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Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?

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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2011, 06:42:46 pm »
Hey, no rest for us wicked ones! Have a good Christmas anyway. ;)
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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2011, 07:00:15 pm »
Aint that the truth!  ;D

But at least I know I will be merry. I've got a nice selection of whiskeys, including a nice 30yr old that needs to be drunk...  ;)


Likewise, I hope you have a good Christmas and New Year.
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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2011, 10:52:46 pm »
Just a quick note to say that the motherboard arrived today & except for the computer deciding to create a little havoc after set up (which is always the way), everything seems to be up and running. Thanks once again for everyone who has given me help & advice.


I wish everyone here a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Now I can only wish that Santa can stop time in order for me to do a weeks work in two days...  :(

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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2011, 07:12:59 am »
Great news! All the best for the Christmas and New Year. ;)
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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 04:03:56 am »
Thanks for your reply Dark Mantis.

Annoyingly for some reason on Christmas Eve whilst working, my computer was invaded by gremlins (possibly the Grinch) and decided to BSOD on me. After rebooting back to Windows it was fine for another two hours or so and it did it again. However after the second reboot, the computer would not stay in Windows for even a minute before it would BSOD. This would occur in safe mode too.

Even after going into the BIOS and lowering the RAM timings to 1333MHz and playing with the voltages, I still continue to have the problem. If it does not BSOD, Windows will say that only a certain amount of RAM (10 or 8 ) of the 12GB is available. My Crossfire setup also started for no reason to play up (my 5970 was going over 30 degrees hotter than before)  so I've now gone back to 6GB of RAM and taken out my other card.

Does anyone know what settings (voltages) I should set in the BIOS in order to get all 12GB RAM to work? As for the short time my system was accepting it, I found that the software I use for work was running a lot faster; saving me valuable time.

I'm using the EX58-UD5 board with two lots of Corsair's XMS3 (CMX6GX3M3A1600C9) 3X2GB 1600MHz RAM. I am aware that the board does not support 1600MHz, so I have it set for 1333MHz with the timings 8-8-8-20  2.

Any suggestions would be most helpful.




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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2011, 10:11:59 am »
To have all of your memory slots filled and running happilly you would need to run the RAM at 1.68 - 1.70v. Make sure however that the QPI/Vtt remains within 0.5v of whatever voltage you set for the memory. Therefore you must make it at least 1.18 - 1.20v minimum. You will probably require more than that to stay stable though.

By the way it would be helpfull if you posted the STOP codes from the BSODs.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 10:13:44 am by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2011, 11:05:50 am »
Thanks for your quick response. It's most appreciated.

The RAM sticks state that the limit is 1.65v (and 9-9-9-24 timings). Would that voltage be high enough as I would not want to ruin the RAM or heaven forbid the motherboard. would the following settings be okay?

RAM @ 1.65v
QPI/Vtt 1.2v

I will be away from my computer until about 4pm tonight so I cannot test it until then.


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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2011, 06:54:20 am »
No increasing the voltage wouldn't be detrimental to the motherboard, memory or CPU. It isn't so much voltage that is the kiler it is heat because as you increase the voltage the heat increases as well, so that is what to watch out for. Just make sure that you follow my instructions though and you should be fine.
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HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

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Re: Approximate time for me to receive my RMA’d Motherboard?
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2011, 01:51:37 pm »
Thanks for the reply Dark Mantis. I tried setting the voltages to: RAM @ 1.64v
QPI/Vtt 1.24v yesterday and the system crashed at the Windows logo (the flag failed to show), at that point I decided to wait for more advice from you as you know a lot more than me in this subject!

Would you think setting the voltages to these would be okay?

RAM @ 1.68v
QPI/Vtt 1.22v

Not that I can say I have noticed before, but does the BIOS state the temperatures of the RAM? And if so, what temperatures are safe to run the RAM at?

 

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