Finished building this system a week ago, and I've got an issue with the memory.
The memory is DDR2 and rated 5-5-5-15-2T @ 533 Mhz (1066 Mhz effective)
For some reason I can only get it to run at 400 MHz (or 800 Mhz effective).
I have a striker extreme motherboard, Core 2 Duo E6600, without overclocking. When I look at the specs for the motherboard, it said SLI ready memory can operate up to 1200 MHz, and the memory I got was SLi ready and has EPP.
SLI Memory Ready is set to off by default in the BIOS. You have to select the SPD profile for SLI-Ready modules. The configuration options may very depending on the type of module you install. The configuration options are: Disable - Optimal - High Performance - High Frequency
Once this option is set the SLI-Ready Memory CPUOC becomes user-configurable. Look in your manual, Chapter 4-24 Under BIOS set-up
I have the exact same problem.
My RAM (MSC CellShock 2GB PC8500, 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15, 2.3v) is only recognised as 800MHz, even though the SPD profile details both 800 (400Mhz 4-4-4-12) and 1066 (533Mhz 5-5-5-15).
I've tried setting the timings manually on the Striker Extreme with the latest BIOS (27 July 2007), I also tried setting the RAM voltage to 2.25 and 2.3, and finally upped the Northbridge voltage to 1.45 all to no avail - i.e. no boot whatsoever.
The RAM passes memtest86 with flying colours, and I experience the same issue on an identical board with identical RAM.
The SLI CPUOC setting makes no sense to me, and when I've tried setting it to 0% the board won't boot and needs a manual CMOS reset.
Would someone be so kind as to explain what the CPUOC % relates to, and what I should try to run my RAM at stock 1066Mhz?
Also, I have a hunch that the root of all my problems are voltage related but cannot find a post anywhere which details all of the non-auto voltages.
Any info appreciated.
same issue here i got OCZ nvidia 2GB SLI RAM KIT when i enable SLI in BIOS just hangs on post messages, need to reset CMOS to boot again. SLI disable works but system crashes also lots of BSOD while playing games or dooing some normal work....