Originally Posted by Maco88
Thanks RCP, I will try what you suggested, though I believe the sticker is there for a reason, and it should have been there for the purpose intended. The package doesn't look like its been tampered with, though i will thoroughly go over it again, and check, may even give ASUS a call.
As I said, I could try it and throw everything together and check the BIOS, though I am not keen on taking it all apart again, then rebuilding it over again.
Wow, a ton of ways to know if it's B3 were posted right after mine.
Originally Posted by KilgoreTrout XL
Hi everyone. I'm a new P8Z68-V LE owner and am having a horrible time with my first-ever build (TDRs every 15 min, BSOD (109) every 1 or 2 hrs., Witcher 2 plays (well) for 25 min. and then freezes the system). I wanted to see if you guys have any pointers. This is my setup, which is pretty nice when it decides to run:
Asus P8Z68-V LE
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC
Win 7 (64)
Corsair 8GB (2x4) DDR3 1600 - CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
NZXT H2 enclosure, added the optional 140mm fan on top, and my CPU temps were great when I tried to OC a little (only to 3.7 or so at first).
First, the guy who drew the instructions for that Cooler Master needs a good kick in the pants. After I finally figured it out, I installed it while the mobo was still installed (I was using the stock intel fan because the EVO arrived a few days later). The installation thus required me to put a hell of a lot of pressure on the board when locking down the criss-cross holding mechanism, which itself seemed to put even more pressure on my poor CPU. Long story short, I have a feeling it shouldn't have been that hard, and that I may have crush my CPU in the process. There were problems before that date, but they've gotten much worse since.
Second, I had to move the RAM from the A1 B1 slots to A2 B2 to get the 120 fan on the RAM side of the heatsink, and I noticed that that Corsair RAM *isn't* on ASUS's compatibility list, on which all Corsair DDR3 1600 ram is set at 1.65v. Mine is 1.50v. Is that a pretty big deal, or a possible cause of the BSODs?
Third, it seems like half the internet agrees that my Gigabyte card is a complete disaster, but now I'm wondering if I'm at fault due to the RAM or something I did when I installed the cooler. I guess I'm just wondering how likely that might be. Anyway, thanks. Hopefully I'll get this thing working eventually.
I have the same board (Asus P8Z68-V-LE) and haven't had a problem. It's been working flawlessly. Anyway, I've also heard the the Gigabyte 560 is very buggy but it should NOT do some of the stuff your saying it does (just some)...lol...First, use A2-B2 for your RAM and that will give you dual channel and everything should work okay in that respect. If you think it's not working (because it's not on the list) then use the Mem OK, that's what it's there for.. On the other problems, did this start doing this from day 1? If so it could be a number of things (which we can then break down and find out the problem). Also, did you update your BIO's to the latest 0805 ??? This might solve some of the problems, then we can go from there.
Originally Posted by mathelm Your ram needs to use either A1 A2 or B1 B2... Not sure if this would cause a BSOD but it prevents you from having dual channel.
Lets pretend I didn't say that....lol
Let's pretend you didn't say that, it's A2-B2...unless you have 4 sticks then it's all of them....lol...
Originally Posted by mathelm
Did I get that bass akwards.... sorry, on medication for a cold here... little bit sleepy
Medication is great, but it sure does mess your head up...lol...(Don't worry about it, I make more dumb mistakes than I care to count....)Edited by RCPilotJAE - 1/23/12 at 12:50pm