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Old 04-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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Talking DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR RD580 Crossfire motherboard review adventures

DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR
Link to this review: http://i4memory.com/cfx3200dr/


DFI Taiwan sent me a DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR RD580 crossfire motherboard. This motherboard will be used with soon to be provided X1900XTX/XT Crossfire setup to hopefully hit hard the Futuremark 3dmark06 rankings etc

While waiting on the video cards, I started to do my research and testing to ensure I'm familiar with the bios and memory clocking for the CFX3200-DR motherboard.

This thread will serve as a online note pad documenting my findings like always and I'll add my eventual findings for this board to my AMD64 Overclocking Guide at http://i4memory.com/AMD64

Pictures:




Full pics here http://i4memory.com/reviewimages/mot.../cfx3200_dr/1/

Features to note:
  1. Full product page at http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_pro...P%20UT&SITE=US
  2. dual x16 PCI Express Lane for Crossfire
  3. 4x SATAII 300Gb/s ULI ports ULI M1575 chip with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD
  4. 4x SATAI 150Gb/s ports Silicon Image Sil 3114 chip with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5
  5. DFI Diganostic LED on motherboard
  6. Dual gigabit network lan with Lan Teaming function to improve network uptime and reliability as well as network throughput. The Lan Teaming allows 2x network cards to function and act as 1x network card with a single IP address - distributing the traffic across both network cards. If one port fails, the other port takes over. Note: to set Lan Teaming up, on your DFI CFX3200-DR cd-rom look in \Marvell_LAN\Teamming_AP directory I believe the executeable there needs to be installed? Since i have a full CAT6 cabled gigabit network here i might give this a test later on
  7. Alot of vdimm incremental options from as low as 2.06v to 4.15v vdimm! Check out Tony's screenies of the options at http://www.bleedinedge.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20242
  8. DFI Engineered power down and restart process to workaround RD580 chipsets issue of not resetting HTT strap when you overclock the HTT Bus too far (2nd paragraph of Anandtech.com review). It would appear to slow down the boot up or reboot process "at first it appeared the board was a very slow booter compared to similar boards. In fact the extra time is for a complete power down and start so BIOS options are properly implemented on boot."
Useful Information:
Some useful info in the following threads particularly about buggy early bioses fixed from 417 bios onwards and very useful bios tweaking guide by Tony at OCZ
Raid Issues:
- DFI released a 519 beta bios to fix some issues discussed below.

- As at May 15, 2006 I changed to a 4x 80GB Hitachi 7K80 SATAII NCQ RAID0 setup and came across a few issues.
  1. Issue: As mentioned as at 425 bios, there's an issue if you enable ULI SATA raid, the drive data strength option for memory in bios is overrided and set to AUTO regardless of what you set for drive data strength. This may or may not cause memory and thus stability issues IF your memory you are using doesn't like what AUTO sets the drive data strength value to. I have no probs with ULI SATA raid 0 setup with drive data strength = AUTO for 2x 512MB Corsair XMS3500C2v1.1 BH-5. The AUTO value sets drive data strength to the value of 1 for me using 425 bios.
  2. Limitation: There's a few limitations in that due to the amount of options in bios, the ROM space doesn't have enough room to accommodate all raid configurations. You can't enable both ULI raid + Silicon Image raid as the Silicon Image ROM code is too large.
  3. You can have Silicon Image non-raid in combination with ULI Raid SATA though but see below issue that the DFI is working on with the ULI Raid being skipped at boot.
  4. Issue: As at 425 bios, if you have Silicon Image non raid SATA in use and try to use ULI SATA raid, on boot up you won't be able to Ctrl+A to get into ULI raid boot manager to configure raid. All that happens is ULI raid is skipped when you hit Ctrl+A and you continue to boot into windows etc. Reason is due to the size of Silicon Image ROM code. DFI technicians are working with ULI to reduce the size of the ROM code to allow at least non-raid Silicon Image SATA + ULI SATA raid combination.
  5. Issue: For those who have drives falling out of raid arrays or random pauses, could it be due to way in which different drives handle what Western Digital terms TLER - Time Limited Error Recover http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=238 ?
    Q: What is time-limited error recovery and why do I need it?
    A: Desktop drives are designed to protect and recover data, at times pausing for as much as a few minutes to make sure that data is recovered. Inside a RAID system, where the RAID controller handles error recovery, the drive needn't pause for extended periods to recover data. In fact, heroic error recovery attempts can cause a RAID system to drop a drive out of the array. WD RE2 is engineered to prevent hard drive error recovery fallout by limiting the drive's error recovery time. With error recovery factory set to seven seconds, the drive has time to attempt a recovery, allow the RAID controller to log the error, and still stay online.
    Note, i have so far no pauses or drive fall outs on my below 4x Hitachi brand 7K80 SATAII ULI Raid 0 array. Maybe diffferent brands and models of drives handle this internal drive data protection and recovery process differently ? Maybe it goes as deep as hard drive firmware differences even on same brand/model drives ?
  6. Limitation: As i just found out with ULI SATA raid 0 configurations, you can only have either 2x disk raid 0 or 4x disk raid 0. There is no option to configure 3x disk raid 0.
Here's 4x 80GB Hitachi 7K80 SATAII NCQ ULI Raid 0 with 16k stripe:

