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Forum: Memory 08-08-2008, 03:58 PM
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Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thanks a lot! If I test both sticks together for...

Thanks a lot! If I test both sticks together for 2-3 passes, is it also good enough? (as opposed to separately, individually)
For my new memory, I tested 2 passes with each module, and then 11...
Forum: Memory 08-08-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 63,346
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Ram Guy - yes, mostly all electronic components...

Ram Guy - yes, mostly all electronic components are made in Asia. However, the board is designed elsewhere, engineering and customer support are provided elsewhere, testing is supposed to be more...
Forum: Memory 08-08-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Another user that found the same boot bug with...

Another user that found the same boot bug with this board.
http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68512&page=5

RamGuy,

How long do you suggest testing memory to ensure it is OK? 8...
Forum: Memory 08-08-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 63,346
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Yes, this is a problem with the motherboard...

Yes, this is a problem with the motherboard and/or BIOS that I reported in June on this forum.
http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70421

Intel was able to replicate the same...
Forum: Memory 08-04-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
All -- yes, there are issues with the DX48BT2. ...

All -- yes, there are issues with the DX48BT2. The conclusion is that Intel released a board that has some bugs/issues in some cases, and is not always compatible in a "plug-and-play/bug-free"...
Forum: Memory 07-25-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
RamGuy -- thanks a lot. What I have now is: ...

RamGuy -- thanks a lot. What I have now is:

Q9300 @ 2.50 Ghz (not overclocked), Bus speed 1333 Mhz (all default options)
DX48BT2
TW3X4G1333C9DHX (2x2GB) at 1.7V

Memory page: custom to be...
Forum: Memory 07-25-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
RamGuy, I'm still trying to find less...

RamGuy,

I'm still trying to find less "intensive" settings for my RAM. I have TW3X4G1333C9DHX (2x2GB) at 1.7V and 1333 MHz and 9-9-9-24 which is what is printed on the modules. What do you...
Forum: Memory 07-23-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thank you for your post! Let me give a quick...

Thank you for your post! Let me give a quick update based on contacts at Intel and posts elswhere:

1. The power cycle on/off was more limited with the new BIOS from May 2008. Yet, it happens...
Forum: Memory 07-14-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Hi, In my case, the POST error occurs only...

Hi,

In my case, the POST error occurs only after I physically remove power: unplug the PSU, or if you have a multiple outlet extension cord with a switch (some of them detect low power components...
Forum: Memory 07-09-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
I had checked already, it's apparently for ICH7,...

I had checked already, it's apparently for ICH7, which is a chipset for older mobos...does not make sense. The joy of drivers...

Anyway my memory is working fine so hopefully Intel won't say my...
Forum: Memory 07-08-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thanks! I wonder why mine says ICH9 and...

Thanks!

I wonder why mine says ICH9 and yours is different...I couldn't find anything on the internet...anybody would have a suggestion?
Forum: Memory 07-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thank you! If you turn off the switch on the...

Thank you!

If you turn off the switch on the "socket of the multi plug" (multiple outlets extension cord or surge protector), then indeed you cut the power to the computer, and you notice the same...
Forum: Memory 07-06-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Hi, Just to clarify -- did you remove the...

Hi,

Just to clarify -- did you remove the power from your computer (you unplugged the electricity to your computer, or you changed a switch on the electrical outlet), OR did you choose "shutdown"...
Forum: Memory 06-20-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thanks for the link! I did see that post...

Thanks for the link! I did see that post previously and some other links, it does seem that there are a couple of bugs to be resolved...However, in bother his case and mine, there was a defective...
Forum: Memory 06-19-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
I've just udpated my profile...The problem is I...

I've just udpated my profile...The problem is I tried removing everything from the motherboard to test the issue - even the graphics card since you can boot without -- same cycling issue. With a new...
Forum: Memory 06-18-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Mortimer, Thank you again so much for doing...

Mortimer,

Thank you again so much for doing the tests!!! This confirms, on the contrary to what the guy at Intel said, that there is an unsuccessful post on my board. Why that would happen only...
Forum: Memory 06-18-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thanks -- I've done more testing on the memory. ...

Thanks -- I've done more testing on the memory. Two sticks test fine with Memtest for hours and hours (>10 hrs), more than 12 passes, on any slot. The third one, exact same model and all, gives...
Forum: Memory 06-18-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thanks Ram Guy. Well, at this point, I still...

Thanks Ram Guy.

Well, at this point, I still don't know what to think. Mortimer, as I described in my previous post, do you think you could also do the test of disconnecting the power supply from...
Forum: Memory 06-18-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
I see...indeed...and Mortimer's memory is also...

I see...indeed...and Mortimer's memory is also 1.8V. I tried Corsair 1.5V and 1.7V memory, same bug.

I just don't know what to think now because there is conflicting info.
Mortimer -- if you're...
Forum: Memory 06-18-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
sorry, in my previous post, replace "RAM my...

sorry, in my previous post, replace "RAM my board" by "RMA (return) my board"
Forum: Memory 06-18-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Hi Mortimer, Thanks a lot for your reply! ...

Hi Mortimer,

Thanks a lot for your reply! My BIOS revision is the same as yours, the newest one (BTX3810J.86A.1554.2008.0501.1628), and I did saw the other post about the board revision, but my...
Forum: Memory 06-18-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Hi Mortimer, Thanks for your post, it was...

Hi Mortimer,

Thanks for your post, it was actually very helpful! I learned that indeed the motherboard is designed to shutdown when applying new BIOS settings -- I had not seen that before nor...
Forum: Memory 06-17-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,085
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
I have a DX48BT2 and 1333Mhz Corsair, some issues...

I have a DX48BT2 and 1333Mhz Corsair, some issues as well, but at least for now I identified a bad ram.

If you changed your motherboard and memory, and still getting a crash when you load windows,...
Forum: Memory 06-17-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Update -- I found somwehere someone having the...

Update -- I found somwehere someone having the same issues!
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/250411-12-dx48bt2-unsuccessful-post-attempt

Interesting point is that he also has a Q9300 and 1333...
Forum: Memory 06-17-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 43,825
Posted By NicholasDX48BT2
Thanks so much for your reply! That would...

Thanks so much for your reply! That would explain some if the things I have observed for sure -- not mentioned anywhere in Intel's website or 200+ pages of Intel's technical specifications as far as...
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