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Patriot 2133mhz ram reverts to 1333mhz on X79 mobo

I have Patriot 16GB (4 x 4GB) PC-17000 (2133MHz) Enhanced Latency Quad Kit on the RIVE
http://www.frys.com/product/7021331?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

The memory reverts to 1333mhz and I can't get it to boot windows when set at 2133mhz. I've tried 11-11-11-27 1.5v & 11-11-11-30 1.65v (as stated by the official Patiot website) and neither work. Anyone know some settings that will work for these at 2133?
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  1. PXQ316G2133ELQK
    DDR3-2133 11-11-11-27 @ 1.50v - http://www.patriotmemory.com/product/detail.jsp?prodline=5&catid=34&prodgroupid=221&id=1239&type=1
    DDR3-2133 11-11-11-27 @ 1.65v - http://www.patriotmemory.com/product/specs/PXQ316G2133ELQK.pdf

    Interesting specs I must say, and oddly quick that it was Deactived.

    Q - What ASUS X79?
    Q - What values are listed in the 'SPD' tab of CPU-z?
    CPU-z - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
    SPD tab (just the 'XMP column') - http://www.cpuid.com/medias/images/en/softwares-cpuz-05.jpg

    BIOS:
    F5 Load Defaults, and modify other BIOS settings as needed
    AI Overclock Tuner -> XMP & Profile1
    VCCSA -> Manual
    VCCSA Voltage -> 1.20v
    F10 Save & Exit = Yes
  2. Yes Jaquith these have to be the worst ram i have every own.
    -I just got the Rampage IV Extreme mobo flashed bios to newest version1404
    -CPU-Z: XMP-2134: 1067mhz, tRC 51, Command Rate 3T, voltage 1.650v

    Bios Profile- states VCSSA 1.350v, I set it before with no luck, but ill give 1.20v a shot
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    Swolern said:
    Yes Jaquith these have to be the worst ram i have every own.
    Bios Profile- states VCSSA 1.350v, I set it before with no luck, but ill give 1.20v a shot

    I mean this very sincerely, RMA that kit for something else like they're the plague, and do not I repeat do not allow the VCSSA Voltage >1.20v so run them at their Defaults.

    There are (2) two voltages that are known to permanently degrade the SB-E CPU: 1. vCore of 1.55v and higher and 2. VCCSA of 1.35v and higher. This permanent degradation happens in a matter of hours and not days, weeks or months, but hours!

    So I can certainly understand why those kits have been Deactived so quickly. We might as well play air hockey with your CPU -- it would be safer for it.

    Please heed my advice. I concur those are indeed the worst kits I ever seen and worst a real danger -- it's scary that Patriot would have allowed them to be sold.
  4. Ok will do. Many thanks Jaquith.
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