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Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 with Asus P5K Mobo ?'s

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  • DDR2
  • Asus
  • Corsair Dominator
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December 7, 2008 12:14:31 AM

I have an Asus P5K Motherboard which supports up to DDR2 1066 natively with it memspeed tech... recently I upgraded from DDR2-800 to 1066... Now it will boot in 800 speed just fine.. but when i try to configure DRAM in BIOS ot the 1066 speed it never gets past the window logo screen... Do I have to maually change timings? voltage? Memory that I am using is 4 sticks of 1024 MB Corsair Dominator. Please Help.

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December 7, 2008 9:13:16 AM

Yes do it manually,set the timings and voltages manually and see what happens.
If that didnt work,update the BIOS.
December 7, 2008 8:25:58 PM

Ive tried that. Problem is i dont know what timings and voltages to set it to...
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December 8, 2008 7:05:12 AM

Look @ the package of your RAM or on the DIMs or go to the corsair site and look for its specs.
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December 12, 2008 7:19:38 PM

Use the link below and find your memory under the MEMORY tab. There is a data sheet for your memory there giving you the recommended timings and voltage.
February 16, 2009 1:52:22 PM

if you take a look at the "Qualified Vendors List" in your P5K motherboard manual, you will see that you can only use 2 sticks of 1066 RAM at one time, either in the black or yellow slots.

At 800Mhz you can use 4 sticks of most memory brands.

If you want a 4Gb 1066 machine, you need 2 sticks of Kingston KHX8500D2K2/2GN . There may be a more up to date list on the asus website.

The timings for my Corsair Ram are 5-5-5-18... watch out because older versions of Asus BIOS default to 5-5-5-15.

When I upgraded to the latest version of BIOS using ASUSUpdate windows tool it auto-detected the timings properly.