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Windows 7: figure this one out

01 Aug 2010   #11

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
If the BIOS timing is set to AUTO, what does CPU-Z give you, I think we need some screen shots, you could be making this all up.

You upgrade the BIOS of that XFX 780i to the latest?
Here is that support page: Support

My old PC, my wife's current () has to have manual settings or the dummy mobo under clocks it, I feel your pain.
im an overclocker i never set anything to auto , the bios sets timings incorrectly anyway (read my other posts ) either way no matter how slack i set the timings 950mhz is thast fastest i can go now , yes it is the latest bios however it worked fine before so i wouldnt think a bios flash would solve the issue anyhoo , the only way i can set the memory to 1066 now is to remove 2 sticks of ram and set the cpu back to default and there aint now way im loosing 2gb of ram and a 1gb cpu overclock for 100mhz extra on my memory

another option would be to go for 2 x 2gb sticks and use the sli ready NVidia chipset bios config to automatically set evrytrhing up for me with regards to my ram (it doesnt work with more than 2 sticks) but im not sure if that will work and it will be a huge waste of cash especially as im trying to persuade the wife to let me get an i7 / DDR3 / Mobo

its just very very annoying because i ALWAYS manage to figure these things out in the end but this has me stumped

i wish i was making it up

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01 Aug 2010   #12

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

@Archie1223: I know that nothing is at auto, but what is your RAM voltage set to?

EDIT: Never mind, I just saw it.

Four sticks of RAM will stress a memory controller more than two will. I'm not too up on Intel systems, but on an AMD system, you sometimes need to give the Northbridge a little voltage bump when running four sticks. Maybe give that a try?
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01 Aug 2010   #13

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
@Archie1223: I know that nothing is at auto, but what is your RAM voltage set to?

EDIT: Never mind, I just saw it.

Four sticks of RAM will stress a memory controller more than two will. I'm not too up on Intel systems, but on an AMD system, you sometimes need to give the Northbridge a little voltage bump when running four sticks. Maybe give that a try?
NB at its safe maximum mate 1.4v , the NB chip on this mobo gets too hot as it is , i dont want to push my luck.

its worked fine for 6 months , never missed a beat , but now for some reason its decided to go south , everything else is A ok just the ram wont run at its default and i cant stand not knowing why ha ha
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01 Aug 2010   #14

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
NB at its safe maximum mate 1.4v , the NB chip on this mobo gets too hot as it is , i dont want to push my luck.

its worked fine for 6 months , never missed a beat , but now for some reason its decided to go south , everything else is A ok just the ram wont run at its default and i cant stand not knowing why ha ha
Yeah, I wasn't sure how hard you were pushing it. It's never really a good idea to go above max for the NB unless you seriously cool it. lol

Sounds like a really weird problem. The only thing I can think of is that if the RAM sticks are matched pairs, they might not have been put back into the "matched" slots, and are now running at 800 to prevent timing issues.

Seems unlikely, but there is a lot of alchemy in memory controllers that the big boys don't release without a 400 page non disclosure agreement.

Unfortunately, it's all I've got for a theory right now. Sorry.
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