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Asus Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard unstable at default bios settings

post #1 of 12
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Very big problem here!


Ever since i finished putting together my rig, i have noticed very weird instability problems. After about 2 hours or so of the system being on, not doing anything and i mean nothing just sitting at my windows desktop, the pc would just freez up!
i tripple checked my mouse and keyboard, i even tried plugging them into other usb slots. the pc would just freez up and then i have to power off and power on the machine. when it comes back up? every time without fail i get Overclocking failed! press F2 to enter setup.

Its on default bios settings for crying out loud.

What do you guys think my problem is?

do you think the board is bad?
post #2 of 12
I wouldn't go that far yet. My first recommendation is to test your RAM with memtest86+.

Set your memory to the manufacturer advised timings and voltage, and then run memtest with both sticks, and then individually. I would run the sticks each time no longer than 3-4 passes.
post #3 of 12
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i should tell you that i am overseas currently remoted into my pc at home.

the issue i explained above was happening when i was at home for vacation. when i got back overseas, i had someone turn it on for me so i could remote in just to download some games and what not, and the problem started happening again as i had left it on just sitting at the desk top overnight. i called home to find out what had happened and it did the same thing. Froze, i had someone reboot it and "OverClock failed press f2 to enter setup."
i downloaded Memtest86+ iso but i have no one currently at home to burn it and boot to it.

is there anything else i can use that will test my Memory within windows?
post #4 of 12
I think they have memtest for X86 in windows. but why not just use IBT test all your memory available. But memtest is really the best.

What else do you have plugged into the computer?
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post #5 of 12
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i just went on asus.com and found that they have a new bios release 1.11.2012
version 1101

too bad no one is available at my house to press f2 to get into the bios to set SATA config to RAID after i update my bios.
post #6 of 12
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Its the weirdest thing!

i cant pin point exactly what it is?

right now my pc is on and its been on for the past 4 hours straight and it has not froze.

i thought that maybe it has something to do with the way i have my 2 PSU's plugged in.

i am using one of these

245

i have one psu connected to this so that both are utilized when i press the power button.

If you look at my rig i have 2 silverstone ST1500w power supplies.

i am sharing the power of 2 powersupplies for the video cards. one power supply is powering one of the cards as well as the rest of the Mother board.

The other power supply is powering the rest of the Video cards plus all the pumps and fans, and lights.

is it the way i have everything connected thats causing the problem perhaps?
post #7 of 12

Better off with this one without relay switch;

 

I have posted many times in your threads.

 

 

 

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post #8 of 12
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Interesting.....
so the one i use has a realy switch and thats what you think is causing the problems>?

i have that exact same cable but sleeved in black.

i ended up using the Add2PSU instead because it seemed simpler to connect.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

Better off with this one without relay switch;

I have posted many times in your threads.


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Interesting.....
so the one i use has a realy switch and thats what you think is causing the problems>?

i have that exact same cable but sleeved in black.

i ended up using the Add2PSU instead because it seemed simpler to connect.
post #10 of 12
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Can someone please help me?

why would it be my Ram?

yesterday it stayed on for more than 6 hours straight without crashing.

its very random

is there anything else it could be?
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