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Hi All, I need some help with my new computer.
Asus Maximus II Formula,
OCZ 9200 1200MHz.
Intel Core Duo 3.33GHz,
Segate 1.5TB SATA
DVD Burner SATA

Ok, it runs fine in XP Home, Ram is logged in at 3.25 Gigs. (Not in the issue)
I installed Vista Home Premium as a duel boot configuration. With SP1 it reads 4 gigs of ram.
Now the problem starts when the bios is set at Auto, the ram is read at 667MHz. There is *1200MHz* marked down a ways meaning the bios is recognizing the true clock speed... (Correct?) When booting into Vista it will crash with a lot of noise within 3 minutes. It seems to run stable at 1066GHz.
Question is what should I do? I read other people suggesting that it is a bad sector on the ram, all the way to needing a bios upgrade.
If anyone has any advice or had the same problem please respond.
Thank you,
Jim
post #2 of 6
Try backing the ram down to 533mhz and see if it is stable. Check your voltage on the ram as well using CPUz.


Chuck D.
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This is not the place for asking that. Please use the oher forums.
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Agreed ^

this isn't exactly a suggestion.

Play with the timings and back down the clock speed to 533, and see if that works.
    
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Originally Posted by Heedehcheenuh View Post
Try backing the ram down to 533mhz and see if it is stable. Check your voltage on the ram as well using CPUz.


Chuck D.
Agreed. look up the specs on the ram and check what voltage it requires, chances are your default bios settings just arent doing something right.



and could a mod please move this to the appropriate section of the forum so OP can get the most help, Thanks.
    
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Try backing the ram down to 533mhz and see if it is stable. Check your voltage on the ram as well using CPUz.


Chuck D.
Right, I bet the BIOS is undervolting the RAM. Check what the manufacturer's spec voltage is (well over 2 I assume) and set it to that.
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