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post #1261 of 6468
I paid 116.90 € for my P5Q Deluxe last september, I guess mine was one of the last new ones here in Finland.
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***! LOL!

I'm running 9x 435FSB now with all 8GB RAM, 2nd ROW timings at AUTO and memtest for Windows is humming along fine! Only this time I used 1.86v for RAM. Previous attempts at this, with 2nd ROW timings at AUTO, and I could barely boot Windows! And even with those timings turned one notch up I could not get it stable with 8GB RAM.

I sat all Christmas and never tried much lower RAM volts than 2.0v! So this is the culprit when overclocking with 8GB RAM on this motherboard! LOL! I know these Asus boards overvolts RAM, but I would have never guessed this to be the culprit for all my troubles overclocking with 8GB RAM.
    
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post #1263 of 6468
Maybe this board overloads the RAM Voltage circuitry when using 4 sticks at 1.95v + the overvoltage...

Memtest is still humming along. As I've said, earlier attempts and I could barely boot Windows with the settings I'm using now
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
Maybe this board overloads the RAM Voltage circuitry when using 4 sticks at 1.95v + the overvoltage...

Memtest is still humming along. As I've said, earlier attempts and I could barely boot Windows with the settings I'm using now
P5Q mobos overvolt RAM by ~0.09V all the time (regardless of vDRAM setting used in BIOS)..

So when you've set vDRAM to 2.0V mobo was actually delivering ~2.1V to sticks..
Maybe your RAM doesn't respond well to overvolting..

Also there's a possibility that 1.94V set in BIOS doesn't work well (some sort of voltage setting hole,similar to FSB holes experiences)..
Simply a BIOS bug..

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post #1265 of 6468
And now it suddenly seems fine at 2.0v too! I need more time isolating the reason for my previous woes using 8GB RAM, when at higher FSB. All those 2nd row timings are at AUTO now. I don't understand what is going on here. Really this puzzles me...
    
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If I loose stability at 8GB RAM and high FSB after some time, with lets say 2.0 Volts to RAM, and 1.86v seems to hold stability over time, after reboots and coldboots... Maybe there are som Voltage regulator/bios bugs. Or some sort og electronical interferrence going on... This is really, really strange...
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
If I loose stability at 8GB RAM and high FSB after some time, with lets say 2.0 Volts to RAM, and 1.86v seems to hold stability over time, after reboots and coldboots... Maybe there are som Voltage regulator/bios bugs. Or some sort og electronical interferrence going on... This is really, really strange...
Hi turrican9, as long as you can get whatever OC you wish stable... it doesn't really matter...
Good job for investigating!
     
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Okey... I'm at 9x 445FSB.. Tried 2.0 volts to RAM. It booted windows with those 2nd. row timings at AUTO, strangely enough. However, I'm sure it would have lost stability over time, to the point windows would not boot. This I know from previous attempts.. I started memtest for Windows, and it bombarded me with errors instantly.

I rebooted, downed RAM volts to 1.86v. Booted Windows, and memtest is humming along fine now Really I think I have found the culprit when overclocking with 8GB RAM here...

Really I sat all christmas fighting with this setup. With two different 8GB kits.. And I cannot remember trying much under 2.0 volts to RAM. At least not under 1.9 volts. And I now know that when I had stability and lost it after a while those 2nd. ROW timings did not help. Cause I lost stability anyway. The culprit was RAM volts. I tried everything except for lowering those RAM Volts. Really, who would have guessed...
    
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When using 3 sticks of RAM it doesn't matter if RAM is at 2.0v
    
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It was just plain luck I found this out. I had really accepted the fact that if going much past 425FSB I just had to remove one stick of RAM. But not anymore it seems I'm happy now!
    
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