i just installed a complete new system into my old case, antec he 550w psu, dfi lanparty mainboard, sapphire x1900xtx, raptor 74g, athlon 64 4000+, and i love it. only problem is that i bought something else...2x1gb kingston valueram. and it doesnt work. my system runs fine with an old stick out of my last comp 512mb, but is not stable with the new ram. i seem to remember someone having to lower the vram to make his ram work, but i have no idea how to do that. any suggestions?
Since you have a DFI mobo, the greatest resourse for your information would be www.dfi-street.com. Check out the different sections and stickys. I just got my ultra-D yesterday and am memtesting 2x1gig Kingston Value ram in it atm. Your board will be more picky than mine is so you have to make sure that all your memory settings in your bios are manually inputted.
Just read around that forum and post if you have questions. Be sure to read the rules 1st though. Good Luck.
Have you tried putting in the standard 4 settings? 3-3-8-3-1T should work with your ram cause thats what im memtesting that exact ram with atm. Just leave everything else on auto and see if you can boot. If you can, grab A64 Tweaker and write down all your memory timings from within it and then manually input them to the proper places in the bios.
so youre saying that i run that latency, and if it stays booted long enough i just download that memtest program and run it real fast, write the stuff down and manually input?
the ram says its 2.6v, would i need to manually tweak the voltage in the bios to get it to work out of the box?
im not a total nob but im new to oc memory, theres a freakin mountain of settings in the Genie bios, and i have no clue about most of it.
All the settings you need to tweak are in that Genie Bios section. Right at the very top should be dram settings (im oging from my bios, which might be slightly different), hit enter on that, then change the mem clock to 200mhz 1:1, enable CPC, TCL = 3, TRCD = 3, TRAS = 8, TRP = 3, and leave everything else on auto. Give that a shot to boot into windows, then download A64 Tweaker and run it. It will open with a window that has a ton of memory timings. Write them all down with the description (TRCD, TCL, etc.) and manually input them into the appropriate places in the bios.
EDIT: After you have inputted all the mem timings, you should enable Memtest (at the bottom of the Genie Bios section) and when you restart, memtest will start testing your modules. You should leave it running for a few complete passes, or like 10 runs of both test 5 and test 8 to make sure your ram will operate properly with the timings that you inputted.
EXCELLENT! thats what ive been looking for. thanks so much for your help, you just made my day. i hope it works, ill try it out tonight right when i get off work and post back my results.
Thanks so much for everyones help. After I input the values (from above) everything started up fine. I ran the system all night installing games and updates and patches all without a hitch.
after i input the values i flashed the bios because i wasnt sure if i had the latest. everything worked flawlessly, thanks again for your help everyone!
Its recommended that before and after you flash the BIOS, that you do a "Load Optimized Defaults". Since the BIOS's are different, they might react differently to the settings you have. Even though it has worked for you, if you run into any problems, try doing it. Glad to see it working.