As a non-OS array without NCQ:


As an OS based array with WinXP Pro SP2 installed:

without NCQ (left) and with NCQ (right)


HDTach without NCQ (left) and with NCQ (right)


Seems NCQ helps improve drive minimum average transfer speeds and cpu usage % but reduces burst and average speeds in HDTune 2.52. But average speeds in HDTach remained unchanged.

Settings template:
You can copy and paste this template to use to provide the settings you use for your clocks on DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR. Very handy to have on i4memory.com to share your settings
FSB Bus Frequency:
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio:
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio:
RD580 HT PLL Speed:
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength:
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength:
HT Bus Receiver Impendence:
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength:
K8 Cool & Quiet Support:

CPU VID Control:
CPU VID Special Control:
DRAM Voltage Control:
SB PCIE Voltage:
NB Analogue Voltage:
LDT Bus Voltage:
NB Core Voltage:

DRAM Frequency Set:
CPC:
CAS (tCL):
tRCP:
tRAS:
tRP:
tRC:
tRFC:
tRRD:
tRW:
tRTW:
tWTR:
tREF:
Bank Interleaved:
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct:

DQS Skew Control:
DQS Skew Value:
DRAM Drive Strength:
DRAM Data Drive Strength:
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew:
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew:
Max Async Latency:
Read Preamble Time:
IdleCycle Limit:
Dynamic Counter:
R/W Queue Bypass:
Bypass Max:
Burst Length:

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Bios flashing:
First thing I did was install my RD1-PMC4 Bios savior on the motherboard to allow me to switch between the original bios chip and the RD1 backup bios function. I then flashed both original bios and RD1 backup bios to 417 bios which fixes alot of early issues with memory settings being set too tight to begin with.

Tools needed:
- A64Info v0.50 to display memory settings in windows.
- DrDOS
- Winflash from CD-ROM if you want to flash in windows

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Official Bioses:
417 bios http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/R5UD417.zip
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1. Update Kernel Code to 2006/04/08
2. Update Agesa code(Patch some CPU PST)
3. Fix SATA control device show wrong sequency number
4. Change P2P_WRITE_GFX_DFLT
5. Change FSB Start from 0 MHz
6. Fix support SST 49LF040B fail
7. Change Threshold in check 200mhz cl 1.5 setting
8. for better overclocking with infenon dram cell
9. Add ERRATA_94_SELECTABLE AND ERRATA_123_SELECTABLE
10. Remove ALI AC97 for H/W not support and change item string show
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425 bios http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/R5UD425.zip
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Enhance Memory module compatibility.
I asked my DFI contact about the specifics and 425 bios is basically 424 beta bios confirmed as official and it loosens the timings more for Infineon based memory modules for better compatibility.


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Beta Bioses:
Link: http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downloa...FLAG=B&SITE=US
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510 beta bios http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/R5UD510.zip
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Fix USB Legacy(Mouse/Keyboard) all enable will cause USB KB/MS fail under DOS (issue ).

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519 beta bios http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/R5UD519.zip
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1. Fixed Silicon image ( SATA) + Uli (Raid ) combination.
2. Turn on ULI and silicon image raid at same time but Silicon image just support Raid5 only at the combination .

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523 / R5D_043C beta bios http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/R5D_043C.zip
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1. Update ULI SATA Raid Rom from v1.1E to v1.20 .
2. Change CMOS location for enable ULI raid item will cause 'DRAM Data Drive Strength' item control fail.

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R5UD728 beta bios http://www.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/R5UD728.zip
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Update ULI RAID BIOS from V1.11E to v1.22
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Bios flashing procedure:
Right now latest official bios is 417 and 425 and beta bios is 424. I choose to use 417 bios as most folks have given positive feedback on this. The 424 beta and 425 official bios is meant to improve memory compatability so if 417 bios doesn't work for you, try 424 or 425.

