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Thanks

Anyone with any suggestions please feel free to pipe up.
I would suggest pumping your QPI voltage up when overclocking, above what others use if you are following examples. Those with 6GB have it easy, but my 3x4=12GB setup takes a touch more on QPI. Vdimm might not need any extra, maybe only 1.60v if you are staying below 1800MHz. Populating all six slots takes more QPI than the equivalent amount in three, so you have two factors arguing for more QPI voltage. Also, tRCD is the first timing you should loosen if you are fighting for stability with 4GB sticks. What type of cooling are you running, and what is your goal in the way of overclocking?

Edit: With 24GB, you might be better off with a higher multiplier and lower BCLK, like 160-180 depending on what CPU you have. Also, I have worked clocks now on 2 R3F's with different CPUs, and despite the huge potential difference from chip to chip, the QPI voltage requirements with 3x4GB were higher than many examples from others using identical systems with less RAM.

Edit again: MemTest86+ is your friend if you are unsure of your memory timings, or are trying to maximize that last little bit. SiSoft Sandra is a decent tool for checking memory performance changes from one setting to another, and on your board extra attention should be paid to the RAM bus when overclocking.
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Hey guys, I've ran into a problem recently and I was wondering if anyone could help me. Just the other day I finished sleeving my psu and everything looks nice and neat now. I booted up my PC, logged into Windows and everything was fine. However I soon noticed upon checking my PC's properties that my memory (CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB Model TR3X6G1600C8D) was running @ 1333mhz and not the proper 1600mhz I had set it to using the X.M.P. profile in the BIOS.

Now I'm pretty damn positive I placed each and every wire back into their proper sockets when sleeving my PSU. Everything else in my PC is running fine. When I go into the BIOS and set the profile back to "X.M.P." then hit f10 to save and reboot my PC immidiatley shuts down then boots up about 4 seconds after. When it does boot up I don't get a post and my screen remains blank. So, I manually shut down my PC then power it back up again. When I power it up again I do get a post but it pops up with a message saying "overlclock failed". It then says to either hit f1 to go into BIOS or hit f2 to reset settings. When I hit f2 my PC will boot into Windows just fine but of course my memory will be running @ 1333mhz and 4GB rather then the 1600mhz and 6GB like it's supposed to.

So, what's the deal and how can I trouble shoot this? Could one of my RAM sticks died? Should I update my BIOS? Why it would stop working suddenly is beyond me.

Thanks.
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Reseat the ram and clear the cmos by the back i/o plate and use the button. Then set it back up and see what happens. Had it happen a few times and taking the ram out and putting it back in after i cleared the cmos fixed it.
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Reseat the ram and clear the cmos by the back i/o plate and use the button. Then set it back up and see what happens. Had it happen a few times and taking the ram out and putting it back in after i cleared the cmos fixed it.
So wait, shut down my pc completely (including PSU switch), reseat ram, then hit CMOS button while PC is in standby (PSU switch on) or while in BIOS? I just want to be clear on the order to do it in.

Thanks.
post #485 of 623
Hit the clear CMOS button when the board is in standby. (PC off, PSU plugged in and on). When you press the button you'll see the onboard power and reset switch lights and any other LEDs go off.
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Can i set fan speeds to max in the bios? because i want to set my Silverstone ap181 fans to 100% so i can cool my sli 580s
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If they are 3 pin fans shouldn't they be running at 100% all the time? I thought the bios controls are only for 4 pin PWM fans.
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If they are 3 pin fans shouldn't they be running at 100% all the time? I thought the bios controls are only for 4 pin PWM fans.
The 4th pin is optional. You can use high-end fans, or cheap ones. Asus gave us that choice
     
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Reseat the ram and clear the cmos by the back i/o plate and use the button. Then set it back up and see what happens. Had it happen a few times and taking the ram out and putting it back in after i cleared the cmos fixed it.
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Hit the clear CMOS button when the board is in standby. (PC off, PSU plugged in and on). When you press the button you'll see the onboard power and reset switch lights and any other LEDs go off.
Thanks guys, it worked and now my memory is running within established parameters.
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hmm several pages back I posted my bios template I use with the i7-970 which is similar to your 980x except I have a max mutli at x25. I found from my own testing that I get better performance with bclk at 200 and lower mutli (x21) than by running lower bclk and higher multi, though your mileage may vary. This allows me to run only an x8 ram multi which puts my ram at rated speed. I find that the lower ram multi makes for easier overclocking but that's my findings anyway.

good luck with the overclocking!
I will look into this further this week. Thank you for the suggestion

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I would suggest pumping your QPI voltage up when overclocking, above what others use if you are following examples. Those with 6GB have it easy, but my 3x4=12GB setup takes a touch more on QPI. Vdimm might not need any extra, maybe only 1.60v if you are staying below 1800MHz. Populating all six slots takes more QPI than the equivalent amount in three, so you have two factors arguing for more QPI voltage. Also, tRCD is the first timing you should loosen if you are fighting for stability with 4GB sticks. What type of cooling are you running, and what is your goal in the way of overclocking?

Edit: With 24GB, you might be better off with a higher multiplier and lower BCLK, like 160-180 depending on what CPU you have. Also, I have worked clocks now on 2 R3F's with different CPUs, and despite the huge potential difference from chip to chip, the QPI voltage requirements with 3x4GB were higher than many examples from others using identical systems with less RAM.

Edit again: MemTest86+ is your friend if you are unsure of your memory timings, or are trying to maximize that last little bit. SiSoft Sandra is a decent tool for checking memory performance changes from one setting to another, and on your board extra attention should be paid to the RAM bus when overclocking.
I'm using all the components in my sig rig below, so I'm running the H70 w/ 2 GT AP15's in a push pull. (There are photos of it completed in my photo album as well.)
I'm not looking to oc the ram any higher than 1600 which is it's stock speed. I'd like to get it to work at that if possible (?) The cpu I'm only looking to overclock to around 4.0-4.2.
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I ran various tests on Friday night including 3dMark 11, Intel BurnTest 2.5, SpeedFan & Orthos. All passed fine with no issues.
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