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Digital_Trans
11-23-05, 02:30 PM
Does anyone have this motherboard and do you now how to tweak the bios?

Any suggestion? :)

Lars
11-24-05, 11:40 AM
I have the board, and I have spent quite som time testing, tweaking and troubleshooting. I not altogether sure I've got it all figured out just yet, but the board does come a long way with [auto] settings.

What cpu do you use, how do you cool it, and do you want to overclock the system or just tweak it for best performance without overclocking?

Digital_Trans
11-24-05, 10:49 PM
The cpu I'm using is an Intel Pentium D 830+ 3.0 GHz Dual Core Processor.
My Heatsink is a Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu LED Copper with Blue LED.
I'm not sure if this Heatsink is the overal best for my processor but, so far so good.
Direct url: http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/view.asp?idx=147&code=009

I do want the best performance without overclocking for now...thank you! :)

Here's my system specs: ;)

Intel Pentium D 830+ 3.0 GHz Dual Core
Asus P5N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
CORSAIR XMS 2 2GB (4 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel
Qty. 2 BFG 7800 GTX OC 512MB SLI
600+ Watt SinTek SLI Power Supply
Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
1.) 36GB 10,000-RPM/8MB Cache Raptor Western Digital-HDD
2.) 75GB 10,000-RPM/8MB Cache Raptor Western Digital-HDD
3.) 250GB 7,200-RPM/8MB Cache Raptor Western Digital-HDD

Lars
11-25-05, 06:02 AM
I would focus on tweaking the meory timings and memory speed then. An SLI setup with 7800GTX cards is extremely CPU limited, so overcloking your cpu would make a lot of sense, and yield substacial performance gains.

Setting hyper transport to anything other than the [auto] setting of 800 Mhz will not have much impact on anything from my experience. Setp memory timings as low as they ill work, and speed as high as it will go. Do yourself a favor and check/test your settings with memtest86 or a similar program before attempting to boot into windows with your new memory settings.

Overall you'll just have to take one thing at a time and see how it impacts performance. That's all part of the fun IMO :D

Digital_Trans
11-25-05, 11:03 AM
I would focus on tweaking the meory timings and memory speed then. An SLI setup with 7800GTX cards is extremely CPU limited, so overcloking your cpu would make a lot of sense, and yield substacial performance gains.

Setting hyper transport to anything other than the [auto] setting of 800 Mhz will not have much impact on anything from my experience. Setp memory timings as low as they ill work, and speed as high as it will go. Do yourself a favor and check/test your settings with memtest86 or a similar program before attempting to boot into windows with your new memory settings.

Overall you'll just have to take one thing at a time and see how it impacts performance. That's all part of the fun IMO :D

Would you please give me a numeric figure on these settings?
That away, when I go and check into my settings I can ajust from what numeric you gave me. Thank you!

Lars
11-26-05, 01:17 AM
Would you please give me a numeric figure on these settings?
That away, when I go and check into my settings I can ajust from what numeric you gave me. Thank you!

I would love to do that, but you don't have the same memory blocks I do, so I would be guessing. I can tell you what settings I use, but a lot of those are neccessary because I overclock.

I just got home from a company Christmas party though, so right now I'm going to bed (it's 8 am here....) :dance: (cheers)

Digital_Trans
11-26-05, 04:09 AM
I would love to do that, but you don't have the same memory blocks I do, so I would be guessing. I can tell you what settings I use, but a lot of those are neccessary because I overclock.

I just got home from a company Christmas party though, so right now I'm going to bed (it's 8 am here....) :dance: (cheers)


Okay, ZzZzZz hehehehehe..... :dance:

Lars
11-27-05, 12:48 PM
Well as promised I'll list my settings for ya' ;)

Advanced menu -> Jumperfree configuration
AI overclocking [manual]

CPU core voltage [1.700V] <- board undervolts pretty badly IMO, real Vcore under load is 1.57V
FSB termination voltage [1.415V]
Memory voltage [2.4V]
NB chipset voltage [1.60V]
SB chipset voltage [1.60V]
CPU lockfree [disabled]
FSB optimize mode [enabled]
Memory optimize mode [enabled]
System clock mode [manual]
fsb [1066 Mhz]
PCIE Frequency [100.00]
Mamory clock [710]
Memory timings [manual]
then set to
Cas latency [3]
tRCD [2]
tRP [2]
tRAS [8]
tRC [8]
Address Mode [1T]

Spread Spectrum:
all values set to [disabled]

CPU configuration

All values default exept:
CPU Internal Thermal Control [disabled]
Intel Speed Step Technology [disabled]

Chipset.

All values default exept:
Memory Remap Feature [enabled]

Power Menu:
All values default exept:
ACPI 2.0 support [YES]

Now you have to promise me NOT to even think about doing thse timings with your memory sticks ok? It will not work. ;) :D

I've just concluded the entire 3dmark/pcmark suite today with my final 24/7 settings as above, after reinstalling the OS on a pair of 74GB Raptors in raid0.

2001se: 38526:
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=8805509
3dmark03 32426:
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=4431486
3dmark05: 12172
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=1489862
pcmark04: 7819
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm04=3129758
pcmark05: 6961
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm05=188844
Aquamark03: 114.993 pic attached

Digital_Trans
11-27-05, 08:56 PM
Well as promised I'll list my settings for ya' ;)

Advanced menu -> Jumperfree configuration
AI overclocking [manual]

CPU core voltage [1.700V] <- board undervolts pretty badly IMO, real Vcore under load is 1.57V
FSB termination voltage [1.415V]
Memory voltage [2.4V]
NB chipset voltage [1.60V]
SB chipset voltage [1.60V]
CPU lockfree [disabled]
FSB optimize mode [enabled]
Memory optimize mode [enabled]
System clock mode [manual]
fsb [1066 Mhz]
PCIE Frequency [100.00]
Mamory clock [710]
Memory timings [manual]
then set to
Cas latency [3]
tRCD [2]
tRP [2]
tRAS [8]
tRC [8]
Address Mode [1T]

Spread Spectrum:
all values set to [disabled]

CPU configuration

All values default exept:
CPU Internal Thermal Control [disabled]
Intel Speed Step Technology [disabled]

Chipset.

All values default exept:
Memory Remap Feature [enabled]

Power Menu:
All values default exept:
ACPI 2.0 support [YES]

Now you have to promise me NOT to even think about doing thse timings with your memory sticks ok? It will not work. ;) :D

I've just concluded the entire 3dmark/pcmark suite today with my final 24/7 settings as above, after reinstalling the OS on a pair of 74GB Raptors in raid0.

2001se: 38526:
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=8805509
3dmark03 32426:
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=4431486
3dmark05: 12172
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=1489862
pcmark04: 7819
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm04=3129758
pcmark05: 6961
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm05=188844
Aquamark03: 114.993 pic attached


Thank you! for replying back to me mate! :D

I would like to try all the settings that you provided for me. However, I would also like to stress that I've been having problems with my CPU Temps reaching 69c to 72c and my Motherboard reaching temps of 59c.
The test was conducted using the Asus Probe II Utility. So, until I get this overheating issue figured out I'll have to hold off on tweaking my Asus system bios with the settings you provided. Any suggestion???
Not to be off the subject but, I'm going water cooling in two weeks with a Koolance water cooling case.
Here's the direct url link to the Koolance water cooling case I've already ordered today Lars. :D

http://store.pcpowerzone.com/kopc70alpcpr.html

Feel free to contact me directly at firetap88@yahoo.com