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August 26, 2011 8:20:25 PM

For the life of me, I can't get my RAM to run at 2133mhz, I've tried setting it using the XMP profile in my Maximus IV Extreme-Z BIOS, WON'T POST.
Tried fiddling around with all the voltage settings, and speed controls... WON'T POST.

I'm RAGING here, I really just wan't this RAM to run at advertised speed, cause I will be gaming the hell outta this rig!

If someone, ANYONE, can just give me exact settings to use to do so, that would be AWESOME. (I need it explained to me like I'm slow in the head, 'cause I've never overclocked before, and I've asked around on other forums, and noone seems to be able to give me any info thats usefull)

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August 26, 2011 9:03:05 PM

There is no guarantee that your RAM will function at 2133 MHz. unless your CPU is willing to communicate at that frequency. The RAM has been tested and proven to run at that frequency but your CPU has not. Every CPU and RAM is different. There is no exact voltages and settings that a person can give you to make it work if it is unable to run at that frequency. It's also worth noting that OC'ing the RAM to 2133 MHz. will not significantly improve system performance at all - especially if your PC is unstable from OC'ing.

Overclocking is an exercise in frustration to see how much pain you can tolerate. It's a character builder. It is not a destination.
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August 26, 2011 10:01:12 PM

beenthere said:
There is no guarantee that your RAM will function at 2133 MHz. unless your CPU is willing to communicate at that frequency. The RAM has been tested and proven to run at that frequency but your CPU has not. Every CPU and RAM is different. There is no exact voltages and settings that a person can give you to make it work if it is unable to run at that frequency. It's also worth noting that OC'ing the RAM to 2133 MHz. will not significantly improve system performance at all - especially if your PC is unstable from OC'ing.

Overclocking is an exercise in frustration to see how much pain you can tolerate. It's a character builder. It is not a destination.




I've got an i7 2600k, and so far have not overclocked anything at all... That's why I'm surprised that I can't push it. Any tips?
I'm a hard-core gamer, and will be pushing my system hard while gaming, that's why I want to get my ram speed up.
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August 26, 2011 10:34:12 PM

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z Specs - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maxi...
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Before anything more:
1. Apps - uninstall AI Suite II ; keep it and your problem ;) 
2. Minimum BIOS Version 0403
3. Clear CMOS
4. RED DIMM slots for 2x__GB
5. IF running 2 separate sets then IMO ; get a 4x__GB MATCHED SET
6. Don't use XMP!


BIOS:
AI Overclocker Tuner -> Manual
Memory Frequency -> DDR3-2133MHz
Memory Bandwidth Booster -> Enabled
Memory Timing Control/Enter
{Unknown Kit / 6 possibilities}
Safe(r) 11-11-11-30-2N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD); 2N is the Command Rate set it

CPU Ratio -> 40 and higher
Maximum Power -> Enabled
vCore Load-Line Calibration -> 25%~High
vCore Phase Control -> Extreme
CPU Manual Voltage -> 1.20v~1.35v ; depends on how good your i7-2600K is

DRAM Voltage -> 1.50v~1.65v ; depending on Kit
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.125v~1.20v ; depending on Kit

Set Date & Time
Save & Exit


FYI:
CPU Vcore: 1.35v recommended limit, 1.38v - 1.42v is dangerous, over 1.42v is not recommended
DRAM Voltage: 1.5v recommended, 1.58v maximum per Intel
PLL Voltage: 1.8v recommended, 1.7v minimum, 1.9v maximum
VCCSA: 1.0v maximum recommended
VCCIO: voltage should stay below 1.2v if possible. Increasing VCCIO is only necessary to stabilize higher quantities of high speed RAM.
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August 29, 2011 10:23:12 PM

jaquith said:
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z Specs - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maxi...
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Before anything more:
1. Apps - uninstall AI Suite II ; keep it and your problem ;) 
2. Minimum BIOS Version 0403
3. Clear CMOS
4. RED DIMM slots for 2x__GB
5. IF running 2 separate sets then IMO ; get a 4x__GB MATCHED SET
6. Don't use XMP!


BIOS:
AI Overclocker Tuner -> Manual
Memory Frequency -> DDR3-2133MHz
Memory Bandwidth Booster -> Enabled
Memory Timing Control/Enter
{Unknown Kit / 6 possibilities}
Safe(r) 11-11-11-30-2N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD); 2N is the Command Rate set it

CPU Ratio -> 40 and higher
Maximum Power -> Enabled
vCore Load-Line Calibration -> 25%~High
vCore Phase Control -> Extreme
CPU Manual Voltage -> 1.20v~1.35v ; depends on how good your i7-2600K is

DRAM Voltage -> 1.50v~1.65v ; depending on Kit
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.125v~1.20v ; depending on Kit

Set Date & Time
Save & Exit


FYI:
CPU Vcore: 1.35v recommended limit, 1.38v - 1.42v is dangerous, over 1.42v is not recommended
DRAM Voltage: 1.5v recommended, 1.58v maximum per Intel
PLL Voltage: 1.8v recommended, 1.7v minimum, 1.9v maximum
VCCSA: 1.0v maximum recommended
VCCIO: voltage should stay below 1.2v if possible. Increasing VCCIO is only necessary to stabilize higher quantities of high speed RAM.