- Read RGones thread here
- Run drdos.exe with a blank floppy disk in your floppy drive to create a bootable floppy
- Download 417 bios (zip file version) from http://www.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downlo...FLAG=A&SITE=US and extract the contents but delete the autoexec.bat that is included as it's not needed and would overwrite the one DrDOS places on the floppy.
- Rename the .BIN file to 417.BIN
- Copy 417.BIN and AWDFLASH.EXE files to the blank floppy disk you made bootable
- Reboot pc with floppy inserted - ensure in bios you have boot order correctly set for removable device as 1st boot priority
- At A:/ prompt type the following:

AWDFLASH 417.BIN /cks /cc /cd /cp /sn /py /qi /ld /wb /e

- You will be brought back to prompt, flash using same commands again i did this 3 times before rebooting pc
- Then quoting RGone "turn off the power supply and move the cmos jumper to the clear pins and remove the battery and leave about 5 mins or so and then put battery back FIRST and then move the cmos jumper back to pins 1 and 2 and repower power supply and boot to bios and setup". I didn't remove the battery just powered off the psu and cleared CMOS (waiting 5 mins before setting CMOS jumper back to normal position) and booting back up my system.

Winflash method:
If you do insist on flashing in windows instead of DOS, then you need Winflash app from your motherboard CD-ROM. DFI sent me an official flashing guide for CFX3200-DR which is meant to prevent the Clearing CMOS issue. I converted the guide to a PDF format for easier viewing.

Notice the guide shows NOT to check clear cmos box in Winflash!

Download guide:
PDF version (~404KB)
http://i4memory.com/reviewimages/mot...lash_Guide.pdf

Winzip compressed PDF version (~295KB)
http://i4memory.com/reviewimages/mot...lash_Guide.zip

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CPUs used:
I plan to test all my cpus out on this DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR including:

- Opteron 146 CAB2E 0540FPMW
- Opteron 148 CABYE 0543FPMW
- Opteron 170 CCBWE 0546XPMW
- FX-57 CABCE 0516WPMW
- FX-60 CCB2E 0536RPMW

System 1 Test:
Opteron 146 CAB2E 0540FPMW
Corsair Hydrocool 200 cpu H20 cooling
DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200-DR R.A00 417 bios
256MB BFG 7800GTX Stock HSF
160GB Seagate 7200.7 SATA NCQ hdd on ULI SATA4 port
Pioneer DVD-RW
1.44MB FDD
510W PCP&C SLI power supply

WinXP PRO SP2 latest updated
ULI Integrated 2.20 drivers from nVidia.com
84.56 Forceware drivers

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High vdimm = hot memory:
I noticed straight away that the memory modules got alot hotter than previous DFI NF4 Ultra-D/SLI-D/SLI-DR series even at 3.4v vdimm! It was scorching hot using the finger test and 2x 40mm fans on ram. Think of TCCD at 3.0v vdimm hot or DFI NF4 4v vdimm jumper mosfet hot!.

So did some tests with 2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Gold UTT BH-5 @255mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2223 at 3.4v vdimm with the following settings:

FSB Bus Frequency: 255
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 5x
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.4v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 200 (1:1)
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 3
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 150ps advance
Max Async Latency: 7ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Disabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4

Tested without the dual lcd thermal probes and only 2x40mm fans and modules would be scorching hot and test #5 would fail at 2nd to 4th loop with a handful of errors.

Decided to put my dual lcd thermo probe to work and attached it to the side of each of my 2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Gold UTT BH-5 and use a thermaltake 90+ cfm 120x25mm fan to blow directly on the modules instead of my 2x 40mm fans.

Memtest86+ v1.65
5 loops of test #5 and temps already peak at
Dimm 1 module = 37.5C
Dimm 3 module = 32C

So far up to 90+ loops and no errors unlike last night!

Room temp between = 27.5C to 28.8C open desktop benching system setup.

Conclusion, Dimm 1 slot is a hot bugger and that with even 3.4v vdimm you better have at least 90cfm of fan cooling on your modules to keep memory modules' temps in check for stability!


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Note:
- Super Pi 32M doesn't mean 100% stable but it's a rough guide as to stability of memory until other windows stability tests and benchmarks are done. Please read my AMD64 Overclocking Guide's Windows Stability section at http://i4memory.com/AMD64 as to the procedure in which I test memory and overclocking on AMD64.



