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Intel Core i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OS


Upgrading RAM to: Corsair XMS3 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 1333 MHz (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory (CMX12GX3M3A1333C9)


Since I upgraded my RAM from 6gb to 12gb I’ve had a problem coming out of hibernation. This problem starts off slow and progressively gets quicker. If I’m on my desktop the icons begin to get bigger and bigger (like if you ctrl+scroll-up slow at first then progressively get quicker; it starts about 3 minutes after resume and after 5 minutes it's quick). Same thing happens in a browser. I have not noticed this while in a folder or running an app (i.e. Word) but the desktop icons will still get bigger – and bigger – and bigger! I’ve updated the bios (current), I’ve updated my gpu drivers (current), I’ve updated windows 7 pro (current):



Intel DX58SO

BIOS Version: SOX5810J.86A.5599.2012.0529.2218 (Latest Published)


Display Adapters (GPUs)

NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (Driver: - current)

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512 (Driver: - current)


I’m not sure how to set the timings correctly so I let the bios do its thing automatically to adjust the settings. Here are the results for the memory:




The Memory Voltage is 1.54V – this seemed strange so I set that to 1.50V but that didn’t help.


I’ve read in order to get 1333mhz memory to run on this board, xmp needs to be enabled in bios(???). There is no ‘xmp’ setting in the DX58SO bios. I then read one could find xmp on the Intel Desktop Control Center (2010 is the last release for this board according to intel). When I run this utility I get:


Error Details: Return argument has an invalid type.


Thanks Intel! Not knowing much about setting memory timings (for CMX12GX3M3A1333C9, the memory timings are 9-9-9-24) I did change the following:

tCL = 9

tRCD = 9

tRP = 9

Memory Multiplier = 24


But that didn’t help. When I put this system together almost 4 years ago I had to adjust the memory settings for the Corsair 6gb (TR3X6G1333C9) as the system would freeze up at odd times. Once I changed those settings the freezing went away – but after 4 years I’ve forgotten what I did.


Any ideas on how to set the timings or why, only on resume from hibernate, I’m getting this zoom-in problem? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks,

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I’ve read in order to get 1333mhz memory to run on this board, xmp needs to be enabled in bios(???)

No, there is no XMP , which is an auto overclocking feature ., and since 1333mhz is "default " frequency there would be no XMP profile. XMP would only be aplicable with memory above 1333mhz.


From what you have described it seems that a simple voltage adjustment should fix the problem. You need to adjust the QPI voltage to 1.3v and see if that does not help any. Also if your board is setting the memory voltage to slightly over 1.5v then i would also leave that alone .


There is also the possibility that you may have to run the memory at 1.65v because of the chipset used in that MB. Generally they do not do well with 1.5v memory . but try the adjustments i suggested first and if that dos not work, then set the memory to 1.65v


Oh and please be sure you have the latest BIOS for your MB and apply any updated ones if available.

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Also if you set up Hibernation with 6 Gig you will have to disable it then reboot and delete the old file and then re-enable the function to create the right size File to use when it goes to hibernation.
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