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Questions: X2 BIOS and RAM choice


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Hey all.

 

Had my SLi-D for a while now and definately going to get an X2.

 

I have spec in sig ATM - with a Thermalright XP-120 + Panaflo fan :D

 

AMD 64 3200+ Venice

DFI LANPARTY Sli-D

BIOS Rev: 510-3

OCZ Plat Rev 2 2 x 512mb

 

I'm getting an X2 4400+

 

I currently have 2 x 512mb modules of TCCD Rev 2

 

So here (finally) is the question: What is the best BIOS for X2? I will be overclocking, but probably not removing the spreader (i'm a wuss :O )

 

On another note: RAM

 

I was going to get 2 x 1gb Crucial Ballistic Tracers Here as I've heard they pretty damn fine chips. Any issues with these and is there a BIOS that will be ok with both sets of RAM (won't be getting Crucial until October and was hoping for a little bit of overclocking before that :D)

 

Thanks for all your help - any more info you need and I'll supply it :D

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Yes, the 704-2 BIOS that is modded by BigToe (704-2BT) is excellent. Use the orange slots for the Ballistix. Memtest and prime each stick individually to find out each one's max OC, then set your final FSB a few MHz lower than the weakest stick. One of my sticks does 296, the other can go to 303. I settled on 290 (for best CPU speed), but 295 was stable as well.

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I tend to like stress testing in D Chan to see if the memory controller is up to the work, but hey - we all have your ways ;)

 

Nice OC - may just go for 10 x 275/280 or something like that and get it nice and stable. Think I'll try 623 then maybe go 704 if its not stable. Orange would be fine for the TCCD too then? :P

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