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I have the OCZ VX DDR 400,and in the BIOS all are as default....I follow the steps of:

 

NF4 SLI-DR / 3500+ Winchester / 2x512MB OCZ 4000VX in OCing database at:

 

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10195

 

But I´m a newie with this and I don´t kow what latencies(Timmings) are well for to begin.......

 

Tx 4 all,friends......:D

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1st, you need to create a proper signature in your user CP with all of your hardware listed in a neat column; including your OS and BIOS. 2nd, what BIOS are you using? Example: 623, -1, -2, or -3... 3rd, what is the exact model # of your CPU as would be listed here?

 

 

TRY THESE (listed in order as you see in you BIOS):

 

 

GENIE BIOS

 

FSB Bus Frequency - 250 or 255 or 260

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 9 x

PCI eXpress Frequency - 104Mhz

CPU VID StartUp Value - 1.55v

CPU VID Control - 1.25v

CPU VID Special Control - Avove VID * 126%

LDT Voltage Control - 1.30v

Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.60v

DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v

 

DRAM CONFIGURATION

 

DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01)

Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable

CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 2.0

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks

Row precharge time (Trp) - 02 Bus Clocks

Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks

Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 15 Bus Clocks

Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 02 Bus Clocks

Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles

Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01

 

DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

DQS Skew Control - Decrease

DQS Skew Value - 0

DRAM Drive Strength - Level 7

DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 2

Max Async Latency - 06,0ns, 07.0ns, 08.0ns or 09.0ns

Read Preamble Time - 06.0ns

IdleCycle Limit - 64 Cycles

Dynamic Counter - Enable or Auto

R/W Queue Bypass - 2 x

Bypass Max - 01 x

32 Byte Granularity - Enable(? Bursts)

 

If that doesn't go, set it all to AUTO.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

:cool:

DRACULA

• MoBo
= DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR

• CPU
= FX-57 (90nm
process, San Diego core
) [ADAFX57BNBOX]

• Memory
= 1GB of OCZ Technology (1T
Mode
), EL DDR PC-4800 Dual Channel Platinum Elite Edition (
hand-picked,
100%
TCCD
chips
), Qt.2 [OCZ6001024EEPE-K]

• Hard Drives
=
a)
74GB WD Raptor, Qt.4 [WD740GD]
B)
500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 SATA II, Qt.4 [0A31619] *** Total SATA Storage:
2.296
Terabytes
***

• BIOS
= 702-2 with Change-Log Update

• OS
= Windows XP Pro SP2
and
Windows XP Pro x64-bit

• Video Card
(
single card,
non
-
SLI Mode
) = BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC™ PCIe 512MB GDDR3/TV-Out/Dual-DVI (
Retail Box
) [bFGR68512UOCX]

• Video Driver
(
nVIDIA
) = ForceWare v77.77 (
non
-Beta
)

• Monitor
= ViewSonic VP191
b
(
new
8ms
revision
)

• Optical Drives
= ASUS DRW-1608p, Qt.2 [DRW1608P]

• Floppy Drive
= MITSUMI 8 in 1, Multi-Media Drive [FA404M]

• Case
= Aspire X-Navigator, mid-Tower [ATXA8NW-BK]

• Cooling
(
air only
) =
a)
Thermalright XP-90C Heat-Sink
B)
92mm Vantec Tornado (119
CFM
- 4800
RPM
's - 56.4
dBA
) CPU Fan [TD9238H]
c)
Arctic Silver 5 compound

• PSU
= Thermaltake,
680
Watts
, SLI-ready [W0049]

• Audio
= Creative Labs, GigaWorks S750 (
700
Watts
,
7.1
Channel
Speaker System – Retail
) [51MF7010AA000]

"Feel however you want. Your opinion still has all the appeal of a warm, flat beer."

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GENIE BIOS

 

FSB Bus Frequency - 250 or 255 or 260

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x ...............WRONG! anything over 250 needs 3x!

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 9 x

PCI eXpress Frequency - 104Mhz......WRONG! leave it at 100 since its stable and anything over doesn't help anything!

CPU VID StartUp Value - 1.55v

CPU VID Control - 1.25v

CPU VID Special Control - Avove VID * 126%

LDT Voltage Control - 1.30v

Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.60v

DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v...........This sounds awful high to me, are you overclocking? Do you have cooling on the ram?

 

DRAM CONFIGURATION

 

DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01).

Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable

CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 2.0

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks

Row precharge time (Trp) - 02 Bus Clocks

Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks

Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 15 Bus Clocks

Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 02 Bus Clocks

Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles....3120 is a known good one

Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01.............I suggest auto!

