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I haven't had any problems with SLI on this board. I did notice the NB temps went up when I put two cards in but they max out at 52c with the SB always a few degrees less than the NB.
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Oh man this looks sweet

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Back again, and this time I have a few questions. Bare with me, I'm a total newb to setting up BIOS settings since this is the first time I've delved into hardware this advanced. I've built my own systems in the past, but the last one I built was in 2005 and things have come a long way since then.

I have Corsair Dominator 1600 RAM that simply won't run at 1600. If I bump it down the 1066 then the system is stable, but if I tell it to run at 1600 with an uncore of 3200, then any game that I play will crash. Are there some kind of voltage settings I need to adjust along with simply telling it what to run at? If so, about where should I set those voltages without burning my i7-950 up?

Also, I'm getting some very strange mouse hangups when I play some games. Not all the games I play do this, but while playing some games my mouse will hang up for about 10 seconds every time I try to move it. If I don't touch the mouse I can control the character perfectly fine with the keyboard, quit the game and restart all without touching the mouse.

Do I need to bump up my ICH voltage a few notches to increase power stability for my peripherals or maybe I need to adjust some other settings for SLI? Maybe my SLI is causing this, but I can't seem to pinpoint it.

Thanks for any help you can provide!
post #374 of 623
Yes, you need to set your Vdimm to the manufacturer's spec, either on the label or on their product page. Auto doesn't cut it, and should be avoided for most settings- most notably XMP profiles and Vtt (uncore). After setting the Vdimm, work your way up with Vtt a notch at a time and test with MemTest until it is stable.

ICH voltage should not be touched- you will corrupt your sata drives. There is no benefit to it. IOH may need to be increased for SLI, mine certainly did. Try a little and watch your temperature.

As for your mouse, I would consider driver conflicts as a possibility. There have been plenty of bad mouse drivers out there. It's a starting point, could be other things like background services or hardware cables/plugs, et cetera.
     
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@H0urg1ass

Probably to low QPI/DRAM Core voltage, What´s your voltage at 3200MHz UnCore?

Do you run the ram at the recommended timing and voltage?

What´s your DRAM timing and voltage set to when it fails?
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That's VERY nice!

I'm going to wait until they aren't so proud of it price wise though.
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Ok, I did a little tweaking and my memory is now perfectly stable at 1600 / 9/9/9/24.

3200 uncore
QPI/DRAM: 1.28125
DRAM BUS: 1.590

I'm gonna do a little more tweaking and see if I can get those timings just slightly tighter.
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@H0urg1ass

Did you rise the QPI/DRAM Core voltage?
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Yep, sure did. I set everything at the settings listed on Corsair's web site for my particular model of RAM, except that I backed off of the DRAM voltage just a hair to keep it within "safe" i7-950 limits that I kept getting warnings about in the BIOS.

Also, the mouse glitching that I had stopped when I bumped my IOH voltages up a bit from stock. I guess these SLI cards need a little more power to work with than I was giving them.

Thanks for the help, now that I've got things stable... it's time to OC that CPU!
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The warning limits for Vdimm on the R3F are conservative. I have no doubt you could get that stuff running at 8-8-8-24-1T with 1.65 Vdimm and QPI/Uncore at 1.35. Plenty normal.
     
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