Ive got a 2x4GB set of G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2133mhz F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
I still have to try this out, will let you know
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a c 347 } Memory
August 29, 2011 10:45:37 PM

If you're going to OC then this is an excellent post -> http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578110 in any case set the CAS Timings as above; spec 11-11-11-30-2N @1.50v

Memory BIOS portion:

AI Overclocker Tuner -> Manual
Memory Frequency -> DDR3-2133MHz
Memory Bandwidth Booster -> Enabled
Memory Timing Control/Enter
11-11-11-30-2N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD); 2N is the Command Rate set it

DRAM Voltage -> 1.50v~1.55v ; stability
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.125v~1.20v ; stability
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September 5, 2011 3:03:36 PM

jaquith said:
If you're going to OC then this is an excellent post -> http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578110 in any case set the CAS Timings as above; spec 11-11-11-30-2N @1.50v

Memory BIOS portion:

AI Overclocker Tuner -> Manual
Memory Frequency -> DDR3-2133MHz
Memory Bandwidth Booster -> Enabled
Memory Timing Control/Enter
11-11-11-30-2N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD); 2N is the Command Rate set it

DRAM Voltage -> 1.50v~1.55v ; stability
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.125v~1.20v ; stability





Done all of that... Still can't get it to run at 2133. Just enabling the bandwidth booster on any speed setting, 800/1600/1866 will make it not post. I'm kinda pissed.
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a c 347 } Memory
September 5, 2011 3:33:13 PM

^All that is the Memory BIOS portion ONLY the prior post is for the OC that is required for your MOBO to reach DDR3-1866 or higher. In contrast some MOBO's like P8P67 WS Revolution or GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 or UD7 lines don't require a CPU OC to run higher frequency RAM.

So unless your "Done all of that... Still can't get" included a CPU OC then You Didn't Do All That I posted...
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September 5, 2011 6:40:14 PM

jaquith said:
^All that is the Memory BIOS portion ONLY the prior post is for the OC that is required for your MOBO to reach DDR3-1866 or higher. In contrast some MOBO's like P8P67 WS Revolution or GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 or UD7 lines don't require a CPU OC to run higher frequency RAM.

So unless your "Done all of that... Still can't get" included a CPU OC then You Didn't Do All That I posted...



Yea, TRIED ALL THAT... OC'ed my processor to 4.8 GHZ (By the way, the info was very helpful) Got my RAM up to 1866 but can't get any higher, even though the package/website specifically says that it should have no problem reaching 2133, the mobo way made for RAM up to 2200.

Although... taking your advice made the memory bandwidth booster work at 1866 (previously just enabling the bandwidth booster would just make it not post)
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September 5, 2011 7:53:39 PM

Just to be clear, 'Memory Bandwidth Booster' is NOT compatible with XMP.

Since I gave you a range of voltages - what exactly are you using?

Try these changes:
Command Rate -> Auto
DRAM Voltage -> 1.60v
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.125v
and
Command Rate -> Auto
DRAM Voltage -> 1.55v
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.20v

Then just to see if it's a CAS issue; test:

Memory Timing Control/Enter
12-12-12-30-2N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD)
and
12-12-12-30-1N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD)

The above is to see/test where the problem(s) are in the BIOS/RAM...
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September 6, 2011 3:26:55 AM

jaquith said:
Just to be clear, 'Memory Bandwidth Booster' is NOT compatible with XMP.

Since I gave you a range of voltages - what exactly are you using?

Try these changes:
Command Rate -> Auto
DRAM Voltage -> 1.60v
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.125v
and
Command Rate -> Auto
DRAM Voltage -> 1.55v
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.20v

Then just to see if it's a CAS issue; test:

Memory Timing Control/Enter
12-12-12-30-2N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD)
and
12-12-12-30-1N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD)

The above is to see/test where the problem(s) are in the BIOS/RAM...




DRAM Voltage is currently set to 1.50v, had it on 1.65 for a while... (the OS kept changing it back to 1.65)
VCCIO is at 1.20 (had it on 1.125 it made no difference with stability or compatibility)
Had command rate on auto for a while, manually set it from 2 to 1 (no noticeable difference in perf or stability)

Ill try adjusting the timing and bumping it up to 2133, let you know tomorrow.
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September 6, 2011 3:30:21 AM

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September 8, 2011 2:48:10 AM

0k. I got my RAM running on the XMP 2133 profile... Turns out when I ordered my PC, the dickheads that built it, did a terrible job, on top of the fans being connected to all the wrong spots, not all my MOBO additives were attached, AND after reading my MOBO manual thoroughly, I discovered that they had placed the RAM in the wrong slots. (Manual says to use RED slots, not the black ones, so naturally they put them in the black slots) After putting them in the proper configuration, all is well.


