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Try these.....

 

Genie BIOS Settings:



FSB Bus Frequency.............................  -  200

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio.......................  -  Auto

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio.......................  -  11

PCI eXpress Frequency.........................  -  100Mhz



CPU VID StartUp 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 Configuration Settings:



DRAM Frequency Set............................  -  200=RAM/FSB:01/01

Command Per Clock (CPC).......................  -  Enable 

CAS Latency Control (Tcl).....................  -  2.5

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd).....................  -  3

Min RAS# active time (Tras)...................  -  8

Row precharge time (Trp)......................  -  3

Row Cycle time (Trc)..........................  -  11 Bus Clocks

Row refresh cyc time (Trfc)...................  -  14 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).........................  -  3120 Cycles

DRAM Bank Interleave..........................  -  Enabled



DQS Skew Control..............................  -  Auto

DQS Skew Value................................  -  0

DRAM Drive Strength...........................  -  Auto

DRAM Data Drive Strength......................  -  Auto

Max Async Latency.............................  -  Auto

DRAM Response Time............................  -  Normal

Read Preamble Time............................  -  Auto

IdleCycle Limit...............................  -  256 Cycles

Dynamic Counter...............................  -  Disable

R/W Queue Bypass..............................  -  16 x

Bypass Max....................................  -  07 x

32 Byte Granularity...........................  -  Disable(4 Bursts)

 

Logan

 

 

I'm testing them out now. I'll give memtest a few passes just to make sure it all checks out, then go from there.

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Okay, I fell asleep during memtest, and I started getting errors in test 7 after 15 full passes. Any suggestions?

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Try this,

 

Make sure that all 4 power connectors are plugged into the board

# 24pin ATX connector.

# 4pin +12v P4 connector, near the ATX connector.

# Floppy power connector, under the CPU socket.

# Hard drive power connector, on top the chipset fan.

 

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Clear your CMOS for 10 minutes

# Remove the power cord from the back of the power supply.

# Move the CMOS jumper to the clear position and leave it there for 10mins.

# Make sure you move it back to the save position after.

 

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Insert the memory into the Orange slots

 

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Power your PC and enter the BIOS

# Change the following,

GENIE BIOS Setting

>DRAM Configuration..................Press Enter = New Menu

FSB BUS Frequency....................200

LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio..............X 5.0

LDT BUS Transfer Width...............16 16

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio..............AUTO

PCI eXpress Frequency................100Mhz

K8 Cool 'n' Quiet Support............Disable

Cool 'n' Quiet MAX FID...............AUTO

CPU VID StartUp Value................StartUp

 

CPU VID Control......................AUTO

CPU VID Special Control..............AUTO

LDT Voltage Control..................1.20 V

Chip Set Voltage Control.............1.50 V

DRAM Voltage Control.................2.70 V

+0.3v if not 3.2v....................Enabled should make mem voltage 2.79v

 

Run MemTest86+.......................Enabled, disable later

GENIE BIOS Setting >DRAM Configuration

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

Command per clock (CPC)..............Enabled

Cas latency (tCL)....................2

RAS to CAS delay (tRCD)..............2

Min RAS active time (tRAS)...........6

Row precharge time (tRP).............2

Row cycle time (tRC).................11

Row refresh cycle time(tRFC).........14

Row to Row delay (tRRD)..............2

Write recovery time (tWR)............2

Write to read delay (tWTR)...........1

Read to write delay (tRWT)...........4

Refresh period (tREF)................AUTO

Write CAS latency (tWCL).............1

DRAM Bank Interleave.................Enabled

 

DQS Skew Control.....................AUTO

DQS Skew Value.......................0

DRAM Drive Strength..................Level 8

DRAM Data Drive Strength.............Level 3

Max Async Latency....................6ns

Dram Response........................Normal

Read Preamble Time...................5ns

Idle Cycle Limit.....................AUTO

Dynamic Counter......................AUTO

R/W Queue Bypass.....................AUTO

Bypass Max...........................AUTO

32 Byte Granularity..................AUTO

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I do have the 4 power plugs plugged in, but I went ahead and cleared CMOS as directed. I got errors almost instantly with your settings, though. One of my possible issues was that I have the Clear CMOS jumper in the Clear position. I'm gonna give loggan's settings another run and see if that fixes anything.

 

I don't know how drastically this affects things, but my DRAM Drive Strength doesn't have a level 8. It does have the following settings: Weak 1, Normal 1, Weak 2, Normal 2, Weak 3, Normal 3, Weak 4, Normal 4. With my DRAM Data Drive Strength, I have levels 1-3, but no 4. I have Auto available for both.

 

My RAM is rated 2-2-2-8 @ PC3200

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Can you dl and run A64info and see what the Auto settings are at in windows for both DDS and DDDS.....i never new the older bios had those settings, see what a64info says your set at for Auto.

 

Logan

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Once you have followed the "first build guide", then, enter the BIOS and load "Optimized Defaults".

 

As "Kingfisher" said, you have to have a first build stable before you can move on to bigger and better things.

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Guys, I finally found the culprit: one of my Ballistix sticks went belly up on me. I'm currently running the remaining stick at 2-2-2-6 with 11 strong at Prime. I looked at where the errors in memtest were coming from, and it was the same general area. Anyway, I talked to Crucial, and they've got a new stick en route.

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Good deal this is why it is always suggested to run memtest with 1 stick at a time after loading optimised defaullts.

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I had 3 ballistix sticks die on this board in under a year on a 24/7 week long-prime stable system, with pretty modest voltages / speeds, shame I didn't see your post earlier as your experience mirrored mine identically.

 

The symptom was always the same, system is stable for "X" time period then goes instable, 1 of the sticks having died; system failing memtest86 on every setting, on the 3rd pair I was actually just running at stock speeds then one stick dies again...by that time I was sick of them so I ended up swapping to G-Skills and ebaying off the RMA'd ballisitix pair replacements, they've been solid for 18 months now!

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ditto on the Gskill stuffs, i always seem to gravitate towards their sticks, never had any real problems with them, so i stick with them on 939's.

 

i like the early Adata ddr2 PC800 stuffs on AM2 boards, got tremendous results on the test bench w/4gigs (ran 960 effective w/all four slots populated) when i was investigating whether to upgrade (it is on 'hold' until the current AMD mess clears up)..this was on a cruddy board.................

 

bummer, sooner or later crucial will run out of the same chips and PCB, so replacement sticks will prolly not match older ones, making for new headaches....

 

laterzzz....

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