Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed
My exact kit is in the QVL - just the board refuses to go below CL9.
Thing is for me I barely care at it doesn't make a noticeable difference. Unless I'm benching etc. So RAM oc'ing despite it being THE THING back several years ago - now is almost pointless.
Fo you don't know?
I de-lidded my CPU.
Thought I scratched the IMC.
I put the CPU in another board, and it runs all my 16GB RAM without a problem.
At first me thinking I screwed my CPU...now it seems like my motherboard magically thought to say no to two slots of RAM...
I'm reminiscing 2 years ago (pretty much EXACTLY 2 years ago) where my old P5K premium did the same thing.
Wasted time, money and effort trying to sort my old P5K premium out, but the monkeys at ASUS did nothing to help.
Now I'm back int he same position, except THIS TIME, it was working before I de-lidded.
So I'm going to play around with coolers today - and then if that's to no effect, will wait for my i3 to come in.
If the i3 reports the same problems as my i7....then it is quite obvious what the problem is.
Once I determine that, I'll try the method listed above, and if that doesn't work, both my Antec 920 & Asus Z77 are being RMA'ed. I've done nothing wrong to either of them.
1. Antec 920 - performs about 3-5c better than a STOCK INTEL COOLER
2. Z77 board decided to stop working
Early days so far, but I'm going to thoroughly test it out before jumping to conclusions etc.
UTTERLY disappointed with ASUS to be honest.
My mum's PC build doesn't have ASUS on it - and the asus sound card, I didn't even bother touching the official rubbish drivers - and went straight in for the uni-drivers.
My friend is also building a powerhouse (which i will be assembling) and I advised him AGAINST buying anything ASUS related.
If I hadn't had such POOR experiences with ASUS I wouldn't have been saying this.
I ONLY bought this sabertooth for the looks (now thinking of it that's completely useless as it is in a case) and for the BIOS EZ functionality in WINDOWS (but that caused services.msc to report problems and cause 3min hang up times in windows boot)
Long story short: I advise buying another brand.