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Thanks so much Eva! I have been having trouble stabalizing my BH-5 on this board at 250Mhz so I am sure this will help out greatly!

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No probs.. here's some more for ya

 

3100Mhz

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10x 310HTT = 3100mhz

@258mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2222 at 3.5v bios setting = 3.48v bios or 3.43v windows

 

FSB Bus Frequency: 310

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x

RD580 HT PLL Speed: High

HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5

HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5

HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5

CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong

K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

 

CPU VID Control: 1.55v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)

CPU VID Special Control: * 104.3%

DRAM Voltage Control: 3.5v

SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v

NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v

LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v

NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

 

DRAM Frequency Set: 166

CPC: Enabled

CAS (tCL): 2

tRCP: 2

tRAS: 5

tRP: 2

tRC: 7

tRFC: 14

tRRD: 2

tRW: 2

tRTW: 2

tWTR: 2

tREF: 4708

Bank Interleaved: Enabled

Errata 94: Disabled

Errata 123: AUTO

Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

 

DQS Skew Control: AUTO

DQS Skew Value: N/A

DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)

DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)

DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO

DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps delay key to stablising super pi 32M!

Max Async Latency: 8ns

Read Preamble Time: 5ns

IdleCycle Limit: 16clks

Dynamic Counter: Enabled

R/W Queue Bypass: 16x

Bypass Max: 7x

Burst Length: 4

 

superpi-32m_23min16s_tn.jpg

 

==============================

10x 310HTT = 3100mhz

@258mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2212 at 3.5v bios setting = 3.48v bios or 3.43v windows

 

FSB Bus Frequency: 310

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x

RD580 HT PLL Speed: High

HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5

HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5

HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5

CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong

K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

 

CPU VID Control: 1.55v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)

CPU VID Special Control: * 104.3%

DRAM Voltage Control: 3.5v

SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v

NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v

LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v

NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

 

DRAM Frequency Set: 166

CPC: Enabled

CAS (tCL): 2

tRCP: 2

tRAS: 5

tRP: 2

tRC: 7

tRFC: 14

tRRD: 2

tRW: 2

tRTW: 1

tWTR: 2

tREF: 4708

Bank Interleaved: Enabled

Errata 94: Disabled

Errata 123: AUTO

Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

 

DQS Skew Control: AUTO

DQS Skew Value: N/A

DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)

DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)

DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO

DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps delay key to stablising super pi 32M!

Max Async Latency: 8ns

Read Preamble Time: 5ns

IdleCycle Limit: 16clks

Dynamic Counter: Enabled

R/W Queue Bypass: 16x

Bypass Max: 7x

Burst Length: 4

 

superpi-32m_23min14s_tn.jpg

 

==============================

10x 310HTT = 3100mhz

@258mhz 2-2-2-0 7-12-0212 at 3.5v bios setting = 3.48v bios or 3.43v windows

 

Memtest86+ v1.65 bandwidth = 3106MB/s :)

 

FSB Bus Frequency: 310

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x

RD580 HT PLL Speed: High

HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5

HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5

HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5

CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong

K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

 

CPU VID Control: 1.55v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)

CPU VID Special Control: * 104.3%

DRAM Voltage Control: 3.5v

SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v

NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v

LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v

NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

 

DRAM Frequency Set: 166

CPC: Enabled

CAS (tCL): 2

tRCP: 2

tRAS: 0

tRP: 2

tRC: 7

tRFC: 12

tRRD: 0

tRW: 2

tRTW: 1

tWTR: 2

tREF: 4708

Bank Interleaved: Enabled

Errata 94: Disabled

Errata 123: AUTO

Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

 

DQS Skew Control: AUTO

DQS Skew Value: N/A

DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)

DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)

DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO

DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps delay key to stablising super pi 32M!

