I built the system myself, mainly to save money and get the parts I wanted, but I can't get into windows (7) unless I set my memory at 1066MHz. When installing windows I tried most things, like using just one memory in slot 1, but I still couldn't go over 1066MHz without the installation failing at an early stage. And now with Win7 installed, I can't get past the boot screen at any other settings either.
I ran memtest with no problems, so the memory is probably (just one run) working just fine at the current settings.
The memory is, according to the compatibility list on corsairs homepage, compatible with my motherboard.
Being forced to have the memory at 1066 isn't the whole world exactly, but it's still much slower than it should be. Also, I'm completely new to memory settings so I've just tried different voltage and the XMP since I don't know where to go from there.
I bought the memory as I need to be able to work with heavy applications on my computer.
Clocked the CPU up to 3150 Mhz, got the memory up to 1200mhz, and the cpu idle to 45 rather than 26-30. Every time I set the memory multiplier at over 8, stability goes to hell...
I suppose I need a new CPU cooler to get the full power out of the memory with this method. I'm gonna see if the full load for the memory is acceptable and perhaps go with these settings for now. I have a probably slightly better cooler lying around, might buy some cooling paste and try it on.
I would prefer another solution if possible though, since I don't really need a faster processor right now
Good airflow, and the memory has cooling and even a pair of fans on them, so their temperature shouldn't be any problem. I've been running the memory at 1200mhz for quite a few hours now, and it crashed (freeze, no bsod) once. I wasn't really doing anything during the crash so it wasn't really all that helpful. I'm just guessing that the memory isn't too happy about the clock speed.
Got back to 1066MHz since it's at least stable, but hopefully only until I find a more potent solution than clocking the CPU to hell, it's way to hot there.
All BIOS are up to date, I'm currently using the beta bios released the 19th. The "performance enhance" has been off since the problem first arrived, same with CPU just in case. I tried increasing the Vtt together with the DRAM V, the only thing I haven't tried before, but it still won't boot with the SPD at anything else than 8.
Basically, that's where I am. I' ve got the SPD at 8, memory at 1066MHz, stable and working, but at well, 1066MHz rather than 1600...
I read somewhere that the "Use USB legacy support" could mess with mess with the memory, but turning that off so far only forces me to crawl down and clear the cmos since I can't really get into bios without a keyboard and any non-working clock doesn't always make the bios go default. I didn't try it more than twice so it isn't completely sure it isn't the problem....