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Well, you can always do the, "single stick" routine.....followed by......"swap slots"
wev'e all been there....it's frustrating mad.gif

So it has nothing to do with the ram single vs 2 wouldn't matter if the processor itself needed more vcore at stock. It would be a fault of the processor right?
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So it has nothing to do with the ram single vs 2 wouldn't matter if the processor itself needed more vcore at stock. It would be a fault of the processor right?

Possibly cpu.......

But to make certain , it's always been customary to boot with "minimum" hardware. All yer'
wanting to do is boot properly and sustain that boot. If you've got one stick that's bad, or
a slot that's bad , then running single & swap slots eliminates those two segments and
then you start pointing fingers at the cpu
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It boots just fine idles fine but once i play game or try to run prime it bsod either 101 at stock or 124 at any overclock it will run benches but not anything longer.
I have 1 day left to rma processor.
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Hey m8s, long time no see err read!

I'm coming back for a short result about my life with the GENE Z:

- a terrific and stable Mobo

How do i come to my conclusion?

Some storyline:
Since i'm a doityourself computer builder from time immemorial (first system has been an AMD Am486 DX4-100) having a stable system from the scratch was very rare. I'm a gamer since i get an ATARI VCS in 1982 and i've been always trying to buy in two to three years interval the best boards with the best price-performance ratio but sometimes it leads to strange experiences especially concerning the stableness of the system. Until now this is in about three of four issues a problem between BIOS and memory e.g. my MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum have had a lot of issues besides i bought me exactly memory from the QVL as i'm eager to do this always. Nevertheless, it took about four BIOS revisions to stop BSODs with my Athlon 64 X2 4600+. After very bad experiences with my ASUS P3B-F in Pentium II and III times i swear not to buy Asus anymore...but MSIs highly rewarded but unstable board took me back to ASUS and so to the P5Q-Deluxe. Ok, the same issue here: memory from QVL but some progress: already with the second BIOS version it has been running stable and with good overclocking success already.
Soooo, for some clear reason the C2Q system has get already the pension and after waiting for stable mobo systems from Intel for about half a year, i decided on the GENE Z.

Whooa! Yes. Lucky decision: stable system from the scratch, easy overclocking with very high performance and very good fan control also with 3pinners.
btw fancontrol: I made some further experiences because at first i've been discontect with it but after changing my VGA coolers for my Gigabyte HD5870 from the standard cooling system to an Arctic Cooling Accelero TWIN TURBO II my plenty fans running as the wind strives slowly through distant trees! And there are a lot of them inside my Fractal Define Mini system:

- 12cm Fractal upper front
- 12cm Arctic lower front
- 12cm Fractal back
- 14cm Fractal upper side
- 12cm Arctic case bottom
- 2 x 92cm Arctic on the Twin Turbo II
- 12cm and 14cm Noctua on my NH-D14 Monster

ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z -> thumb.gif

P.S.: Forget about the ASUS Expert Software Suite... it installs too much system near drivers and other crap besides it looks like having an alpha status as the overall impression. The BIOS fan setting "silent" is good enough.

P.P.S: just 7 days to go, yeah!
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Edited by Woschdsubbn - 11/18/11 at 12:16am
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post #4205 of 7112
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It boots just fine idles fine but once i play game or try to run prime it bsod either 101 at stock or 124 at any overclock it will run benches but not anything longer.
I have 1 day left to rma processor.

then clear CMOS
reload optimals
- give it a go
if nothing = RMA
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IMG_0440.jpg

snapped this pic yesterday, thought I'd share. If I could also use it as my owners link in the OP that would be awesome. Anyway love this board, been stable at 4.4 for the past month and very happy!
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FelixCrow, good to hear you are enjoying the process! Deciding on what components to buy is always involved for me, too. I tend to read a lot of reviews and forums for user opinions and advice. You can learn alot about what to avoid this way, so I recommend it highly! Take your time and be sure you get what you need.

I like your new plan for the memory, as I don't think you will even notice the difference in terms of gaming performance, etc. When you start checking out the various PSUs (modular now, I guess sneaky.gif), I would start with the Seasonic and Corsair lines. I ended up with a Corsair (AX850), but started my search with Seasonic. The AX-model PSUs have all black wires and black sleaving which fit with my other components and were similarly reviewed and priced.

Hey, we want pictures when you get 'er built! thumb.gif
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Awesome! thanks so much for the info on the Modular PSU, i will definitively be adding one of these to my build. As far as the 16GB vs the 8Gb, i was going with the 16GB so i didn't need to upgrade later. But After these comments i might just go with a better set of 8Gb and wait to see if i do in fact need to upgrade. This will allow me to use the extra $ to put toward the above mentioned PSU. As far as the SSD goes ill just do a little more research and see if anything stands out. Again thanks a ton guys, this was the place to go for advice:thumb:
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Saw your post... don't know for sure what to offer you in terms of help.

The M4GZ's SandyBridge chipset doesn't like 1.65v memory settings. The spec is for 1.5v, but for what you are describing, I am not sure this alone would be the cause. Might this be a driver issue? That would be my guess, based upon some exchanges here that I have read - others may be able to help you more. Hang in there... tongue.gif
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I have some freezing issues with my Gene-Z, happens when i load a game, or even when I try to stream a video.
The build (Sigrig) is just over 4 days old, with a fresh install of Win7 Ulti x64.
I have installed all MB drivers, GPU drivers and important apps such as Steam, Skype, Mozilla FF and such. I installed all the Asus ROG components on the driver disc, but disabeled it - it did not do the trick either.
The problem first occured overnight. I played AoC with a friend, went to bed, and the next morning the issue came from nowhere.
I've tried to up the DRAM voltage to 1,65 without success. Timings is set to 9-9-9-29 (29 modified from 24, no effect.) running stock at 1333 MHz.
Whet else could it be?
All info in the sig below! Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
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Can someone recommend silent fans for my define mini? Using 4 pin Scythe fans and they will not run below 1000 rpm on the chassis fan headers. From what I'm reading here 3 pin fans will work as well as the 4 pin.
Edited by mrboonmee - 11/18/11 at 5:02pm
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