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New system needs optimizing!!

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December 18, 2008 8:15:10 PM

Hello I just built a new machine up.
Here are the stats to it
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=465568

Now there are a few things that are going on as far as I can tell.
1. The ram isn't going into dual-channel mode.
according to my motherboards manufacturer I can only go dual-channel mode IF
both ram is single sided.... wtf is with that crap? Both of my 1gb sticks are double-sided.
Since when did this become a factory standard? It's absolutely stupid.

At any rate my main problem is getting the ram running at it's full speed. Here are the specs on that ram.
DDR2 PC2-5300 (333mhz) OCZ - Part number: OCZ2N10661G

And here is my motherboard's website:
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=610&l4=...



2. The CPU multiplier and fsb seems to be ok. The link I posted will explain more but is that the settings it should be with that proc and ram.

Here is a more detailed list of my hardware.



Processors Information
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Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Codename Kentsfield
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)
CPUID 6.F.B
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping G0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 2405.3 MHz (9.0 x 267.3 MHz)
Rated Bus speed 1069.0 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 9.0x
max VID 1.325 V
Features XD, VT


Chipset
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Northbridge NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI SPP rev. A2
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP rev. A3
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 2048 MBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 534.5 MHz (1:2)
CAS# 5.0
RAS# to CAS# 5
RAS# Precharge 5
Cycle Time (tRAS) 15
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 22
Command Rate 2T


Memory SPD
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DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) OCZ (7F7F7F7FB0000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part number OCZ2N10661G
Serial number FFFFFFFF
Manufacturing date Week 165/Year 165

Attributes
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP yes (1 profiles)
XMP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 270 270 333
CAS# 3.0 4.0 5.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 4 4 5
RAS# Precharge 4 4 5
TRAS 13 13 15
TRC 15 15 19

EPP profile 1 (full)
Voltage level 2.100 Volts
Address Command Rate 2T
Cycle time 1.875 ns (533.3 MHz)
tCL 5.0 clocks
tRCD 5 clocks (9.25 ns)
tRP 5 clocks (9.25 ns)
tRAS 15 clocks (28.00 ns)
tRC 22 clocks (41.00 ns)
tWR 6 clocks (11.25 ns)


DIMM #2

General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) OCZ (7F7F7F7FB0000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part number OCZ2N10661G
Serial number FFFFFFFF
Manufacturing date Week 165/Year 165

Attributes
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP yes (1 profiles)
XMP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 270 270 333
CAS# 3.0 4.0 5.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 4 4 5
RAS# Precharge 4 4 5
TRAS 13 13 15
TRC 15 15 19

EPP profile 1 (full)
Voltage level 2.100 Volts
Address Command Rate 2T
Cycle time 1.875 ns (533.3 MHz)
tCL 5.0 clocks
tRCD 5 clocks (9.25 ns)
tRP 5 clocks (9.25 ns)
tRAS 15 clocks (28.00 ns)
tRC 22 clocks (41.00 ns)
tWR 6 clocks (11.25 ns)



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a b B Homebuilt system
December 18, 2008 8:44:00 PM

It looks like the reason the RAM isn't running in dual channel mode is because you have the RAM installed in slots next to each other. You should have the RAM in both of the yellow slots for dual channel mode. The manual is very specific about how to run the RAM in dual channel mode on page 2-13. In fact, the answers to all your questions will likely be answered by reading the manual.
December 18, 2008 10:29:40 PM

The ram is in slots 1 & 3
I disabled the bios logo screen and disabled quick boot
and the bios is now telling me the ram IS in fact in dual-channel mode.
I guess because I had it on quick boot and logo screen it didn't show all the bios details.

but anyways yea so I guess it's in dual channel mode now but is my multiplier and frequencies correct for that brand of hardware?
a b B Homebuilt system
December 19, 2008 3:59:09 AM

Yes, everything looks normal. That's a 2.4GHz processor and it shows up as 2.4GHz above. If speedstep is enabled you might see it jumping between 1.6GHz ad 2.4GHz, but that's normal.
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