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post #1 of 6
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A word of warning to all of you out there buying new Core 2 Duos. After MUCH grief with my own Corsair RAM (2gb of ddr800 c4) I have finally discovered that EPP RAM will ONLY run at standard SPD settings on p5b motherboards. For me, this put RAM that should have run at 4-4-4-12 at 5-5-5-18. I hope this saves someone the trouble I went through. Hopefully, Corsair will refund my money or give me the model down that does not use EPP (I bought directly from corsair).
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Thats not good... thanks for the warning, although im AMD not Intel
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I don't know about you but my old Corsair EPP DDR2 800 were running at 4-4-4-8 @ 800mhz fine, I did up to DDR2 900 with 4-4-4-12 but I sold them because they couldn't hit 1000mhz regardless of what timings or Vdimm I used.

They were not the greatest for me but at least they did run at the rated timings and lower in some cases. Except no 1000mhz out of 'em.
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My mistake, it seems to only be the p5b-e and a couple others. Nevertheless, beware. Now I REALLY have to go to bed because it is past 4am and I hav eto get up in a couple hours. Yay

You can check your ASUS board here:
http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
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post #5 of 6
Have you tried manually changing the timings in the BIOS? My RAM didn't come pre-programmed to run at 4-4-4-12 when I bought it but I actually had to set it in the BIOS to run at those timings.
post #6 of 6
Maybe it's your voltage?
Or your motherboard is damaged
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