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Glad you got it figured out. Fortunately, while I was waiting for my 2nd RMA'd board to show up, I read every detail I could about this board, so when I got it, I wouldn't have to do any searching around, I'd just be able to jump into more detailed overclocking. Very happy with this board so far, sounds like you will be too now that you've got that voltage issue handled! =)

Tony

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Sweet LAWD!!!

I'd gazillion REP you guys who clued me in to the Maximus RAM overvolt thing if I could!!!

I just checked my RAM volts with Asus PC Probe and it was running at 2.45 volts!!!!

OMG!!

They should put a sticker on the Maximus box or something cause that's just inappropriate!!

I had my Bios set for 2.35v, the max my lovely Mushkin D9 RAM can take, but apparently The Maximus(tm) thought it better to jack it up to over 2.45 volts!

No wonder I've been blowing kit after kit!!!

...

Happy ending = got another kit of Mushkin running now, bios set to 2.20v, PC Probe is reporting 2.30v, ... all is well.

Man ...

Who in the world thought up this Maximus RAM Eating Coo, anyway?

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My Maximus Formula has fried 2 sets of RAM sticks ... 2 sticks of Corsairs PC6400 and just recently some Patriot Vipers PC6400..

And... I wasn't overvolting them ...

Now I'm running these G.Skills a little below 2.1V... hopefully these won't get burned...

I would still suggest you undervolt them just a tiny bit, just to be safe...
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