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SLI-DR Expert: Non working dividers?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Squidge, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. Squidge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    Anyone else noticed this? Is it normal, or does it depend on certain types of memory modules?

    For example: With the 133 divider, my memory runs at 173Mhz, but the 140 divider (just one notch up) it seems to attempt to run without any divider whatsoever, and crashes almost instantly as a result.

    Using the bios builtin "Memtest86" seems to confirm my findings: At the "133" divider, it states the ram settings is "173Mhz DDR346", but with the "140" divider it says "260Mhz DDR520".

    Not really wanting to run my memory constantly at 173Mhz, and the fact that the next divider after 140 will put me over the 200Mhz limit on the RAM, I guess this means it's time to flex the plastic and buy some PC4000 ?
     
  2. PinkFloyd

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,293

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    I get a similar problem with certain dividers on my LANParty Ultra-D, so maybe its a DFI thing?
     
  3. ajgoodfellow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    It might be down to the fact that they're non standard dividers so they might be slightly touch and go

    The standard dividers are 100, 133, 166 and 200
     
  4. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,932

    Location: Liverpool

    Yeh I found my housemates 180 divider on his Ultra-D didn't work too well... it stopped the computer booting even if the divider put the RAM at well under 200MHz.
     
  5. PinkFloyd

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,293

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    Yeh I was using the 9/10 divider too.