 

DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

DQS Skew Control - Decrease

DQS Skew Value - 0

DRAM Drive Strength - Level 7

DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 2

Max Async Latency - 06,0ns, 07.0ns, 08.0ns or 09.0ns

Read Preamble Time - 06.0ns

IdleCycle Limit - 64 Cycles

Dynamic Counter - Enable or Auto

R/W Queue Bypass - 2 x

Bypass Max - 01 x

32 Byte Granularity - Enable(? Bursts)

 

If that doesn't go, set it all to AUTO.........this is terrible advice, IMO!

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1st, you need to create a proper signature in your user CP with all of your hardware listed in a neat column; including your OS and BIOS. 2nd, what BIOS are you using? Example: 623, -1, -2, or -3... 3rd, what is the exact model # of your CPU as would be listed here?

 

 

TRY THESE (listed in order as you see in you BIOS):

 

 

GENIE BIOS

 

FSB Bus Frequency - 250 or 255 or 260

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 9 x

PCI eXpress Frequency - 104Mhz

CPU VID StartUp Value - 1.55v

CPU VID Control - 1.25v

CPU VID Special Control - Avove VID * 126%

LDT Voltage Control - 1.30v

Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.60v

DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v

 

DRAM CONFIGURATION

 

DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01)

Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable

CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 2.0

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks

Row precharge time (Trp) - 02 Bus Clocks

Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks

Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 15 Bus Clocks

Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 02 Bus Clocks

Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles

Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01

 

DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

DQS Skew Control - Decrease

DQS Skew Value - 0

DRAM Drive Strength - Level 7

DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 2

Max Async Latency - 06,0ns, 07.0ns, 08.0ns or 09.0ns

Read Preamble Time - 06.0ns

IdleCycle Limit - 64 Cycles

Dynamic Counter - Enable or Auto

R/W Queue Bypass - 2 x

Bypass Max - 01 x

32 Byte Granularity - Enable(? Bursts)

 

If that doesn't go, set it all to AUTO.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

:cool:

DRACULA

 

• MoBo
= DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR

• CPU
= FX-57 (90nm
process, San Diego core
) [ADAFX57BNBOX]

• Memory
= 1GB of OCZ Technology (1T
Mode
), EL DDR PC-4800 Dual Channel Platinum Elite Edition (
hand-picked,
100%
TCCD
chips
), Qt.2 [OCZ6001024EEPE-K]

• Hard Drives
=
a)
74GB WD Raptor , Qt.4 [WD740GD]
B)
500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 SATA II , Qt.4 [0A31619] *** Overall Total Storage:
2.296
Terabytes
***

• BIOS
= 702-2 with Change-Log Update

• OS
= Windows XP Pro SP2
and
Windows XP Pro x64-bit

• Video Card
(
single card,
non
-
SLI Mode
) = BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC™ PCIe 512MB GDDR3/TV-Out/Dual-DVI (
Retail Box
) [bFGR68512UOCX]

• Video Driver
(
nVIDIA
) = ForceWare v77.77 (
non
-Beta
)

• Monitor
= ViewSonic VP191
b
(
new
8ms
revision
)

• Optical Drives
= ASUS DRW-1608p, Qt.2 [DRW1608P]

• Case
= Aspire X-Navigator, mid-Tower [ATXA8NW-BK]

• Cooling
(
air only
) = Thermalright XP-90C Heat-Sink, 92mm Vantec Tornado (
119cfm
) CPU Fan and Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound

• PSU
= Thermaltake,
680
Watts
, SLI-ready [W0049]

• Audio
= Creative Labs, GigaWorks S750 (
700
Watts
,
7.1
Channel
Speaker System – Retail
) [51MF7010AA000]

 

GENIE BIOS

 

  • LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x ...............WRONG! anything over 250 needs 3x!

  • PCI eXpress Frequency - 104Mhz......WRONG! leave it at 100 since its stable and anything over doesn't help anything!

  • DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v...........This sounds awful high to me, are you overclocking? Do you have cooling on the ram?

 

DRAM CONFIGURATION

 

  • Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles....3120 is a known good one

  • Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01.............I suggest auto!

 

If that doesn't go, set it all to AUTO.........this is terrible advice, IMO!

 

 

 

Oh-kay, it's clear to me that you have done little, to no research on this because you plainly do not have a clue on one thing you just said, so I am going to set the record straight. I am going to illustrate the points you "claim" are wrong and I will show you why they aren't.

 

First, I stated at the very beginning of my post, that Murphi needs to give us far more complete information. What was given to us was not thorough at all.

