I've been having random reboot problems and I believe it's the ram. I contacted OCZ (I use OCZ3P16002GK DDR3 ram) and they are saying it's difficult to get this ram working right on this motherboard. Timing issues I suppose. IT reboots even at 1333.
I've swapped out motherboards, power supplies (OCZ 600w) and things are running cool enough. OCZ's comment leads me to think I may as well change ram to something better for this board if I can.
I've heard good and bad about different brands. Of course, if someone has the same mother board and can give me what brand DDR3 they are successfully using, that'd be great.
Or maybe the solution is to go to DDR2?
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August 31, 2008 12:56:56 AM
I have a DX48BT2 and I have 8gb of patriot viper 1333mhz, works just fine. By default the board set them to 1066, but there is a profile in the BIOS to set all the timings to work at 1333.
Cant say for 1600 memory, other than for now it will only recognize 4gb (lame!) This board is DDR3 only so going back to DDR2 is not an option.
I am very pleased with the speed and stability of the new 8GBs of DDR3 I got for my DX48BT2. I got two of these: Crucial BL2KIT25664BA1336 4GB kit (2GBx2) Ballistix DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 NON-ECC 1.8V 6-6-6-20 240-pin DIMM Gaming Memory. So I thought I would share because I had to read a lot of posts to try to figure out which memory could be the fastest yet stable.
I'm running the memory at DDR3-1333 ; and had to manually change the timings to: 6-6-6-16 / 49-3-7-4-4 (RFC-RRD-WR-WTR-RTP) as Everest reported.
I also have a Core 2 Extreme CPU QX9770 overclocked to 4.00 Ghz on this system running Windows 7 x64.
I also had to downgrade the BIOS version from the latest which had hanging problems to version 1997 (04/28/2009).