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Hi guys. I recently help my best friend build a new computer with the Asus Sabertooth X58 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-665-_-Product) and i7-950. For some reason some of the bios setting keep reseting randomly, it doesnt always happen. The main problem is the Ram settings. If the RAM is not running at certain speed the computer crashes or gives boot up errors.

He is using Corsair Dominator RAM with speeds settings (Factory Speeds) of 8-8-8-24. Im pretty sure the problem is Motherboard related, but how do I know for certain? Could it be the ram?

Does he need to return the motherboard?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 8
Set the bios to the settings that cause the system to crash. Then start removing ram sticks one at a time until the system is stable. I would bet it's a ram issue and this will isolate which is the bad stick. You know the one that you pull out that makes the system stable is bad. Just make sure that when you pull out a stick you put the remaining sticks in the appropriate slots.

Also, make sure the ram voltage is manually set in the bios. Having it on auto in the bios does not mean it's running at the ram manufactures specified voltage. Setting manually in the bios ensure that the ram is getting the voltage required to run stable.
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Running the RAM on XMP makes the PC not crash. Other than that it crashes when the BIOS get reset. I'll have to try out the sticks to see. I was planning to use my RAM sticks on his system and his on mine to see what would happen. I'll check it out next time I go by his house. Thanks.
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What is a good program to test ram stability?
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Memtest+. Let that run overnight, if it passes that your memory is fine.
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Thanks again!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Danounet;12481189 
Hi guys. I recently help my best friend build a new computer with the Asus Sabertooth X58 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-665-_-Product) and i7-950. For some reason some of the bios setting keep reseting randomly, it doesnt always happen. The main problem is the Ram settings. If the RAM is not running at certain speed the computer crashes or gives boot up errors.

He is using Corsair Dominator RAM with speeds settings (Factory Speeds) of 8-8-8-24. Im pretty sure the problem is Motherboard related, but how do I know for certain? Could it be the ram?

Does he need to return the motherboard?

Thanks!

I did have a crash when i first built my sabertooth machine, discovered that it was a ram mis-configuration... i had forgotten to enable xmp... rebooted, enabled xmp... and problem was solved.
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by SaintC;12486397 
I did have a crash when i first built my sabertooth machine, discovered that it was a ram mis-configuration... i had forgotten to enable xmp... rebooted, enabled xmp... and problem was solved.

Ya windows and windows installation would crash. Untill I enabled XMP then the problem was gone. Untill now... for some reason the BIOS un-did the XMP setting and went back to Auto. I'll have to test his RAM sticks.
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