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Processor Intel i7 920 with 3x1gb 1333mhz DDR3 Kingston?

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May 27, 2009 3:19:00 PM

Ok guys here's my problem:


I am building a new PC and I got the following products after a long searching period

Intel DX58SO, Intel i7 920, XFX ATI 4870 1gb xxx, Kingston 3x1GB DDR3 1333mhz, Pc Power & Cooling Silencer 750W and seagate 7200.12 1TB.


Everything was ok till the time i was going to install them..I found out on google that the i7 920 doesn't support the 1333mhz memory....Unfortunately it was alittle late because i just cut the sealed sticker of the memory box and it can't be refundable. So i would like to know some ideas and pls if you can answer my questions 1 by 1...i'll appreciate it.


A) does i7 920 without overclocking support the 1333mhz?

B) if the i7 920 doesn't support the 1333mhz but i install the 1333mhz anyway and i run my computer what will happen? any damage?

C) is a 1333mhz memory will have any damage on the cpu as a voltage higher than 1.5 does?

D) if i overclock the i7 920, i'll be able to use the 1333mhz Rams with it?

E) is overclocking covered by Intel warranty for 3 years?

F) In case i decided to do overclocking because the i7 920 doesn't support the 1333mhz, how to do it? do i have to install the memory, install windows than overclock or there is another procedure?

G) is Intel Desktop Control Center offered by Intel enough to overclok the i7 920 and solve the problem?


Sorry guys for my many questions, but i really need some answers from experts, I am stuck in the middle of the road and i don't know if I should buy another Memory or what I have can be fixed.


Thanks
May 27, 2009 3:51:02 PM

i7 920 does support 1333mhz ram. You need to enter the BIOS and change the memory multiplier from base 8x to 10x. By default your system will run the ram at 1066mhz - [133mhz x 8]

Or as you suggest, you can keep the default memory multiplier and raise the bclk to 166mhz, which will give you 1333mhz ram + plus a cpu overclock.
May 27, 2009 3:52:10 PM

B) no

C) the max voltage is 1.65 and yes above that will damage the cpu.

D) yes.

E) as long as it stays in the recommended voltage range then yes.

F) you can just do it through the BIOS.
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May 28, 2009 4:57:17 AM

flyin15sec said:
i7 920 does support 1333mhz ram. You need to enter the BIOS and change the memory multiplier from base 8x to 10x. By default your system will run the ram at 1066mhz - [133mhz x 8]

Or as you suggest, you can keep the default memory multiplier and raise the bclk to 166mhz, which will give you 1333mhz ram + plus a cpu overclock.



I just finished building the PC, I turned it on, everyhting is running perfect, no weird sound, fans are smooth, cpu and gpu fans running everyhting ok...but for some reason i can't boot from my dvd-rom to install xp.

i have the following products:
Intel DX58SO
Intel i7 920
Kingston 3x1gb 1333mhz ddr3
750 w Pc power and cooling
seagate 1tb sata
segate 200gb sata
2 IDE dvd-rom running thru an IDE controller installed on the PCI bus
NZXT tempest case with 6 fans running
mouse and keyboard connected thru usb
a samsung T260 connected

I didn't change anyhting on the motherboard bios jumper..i left it like it is

so i was thinking it is from my optical drive or it's from the rams because it's 1333mhz

I have to mention 2 important things:

1) when i start the PC it show D0, D1, D2, D3 not detected than an underscore keep flashing and nothing happens but when i enter the bios (F2) i can see that i have 3gb of memory each 1 is 1024 mb.
Memory channel A slot 1 - not installed
Memory channel A slot 0 - 1024 mb
Memory channel B slot 0 - 1024 mb
Memory channel C slot 0 - 1024 mb

total memory 3072 mb

system memory speed 1067 mhz

current QPI data rate 4.8 GT/s

2) In the bios under the boot tab
it shows that: CD/DVD-ROM drive order - no optical drive
removable drive order - no removable drive

so what do you think is the probelm? from the memory or from the optical drive?

thanks
May 28, 2009 10:57:36 AM

I think you might want to invest in a SATA optical drive. Doesn't cost more than $20 - $25 dollars at most online stores, or hop over to your local Microcenter, Fry's.

The reason you don't see the optical drive is the IDE controller most likely doesn't have a bootable BIOS, and your motherboard is not aware of it. You won't be able to use the IDE drives until you've somehow loaded your OS and installed the device driver for the IDE controller.
May 28, 2009 12:02:58 PM

flyin15sec said:
I think you might want to invest in a SATA optical drive. Doesn't cost more than $20 - $25 dollars at most online stores, or hop over to your local Microcenter, Fry's.

The reason you don't see the optical drive is the IDE controller most likely doesn't have a bootable BIOS, and your motherboard is not aware of it. You won't be able to use the IDE drives until you've somehow loaded your OS and installed the device driver for the IDE controller.



thanks for your reply,

I think it makes sence what you said about bios doesn't recognise the IDE controller. but what do you think about the memory, why it's showing D0, D1, D2, D3 not detected when i boot.....but in the bios it shows that i have 3 memory installed? can i do something about that or it's working the way it should be?

do i have to change the bios jumper from 1-2 to 2-3 and what difference will make?

thanks
May 28, 2009 12:16:32 PM

Well I have an i7 920, but I don't have your motherboard so I can't help much more than speculate.

Are you sure D0, D1, etc are not referring to SATA devices? Your motherboard uses the ICH10R controller, able to hold up to 6 SATA devices.

You might want to go over your manual, and see if the 2 ports you've connected your hard drives to are D5 and D4, which would mean that the BIOS is trying to detect devices at the remaining ports.

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