 

Secondly, those settings are for high-end components only; Murphi is using OCZ VX Gold PC 4000 RAM, AMD 3500+ CPU and a LANPARTY NF4 SLI-DR motherboard. The processor is good and in fact I actually lowered the voltage on the CPU from 1.595v to 1.575v. As for the RAM and the Motherboard, they both are high-end pieces of hardware, designed for this sort of rigorous and brutal use.

 

Thirdly, how do you know for fact that these 5 settings are wrong? Have you ever tested them? If so, how thorough were you? What kinds of programs do you have at your disposal to do testing? How many hours have you spent doing tests? What kind of hardware are you sporting? Is your hardware even up to the challenge?

 

***Before you slam someone's suggestion why not check it out first; I can plainly tell you didn't. Here's where you went wrong:

 

  • LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x ? Actually, if you had talked to any of the tech guys over at OCZ (Jimmy), CORSAIR (Ryan and Dylan), GeIL (Douglas and John) and at DFI itself (Frank Wong and Ogie) FG, you would've known that the LDT (Lightening Data Transport, a.k.a. - Hyper-Transport) can be safely pushed up to 1100MHz on the SLI-DR board without hurting it. 1000MHz is the just a default. I personally have been running my LDT at 1100MHz for about 5 months now without incident. Even with the FSB at 260MHz, a 4x multiplier is only 1040MHz; well bellow 1100. At 250MHz x 4 is 1000MHz (which is right at spec) and 255MHz x 4 is only 1020. Those settings aren't going to hurt Murphi's SLI-DR board, or mine or anyone else's.

  • PCI eXpress Frequency - 104MHz ? Again, you make WRONG assumptions and jump to conclusions. For as long as I've had my LDT at 1100MHz, I've had my PCI eXpress Frequency set at 112MHz. I've had it stable at as high as 120MHz. The default of 100MHz is the same as 2500MHz when expressed as the PCI eXpress Bus. In other words, I've had the bus as high and stable as 3000MHz, and it does improve games and benchmarks. A frequency of 104MHz = 2600MHz bus and is only 100MHz higher on the PCI eXpress Bus than stock. He could go to 108MHz and that wouldn't hurt a thing.

  • DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v ? Perhaps if you knew some of the guys over at
INSANETEK (like John Chen or Randy Torio) you would have known that the VX Golds can take a beating and not break a sweat. So now this is where you show the whole world that you just don't know your RAM. OCZ covers their Winbond UTT ICs on the OCZ PC4000 VX Golds with a full LIFETIME WARRANTY, all the way up to 3.5 volts (yes, click on the volts); it's listed right on the OCZ website. I wanted Murphi to use a higher VDIMM because the settings I've listed for him are a bit tighter than Travis' who, by the way, was running his VDIMM at 3.4 volts for his setup which is a whole, great, big 0.1 volts less than mine! And, I lowered the VCORE on the CPU compared to Travis' setup too. I have seen NO improvement with a VCORE set really high and you run the risk of toasting your CPU. Given the choice I would rather fry the RAM than the CPU. And anyway, 3.5v is in spec for this stuff and I have seen guys run it safely up to 4.0v (but not past that). As for cooling, he didn't list what he's got and that is really his concern anyway.

  • Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles....3120 is a known good one ??? Yep, that's it! A tREF of 3120 is the ONLY usable tREF setting in the BIOS...no, the whole world!!! All those other, "so callled" tREF settings aren't actually real. They were put in there by Oskar Wu as a joke! Real funny guy that Oskar; I tell ya'! 3120 is stable, yes, but it's hardly the only "good" setting. Just because John had "(seems to be a/ Bh-5,6 sweet spot at 250+mhz)" on his list does NOT make it the "end-all, be-all" tREF setting to end ALL tREF settings. Like most people out there, I bet you don't no 'jack' about tREF; even the moderators, super moderators and administrators are still figuring this theoretical stuff out. It's still pretty new and experimental to all of us. And btw, Windbond UTT ICs are not identical to BH-5s. JSYK, tREF is my specialized area of expertise. A tREF of 3120 is stable yes, but it is actually at the lower and slower end of data-bandwidth performance, compared to others. 0516 and 0388 are much, much higher in bandwidth performance. I listed 1560 and 3072 because that is where most higher end memory sits, natively. There is NOTHING wrong with those settings. 0016, 0032, 0064 and 0128 are the dicey settings to which you should be careful.

  • Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01.............I suggest auto! ????? You just don't know do you. Even Travis has recommended a setting of 01 Ticks...right here...on this website! Almost all PC3200 and higher DDR1, 184pin memory runs natively at 01 Ticks. If you have A64 Tweaker, go into your BIOS, set it to "auto". Log back in to Windows, open up your A64 Tweaker, look at the tWCL. I'll bet you that it reads as 01.

 

The bottom line is that a lot of this is still theory, when it comes to tweaking your system's memory for Over-Clocking. NO ONE, has the right to look down on anyone else here because we are all still learning. No matter what I or you or anyone else tells Murphi, HE and he alone will have to still try this stuff out for himself. He will have to do a lot of his own experimenting to find the elusive "best setting" for his system. And if you will recall FG, The very last thing I said to Murphi was that if all else fails, set it all to "auto" (except for the 4 primary settings of CAS-tRCD-tRP-tRAS which you can start out by setting them to their stock settings...or you still could do everything "auto", if you'd like). And you said, in response,how "TERRIBLE" that was. Yeah, because setting all of your BIOS to auto, as a starting point will, BLOW-UP YOUR COMPUTER!! That comment of yours was not only unnecessary, but rude and shows us exactly what you don't know about RAM on this board! Now personally, I hate "auto" settings. If you want everything on "auto" you shouldn't have bought this board in the first place. You should have picked up an ASUS Premium mobo instead. Look, I don't have any problems with any of the people here and I want it to stay that way. Please test this stuff before you pontificate on the very dogmatic subject of RAM, and good luck to you!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

:cool:

DRACULA

 

• MoBo
= DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR

• CPU
= FX-57 (90nm
process, San Diego core
) [ADAFX57BNBOX]

• Memory
= 1GB of OCZ Technology (1T
Mode
), EL DDR PC-4800 Dual Channel Platinum Elite Edition (
hand-picked,
100%
TCCD
chips
), Qt.2 [OCZ6001024EEPE-K]

• Hard Drives
=
a)
74GB WD Raptor , Qt.4 [WD740GD]
B)
500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 SATA II , Qt.4 [0A31619] *** Overall Total Storage:
2.296
Terabytes
***

• BIOS
= 702-2 with Change-Log Update

• OS
= Windows XP Pro SP2
and
Windows XP Pro x64-bit

• Video Card
(
single card,
non
-
SLI Mode
) = BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC™ PCIe 512MB GDDR3/TV-Out/Dual-DVI (
Retail Box
) [bFGR68512UOCX]

• Video Driver
(
nVIDIA
) = ForceWare v77.77 (
non
-Beta
)

• Monitor
= ViewSonic VP191
b
(
new
8ms
revision
)

• Optical Drives
= ASUS DRW-1608p, Qt.2 [DRW1608P]

• Case
= Aspire X-Navigator, mid-Tower [ATXA8NW-BK]

• Cooling
(
air only
) = Thermalright XP-90C Heat-Sink, 92mm Vantec Tornado (
119cfm
) CPU Fan and Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound

• PSU
= Thermaltake,
680
Watts
, SLI-ready [W0049]

• Audio
= Creative Labs, GigaWorks S750 (
700
Watts
,
7.1
Channel
Speaker System – Retail
) [51MF7010AA000]

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1st, you need to create a proper signature in your user CP with all of your hardware listed in a neat column; including your OS and BIOS. 2nd, what BIOS are you using? Example: 623, -1, -2, or -3... 3rd, what is the exact model # of your CPU as would be listed here?

 

 

TRY THESE (listed in order as you see in you BIOS):

 

 

GENIE BIOS

 

FSB Bus Frequency - 250 or 255 or 260

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - 9 x

PCI eXpress Frequency - 104Mhz

CPU VID StartUp Value - 1.55v

CPU VID Control - 1.25v

CPU VID Special Control - Avove VID * 126%

LDT Voltage Control - 1.30v

Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.60v

DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v

 

DRAM CONFIGURATION

 

DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01)

Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable

CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 2.0

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks

Row precharge time (Trp) - 02 Bus Clocks

Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks

Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 15 Bus Clocks

Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 02 Bus Clocks

Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles

Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01

 

DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

DQS Skew Control - Decrease

DQS Skew Value - 0

DRAM Drive Strength - Level 7

DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 2

Max Async Latency - 06,0ns, 07.0ns, 08.0ns or 09.0ns

Read Preamble Time - 06.0ns

IdleCycle Limit - 64 Cycles

Dynamic Counter - Enable or Auto

R/W Queue Bypass - 2 x

Bypass Max - 01 x

32 Byte Granularity - Enable(? Bursts)

 

If that doesn't go, set it all to AUTO.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

:cool:

DRACULA

• MoBo
= DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR

• CPU
= FX-57 (90nm
process, San Diego core
) [ADAFX57BNBOX]

• Memory
= 1GB of OCZ Technology (1T
Mode
), EL DDR PC-4800 Dual Channel Platinum Elite Edition (
hand-picked,
100%
TCCD
chips
), Qt.2 [OCZ6001024EEPE-K]

• Hard Drives
=
a)
74GB WD Raptor, Qt.4 [WD740GD]
B)
500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 SATA II, Qt.4 [0A31619] *** Total SATA Storage:
2.296
Terabytes
***

• BIOS
= 702-2 with Change-Log Update

• OS
= Windows XP Pro SP2
and
Windows XP Pro x64-bit

• Video Card
(
single card,
non
-
SLI Mode
) = BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC™ PCIe 512MB GDDR3/TV-Out/Dual-DVI (
Retail Box
) [bFGR68512UOCX]

• Video Driver
(
nVIDIA
) = ForceWare v77.77 (
non
-Beta
)

• Monitor
= ViewSonic VP191
b
(
new
8ms
revision
)

• Optical Drives
= ASUS DRW-1608p, Qt.2 [DRW1608P]

• Floppy Drive
= MITSUMI 8 in 1, Multi-Media Drive [FA404M]

• Case
= Aspire X-Navigator, mid-Tower [ATXA8NW-BK]

• Cooling
(
air only
) =
a)
Thermalright XP-90C Heat-Sink
B)
92mm Vantec Tornado (119
CFM
- 4800
RPM
's - 56.4
dBA
) CPU Fan [TD9238H]
c)
Arctic Silver 5 compound

• PSU
= Thermaltake,
680
Watts
, SLI-ready [W0049]

• Audio
= Creative Labs, GigaWorks S750 (
700
Watts
,
7.1
Channel
Speaker System – Retail
) [51MF7010AA000]

"Feel however you want. Your opinion still has all the appeal of a warm, flat beer."

GENIE BIOS

 

  • LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x ...............WRONG! anything over 250 needs 3x!

  • PCI eXpress Frequency - 104Mhz......WRONG! leave it at 100 since its stable and anything over doesn't help anything!

  • DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v...........This sounds awful high to me, are you overclocking? Do you have cooling on the ram?

 

DRAM CONFIGURATION

 

  • Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles....3120 is a known good one

  • Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01.............I suggest auto!

 

If that doesn't go, set it all to AUTO.........this is TERRIBLE advice, IMO!

Oh-kay, it's clear to me that you have done little, to no research on this because you plainly do not have a clue on one thing you just said, so I am going to set the record straight. I am going to illustrate the points you "claim" are wrong and I will show you why they aren't.

 

First, I stated at the very beginning of my post, that Murphi needs to give us far more complete information. What was given to us was not thorough at all.

 

Secondly, those settings are for high-end components only; Murphi is using OCZ VX Gold PC 4000 RAM, AMD 3500+ CPU and a LANPARTY NF4 SLI-DR motherboard. The processor is good and in fact I actually lowered the voltage on the CPU from 1.595v to 1.575v. As for the RAM and the Motherboard, they both are high-end pieces of hardware, designed for this sort of rigorous and brutal use.

 

Thirdly, how do you know for fact that these 5 settings are wrong? Have you ever tested them? If so, how thorough were you? What kinds of programs do you have at your disposal to do testing? How many hours have you spent doing tests? What kind of hardware are you sporting? Is your hardware even up to the challenge?

 

***Before you slam someone's suggestion why not check it out first; I can plainly tell you didn't. Here's where you went wrong:

 

  • LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio - 4 x ? Actually, if you had talked to any of the tech guys over at OCZ (Jimmy), CORSAIR (Ryan and Dylan), GeIL (Douglas and John) and at DFI itself (Frank Wong and Ogie) FG, you would've known that the LDT (Lightening Data Transport, a.k.a. - Hyper-Transport) can be safely pushed up to 1100MHz on the SLI-DR board without hurting it. 1000MHz is the just a default. I personally have been running my LDT at 1100MHz for about 5 months now without incident. Even with the FSB at 260MHz, a 4x multiplier is only 1040MHz; well bellow 1100. At 250MHz x 4 is 1000MHz (which is right at spec) and 255MHz x 4 is only 1020. Those settings aren't going to hurt Murphi's SLI-DR board, or mine or anyone else's.