Decided to swap over to my 2x 512MB Corsair XMS3500C2v1.1 BH-5 memory for the rest of the tests since they run cooler and clock higher than my 2x 512MB OCZ PC3200 Gold UTT BH-5



2x 512MB Corsair XMS3500C2v1.1 BH-5

Click on image for the larger full picture.

2600Mhz
==============================
10x 260HTT = 2600mhz
@260mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2222 at 3.47v


FSB Bus Frequency: 260
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 5x
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.47v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 200 (1:1)
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 300ps delay
Max Async Latency: 7ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Disabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4


3000Mhz
==============================
10x300HTT = 3000mhz
@250mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2222 at 3.44v


FSB Bus Frequency: 300
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.44v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 166
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 300ps delay
Max Async Latency: 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Disabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4

Super Pi v1.5 32M



==============================
10x300HTT = 3000mhz
@250mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2222 at 3.44v


FSB Bus Frequency: 300
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.44v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 166
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 300ps delay
Max Async Latency: 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4

Super Pi v1.5 32M



==============================
10x300HTT = 3000mhz
@250mhz 2-2-2-5 7-12-2212 at 3.44v


FSB Bus Frequency: 300
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.44v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 166
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 12
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 1
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 300ps delay
Max Async Latency: 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 8

Super Pi v1.5 32M



==============================
10x300HTT = 3000mhz
@250mhz 2-2-2-0 7-12-0211 at 3.44v


Memtest86+ v1.65 bandwidth = 3006MB/s

FSB Bus Frequency: 300
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.44v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 166
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 0
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 12
tRRD: 0
tRW: 2
tRTW: 1
tWTR: 1
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 150ps delay
Max Async Latency: 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 4.5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 0clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 8

Super Pi v1.5 32M


The above 23min 59.297s time managed to beat my DFI NF4 Ultra-D time of 23min 59.641s.



Everest Home:
Read = 7,142 MB/s
Write = 3,361 MB/s
Latency = 36.2 ns

Sandra 2005 Lite SR3
Buffered = 7,486 / 7,419
Unbuffered = 3,717 / 3,847


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3100Mhz
==============================
10x 310HTT = 3100mhz
@258mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2222 at 3.5v bios setting = 3.48v bios or 3.43v windows


FSB Bus Frequency: 310
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.55v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: * 104.3%
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.5v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 166
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps delay key to stablising super pi 32M!
Max Async Latency: 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4



==============================
10x 310HTT = 3100mhz
@258mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2212 at 3.5v bios setting = 3.48v bios or 3.43v windows


FSB Bus Frequency: 310
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.55v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: * 104.3%
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.5v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 166
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 1
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps delay key to stablising super pi 32M!
Max Async Latency: 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4



==============================
10x 310HTT = 3100mhz
@258mhz 2-2-2-0 7-12-0212 at 3.5v bios setting = 3.48v bios or 3.43v windows


Memtest86+ v1.65 bandwidth = 3106MB/s

FSB Bus Frequency: 310
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot even with NMOS/PMOS drive strength @31 so dropped it to 4x)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 10x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.55v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: * 104.3%
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.5v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 166
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 0
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 12
tRRD: 0
tRW: 2
tRTW: 1
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps delay key to stablising super pi 32M!
Max Async Latency: 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 0clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4



This CFX3200-DR 32M time of 23m 13.344s also beats my best DFI NF4 Ultra-D 32M time of 23m 13.922s below



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Here's some single core cpu 3dmarks at stock hsf on BFG 7800GTX with HeavyH20 bios speeds @473(525)/1350.

First time using 84.56 forceware drivers and first time using my 256MB BFG 7800GTX on DFI CFX3200-DR. Click on image for larger full screen picture.

Opteron 146 CAB2E 0540FPMW @10x300HTT = 3000Mhz
2x 512MB Corsair XMS3500C2v1.1 BH-5 @250mhz 2-2-2-5 7-14-2-2-1-2 at 3.32v bios setting = 3.28v windows


3dmark2003 @473(525)/1350 = 19,170
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=4772920



3dmark05 @473(525)/1350 = 9,083
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=1998036



3dmark06 @473(525)/1350 = 4,620
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=281331


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High HTT/FSB on divider tests.

Seems so far managed 366FSB/HTT as the highest i've been able to boot into windows. It needed LDT dropped from 4x to 3x though. Managed to push out an 8M time but windows frooze trying to save the cpuz validation file heh.

But seems 334FSB/HTT is fine with LDT 4x!. Haven't tried higher than 334FSB/HTT for now.

