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I've had systems that would work fine for a while, the refuse too boot until they were completely powered down for a singificant period of time (12-48 hours). In each case it was a damaged motherboard.

For three boards to be damaged in such a way quickly, the PSU would almost certainly have to be the issue.

I suspect your PSU is defective, or you have some other serious electrical issue (bad grounding maybe).

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Originally Posted by HiroPro View Post
I have never in my life seem RAM that can do 1866 at 1.5v ! Amazing if it actually works at that speed with only 1.5v IMHO. Bump your RAM voltage to 1.6 and see if it help... and hey sorry for the attitude it's just I had a shop at one point and people like this guy and others that post here with 3 plus returns thinking it's the hardware over and over again really piss me off as it's totally THEM and their lack of understanding and nothing to do with the hardware.
JEDEC validated DDR3 1866 and 2133 not long ago, and plenty of recent memory can work at 1866 with only 1.5v, there is even 1.5v DDR3-2133 and 1.2-1.35v DDR3-1866 and 2133 aren't far off.
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post #13 of 55
WOW I'm obviously outta date regarding recent RAM offerings and JEDEC validating DDR3 1866 and even 2133!

And yeah now that I understand the pathology of each board failure I'm leaning to PSU as well. If I was returning the PSU and it's a recent purchase and not a manufacturer RMA I'd also take note of MrWalkers module SKUs and ALSO exchange current memory for the Corsair SKU as it's known to work AUTO with it's XMP profile and it's 1.5v

Reading reviews of that RAM on Newegg show some users with Asus P8P67 and ASUS M5A97 having issues. Again it's usually the AUTO settings and using manual settings cures these ills.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/13/11 at 12:08pm
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post #14 of 55
Im wondering if he put the little spacers underneath the motherboard to separate from the tray...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HiroPro View Post
WOW I'm obviously outta date regarding recent RAM offerings and JEDEC validating DDR3 1866. And yeah now that I understand the pathology of each board failure I'm leaning to PSU as well. If I was returning the PSU and it's a recent purchase and not a manufacturer RMA I'd also take note of MrWalkers module SKUs and I'd also exchange that memory for the Corsair SKU as it's known to work AUTO with it's XMP profile and it's 1.5v
You may want to consider doing a little research before posting, also you should learn some manners, you've been pretty rude.....However, it is nice to see that you at least acknowledged your mistake..

New PSU should do the trick......
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post #16 of 55
OP, when taking advice, make sure you take the advice giver's "Rep" into account. Most of the info Hiropro has given in this thread is way off. The G.skill ram you have will work perfectly fine in a SB system with XMP enabled.

As others have said, this sounds like a PSU issue. You can take it to a microcenter if you have one near by, and they can test it for you. Make sure you tell them it may have fried 3 motherboards first though, so they can't hold you liable if anything happens : /
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Quote:
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Im wondering if he put the little spacers underneath the motherboard to separate from the tray...
owhh common Xinoxide he could be THAT stupid could he !?! I've seen people place a stay where there is no through hole on the board causing a short but no stays at all! That's RETARD material...

ROTFL
Edited by HiroPro - 8/13/11 at 12:53pm
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post #18 of 55
It takes a perfect world for XMP profiles to work all the time!

So what I didn't know JEDEC approved 1866 and 2133 and that 1.5v memory at these speeds has become more available. That one unknowing causes you to post 4 quotes all essentially the same point?

Outside that correction I can't see any other comment "way off" and in the "in my life" comment I meant 2133.

Owhh and how can what I've seen and experienced be false as I'm just sharing my observations.

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I have never in my life seem RAM that can do 2133 at 1.5v ! Amazing if it actually works at that speed with only 1.5v IMHO. Bump your RAM voltage to 1.6 and see if it help...

Edited by HiroPro - 8/13/11 at 9:17pm
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It takes a perfect world for XMP profiles to work all the time!
[citation needed]

EDIT: as long as you don't have your CPU overclocked, XMP profiles work perfectly fine.
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Im wondering if he put the little spacers underneath the motherboard to separate from the tray...
I definitely used the standoff screws and mounted the mobo correctly. I'm going to take the advice of a lot of people in this thread and RMA my PSU.
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