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Ok, so I just got done putting my sig rig together today. My DVD drive won't be here 'till Monday, so I figured I'd just change some of my BIOS settings and such.

First thing that happened when I powered up was I got a CMOS Checksum error. I turned off power, cleared CMOS, and all was good. Then I went to see if my RAM was set properly, it was at 800Mhz, so I went to up the voltage to my RAM's rated 2.1v and where it says "Current Value" for RAM voltage it said 3.4v!!! I tried to lower it to 2.1 but when I save and restart it still says 3.4v as current and just says 2.1v selected.

What's going on? Please help!
Edited by 31337 - 8/1/08 at 1:03pm
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post #2 of 18
If you can try updating your BIOS to the latest version, it might be just an incorrect reading!

I highly doubt any DDR2 RAM would whitstand 3.4v, it would most likely kill the modules. O_o
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post #3 of 18
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My MOBO is new, so the BIOS on it is the only one so far. And EVGA doesn't offer it for download. I'll ask on the EVGA forums if there's any way I can get a hold of it.
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Have you tried booting into windows and use a software to read out their voltages?
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post #5 of 18
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I just got my system together today, and my DVD drive doesn't come 'till Monday. So I don't have Vista installed yet. I was just gonna get all the settings in the BIOS the way I wanted them before Monday came around.
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weird this 780i im using defaults my ram to 1.8v or 1.9v
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post #7 of 18
My guesses are that the BIOS is having an incorrect reading. 3.4v is overkill for a DDR2 memory.
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post #8 of 18
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Well, I REALLY hope that it is an incorrect reading. 'Cause if it's not, my RAM is gone.

I'm still trying to find out if I can get the BIOS somewhere to try and re-flash. If it is a wrong reading that'd probably fix it.

EDIT: I'm running Memtest right now. That way I'll find out if any damage was done to my RAM or not.
Edited by 31337 - 8/1/08 at 3:12pm
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post #9 of 18
That's probably your +3.3v line
 
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post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline View Post
That's probably your +3.3v line
My what?

This is in system voltages under memory (DRAM voltage)
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