Max Async Latency: 8ns

Read Preamble Time: 5ns

IdleCycle Limit: 0clks

Dynamic Counter: Enabled

R/W Queue Bypass: 16x

Bypass Max: 7x

Burst Length: 4

 

superpi-32m_23min13s_tn.jpg

 

This CFX3200-DR 32M time of 23m 13.344s also beats my best DFI NF4 Ultra-D 32M time of 23m 13.922s below

 

superpi-32m_2221-713-2212_trrd0_4clks_tnn.jpg

 

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I have most of the same settings as you already but what is becoming more and more clear is that some settings on this board affect stability a whole bunch while on my ultra-d it did nothing. I have noticed TREF, timing skew, and idle cycle limit are a big factor for stability for my bh-5. While on my ultra-d my bh-5 was happy with only minor changes to these.

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the only problem I have had with RAID is using the Hitachi Feature Tool to enable SATA II features on my drives

 

other than that, RAID-0 with 2x80GB SATA II drives works like a charm

 

I'll be posting up a help/tut when I get around to it

 

 

if your RAID is timing out, and you have the latest bios, then you probably have some instability as I have built RAID-0 on 4 different 2GB kits of memory and zero problems.

 

 

Well see ive tried everything but dram drive strength and different tref's but havent tried skew control (dont know what it is for), im sort of new to these settings as i have never seen them in a bios before (but hey ive only just joined the dfi society). My 3200xlpro is in the orange slots.

 

However i plan to killdisk and cmos then reinstall from fresh as im not happy with my nlite setup.

 

Another possible problem might be the fact that a while back one of the raptors had to be rma'd (reallocated sectors), and i got a new drive and it has a new firmware so they are both 74gb raptors but with different firmwares.

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Guys any tips on high HTT stability ?

 

High HTT/FSB on divider tests.

 

Seems so far managed 366FSB/HTT as the highest i've been able to boot into windows. It needed LDT dropped from 4x to 3x though. Managed to push out an 8M time but windows frooze trying to save the cpuz validation file heh.

 

But seems 334FSB/HTT is fine with LDT 4x!. Haven't tried higher than 334FSB/HTT for now.

 

Click on image for large full size screenie with A64Info showing the HTT Bus speed etc :)

 

superpi-8m_tnn.jpg superpi-32m_tnn.jpg

 

Settings used for 9x334HTT = 3005Mhz

 

FSB Bus Frequency: 334

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot)

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 9x

RD580 HT PLL Speed: High

HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 31

HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 31

HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 10

CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong

K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

 

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)

CPU VID Special Control: AUTO

DRAM Voltage Control: 3.4v

SB PCIE Voltage: 1.85v

NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v

LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v

NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

 

DRAM Frequency Set: 150

CPC: Enabled

CAS (tCL): 2

tRCP: 2

tRAS: 5

tRP: 2

tRC: 7

tRFC: 14

tRRD: 2

tRW: 2

tRTW: 2

tWTR: 2

tREF: 4708

Bank Interleaved: Enabled

Errata 94: Disabled

Errata 123: AUTO

Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

 

DQS Skew Control: AUTO

DQS Skew Value: N/A

DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)

DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)

DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO

DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps

Max Async Latency: 9ns - needed 9ns otherwise memtest86+ test #5 errors with 8ns

Read Preamble Time: 5ns

IdleCycle Limit: 16clks

Dynamic Counter: Enabled

R/W Queue Bypass: 16x

Bypass Max: 7x

Burst Length: 4

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Eva2000,

 

What is the highest HTT you can get into windows with a 200 memclock freq, aka at 1:1? My G skill is very limited, can't get anywhere near 300 even on a divider. I've been up to 287 @ 166 1T and that's it. The best it does at 1:1 is a mere 275. I was curious how better ram, like your BH-5 did.

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Is there any word on a fix for not being able to manually set the Data Drive Strength when using the ULI RAID?

 

I can push my GeIL One TCCD to 300MHz but only if I drop the multiplier to 7x. I have had this CPU stable at 2.95. and can push it to 2.5 with no voltage increase on an Asus A8R32-MVP. I think not being able to set the Data Drvie Strength is limiting my OC.

EVA I have the same CPU as you do Opteron 170: CCBWE 0544XPMW.

I am attempting the burn-in trick to see if that helps

 

 

I have also tried Kingston HyperX, UCCD but that tops out at 250MHz.

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Can you guys PLEASE help me.

