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RAM timings and voltage help (BIOS)

Last response: in Memory
July 10, 2010 2:45:14 PM

My system is crashing because of the Atikmpag and Atikmdag. Some say I should check my BIOS for my ram timings and ram voltage and make sure it's ok.

I checked the timings and from what I gather, the top 4 were 9-9-9-24 like people suggested but I don't know how to change the voltage. I found the location where it says DRAM 1.5v but when I go in the options I just see 1.64 and 1.66. The 1.66 and beyond is pink font. Should I got to 1.64 or 1.66 when people say it's 1.65v? Does the pink font mean it's dangerous at that level?

Here is my system:

Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
July 10, 2010 7:31:39 PM

I have 10.6 CCC from ATI.

The first XFX 5770 I had ran default speeds of 400/1200 for some reason. I know they are supposed to be 157/300. I RMA'd that one and now have a Sapphire 5770 and the default is 157/300.

You are saying I should reduce* them? I was told the opposite, to actually increase the idle to 200/400.

I haven't changed them yet.

Please help.
a b } Memory
July 10, 2010 9:20:02 PM

There seems to be quite a lot on the web regarding these driver-related issues. Here's a link to the AMD forums, which also may help. I know AMD has sold a lot of HD 5770's, but that card seems to be the most affected. Reducing the clock and MEM frequencies MAY help.