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How do you know that wasn't a bug in P04? .


I don't. But I've now gone through 3 bios versions P02, P03, & P04 and all of them had the SLI option for 4 sticks. P05 is the first that doesn't. For all I know....that's been one of the things causing the video corruption. Then again.....I had the video corruption running just 2 sticks too on P02, P03, and P04. It's just odd that 4 sticks in SLI worked for P01 thru P04.....now it doesn't.
    
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Interesting comment about the RAM issues with P05 from a EVGA tech:

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ORIGINAL: EVGATech_HugoA

It is possible for the board to override the restrictions set in place by the memory's EPP settings. Under normal circumstances (and with most boards), the memory itself won't allow you to enable SLI if you're running 4 sticks of RAM because the EPP profiles aren't IDENTICAL. As we all know, the motherboard can override this, however it can cause problems because the memory isn't tested to it's full specifications in 4-stick configurations (because of the extra load on the bus). This is why it's recommended to use the least amount of memory modules as possible (EG: 2x2gb instead of 4x1gb), because stability is a huge concern.

Regardless, I'm going to try and find out if this was an intended change or something that might be re-enabled in the future. Though keep in mind, if it's an intended change, then the above reason is why. And memory manufacturers also back the claim of memory tested in 2-stick configurations, and not 4. A few companies sell 4-stick kits which are tested to run at their rated speeds (usually 8gb and 16gb kits).

It's also important that note that SLI-Ready is nothing more than a RAM self-configurator, and as others have mentioned, you can achieve the same level of performance/stability by setting the RAM manually to whatever the RAM manufacturer recommends.
    
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well the hell with SLI memory lol I set my own settings
    
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Update to P05 is out today (people were still having corruption problems with P05):

P05p: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=...1&key=&#391088
    
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well the hell with SLI memory lol I set my own settings
SLI memory is just a gimmick.
    
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Thanks

I had a hardlock earlier while watching a flash movie... maybe this was the reason.
    
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im surprised people on this forum even care about SLI ready mem sticks. i would figure that they would want to set them themselves
   
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