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Hey, just got my SB but whenever I cold boot it the ram light comes right on, after a quick reset she starts right up.

Anyone else having similar issues? I'm about to update the BIOS but I can't think what else it would be.
Edited by justarealguy - 5/12/11 at 5:29pm
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I presume that the board doesn't fully post when this RAM light comes on? This reminds me of the issue I had with an older socket 939 motherboard. I had to clear the CMOS for every cold boot. I was able to fix it by upping the RAM voltage by a little bit.
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my CPUs have to be at 20C or above for their max OCes.
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;11982975 
Hey, just got my SB but whenever I cold boot it the ram light comes right on, after a quick reset she starts right up.

Anyone else having similar issues? I'm about to update the BIOS but I can't think what else it would be.

99% sure it's ram because everyone is having problem with asus pro and ripjaws
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post #5 of 79
I'm having the exact same problem.

I've tried two different sets of ram, with the same results:

1st set: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz, CAS8
2nd set: Patriot Viper 4GB 1600MHz CAS7

I've tried single and dual slots in every possible combination, nothing has had any effect.
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post #6 of 79
Awesome Fix.
NICE FIND by BassDX at [H]ard|Forum
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&id=20110109013000847&board_id=1&model=P8P67%20PRO&page=2&count=33
Post #'s 16 and 18



Clear RTC RAM procedure

1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5–10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.

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3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the "Del" key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data.
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How does resetting the CMOS help with cold boot?
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech;11990440 
How does resetting the CMOS help with cold boot?

Not sure, but my board was having trouble cold booting before i even tried overclocking. I tried setting everything in the bios to defaults, but still wouldn't POST.

I reset using the jumper as posted above, and have not had a single issue since (was able to take it to 5.2ghz at 1.408v, but took it down to 4.8.)
    
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post #9 of 79
Another little tidbit I found by SURFING!!!!

Flash asus p8p67 pro to P8P67-PRO-ASUS-1053 beta bios (on asus site) by putting P8P67-PRO-ASUS-1053.rom on usb and rebooting then tapping del key to enter bios menu. clicked tools and flashed bios.
post #10 of 79
1053 doesn't make a difference to the cold boot issue.

Also, clearing the cmos works in some cases and not others.

I have had many issues with this board over the last several days (most of which I have ironed out). I had to do two full windows reinstalls among other things.

Very very fussy to set up.

I also built two other systems both with asus boards and k series processors and had a lot of the same issues.

Went through Corsair, Mushkin and G.skill memory kits before getting them working (and one of the setups still will not read ram at 1600mhz without failing to boot).


time for a proper bios release!!
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