 

I just got a DFI Crossfire 3200 board from Monarch Computers today. After getting the board set up in the chassis, the board fires up and starts to post, but as soon as I hit the DELETE key to enter the BIOS, the screen blinks and it goes to a RAID set up screen for 2 seconds, then the screen flickers again and the screen goes black with a blue line across the bottom. Yes, I know, wierd. I think that the BIOS version is the original bios version.

I have used both a PS2 keyboard and a USB keyboard.

 

So, I can not enter the BIOS for the life of me to adjust anything. However, sometimes if I hit DELETE, it will try to boot off a floppy. When i tried to run MEMTEST, it froze after about 10 minutes.

 

Does this sound like a RAM issue? WOuld the RAM prevent me from getting into the BIOS? Would errors show up in MEMTEST, or would it just freeze if there was something wrong with the RAM?

 

My hope is that since I have the first revision of the BIOS, there is an issue with my OCZ RAM, but I don't know. I hope that is the only problem.

 

Thanks in advance for any information, as can't wait to get this thing up and running.

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Eva2000,

 

What is the highest HTT you can get into windows with a 200 memclock freq, aka at 1:1? My G skill is very limited, can't get anywhere near 300 even on a divider. I've been up to 287 @ 166 1T and that's it. The best it does at 1:1 is a mere 275. I was curious how better ram, like your BH-5 did.

haven't tried high HTT 1:1 yet still using BH-5 did tests at 260mhz 2-2-2-5 1:1 haven't gone higher yet since for opteron 146 i need to use dividers as my cpus max is 3100-3150mhz i decided to figure out the high HTT divider scene on this board first (looking to phase change soon for 10x360HTT = 3600mhz goal hehe)

 

My BH-5 max at 268-270mhz 2-2-2-5 so not much use trying to max out ram at 1:1 for a cpu with 10x max cpu multiplier that maxes at 3100-3150mhz even on dividers LOL

 

Next i will try my Gskill PC4400LE TCCD 431, Gskill PC4800FF and PC4800FR TCCD 516 and 440 respectively and Patriot PC3200XBL TCCD on DFI NF4 they do between 290-310mhz 2.5-3-3-7 to 2.5-4-3-7 so will see how they do on this board later on..

 

Can you guys PLEASE help me.

 

I just got a DFI Crossfire 3200 board from Monarch Computers today. After getting the board set up in the chassis, the board fires up and starts to post, but as soon as I hit the DELETE key to enter the BIOS, the screen blinks and it goes to a RAID set up screen for 2 seconds, then the screen flickers again and the screen goes black with a blue line across the bottom. Yes, I know, wierd. I think that the BIOS version is the original bios version.

I have used both a PS2 keyboard and a USB keyboard.

 

So, I can not enter the BIOS for the life of me to adjust anything. However, sometimes if I hit DELETE, it will try to boot off a floppy. When i tried to run MEMTEST, it froze after about 10 minutes.

 

Does this sound like a RAM issue?

there's a diagnostic LED on the board for a reason ;)

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Hi all I have just started to get ready to assemble all the bits. I have got a Danger Den TDX for the CPU but has anybody water cooled the Express 3200 Chipset and if so can you recomend a water block. I am using a Radeon X1800XL with a Danger Den ATI X18 Full Coverage Block till I can save funds to get a pair of X1900's.

Many thanks

Martin

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Anyone finding CFX3200-DR needs more vcore to the cpu to get same prime95/stressprime 2004 stable clocks than DFI NF4 series ?

 

I'm needing 0.1v more vcore windows on CFX3200-DR than on DFI NF4 for my Opteron 146 which did 3000mhz at 1.42-1.47v on DFI NF4 Ultra-D now needs 1.52v on CFX3200-DR ?

 

Same Opteron 146 CAB2E 0540FPMW on same water cooling setup = Corsair Hydrocool 200 with s478 to s939 adaptor which gives very consistent and repeatable mounting pressure every mount as you can see from below pic.

 

thumb_Hydrocool_006.jpg

 

DFI NF4 Ultra-D R.AD0 = 3150mhz max 32M at 1.616v

DFI CFX3200-DR R.A00 = 3100mhz max 32M at 1.616v

 

Wonder if it can come down to memory settings on this board ? Might try a remount of the waterblock.

 

stressprime_load_1_tnn.jpg

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