One last question though, it says in the BIOS that its running at 2133mhz, but CPU-Z says its at 1066mhz, is that just showing up as half cause there is 2 sticks, totalling 2133mhz?
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September 8, 2011 3:00:03 AM

Sorry for accidentally passing over you writing that in your first post, I absolutely have no idea how I skipped over that, everything you told me was a great help! Thanks A TON, you've given me a little guidance and I've got a faint grasp of what I'm doing with the settings, I appreciate everything THANKS!
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a c 347 } Memory
September 8, 2011 3:02:31 AM

{see above ;)  }4. RED DIMM slots for 2x__GB

1066 * 2 = 2132MHz ; remember DDR3 = Double Data Rate version 3

Congrats - you're good! :) 
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September 8, 2011 3:02:51 AM

If I could ask you one more question on top of that last one, Why is my FSB : DRAM ratio 1:8? how can I even that out a bit?
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September 8, 2011 4:06:12 AM

The math works perfect for BCLK 133(/133):1066(/133) = 1:8 ; Since the P67/Z68 runs at 100MHz:1066MHz it would be different. However, I've seen this come up before, the calculation is like any reduced ratio math. The FSB:D RAM Ratio doesn't apply to Intel since LGA 1156.

What I know of FSB:D RAM either I'm missing something with the 100MHz BCLK or CPU-z is wrong...
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October 3, 2011 6:12:41 PM

jaquith said:
Just to be clear, 'Memory Bandwidth Booster' is NOT compatible with XMP.

Since I gave you a range of voltages - what exactly are you using?

Try these changes:
Command Rate -> Auto
DRAM Voltage -> 1.60v
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.125v
and
Command Rate -> Auto
DRAM Voltage -> 1.55v
VCCIO Voltage -> 1.20v

Then just to see if it's a CAS issue; test:

Memory Timing Control/Enter
12-12-12-30-2N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD)
and
12-12-12-30-1N (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS-CMD)

The above is to see/test where the problem(s) are in the BIOS/RAM...


Just to let you know man... I've got XMP enabled, and Memory Bandwidth Booster Enable TOGETHER @ 2133mhz. Everything runs like a charm.
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October 3, 2011 6:13:38 PM

Not being rude, just thought I'd let you know.
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June 9, 2013 5:05:29 PM

I have a question and sort of an answer.

I run MSI BIG BANG X58 with Intel 990x.
24GB 2133mhz Ripjaw X series with stock XMP 9-10-11-28 timing. I can run in 2t or 1t.

I have been doing for years... Recently I bough t a 670 and have had terrible trouble graphic card issues.

My CPU is running at 3.9mhz watercooled by EK. and Im also watercooling the Graphic cards with EK so temps for cpu stay below 40c and 34c for graphics card in maxed out environment.

I never had issues but in the last 4 months. I've been getting not stop HAL.DLL BSOD 0x0000001 errors... very randomly....

I was thinking its Graphics card refubished mishap so I changed reverted NVIDIA drivers and messed with Vsynch now during gaming the screen just freezes without the HAL.dll BSOD.

Everyone is saying its memory but I have had all 24gb running perfectly stable on my dual 570 for over a year...

Is there some new windows patch that would cause this or do you think I need a GPU again.. Anyways. Im getting the new GPU very soon..

Hope it better be a good one. Ha Ha.. anyways.. In addition MY 24gb 2133mhz is blazing fast for rich smooth gaming.. The best ever!

I believe you have some of the best ram out in the market because I have literally tested patriot and corsair and did not get good result...Maybe mushkin would be good but I dont know yet.
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June 9, 2013 6:23:18 PM

kineticdragon said:
I have a question and sort of an answer.

I run MSI BIG BANG X58 with Intel 990x.
24GB 2133mhz Ripjaw X series with stock XMP 9-10-11-28 timing. I can run in 2t or 1t.

I have been doing for years... Recently I bough t a 670 and have had terrible trouble graphic card issues.

My CPU is running at 3.9mhz watercooled by EK. and Im also watercooling the Graphic cards with EK so temps for cpu stay below 40c and 34c for graphics card in maxed out environment.

I never had issues but in the last 4 months. I've been getting not stop HAL.DLL BSOD 0x0000001 errors... very randomly....

I was thinking its Graphics card refubished mishap so I changed reverted NVIDIA drivers and messed with Vsynch now during gaming the screen just freezes without the HAL.dll BSOD.

Everyone is saying its memory but I have had all 24gb running perfectly stable on my dual 570 for over a year...

Is there some new windows patch that would cause this or do you think I need a GPU again.. Anyways. Im getting the new GPU very soon..

Hope it better be a good one. Ha Ha.. anyways.. In addition MY 24gb 2133mhz is blazing fast for rich smooth gaming.. The best ever!

I believe you have some of the best ram out in the market because I have literally tested patriot and corsair and did not get good result...Maybe mushkin would be good but I dont know yet.


Actually, I was very "unimpressed" with the GSkill 2133mhz, it was fine, but not impressive, I went out and bought a quad kit of 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 2133Mhz @ 9 11 10 27 stock, with no effort at all, I got all 4 sticks overclocked to 2250Mhz, 9 10 10 27, it's been over a year, CPU OC to 4.6 Ghz, and never had a blue screen. No voltage increase, and 100% stable, it was more expensive, but hands down, it's the best memory out there.
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