  • PCI eXpress Frequency - 104MHz ? Again, you make WRONG assumptions and jump to conclusions. For as long as I've had my LDT at 1100MHz, I've had my PCI eXpress Frequency set at 112MHz. I've had it stable at as high as 120MHz. The default of 100MHz is the same as 2500MHz when expressed as the PCI eXpress Bus. In other words, I've had the bus as high and stable as 3000MHz, and it does improve games and benchmarks. A frequency of 104MHz = 2600MHz bus and is only 100MHz higher on the PCI eXpress Bus than stock. He could go to 108MHz and that wouldn't hurt a thing.

  • DRAM Voltage Control - 3.50v ? Perhaps if you knew some of the guys over at
INSANETEK (like John Chen or Randy Torio) you would have known that the VX Golds can take a beating and not break a sweat. So now this is where you show the whole world that you just don't know your RAM. OCZ covers their Winbond UTT ICs on the OCZ PC4000 VX Golds with a full LIFETIME WARRANTY, all the way up to 3.5 volts (yes, click on the volts); it's listed right on the OCZ website. I wanted Murphi to use a higher VDIMM because the settings I've listed for him are a bit tighter than Travis' who, by the way, was running his VDIMM at 3.4 volts for his setup which is a whole, great, big 0.1 volts less than mine! And, I lowered the VCORE on the CPU compared to Travis' setup too. I have seen NO improvement with a VCORE set really high and you run the risk of toasting your CPU. Given the choice I would rather fry the RAM than the CPU. And anyway, 3.5v is in spec for this stuff and I have seen guys run it safely up to 4.0v (but not past that). As for cooling, he didn't list what he's got and that is really his concern anyway.

  • Refresh Period (Tref) - 0388, 0516, 0780, 1560 or 3072 Cycles....3120 is a known good one ??? Yep, that's it! A tREF of 3120 is the ONLY usable tREF setting in the BIOS...no, the whole world!!! All those other, "so callled" tREF settings aren't actually real. They were put in there by Oskar Wu as a joke! Real funny guy that Oskar; I tell ya'! 3120 is stable, yes, but it's hardly the only "good" setting. Just because Travis had
"(seems to be a/ Bh-5,6 sweet spot at 250+mhz)" on his list does NOT make it the "end-all, be-all" tREF setting to end ALL tREF settings. Like most people out there, I bet you don't no 'jack' about tREF; even the moderators, super moderators and administrators are still figuring this theoretical stuff out. It's still pretty new and experimental to all of us. And btw, Winbond UTT ICs are not identical to BH-5s. JSYK, tREF is my specialized area of expertise. A tREF of 3120 is stable yes, but it is actually at the lower and slower end of data-bandwidth performance, compared to others. 0516 and 0388 are much, much higher in bandwidth performance. I listed 1560 and 3072 because that is where most higher end memory sits, natively. There is NOTHING wrong with those settings. 0016, 0032, 0064 and 0128 are the dicey settings to which you should be careful.

  • Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - 01.............I suggest auto! ????? You just don't know do you. Even Travis has recommended a setting of 01 Ticks...right here...on this website! Almost all PC3200 and higher DDR1, 184pin memory runs natively at 01 Ticks. If you have A64 Tweaker, go into your BIOS, set it to "auto". Log back in to Windows, open up your A64 Tweaker, look at the tWCL. I'll bet you that it reads as 01.

The bottom line is that a lot of this is still theory, when it comes to tweaking your system's memory for Over-Clocking. NO ONE, has the right to look down on anyone else here because we are all still learning. No matter what I or you or anyone else tells Murphi, HE and he alone will have to still try this stuff out for himself. He will have to do a lot of his own experimenting to find the elusive "best setting" for his system. And if you will recall FG, The very last thing I said to Murphi was that if all else fails, set it all to "auto" (except for the 4 primary settings of CAS-tRCD-tRP-tRAS which you can start out by setting them to their stock settings...or you still could do everything "auto", if you'd like). And you said, in response,how "TERRIBLE" that was. Yeah, because setting all of your BIOS to auto, as a starting point will, BLOW-UP YOUR COMPUTER!! That comment of yours was not only unnecessary, but rude and shows us exactly what you don't know about RAM on this board! Now personally, I hate "auto" settings. If you want everything on "auto" you shouldn't have bought this board in the first place. You should have picked up an ASUS Premium mobo instead. Look, I don't have any problems with any of the people here and I want it to stay that way. Please test this stuff before you pontificate on the very dogmatic subject of RAM, and good luck to you!

