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Today I updated my mb bios from 803 to 1007, after reading last night on the OCZ forum site about timings of the Flex ddr3 12800 1600 memory that I have, because the highest stable clock I had really been able to sustain was 3.6Ghz with an E6600 @ 1.512 399 x 9; additionally I had no success with setting the stock flex modules timings of 6-6-6-18.

After rebooting with the new bios of 1007, while in bios before ever starting windows I immediately tryed for the 6-6-6-18-5-60-10-6 timings.

To my surprise it posted something it did not do in the previous 803 bios, then it booted, I had it running stable in windows applications for 7 hours...not a single crash...wow.

Then I thought to run 3Dmarkvantage and it froze...but I thought no problem as I have not been able to run vantage one single time yet...likely as I only have the trial edition and it's just not really worked.

When a pushed the reset button bios would not post at the same timings? I tryed several other timings only 9-9-9-24 & 7-7-7-20 posted but would not boot.


Finally, I set memory to auto...and it posted & booted...I looked at cpu-z and saw something unusual and thought I should ask for your opinions as to what is going on?

In the first photo there's the multi info. but the second shows the 6-6-6-18 timings? In bios in auto it showed 7-6-6-16? Sure auto setting can make it run at stock but...what's baffling is what's shown in photo 3 (slot 1 module)in the timings tables under frequency it shows 2 2 3 3 while photo 4 (slot 2 module)shows the usual 476 571 667 762 mhz..

Is this a sign that the memory module in slot 1 is not working or reading properly?



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Today I updated my mb bios from 803 to 1007, after reading last night on the OCZ forum site about timings of the Flex ddr3 12800 1600 memory that I have, because the highest stable clock I had really been able to sustain was 3.6Ghz with an E6600 @ 1.512 399 x 9; additionally I had no success with setting the stock flex modules timings of 6-6-6-18.

After rebooting with the new bios of 1007, while in bios before ever starting windows I immediately tryed for the 6-6-6-18-5-60-10-6 timings.

To my surprise it posted something it did not do in the previous 803 bios, then it booted, I had it running stable in windows applications for 7 hours...not a single crash...wow.

Then I thought to run 3Dmarkvantage and it froze...but I thought no problem as I have not been able to run vantage one single time yet...likely as I only have the trial edition and it's just not really worked.

When a pushed the reset button bios would not post at the same timings? I tryed several other timings only 9-9-9-24 & 7-7-7-20 posted but would not boot.


Finally, I set memory to auto...and it posted & booted...I looked at cpu-z and saw something unusual and thought I should ask for your opinions as to what is going on?

In the first photo there's the multi info. but the second shows the 6-6-6-18 timings? In bios in auto it showed 7-6-6-16? Sure auto setting can make it run at stock but...what's baffling is what's shown in photo 3 (slot 1 module)in the timings tables under frequency it shows 2 2 3 3 while photo 4 (slot 2 module)shows the usual 476 571 667 762 mhz..

Is this a sign that the memory module in slot 1 is not working or reading properly?

O.K. Since I booted this morning the anomally in the cpu-z chart is gone. Also, I have been able to manually set the memory again to 6-6-6-18...And for 4 hours now have had no crashes at higher 435fsb 3.915Ghz.

I have read several threads here in the memory section...while I understand what the various different settings are for I do not know what the best choice for tighter timings would be other than 6-6-6-18 for getting higher fsb oc.

Flex DDR3 12800 seems like it's very touchy or perhaps it's just my noobness when it comes to memory timings.
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