Click on image for large full size screenie with A64Info showing the HTT Bus speed etc



Settings used for 9x334HTT = 3005Mhz

FSB Bus Frequency: 334
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 4x (tried 5x but system didn't boot)
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 9x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 31
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 31
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 10
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v (set higher due to low vcore + high vdimm issue)
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.4v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.85v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 150
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 450ps
Max Async Latency: 9ns - needed 9ns otherwise memtest86+ test #5 errors with 8ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4

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Swapped to Opteron 148 CABYE 0543FPMW cpu as this will be the first cpu i test on Kayl's phase change unit on the CFX3200-DR platform. Might as well let them get acquainted with each other

Also decided to flash to the latest DFI official bios = 425 which loosened up the timings for Infineon based memory for better compatibility. This would be good for when i test 2GB OCZ PC4000EB Infineon based memory

Seems CFX3200-DR board needs a tad more vcore to do the same clock as on my DFI NF4 Ultra-D R.AD0 and DFI NF4 UT SLI-DR R.AB0 using same cooling and clocks 30-60mhz less benchable than the NF4 boards. It could be a memory setting i haven't yet tweaked since it's still early days.

But here's where i am at for 148 CABYE 0543FPMW (which did 3000Mhz at 1.536v on DFI NF4 series)

DFI UT CFX3200-DR R.A00 = 3000Mhz at 1.552-1.568v fluctuation


Cpuburn Session


Versus

DFI NF4 UT SLI-DR R.AB0 = 3014Mhz at 1.536v


Cpuburn Session


There's a 4-5C hotter cpu under load on DFI UT CFX3200-DR maybe due to the higher vcore applied ?

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Swapped in my FX-57 CABCE 0516WPMW now

Not bad just upping the cpu multiplier from 14x to 15x for first tests



Settings used:

2x 512MB Corsair XMS3500C2v1.1 BH-5

FSB Bus Frequency: 200
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 5x
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 15x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.4v
CPU VID Special Control: x 101.9%
DRAM Voltage Control: 2.8v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.8v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 200 (1:1)
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 2
tREF: 4708
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 300ps delay
Max Async Latency: 7ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4

very nice but need to up vcore when using higher vdimm to prevent mem controller on cpu from being damaged



Settings used:

2x 512MB Corsair XMS3500C2v1.1 BH-5


FSB Bus Frequency: 250
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 5x
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 12x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 5
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 5
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v
CPU VID Special Control: AUTO
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.47v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.85v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 200 (1:1)
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 0
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 12
tRRD: 0
tRW: 2
tRTW: 1
tWTR: 2
tREF: 3684
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 300ps delay
Max Async Latency: 6ns
Read Preamble Time: 4.5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 0clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4

FX-57 is first cpu to do better on CFX3200-DR than DFI NF4 series for me! Previous max = 3120Mhz for 32M now already 3137Mhz!




Update: 11/5/06
starting to get the hang of it and how's 1400+ HTT bus speed (280HTT x 5)

click on image for A64info too



Settings used:

2x 512MB Corsair XMS3500C2v1.1 BH-5


FSB Bus Frequency: 280
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio: 5x
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio: 11x
RD580 HT PLL Speed: High
HT Bus NMOS Drive Strength: 31
HT Bus PMOS Drive Strength: 31
HT Bus Receiver Impendence: 31 key to >1300Mhz HT Bus speed (280HTT x 5)
CPU HT Bus Drive Strength: Strong
K8 Cool & Quiet Support: Disabled

CPU VID Control: 1.5v
CPU VID Special Control: X 102.9%
DRAM Voltage Control: 3.47v
SB PCIE Voltage: 1.85v
NB Analogue Voltage: 1.34v
LDT Bus Voltage: 1.34v
NB Core Voltage: 1.34v

DRAM Frequency Set: 180
CPC: Enabled
CAS (tCL): 2
tRCP: 2
tRAS: 5
tRP: 2
tRC: 7
tRFC: 14
tRRD: 2
tRW: 2
tRTW: 2
tWTR: 2
tREF: 3684
Bank Interleaved: Enabled
Errata 94: Disabled
Errata 123: AUTO
Odd Divisor Correct: Disabled

DQS Skew Control: AUTO
DQS Skew Value: N/A
DRAM Drive Strength: 3 (weak)
DRAM Data Drive Strength: 2 (-33%)
DIMM 1/2 Clock Timing Skew: AUTO
DIMM 3/4 Clock Timing Skew: 300ps delay
Max Async Latency: 7ns
Read Preamble Time: 5ns
IdleCycle Limit: 16clks
Dynamic Counter: Enabled
R/W Queue Bypass: 16x
Bypass Max: 7x
Burst Length: 4

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