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Ok, I got new RAM because of this 1203 issue. I got 2 sticks this time instead of four. The manual says use the outer slots if I remember correctly. Is that the best strategy? Mobo is Z170-Deluxe.


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DOH Manual says two slots A2 / B2 which are the lighter colored ones.


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XMP @3200 16 16 16 36 vs 3000 15-17-17-35.

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Still, he really shouldn't disconnect loads while measuring. Not only does Anti-Surge protection (in this case) cover both over and under voltage, a PSU is more likely to misbehave when loaded. Also, the PSU probably needs a minimum load before achieving correct voltages.

Furthermore, if this Anti-Surge is fast acting and triggered on spikes, he'll probably need a storage oscilloscope connected to the rails during operation. A DMM won't see anything if spike related. I wish him luck.

I was under the impression the Anti surge feature on these boards only protected the Ethernet ports. The ones on my last system got taken out by a lightning strike on the only day I'd actually tried to use them after nearly a year since moving house. One was completely gone, the other limped along.
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Back in Business!

XMP @3200 16 16 16 36 vs 3000 15-17-17-35.

Way to go GSKILL Trident Z Zoom.

Spoke to soon. It boots but is not stable Prime95 errors after 2 minutes.. POS. Any suggestions?
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Spoke to soon. It boots but is not stable Prime95 errors after 2 minutes.. POS. Any suggestions?

what vsa and vccio are you running? and what vdimm? (frankly, XMP is not the way to go - enter timings manually) I have that same kit (I think) and it does 3466c16 with 1.425V as a 24/7, memtest pro stable. thumb.gif
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what vsa and vccio are you running? and what vdimm? (frankly, XMP is not the way to go - enter timings manually)

Yeah.. Good ol frank. Well, it worked before. 1203 is frankly borked.
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what vsa and vccio are you running? and what vdimm? (frankly, XMP is not the way to go - enter timings manually) I have that same kit (I think) and it does 3466c16 with 1.425V as a 24/7, memtest pro stable. thumb.gif

Sorry, I will get those numbers.. Have to do the dinner thing. Darn life in the way of my Games and OC lol.
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Sorry, I will get those numbers.. Have to do the dinner thing. Darn life in the way of my Games and OC lol.
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So I have to relay a frustrating story that is currently playing out that I both need assistance with and want to warn others about regarding the ASUS Z170 Deluxe w/ Windows 10... on Bios 901, experienced BSOD: IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL. 4 hours later, another BSOD: ATTEMPTED_TO_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY, then it went into a boot spiral and would never successfully boot to either Windows, or the recovery console.

Attempted to install fresh copy of windows 10... boot from USB throws SAME BSOD!
Attempted to remove all variables by removing all but 1 memory stick, discrete video cards, etc. (machine is now out of it's case, with just a CPU cooler, single ram stick in first grey slot, and no drive or pcie cards. STILL WON'T BOOT WINDOWS 10 USB STICK!
No overclock is set, all things are set to stock. Upgraded to Bios 1203 (not knowing of the current issues) and now it's even WORSE! Doesn't even blue-screen, now it just auto-reboots 3 seconds after the windows logo shows up via USB.

Used bootable diagnostics suite to diagnose further. CPU passes Prime95 for hours. Memory stick passes MemTest95+ as well.

ASUS is suggesting downgrading to 1101 which I shall do tomorrow, but is this board just impossibly screwed when Windows 10 is used?? I am rather enraged at how much time I've wasted on this at this point. ASUS tech support said since it booted to the diagnostics usb stick, it's 'not broken', but that doesn't do me a damn bit of good obviously.

So if this isn't 'broken' how do I get the damn thing to work in WINDOWS. If it 'IS' broken, how much more proof do I need before ASUS will honor an RMA?
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Likely instability on the memory side - Memtest95+ is a terrible memory stress test for newer patforms. Your post does not include a parts list so not much one can advise.
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I was under the impression the Anti surge feature on these boards only protected the Ethernet ports. The ones on my last system got taken out by a lightning strike on the only day I'd actually tried to use them after nearly a year since moving house. One was completely gone, the other limped along.

The Anti-Surge function in the UEFI has nothing to do with the Ethernet ports. The Ethernet ports feature components that can withstand high voltage surges/spikes. The Anti -Surge settings uses the onboard SIO to monitor PSU rail voltages. Two completely different things.
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