Originally Posted by timisyourfriend
The issue was mainly the "cold boot", so if your system is working fine, just tough to overclock, a replacement may not exactly solve the problem.
Based on your sig, did you oc the NB to oc the memory? Considering you have a 955, most of the time some voltage increases to NB, HT, CPU-NB are needed to support DDR3-1600+. Overclocking the NB Frequency slightly may help as well. Post a thread with BIOS settings so we can take a peek.
After work tonight, I will post some shots of the exact BIOS settings- off the top of my head though (using Neoseeker's review screenshots to help - i can still taste the blue of the BIOS, i have been messing with it enough.
CPU: 3800 Mhz (19x200)
CPU NB Frequency: 2800 (14x200)
FSB: 200 (Stock, since i can mult overclock)
HT Link: 2000 (Stock)
Memory Clock: x8.00 (1600)
CPU V: 1.425v (though i have tried higher)
CPU-NB V: 1.375-1.4v
NB V: 1.3v (+.2v)
DDR3 Volt: 1.65v
SB V: Stock
DCT Interleave: enabled
row precharge: 9T
ras active: 24T
Trfc0-4: 90ns (lpwer here seemed to help)
Write Recovery: 10T
Row Cycle: 33T
Ras - Ras: 5T
In reading, i understand this (and other "intel specific") memory can be quite picky with timings, so it wont surprise me if i got them wrong (and before anyone says it, you will have to pry the 1T out of my cold dead hands.