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Are you running P04 bios?
I am using the BIOS that came with the board... is that p04?
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Ok will with the FSB voltage at stock, it seems to be running windows alright. In fact I'm running prime 95 as I type this... and it's not crashing... yet. No I am the only person I know who uses DDR3 lol I wanted to be ahead of my friends

core voltage is at 1.368 right now
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post #13 of 54
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Ok will with the FSB voltage at stock, it seems to be running windows alright. In fact I'm running prime 95 as I type this... and it's not crashing... yet. No I am the only person I know who uses DDR3 lol I wanted to be ahead of my friends

core voltage is at 1.368 right now
Actually, I only meant the FSB (QDR) in MHz, not the voltage. But it doesnt sound like you are trying to increase the FSB speed ATM.
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post #14 of 54
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I am using the BIOS that came with the board... is that p04?
No, P02 or P03 would be default. I would flash to the newest bios as it provides a number of fixes, the main one being additional stability when overclocking the Q6600 as there is a known issue with Q6600 and this board...
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post #15 of 54
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No, P02 or P03 would be default. I would flash to the newest bios as it provides a number of fixes, the main one being additional stability when overclocking the Q6600 as there is a known issue with Q6600 and this board...
wow.. ok yeah I'll flash the new BIOS now. thanks for the tip man. I didn't do a ton of research before I got this board like i normally do so I didn't even hear about q6600 problems...
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post #16 of 54
Dude, the 790i boards are so hit and miss right now its not even funny. P04 BIOS instructions and details.

Also, if you actually get to 3.2GHz on that board you are lucky, that board is known to have problems when paired up with that processor.

Try keeping RAM linked also. I have no real idea why but I know its the only way I could OC an E8400 on that board, maybe it would help for you too.


Edit: BAH!! beat to the answer while i was typing lol
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post #17 of 54
The board is not actually hit or miss. Its just finicky about what you connect to it. I tried 3 sets of ram (all OCZ) and none would post because of the mis-programmed JDEC issue. Plugged in corsiar and all was fine.

Also, the Q6600 issue occured as soon as the board was released but the P04 bios fixes it nicely.

Since, I have been able to get a Q6600 running at around the 475 FSB range on the board (low multi of course).
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post #18 of 54
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ok I'm still flashing the P04 bios...
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post #19 of 54
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The board is not actually hit or miss. Its just finicky about what you connect to it.
Maybe the EVGA one is more reliable I guess, but I know the SIIE is deinfately hit and miss. It took 2 RMAs to get one that could OC an E8400 past 376FSB, and it even did it with the same sticks of ram that the other 2 boards didn't work with. The first two boards also refused to work with unlinked ram or a decreased multiplier - both those things made the boards refuse to post.

Maybe ASUS's QA is just that bad, i dunno. But to have to do two RMAs to get one that works properly means something is really wrong.
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I tried the asus board as well and nearly threw it out the window. Mind you trying 3 sets of ram and no post with the evga was a bit silly as well. Once i got the right parts it worked really well.

also, the first chip I tried on the board (evga) when I got it was the E8400. I had no problems going just past 500 FSB with the chip.
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