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Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB PC4000 kit gone bad (merged)

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Hello,

 

IF you are experiencing stability problems with the original BIOS then it may help.

From everything that I have seen it offers no performance increase, maybe a slight decrease.

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3.2v is really unecessary in non-overclocking situations.

 

i have my Ballistix 4000 2x512 @ 3.0v @ 250x11 (2750Mhz)

 

Hiya Angry,

 

I have the same Ballistix as you. Have you posted your current settings anywhere that could possibly help me tweak more out of my rig?

 

Many thanx.

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Do the new bios' do anything to help Ballistix?

 

Hi! maybe this could help you ;)

 

http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2386&p=2

 

"After we completed testing, we learned that DFI had been working with Crucial to improve performance of Crucial Ballistix on the DFI nF4 motherboards. Therefore, for best performance of Ballistix, make sure that you are using BIOS version 310 (March 10, 2005) or later."

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I know this issue is typically an nF4 issue, but since you simply say Ballistix has issues with DFI boards I thought I'd share. I have the s754 nF3 250 DFI board and I can and always have had zero issues with my Ballistix in this DFI mobo. I can run DDR500 and above all day long on memtest without errors. I'm running the 2.8v these sticks are rated for. Not one hitch ever...I love them.

 

Timing sare as follows:

 

2 2 2 10 1T for DDR400-465

2.5 3 3 10 1T for DDR 466-500+

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Hiya Angry,

 

I have the same Ballistix as you. Have you posted your current settings anywhere that could possibly help me tweak more out of my rig?

 

Many thanx.

 

 

3500+ Newcaslte @ 2750Mhz:

 

slidr_ballistix_250-9a.jpg

 

slidr_ballistix_250-9b.jpg

 

slidr_ballistix_250-10a.jpg

 

slidr_ballistix_250-10b.jpg

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that is what i get with 2GB of ballistix (4x512)

as follows in my sign...

if someone got better than this, even with DDR333, let me know please.

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i have no problems with my 3200 crucial ballistix .. in fact they run better than my 3200 ocz rev2s...

 

the oczs could get to ddr600 in memtest.. but all the settings from ddr400-600.. i couldnt get my system prime stable at all..

 

the cruicals on the other hand.. are happy to run -

240 @ 2.5 - 2 - 2 - 5 with 2.8v

 

trc - 7

trfc - 14

trp - 2

twr - 2

twtr - 1

trtw - 2

 

read write queue bypass - 16x

controller - 128 bit

ecc - disable

2t - disable

bypass max - 7x

max async - 6ns

read preamble - 5.0ns

idle cycle - 32 clks

dynamic idle counter - disable

 

numbers pulled from a64 tweaker

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3500+ Newcaslte @ 2750Mhz:

 

slidr_ballistix_250-9a.jpg

 

slidr_ballistix_250-9b.jpg

 

slidr_ballistix_250-10a.jpg

 

slidr_ballistix_250-10b.jpg

 

I have a few questions if you dont mind trying to answer them please

 

Would I need to change anything for 2 x 1gb matched pair pc4000 Ballistix?

Which bios would be best for these?

What would be the best memory slots yellow or orange?

 

Thanks in advance

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Hello,

 

You will be overclocking the CPU when you do this. (are you aware of this?)

:)

 

2.8v memory voltage should be ok.

 

And what timings are you modules rated at?

3-4-4-8 or 2.5-4-4-8?

 

If you have a new CPU core go for BIOS 623-3 (official).

Orange slots or Yellow slots?

Start with the orange and maybe try the yellow. (see if it does make a difference).

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A few days ago i received my 2x1gb z503 ballistix sticks and a x2 3800+.

 

So far i can say that my dfi board much prefers yellow slots over the orange, was the other way for my TCCD and Redline UTT sticks.... in the orange the system will only boot around 1/4 times and the reset duration is unusually long. I am using 702-2 bios which is what i used with my SD 3700+/Redline combo ....i guess i should switch to a -1 bios for this combo but so far it's humming along alright.

 

So i'd say try both slots and just see how they go.

 

I've seen a few ppl talk about the 6/23 bios for x2 cpu's but i don't know how much truth there is in this???

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