 

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DRACULA

• MoBo
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• CPU
= FX-57 (90nm
process, San Diego core
) [ADAFX57BNBOX]

• Memory
= 1GB of OCZ Technology (1T
Mode
), EL DDR PC-4800 Dual Channel Platinum Elite Edition (
hand-picked,
100%
TCCD
chips
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• Hard Drives
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a)
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B)
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Terabytes
***

• BIOS
= 702-2 with Change-Log Update

• OS
= Windows XP Pro SP2
and
Windows XP Pro x64-bit

• Video Card
(
single card,
non
-
SLI Mode
) = BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC™ PCIe 512MB GDDR3/TV-Out/Dual-DVI (
Retail Box
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nVIDIA
) = ForceWare v77.77 (
non
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)

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(
new
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• Floppy Drive
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• Case
= Aspire X-Navigator, mid-Tower [ATXA8NW-BK]

• Cooling
(
air only
) =
a)
Thermalright XP-90C Heat-Sink
B)
92mm Vantec Tornado (119
CFM
- 4800
RPM
's - 56.4
dBA
) CPU Fan [TD9238H]
c)
Arctic Silver 5 compound

• PSU
= Thermaltake,
680
Watts
, SLI-ready [W0049]

• Audio
= Creative Labs, GigaWorks S750 (
700
Watts
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7.1
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Speaker System – Retail
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Good Morning,

I am a noob and proud of it!!!! People have to learn it is our nature to do so.That is what makes us human,always striving to be better,anyway onto my questions,

1. Nice responce dracula ,people should not flame other peoples work......you could have been a bit more gentle in getting your point across though LOL ,but I could see where you were coming from.

2. I have been trying to overclock my system with a little success but I have seen to hit a wall. I would like some opions on where I have gone wrong as I am sure I have.I enclose a report from everest from the overclock section:-

 

p.s sorry if it feels long winded !!

 

--------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition 2005 © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]---------------------------------------------------

 

Version EVEREST v2.20.405

Benchmark Module 1.02.88.0

Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/

Report Type Report Wizard

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)

Date 2005-09-07

Time 08:30

 

 

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Computer:

Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional

OS Service Pack Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)

DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Date / Time 2005-09-07 / 08:30

 

Motherboard:

CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2433 MHz (11 x 221) 3800+

Motherboard Name DFI nF4 Series

Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce4, AMD Hammer

System Memory 2048 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

BIOS Type Award (06/23/05)

Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

 

Display:

Video Adapter RADEON X800 Series - Secondary (256 MB)

Video Adapter RADEON X800 Series (256 MB)

3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X800 XL (R430)

Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (8250)

 

Multimedia:

Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP04 - Audio Codec Interface

 

Storage:

IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce4 ADMA Controller

IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce4 ADMA Controller

IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce4 Parallel ATA Controller

SCSI/RAID Controller A347SCSI SCSI Controller

Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive

Disk Drive Maxtor 6B200M0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)

Disk Drive Maxtor 4R120L0 (120 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)

Disk Drive Maxtor 2B020H1 (20 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)

Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device

Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device

Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device

Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device

Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A (DVD+R9:4x, DVD-R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)

Optical Drive AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device (Virtual DVD-ROM)

Optical Drive TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H352A (16x/48x DVD-ROM)

SMART Hard Disks Status OK

 

Partitions:

C: (NTFS) 29996 MB (12046 MB free)

D: (NTFS) 60000 MB (12636 MB free)

E: (NTFS) 80000 MB (41222 MB free)

F: (NTFS) 44468 MB (9394 MB free)

G: (NTFS) 60000 MB (44956 MB free)

H: (NTFS) 19532 MB (18825 MB free)

I: (NTFS) 29999 MB (17230 MB free)

J: (NTFS) 7244 MB (6910 MB free)

Total Size 323.5 GB (159.4 GB free)

 

Input:

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse (IntelliPoint)

Game Controller Microsoft PC-joystick driver

 

 

Peripherals:

Printer EPSON Stylus Photo 890

Printer EPSON Stylus Photo R300 Series

Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer

Printer PaperPort Color

Printer PaperPort

FireWire Controller VIA VT6307 Fire IIM IEEE1394 Host Controller

Infrared Controller Infrared Port

USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP04 - OHCI USB Controller

USB2 Controller nVIDIA MCP04 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller

USB Device Generic USB Hub

USB Device Pro Cam #7

USB Device USB Human Interface Device

USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

USB Device Xerox 2400 #4

 

DMI:

DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD

DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG

DMI System Manufacturer

DMI System Product

DMI System Version

DMI System Serial Number

DMI Motherboard Manufacturer DFI Corp,LTD

DMI Motherboard Product LP NF4 Series

DMI Motherboard Version 1.0

DMI Motherboard Serial Number

DMI Chassis Manufacturer

DMI Chassis Version

DMI Chassis Serial Number

DMI Chassis Asset Tag

DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case

DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 2

 

