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Can't get MX mem past 170!!! [email protected]

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New Member
Jun 3, 2001
Wellcome to my first post here!

My prob is my mx mem. I can't get it to BOOT @170+. It will work @185+ stable if I switch it manually but when I try booting with those settings it freezes...

Any suggestions??? Thanks.


Apr 23, 2001
Welcome to the forum

Some people report increased stability of memory when they place heatsinks on them however I can not confirm or deny this information.

When overclocking my Elsa Gforce I had to change the fan which drew its power from the graphic card to a fan which drew its power from the mobo.. it now features a blue orb and can be overclocked with a memory speed higher than yours.. however when benchmarking I found that with a memory speed higher than 170 my gains were so minimal that now run my gforce at speeds identical to yours and found better improvemnets by modifying it.
Duron 800 @ 1050 with Global Win FOP-32 (140 x 7.5)
Abit KT7A-Raid Mobo
512 mb (Crucial Stuff CAS 2)
Hard Drive Cooler
Elsa Eraser X2 Gforce with Blue Orb (modified to display as a Quadro and overclocked http://www.tweakhardware.com/guide/quadro/ )
Sound Blaster Live Value
Full Tower with 5 (120 mm) case fans with seperate PSU


New Member
Jun 3, 2001
I do have heatsinks on the rams and a 80mm fan pointing at them. Also HSF on the core. So I don't expect it to be heat issue ?!?

I could give a try to connecting the core fan to the mobo or the psu...

I definitely gained performance by upping the mem freqs. In fact, the more the better, if only i could get it to boot...

BTW, I read in your sig, you modified your mx to report as quadro. What's the difference/improvement???

Thanks for your suggestions.