Originally Posted by Maxima
F*** ... I tried changing memory timings for bios didn't detect them automatically, and now everything is F*****. I guess bios didn't like the factory timings on the memory. Once I saved and exit out of bios, it went directly into the bios flash screen and did not move out of it. I don't think it takes 15 or more minutes to flash, so it powered down, no choice. Nothing worked after that. I had to use the mobo CD to reflash the bios, and now I have an older version, s***, looks like I'll be flashing her again. This stinks ... could my memory be the problem if I can't even set the correct timings on it?
Next time instead of flashing the bios, you could use the CMOS reset jumper on the motherboard. This will get you back to default bios settings without flashing.
I'd suggest getting the latest bios, then using cpuz/cpuid to check the memory's SPD settings and comparing those to what the specs for the memory are to make sure it's what you're expecting.
Could be mem, could be mobo, or cpu's memory controller. Did you have the latest BIOS installed when it was detecting the wrong speeds?