 

--------[ Overclock ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

CPU Properties:

CPU Type AMD Athlon 64 3800+

CPU Alias Winchester S939

CPU Stepping DH-D0

CPUID CPU Name AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+

CPUID Revision 00010FF0h

 

CPU Speed:

CPU Clock 2419.79 MHz

CPU Multiplier 11.0x

CPU FSB 219.98 MHz (original: 200 MHz, overclock: 10%)

Memory Bus 201.65 MHz

 

CPU Cache:

L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)

L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)

L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

 

Motherboard Properties:

Motherboard ID 06/23/2005-NF-CK804-6A61FD49C-00

Motherboard Name DFI nF4 Series

 

Chipset Properties:

Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce4, AMD Hammer

Memory Timings 2-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Command Rate (CR) 1T

 

SPD Memory Modules:

DIMM3: GeIL CL3-4-4-DDR 400 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-4-4-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)

DIMM4: GeIL CL3-4-4-DDR 400 1 GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-4-4-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz)

 

BIOS Properties:

System BIOS Date 06/23/05

Video BIOS Date 01/03/05

Award BIOS Type Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG

Award BIOS Message (N4D623-3) EVALUATION ROM - NOT FOR SALE

DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG

 

Graphics Processor Properties:

Video Adapter Hightech Radeon X800 XL

GPU Code Name R430 (PCI Express x16 1002 / 554D, Rev 00)

GPU Clock 441 MHz (original: 400 MHz, overclock: 10%)

Memory Clock 572 MHz (original: 490 MHz, overclock: 17%)

 

 

 

 

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The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

I think that covers it, other that my dram voltage is set to 2.7 and ldt is at x4 .I am also running on a divider of 180.

 

If anyone can help me tune my system any better I would be very happy and grateful.

I have used the guides on this site to get this far but would seem to need alittle more help to finnish this .

 

 

Many thanks

 

 

Fluffy Bunny

 

edit

 

sorry just added sig details

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1st, you need to create a proper signature in your user CP with all of your hardware listed in a neat column; including your OS and BIOS. 2nd, what BIOS are you using? Example: 623, -1, -2, or -3... 3rd, what is the exact model # of your CPU as would be listed here?

 

DFI LanParty U-D BIOS 310

Winchi 3200 sc 939

OCZ DDR400 2*512

OCZ PS 520W

XFX 6600 GT 128 GDDR3

Maxtor Diamomnd+9 SATA 200 GB

XP¬¬

 

My CPU IS:

 

http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/de...n=ADA3200DIK4BI

 

Murphi is using OCZ VX Gold PC 4000 RAM, AMD 3500+ CPU and a LANPARTY NF4 SLI-DR motherboard.

 

No.......I put the example of this,because,with my cpu&Ram they have not done it.... ;) The Winchi 3k5 and ocz 4k is the one of the example....Nothing more :D

 

I don´t want agressive timmings.....

 

But I´m a newie with this and I don´t kow what latencies(Timmings) are well for to begin.......

 

Do you have cooling on the ram?

 

On the ram no :( On the cpu,gpu and nForce4 yes.....

 

I find more and I see that:

 

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10195

 

DFI LANPARTY nF4 Ultra-D - 3/10/2005 BIOS

 

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester Socket 939 Model ADA3200DIK3BI - CBBID 0506

 

But the ram not the same.....:

 

2x512MB Corsair Value Select VS512MB400 (DDR PC3200 512MB)

 

I need timmings to begin the oc......But not low.....I already lowered them when it touches....

 

Tx 4 all,people :D I know that it to explain to a noob the things.....:(

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Murphi.. You should read through the overclocking guide and learn to find the maxes of your components.. There is also ALOT of great info in there for you to learn about the settings you are changing and not just change them because someone says to..

 

Lets be nice everyone, if you feel the need to resolve something use pm's.. I will be watching this thread ..

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Finnaly,I put this settings(With BIOS 704-2BT) and works fine.....:

 

In Genie Bios

200

auto

16 16

auto

100

disable

1.450v

auto

auto

1.30v

1.70v

3.2V

 

Dram Config

200

enable

2.0

02

06

02

13

16

03

03

02

03

1560 or 3120

auto

enabled

auto

0

Level 8

level 2

8ns

normal

6ns

256

disable

16

07

disable

 

But,at fsb 210,prime say "1 error"....

 

Somebody knows why? :(

 

TX :D

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