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    Hello everyone, I've been attempting to get my new E6600 up to 3.2 or 3.4 for a while now. I have a new EVGA i680 mobo, with 2GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR800. All parts are working well, and I idle around 38 C. Once I go through all the proper disabling of locks, I crank my FSB up to the proper speeds, and boot up properly. TAT is telling me that i idle around 40 C with the OC, and around 65 C + under heavy load. However, after maybe a week or so, with temps completely stable, my computer WILL NOT crash, but after restarting or awakening from Standby or something, my mobo will reset itself and RUN A MEMORY TEST (which passes every time). Not only is this annoying to have to redo all my mobo settings everytime this occurs, I'm worried I'm doing something wrong! I've come up with some ideas, but don't know if I'm right or not:

    1. It IS a heat issue, either ragarding the RAM or the proc, but I don't think so

    2. It is a VOLTAGE issue, I've tried putting the RAM at both 1.9 and 2.0 volts, is it Under or Over voltaged?

    3. This RAM was not built to be unlinked or something? Something to do with the RAM

    Thanks for your time in advance

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    default voltage for ddr2 is 1.8v
    corsair warranty isn't voided if the voltage isn't above 2.2v
    so you're fine there..

    what about your chipset temp(s) ?

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    have you got any extra fans over the chipset or memory? as soon as you start overclocking, especially with volt increases, you should make sure you have a fan blowing over the memory and chipset.

    can't think what it could be other than some sort of bug with the motherboard, are you on the latest bios?

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    I'm pretty sure I'm on the latest bios, and airflow throughout the system is good. While I do not have a fan directly OVER my RAM, I have a 120mm in the side window, which is drawing in air over the VGA and RAM area. All temps look pretty stable across the board, with the chipset only slightly higher then my proc. So it's most likely NOT an under/over volt issue? Is there anyway to know the temp of my RAM, not sure if the mobo has sensors in that area. So if its not some bug, its most likely a heat issue with the RAM? And does the situation sound like the RAM, or is the RAM check after these failures just standard, not a reaction to some problem with the RAM? Thanks for the prompt reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepee View Post
    I'm pretty sure I'm on the latest bios, and airflow throughout the system is good. While I do not have a fan directly OVER my RAM, I have a 120mm in the side window, which is drawing in air over the VGA and RAM area. All temps look pretty stable across the board, with the chipset only slightly higher then my proc. So it's most likely NOT an under/over volt issue? Is there anyway to know the temp of my RAM, not sure if the mobo has sensors in that area. So if its not some bug, its most likely a heat issue with the RAM? And does the situation sound like the RAM, or is the RAM check after these failures just standard, not a reaction to some problem with the RAM? Thanks for the prompt reply
    This is great new board but there is an issue with OC mem, keep your mem at 800Mhz then you will be ok. It's not stable if you go over that setting. EVGA are working on fixing this problem with a new BIOS updates shortly so keep an eye on the NEW BIOS coming out shortly.

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