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post #1721 of 9900
OK, seeing some stability now. To remind you: http://www.overclock.net/14685035-post1677.html

I have been working with Raja via support and we have come up with some settings which seem to have stabilized me. Earlier, I mentioned the config suggested in the Memory guide (http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...ry-Setup-Guide), this still remains true, and I was seeing better stability after following, but I could not use both 4GB DRAM modules, nor could I set the memory frequency any higher than 1333mHz with any amount of reliability. So here is what we did:

With one 4GB DRAM module flashed BIOS to 0051 with no problems (was using 0506). I forgot to save my settings, but remembered most of them. But since BIOS was at default, I just let everything run in auto for a while to observe. BIOS seemed more stable. In 0506 if I was at all auto BIOS would usually freeze within 30 seconds. I poked around for a few minutes with no difficulty; it just "felt" more stable. I attempted to boot Windows and it BSODed in Prime95 within 1 iteration (ntkrnlmp blamed by dump). I rebooted and just let it sit - another BSOD. So BIOS appeared more stable, but Windows not. Went back to BIOS and configured settings as before:
NB/CPU: 1.3V
DRAM: 1.5V
Mem Freq: 1333mHz
ECC: already disabled in 0051 (good change...)
ASMedia Controller: Disabled
DRAM Read to Read: 5
DRAM Command Rate: 2T

Ran Memtest #5 for 15 minutes with no errors. Rebooted and added second 4GB module (so 8GB total, slots 2 and 4 (DIMM_A2, B2)), set mem freq to 1600mHz and re-ran Memtest #5 - ran for an hour with no errors. Prime95 Blend Test:
Attempt 1: BSOD (ntkrnlmp.exe) within 2 minutes
Attempt 2: Ran for over an hour, no BSOD. CPU got up to 52*C - highest I have seen it, but the ambient temp is 77*F, probably the highest I have tested at. Running stock HSF for now.

Hope this helps someone else.

(FYI, I will be cross-posting this over on Xtremesystems as there are some folks interested over there).
post #1722 of 9900
OK, weird ... right after I stopped Prime95 I BSODed (atikmdag.sys).
post #1723 of 9900
Question anyone have CPU/NB voltage set to auto? with a NB frequency of 3000....BIOS has it set at around 1.5/1.53v....seems to high to me....
 
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Question anyone have CPU/NB voltage set to auto? with a NB frequency of 3000....BIOS has it set at around 1.5/1.53v....seems to high to me....
for my 3000 nb i set the voltage to 1.32 I beleive and I am stable 24/7
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Mine is at 1.35v for 3000 nb
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Question anyone have CPU/NB voltage set to auto? with a NB frequency of 3000....BIOS has it set at around 1.5/1.53v....seems to high to me....
I have my CPU/NB voltage set to auto on both my CH4F and CH5F with a NB frequency of 3000 and my voltage runs around 1.5/1.53v too. It has been running very stable
    
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post #1727 of 9900
Right on tx...yeah have been switching between bios auto setting..then playing games a bit w ROG hooked up and I hate seeing the CPU/NB value in red...works at either setting...heatsinks are just warm to touch either way massive as they are....regardless its good to see another board that uses same auto setting for voltage as mine..
 
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I've already asked this but totally forgot what the answer was and it's buried somewhere in this 173 page thread so bare with me as I ask this again.

How do I update my bios? I already have it on a flash drive.
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I've already asked this but totally forgot what the answer was and it's buried somewhere in this 173 page thread so bare with me as I ask this again.

How do I update my bios? I already have it on a flash drive.

I have used EZ Flash very successfully. You can find it under the "Tool" Menu. Just pop your flash drive into a USB port and the utility will find it.

EDIT: 3-43 of the manual if you want step-by-step
Edited by ahriman - 8/25/11 at 10:15pm
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Make sure the flash drive has been formatted to fat 32 format. Then go into the bios and on the last page you will find update bios. Go into that and search for your flash drive.,

You can also keep the new bios in the root directory of your c: or d: or whatever drive and flash it from there as well.
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