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  1. Hello again, I know that the NF4 section details the various suitable RAM modules for DFI rigs and also stated that Kingston is not recommended. Why is this? Is it to do with the PCB since the modules I have are winbond BH-5 which are used in many other DIMMS such as the ones from OCZ and GEiL. My rig was assembled last night and are now ready to configure the BIOS and install OS but would liketo clear up a few questions first. thanks in advance
  2. I have Kingston Hyper-X in my rig with no problems, infact im over the moon with them tbh.
  3. Hello All Im looking for some active cooling for my BH-5 DRAM Modules currently running at 3.2v I intend on putting at least another 0.3v through them but cant until I improve cooling. Does anyone know of any products on the market for this or am I just better off building something myself? Any ideas are greatly appreciated Thanks
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    BH-5 Memory Cooling Options

    Yeah ive been looking around and cant find any 15mm thick fans >40mm in the UK
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    LAN question

    Can you not just bridge the connection?
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    BH-5 Memory Cooling Options

    They just look awful and dont really cool that well I need a 15mm thick fan to fit under the SI-120 cooler. Thinking of going the water cooling route soon so that will free up enough spce in the memory/CPU area to fit a decent 80mmx25mm fan on the BH-5. As for overclocking, ive not pushed any higher since insufficient cooling but now tightened the timings. They now run at 1.5-2-2-5 @ DDR450 with 3.2v
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    BH-5 Memory Cooling Options

    Thanks all You have given me some good ideas I have not got any Stock AMD coolers but what I do have is about 5 years worth of Intel ones lol Here are a few examples: Larger From Right to left: Northwood, first gen prescott, second gen prescott. rated at 0.16A, 0.21A and 0.44A respectively. The brakets approx the same spacing as the DIMM slots Going to try them for size and let you know EDIT: Hmm too large
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    BH-5 Memory Cooling Options

    Yeah I understand wat you mean Im having trouble finding fans that can fit under the Thermalright SI-120 CPU cooler due to its close proximity to the RAM. Think if I can find some 10-15mm thick fans no bigger than 60-70mm in diameter is the max space available Larger A Standard 80mm wont fit
  9. Thanks for the support Yeah I so glad that I have been one of the minority to get decent results from this maufacturer, I took a big gamble with thses modules since a few people said to me about the incompatabilities of these on DFI. Im still very much a greenhorn when it comes to DFI, Its the biggest learning experience in my computing life and has been a rollercoaster along the way lol. Some pics of my build can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-logs/11...nture-into.html DDR500 here we come EDIT: I dont suppose anyone knows where I can get hold of purpose built RAM cooling solutions or am I just better getting hold of a couple of say, 60mm fans, glueing them sided by side then some how mount them over the DRAM slots? Any ideas welcome
  10. Right a bit of a late update but thought I better share my experience. The BH-5 (Kingston Yes Kingston!) is rock solid stable I updated the BIOS to 6-23, reset the CMOS and installed one module in the orange slot and booted up into the BIOS Set the timings to the BH-5 settings supplied by you guys and set the voltage to 3.0v. Powered down then installed both modules in yellow slots then booted up normally. Now I have the memory stable at DDR450 2-2-2-5 @ 3.2v with active memory cooling. Currently have the system running at 1:1 giving me an overclock of 2.475GHz for the moment. They are also stable at DDR480 (still 3.2v) but get a bit toasty. Need another fan before pushing it long term. I will be making a try at DDR500 on these modules which will give me 2.7GHz which I will be happy with
  11. You need to wire both the motherboard power connections. Thes do not power your floppy/Hard drives, these need additional power connections from your PSU The first part powers the motherboard only. then you need additional power conncetions for your other components.
  12. Yeah I knew that getting these Kingston modules to work would be difficult, Its just my first baptism of DFI
  13. I really did not envisage this amount of trouble when I had this rig in mind
  14. Yeah I know At the moment when I install the module it will not let me switch the VDRAM voltage. If for instance I change it from 2.6v (SPD) to 2.8v then hit enter and move to the next BIOS field it reverts back to 2.6v (??) Could all this stem from using the 2005/01/25 BIOS? (Only picked the board up second hand last week)
  15. Yeah I will also check that out. Took quite some time to prise the heat spreader without damaging the the PCB or the heatspreader itself
  16. Hmm good point. I only checked one of the modules. They are a matched pair though with identical part numbers and revision.
  17. Yeah at the moment I can only get it to POST with one module on the orange DIMM2 slot. Im going to upgrade the BIOS to 6-23 this evening and see if that helps. And also this:
  18. UPDATE: Ive got the rig set up outside of the case I Moved all the motherboard jumpers to their default positions and performed a full CMOS clear. I installed one module in the Orange (DIMM2) slot and proceeded to boot up. I went through the windows install and a few drivers for chipsets and graphics cards etc. Now ive decided to add the second memory module in the other orange slot but it posts but blue screens on windows load. If I move them to the yellow slots they dont even post. Ive tried the SPD timings and also the timings stated above but with no sucess. Thanks
  19. Yeah It took many hours of sifting the net to find out what IC's are used on these modules. I then backed this up by gently (gingerly) prising the heat spreader until I could make out the part code imprinted. Good old Winbond BH-5
  20. I will find out what BIOS revision I am on. Got the kit second hand, think its the most recent one since the FSB is a drop down box not typed in. (hope that makes sence)
  21. Yeah thought so. Ive angled a 80mm fan to blow across the modules with air flow also generated from the SI-120 HSF which over hangs the DIMMS. Am I right in saying that the yellow DIMM slots are best for these modules? Thanks again, all this help is much appreciated
  22. OK thanks, Similar to what I have found from my own testing when these modules were in my old intel rig. Just have to make sence of all the other BIOS options now, These boards really do have a wealth of settings EDIT: do you actively cool these modules?
  23. Thats great! Thanks CPDMF! I will have a go this evening when I return home What voltage used/frequencies have you managed from your BH-5?
  24. Ah thats what I wanted to hear! (And thanks guys for the very speedy responses ) Is there any info you could provide me with in BIOS DRAM configurations for these modules? Please forgive my ignorance, this is the first AMD rig ive owned in years and also the first DFI board ever. Ive always gone the Intel / ASUS route before and finally made the jump to a more complex system
  25. Hmm that does not bode well with my build then. Just hope I can configure them to work since I dont/cant afford to outlay money since purchasing the other hardware. These Kingstons were taken from my old rig. Could anyone provide me with the best links on this site to configuration of BH-5 on these boards Thanks again
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