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Old August 31, 2008, 09:06 PM
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I am trying to run 8 GB (4X2 GB Redlines) at 1066 MHz (5-5-5-15 2.1 v) on a Gigabyte 965P-S3 Rev 3.3 motherboard. The memory ran well at those setting, 1 stick at a time, and each stick passed overnight testing with Memtest. I didn't try two sticks at a time though, because I forgot to, so that questions answer is a big N/A. I need help setting up my BIOS to run the memory at those speeds.

The timings are provided by Greg over at Mushkin. I also tried raising northbridge voltage +1, as suggested by Greg, but the system hanged at reboot. I found some info in the manual and I found some settings on the net, regarding overclocking of my motherboards product family, and I was able to boot but I got a long never ending beep after boot up (Link here). I went in BIOS to see if it was the temperatures but everything seemed to be fine. Long beeps are described to be DRAM errors in the manual but this one was just a single beep not long individual ones, unless I am misunderstanding the manual. I shut down after that and decided to post here to get some help setting it up.

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Old September 1, 2008, 08:25 AM
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The ram sticks are fine - but the load that those 4 sticks put on the NB must be huge. Slap a fan next to the NB block and raise that Nb voltage to +0.3. If it still doesn't boot, then having those 4 sticks is too much for the NB.
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Old September 1, 2008, 10:02 AM
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Why do people insist on trying to run their memory at the rated speed? Its absolutely not necessary as you'll only ever need at the most 800 to 850mhz. Running speeds of 1066 on a lot of boards just does not work especially in a 1x4 or 2x4 config
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Why do people insist on trying to run their memory at the rated speed? Its absolutely not necessary as you'll only ever need at the most 800 to 850mhz. Running speeds of 1066 on a lot of boards just does not work especially in a 1x4 or 2x4 config
I, running my ram @ 1066 and its a 1 X 4 config. And, at 1.8 Volts also. Dont know why it runs well at 1.8 V though. And notr did increase any voltages anywhere
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Old September 1, 2008, 05:07 PM
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You've got a much better X48 chipset, which has much more robust power circuits to back it up. World of difference over a 965P chipset.
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Old September 1, 2008, 05:43 PM
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Thanks 3.0 Charlie, I will try that next time I get a chance. I am so happy I got that SpotCool last time I did some shopping :D

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The ram sticks are fine - but the load that those 4 sticks put on the NB must be huge. Slap a fan next to the NB block and raise that Nb voltage to +0.3. If it still doesn't boot, then having those 4 sticks is too much for the NB.
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