My 1st post is about my CPU (3000+: ADA3000AEP4AX 1.5V (DH7 CG rev, FC0h) NewCastle, 512 KB L2, 2.0 GHz, x10) and its ability to run 2 PCS of Corsair platinum DDR 500Mhz sticks at 400mhz or above.
When i insert 1 ram stick it boots up nicely and sets speed to 400Mhz, i add another stick and speed goes down to 333Mhz.
When i manually try to set it to 400Mhz the whole system hangs up, and doesnt boot at all.
Motherboard is Gigabyte K8NSpro with the lastes BIOS.
These ramsticks are able to run 270 on other motherboard that has been tested ok with many other DDR brands.
So whats the problem here?
Is it the AMD 3000+´s poor memorey controller as i have been told or what?
Should i RMA this CPU ?
Its insane cause this CPU is like 6 months old and motherboard is brand new, i´ve spend total 800$ on these (mobo 158$, CPU 178$ and DDR´s 478$
and they work poorly, the whole system is slower than my overclocked AXP-M 2400+
I gotta tell you that this is really eating my faith on AMD products, everything has worked fine this far but if this is CPU memory controller issue and my wholesaler refuses to RMA it because it works on other setups......im outta here!
thanks for advance
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Gigabyte K8NSpro s754 (F8 BIOS)
Corsair Twinx 1024 PC-4000LLPT (2x512MB)
2 x 160GB SATA Samsung SP80
Sapphire Radeon 9800XT
Everything cools on Air