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DIMM Placement and stability.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by EarlGrey, 18 Sep 2005.

  1. EarlGrey

    EarlGrey What's a Dremel?

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    With my current AV8 I had to drop the memory to 2T to get is stable. However, since Prime95 wouldn't run for more than a minute, after trying everything, I decided to switch the two RAM dimms from banks 3 & 4 to 1 & 2.
    And now everything works with 1T!
    The RAM in question was Corsair TWINX 3200C2PT, timings are 2.5, 3, 3, 6 and has a voltage of 2.65.

    Now, in the manual is states that you can have two dimms placed in either 1&2 or 3&4 while leaving the other two empty. Obviously, for me it only seems to work right with banks 1&2.
    Is this a common thing? Perhaps anyone who has some instability could try switching the RAM slots?
     
  2. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Dimm 1&2 are usually closer to the CPU / northy than 3&4 which tends to make them slightly more overclockable due to decrease latency etc.
     
  3. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    My system doesn't even boot properly with the sticks in 1 & 2. I have to put them in 3 & 4 before it starts up. Weird...
     
  4. Urza9814

    Urza9814 What's a Dremel?

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    Heh...lucky...at least it's constant :p
    With mine, if I remove my CPU fan for any reason, I have to put my RAM into another slot, reset the BIOS, boot, it'll fail, move the RAM back, reset the BIOS again, and then it'll boot. Stupid POS comp....
     
  5. EarlGrey

    EarlGrey What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the info; I never knew such minor things could make a difference.
    Urza9814, perhaps you could try an exorcism on your computer?
     

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