aaa we're getting there!! gets me all the way to the desktop but then crashes soon after. I tried lowering it more didn't seem to help. and once I got a blue screen of death. Does it matter what voltage its set at for not crashing? What combination should I try next?
Thankyou so much your obviously on the right lines as I haven't been able to boot with them in before!
OK I'll go have a look and right them down. Thing is I don't want to overclock or make things complicated I just want the computer to run with 4 gb ram on whatever settings that will work.
Thanks for being so quick mate
I just tried 666 and 1.9 and its loaded! I'm on it now! just tried it randomly. I don't understand what is it that makes it work? and is there another setting like the one you've just mentioned that might increase performance? for gaming
Using faster memory settings yields very little performance improvements. Getting a stable system is better than a slightly faster one that crashes. To make sure that it's stable at 1.9V, run memtest86 overnight. If you get errors, then bump the voltage up a notch.
Command rate (CR) is another memory timing setting like cas latency, ras to cas delay and ras precharge. Check your bios or motherboard owners manual to see if it is user adjustable. And like GhislainG suggested run Prime95 or memtest to make sure your memory timings are running error free or you will start having weird stability issues with your computer.
I've got it at 1.8 v and 666 mhz and its absolutely fine. problem solved! thankyou very much for helping so quickly. i tried a couple of other settings but it wasn't happy and didnt load and crashed. and aslong as there's not much performance loss at 666 then I'm very happy.