Mains input voltage selection Auto-range Auto-range Auto-range

    Length of motherboard power cable 50 cm (approx) 50 cm (approx) 50 cm (approx)

    +3.3V maximum output current 22 A 30 A 30 A

    +5V maximum output current 21 A 28 A 30 A

    Total +12V maximum output current 25 A 29 A 29 A

    +12V1 maximum output current 10 A 14 A 14 A

    +12V2 maximum output current 15 A 15 A 15 A

    Combined maximum output +3.3V / +5V 130 W 130 W 210 W

    +5VSB maximum standby current 2.0 A 2.0 A 2.0 A


  16. I found this forum earlier today, and have spent the best part of the day reading through the FAQ's and posts. I have found so much conflicting advice (May not be, but it confused me)

     

    Anyway the problem.

     

    Every time I reboot my machine it hangs in the bios post. If I change the memory from the 2 & 4 to 1 & 2 the machine works fine, obviously this is not ideal as it slows the machine down.

     

    If the machine has been standing for a while (Like overnight) it starts and boots fine.

     

    I have as you can see below Crucial Ballistix memory, and I have read of the problems others have suffered. However with the suggested timings from Crucial the machine still does not complete a post after a warm reboot. I have done the memory test, for over 30 iterations and they all completed fine? So do I have a memory problem? or something else wrong? I also noticed that my PSU is 460W not the recommended 480W, could this be the issue? I am not running two graphics cards as yet.

     

    The machine stops roughly on the post screen after it gives the memory timing settings.

     

    Any help most welcome, please bear with me if this problem is posted elsewhere, but I am very limited on how long I can read small print on this site (very bad eye's)

     

    Regards Paul.

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