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Rampage III Extreme weird issue

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I have a weird issue...

Occasional on reboot or from a fresh power on the MB will hang. The only way to recover it is to turn off the power supply and let the power drain away and it will boot and tell me my overclocking settings didn't work. I then enter BIOS, F10 save and exit which simply saves my previous setup and reboots.

I am overclocking. I can run prime 95, 3DMark and OCCT in power supply test mode for 24 hours with no issues at all.

In my using it in over 3 months I have never seen it hang or do anything like a Blue Screen. Its incredibly stable..

EXCEPT when it does this weird thing on reboot/initial boot...

If I reboot it over and over I cant make it do it.. If its running for a while and I reboot it might do it. It wont do it if a reboot over and over in a row.

I will ocassionally do it on a power up. About one out of 4 times. Again if I do it over and over it wont do it..

My overclocking settings and set up...

Rampage III Extreme
i7 950 overclocked to 4.15Ghz.water cooled. very controlled temps.
EVGA 580 water cooled
Corsair Dominator GT dual channel memory 9-9-9-24 1833 OC 8-9-8-20 1804
Corsair AX-1200 power supply every power connector on MB filled.

My OC settings are:

BCLK 180
PCIE 100
CPU 1.32500
QPI 1.3875
DRAM 1.6
CPU/PLL 1.44425

I dont have any power savings or sleep states enabled.

I have NOT been able to catch any POST codes using RC TweakIt so far as its pretty random. RCTweakIT will not connect to it when its hung..

As it seems very stable during use and with any testing I can do so it seems unlikely to me that it could be a OC setting ?. Also as there are no issues during use at all it does not seem to be a hardware issue...

Its just some weird issue during reboot and initial boot. Its random tho..

Its annoying having to turn off the power and let all the power drop and then reboot and F1, F10 OK reboot it...

EDIT:

I changed to X-Power and turned off quick boot...

Not sure if that will make any difference... I am now also running RC Tweakit on a computer connected to it full time to maybe catch where in post its hanging...

Is there a boot log showing the last errors ?
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Have you tried writing down your OC settings, then clearing bios, booting into the OS at stock, then going back into the bios and re-entering your OC settings? I've had a hang-up like this on my board, and on a friend's Rampage III Formula, and that fixed the issue both times.
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Hmmmm..... So ignore all the cool bios profile stuff and do a complete bios clearing to defaults and then entering settings manually...

Hmmm....

I have lots of respect for that idea.. God knows I have edited the settings a zillion times and something coulda got corrupted...

Well im gonna go a few days with the X-Power and not doing the quick boot and just see if that has any effect...

But YES. That sounds like manditory proceedure. Once im done with my settings, clear BIOS and then enter it all in manually and then dont touch it again...

Good idea. Thats now my "best practice" procedure..
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