Hello I'm new to this forum (as a register individual) but I'm always reading this forum for reviews and technical issues that may arise from time to time.
So on to the point. I recently, and by that I mean just a week ago I bought a new PC. Fairly powerful if I may add. Below are the specs:
CPU: Inter Core i7 3770K (Ivy Bridge)
MB: Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
RAM: DDR3 Corsair PC3-8500F 8GB (part number: CMX8GX3M2A2000C9)
VGA: MSI GTX 680 Lighting
HDD: OCZ Vertex 3 GB 120GB
HDD2: WD Black 2TB
Case: Shinobi XL(not that it matters)
OS: Windows 8 (don't get me started)
When I powered up my computer I did check CPU-Z to see if everything are there and running as intended. All where fine till I went to the memory tab (SPD). There I saw that my ram was running at 533Mhz (which is 1000Mhz+ something) .
Next thing I did was to go to bios and enable the Extreme Memory Profile. On reboot and right when the windows where about to start loading I got the new BSOD from Windows 8 and my pc restarted. So I gave it one more try. Same thing happen and I went again inside the bios. Now my motherboard has a nice interface which updates timing and vaultages and frequencies real time. My memory was running at 2000MHZ but alas I couldn't log into Windows without crashing the computer. I searched online for a solution and I came up with manual configuration, timings and vaultage...that didn't do it either same thing..crash.
So I did what everbody do, memtest86 and believe me I did all the 11 passes(oh god!) and no problem there, memory and cpu cache is clean and with no errors.
So where is the freaking problem?? Can it be Windows 8 related? can it be something else that I didn't do with the OC?
the memory voltage is 1.65V, ivy bridge cpus are intended with 1.5v ram, upping even more the voltage could damage the cpu not so great advice.
Like i said its not in the qualified venders list for that board.
I'd recommend you switch for ddr3 1.5v 1600 for 39.99$