Originally Posted by dottsie
I'll give that a try. It'll be a bit later today as I have to hit up town for a bit.
cheers for the suggestion, I think it's possibly that too, though I think it's ram appearing faulty due to the mobo. I'm running bios version 2303 and will update it later to the newest one.
I'm also going to remove the mobo battery for 5-10 minutes and swap the ram channels if all else fails.
Another thing and the reason I believe it might be a mobo problem is that sometimes my ram gets set back to 1333mhz from 1600mhz. Any idea why this might be?
Also, your RAM probably resets to 1333 because you need to manually set the speed and timings. Normally, some motherboards will set 1600 RAM to 1333, and you have to "overclock" (not really) it in the settings. It is just that the XMP settings on the sticks are higher than the processor is "certified/supported" by Intel, so it sets it to that. All you have to do is set it manually, and you should be all set.