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    Question Problems getting Corsair to 1600 on Asus Rampage II Extreme

    I'm having some issues getting my memory to run at the specs advertised by the manufacturer.

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    Mobo - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard Bios rev. 1104

    Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2G 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

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    Proc - Core i7 920

    I'm trying to get the memory to 1600, I've contacted corsair and Asus and they're both scratching their heads. I've set the bios to the -X.M.S.- which loads an auto profile embedded in the ram which sets my QPI voltage to 1.35, my memory volt to 1.65 and my timings to 9-9-9-24 2n These specs are supposed to be stock for my ram, but the LCD poster always shows "Locked" at the beginning of the post and fails the simplie oc. Then I went ahead and tried setting everything in manually and same outcome.

    Next I started at "auto" for the two voltages and incrementally raised them both until I got failure on one or the other. No matter what I do my ram is locked at 1066.

    Corsair had me take the whole kit out and just use one stick at a time, individually they take the 1600 settings with no problems. I then tested only one stick on each empty slot and noticed the farther away the slot from the cpu the more problems with post failure. Corsair stated this may be an undervoltage problem so I borrowed a trusty volt meter and saw that the voltage swinged wildly back and forth never stable, I think this may be due to some setting in the bios with variable voltage to save the cpu in case of thermal overload, so I went through and disabled "CPU Turbo power limit" this still did not help.


    I'm hoping this is happenening because of a simple power setting that needs to be enabled or disabled.
    If there is anything else that I need to toggle please feel free to reply or pm me.

    I just ordered CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2G 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D from newegg

    Hopefully this will fix it.

    Regards,

    Jez909

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    Hi welcome to pureOC

    Not too sure if this works for you but if i were you this is what i will attempt to do

    Aside from getting the rams to 1600 via XMS did u Can you try raising the BaseClock (bclk)?
    and increase Rams frequency from there? i think there are a couple of Ram Dividers you can select as u increase the Base clock

    Before doing this set vcore to 1.45 first this should be sufficient for you to keep your CPU stable as you increase BaseClock frequency but watch your temps with the increased vcore

    Slowly increase your Base clock and as you do so you should be able to see yr Memory Frequency increase, select something closer to 1600 and see how you go from there

    let me know if it works?
    hope this helps

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    Sounds like a motherboard problem. The wide swings in voltage, as well as the difficulties with POSTing according to the different DIMM slots would be consistent with a motherboard power problem, not a memory problem. And since you already tested with a multimeter, that would seem to clinch it.

    I have a Rampage II Extreme sitting beside me on this rig as I type this, and there shouldn't be any power settings that would cause such drastic issues. Now, you can go into the BIOS and disable all the SpeedStep, C-State, etc settings to ensure they're not interfering. You can also enable Load Line Calibration in the BIOS, but that's for CPU though. Still, it wouldn't hurt.

    Failing all that, I'd hate to say it, but an RMA may be in order. My first Rampage board has a DIMM slot problem as well, I tried EVERYTHING and it would not work, also got stuck at "Locked" during POST as well. Finally RMA'd, and the new board is running without a problem at all.

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    Yep, you are totally correct! I just went the long way around to finding this out... I ordered 6gigs of the dominator series memory and requested that they verify the sticks before shipping it out. I installed them as soon as I received them and the motherboard was locked with them as well. My new RMA'd mobo is now in transit. I guess the only problem now is having to remove all the cable management and re-installing the mobo. Thanks for your comment though!

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    Glad I could help. Let us know when the new Rampage arrives and if you need any help with overclocking settings

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