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Maximus Formula and CM2X2048-8500C5D Kit


Domy

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I am having problems with my new board posting successfully with the memory running at 5-5-5-15 or 5-5-5-18 at 2.1 - 2.3v. After about 2 shut downs it finally posts and says overclocking failed, please change settings etc. and its 1066 which is default, but the board is detecting it as overclocked even though the board can handle this memory. it runs and posts successfully with 1 memory only at 1066 speed though. i have tried al memory banks in a bunch of ways also. Please help, i dont wana run it at lower speeds = waste of money.

 

Intel Q6600 @ 3.5Ghz

CM2X2048-8500C5D kit

Asus Maximus Formula motherboard

Thermaltake Toughpower 700 watt PSU

Creative Labs Fatal1ty sound card

Nvidia 768mb 8800 Ultra

Watercooled - cpu, vga and southbridge

 

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I updated the specs, but i already noted them in my thread ;): Please tell me why it says im overclocking the ram but im not? anything below 1066 will work, like im ocing the cpu to 3.5 flawlesy with this motherboard and memory is like at 1037 and it posts fine. but anything over 1066, even 1088 etc wont work, even at 2.3v and looser 5-5-5-18 timings.
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Thats a negative, it is not solved yet cause noone has helped me yet :). I ran mem test and no errors found. bios is fulled updated etc. Im out of options here.... something is tricking the mobo into thinking that the default 1066mhz speed is overclocked and is failing. timings and voltage are right too. im happy with 5.9 rating across the board in vista and wont complain with 1037mhz, but would like to do more cause its capable!!! please help
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What kind of results were you getting before you updated you bios? I have heard of some guys going back to 0401. On some boards the 0505 bios fixes the vdroop issue but some of the memroy dividerd are broken while others are having no issues at all.
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Oh, i will try reverting back to the original bios it came with then, so see if that fixes the problem, it cant hurt. meanwhile i cant even mess with my pc atm because my video card went bad and msi is replacing it -they better for $600 dollars-, i wont get the new one prob for a week or little more :mad: I hate it when some boards work better than others on the same model!!!!!!
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Try it with out over clocking!

Please make sure that you have the latest Bios version and then load setup/optimized defaults and set the Dim Voltage to 2.1 volts (+.3 Volts W/Giga-Byte) and then set the timings manually to the tested settings for the specific module you have, or if you have Value Select "BY SPD" and then test the module/'s one at a time with http://www.memtest.org! If you still get errors, please follow the link in my signature “I think I have a bad part!” and we will be happy to replace them or it! However, if you get errors with both modules that would suggest some other problem and I would test them in another system or MB to be sure. In addition, with some MB's (Mostly ASUS) you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.

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