Originally Posted by krynn9000
1. Well not necessarily on yours. I think its a general rule of thumb. The right way to do is look up your RAM's IC's and find max voltages from the makers of the chips. It seems that 1.7v is safe for 24/7 use based on others opinions I linked earlier.
2. No VRM cooling. No heatsink no fans. You're gonna wanna change that, dunno if xd_1771 will weigh in but look here for information regarding vrms.
3. Large PSU doesn't mean great. However I don't think it would be a problem despite its review here. Expensive large wattage doesn't mean it delivers voltage within spec/ripple/wattage. However I don't think it's really a problem...
Update on the MemTest with the voltage boost?
Overclocking... Iono how far you can go with gigabyte d3 without mosfet/vrm cooling. Again, read the link.
1. OK I will take it easy when I do the memtest. I'll try up to 1.6V unless I hear different from someone.
2. Yeah, that's what I heard about this mobo after the fact. Now, I'm just trying to get this thing stable on STOCK settings, shouldn't it handle bulldozer? Maybe the FX 8150 is just too power hungry even on stock settings for this poor $90 mobo? Also, has anyone had any bios settings end up kind of screwy with everything on auto?
3. Understoood. It seemed sufficient though, and this system should be running WELL under the rated load. It's also a certified unit. Maybe that doesn't mean much.
I can't run the memtests until I get home tonight. I'll run them overnight and report back. For anyone coming in late, my original post was #883.
Alright I ran memtest last night at 1.6V on the DIMMs. Still got plenty of errors.
They are always the same error though- Block Move, err bits 0x04000000. Does that have any significance? So basically at this point my RAM fails regardless of slot, and regardless of single/both DIMMs.
Anyone have any more thoughts on this? FlashFir thinks it's either RAM, mobo, or PSU. My theory is that the mobo just can't handle an FX 8150's power draw or something. Thanks for the help guys