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Old 08-13-07, 07:33 AM   #17
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Default Re: Having some issues...

Originally Posted by DRen72
So do you think this is primarily a motherboard or RAM issue?
Seems like a problem with the RAM, but it seems to be caused by quirky BIOS settings rather than something being defective.

I just ran memtest 86+ for almost 5 hours (pure dos boot) with zero errors. Ran 2 instances of the old memtest windows program for about a half hour too. Also no errors.

All at stock settings, with the motherboard controlling all voltages and automatically setting the ram to 1066.

The main problem seems to be that in this BIOS, when you switch to user controlled settings (to overclock), it defaults to settings that don't work, rather than defaulting to the settings that it is already using (which work).

Its extremely irritating. You'd think by now we'd have BIOS programs that at least told us what the "auto" settings were, rather than just having "auto" and then leaving you hanging as to which setting to use.

I'm not overclocking my ram. In fact, I'll be underclocking it if I run 1:1 (900Mhz). There isn't any reason it should take a ton of voltage to run slower than default settings.

Has anyone had to change any other BIOS or voltage settings at all when overclocking on a P35 board? This is just blowing my mind...
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