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    Default Re: Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 several problems -- Resolved ???

    Ok, ordered new ram and out of the 2 chips, one was fried. Returned and got replacements. Now running on 16 Gb Patriot Viper Extreme goodies. Also installed my 64 Gb SSD drive as drive C:\ and re-installed Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. Only using C:\ drive for operating system files, everything else goes on the other drives. Takes half the time too boot so it's nice.

    Haven't got anymore BSOD since the changes while playing BF3, or any booting issues at all (know on wood). Haven't made any other changes to the BIOS either so it's weird. Does this motherboard work better on SSD? I would have to say it's pretty stable with it as compared to the Black Edition Hard Drives. Why???

    I'll let you guys know of any problems in the future if things suddenly change, but for now i'm happy with my system... Maybe i should look into new cases, oh no, water cooling, oh yeah!!!
    Asrock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3
    Intel i7 2600k
    Zalman CNPS9700 NT Heatsink/fan
    16 Gb Patriot PC3-16000
    2 x 1Tb WD Black Edition drives
    1 OCZ 60 Gb SATA III Solid State Drive (Boot drive)
    Thermaltake ToughPower 850 PSU
    Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case
    XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black edition (dual fan)
    XFX Radeon HD 6870 (dual fan)
    1 x 24 inch Viewsonic
    2 x 19 inch Viewsonic
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit.

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    Default Re: Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 several problems

    Sounds like you made progress here with new RAM...Hopefully the 16GB of Patriot Viper are a matched tested set. If they have a XMP profile you should give it a try. As far as installing your OS to an SSD versus using the SSD as a "cache' dependent upon a mechanical HD of course installing to the SSD direct is faster and in my opinion the only way to go. I hope you set AHCI mode in the UEFI for your SSD prior to installing windows.
    Hope that you can now enjoy your rig trouble-free
    SaphireX
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    Default Re: Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 several problems

    It will boot up and run quicker with OS on the ssd,but you pay the price with limited ssd space compared with a liitle slower boot up but no space issues with ssd caching
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    Default Re: Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 several problems

    Quote Originally Posted by SaphireX View Post
    Sounds like you made progress here with new RAM...Hopefully the 16GB of Patriot Viper are a matched tested set. If they have a XMP profile you should give it a try. As far as installing your OS to an SSD versus using the SSD as a "cache' dependent upon a mechanical HD of course installing to the SSD direct is faster and in my opinion the only way to go. I hope you set AHCI mode in the UEFI for your SSD prior to installing windows.
    Hope that you can now enjoy your rig trouble-free
    SaphireX
    When i first got the SSD, i installed it as cache. I don't really remember what setting i had it set to but it ended up causing more problem then anything and it was the cause of the major system crashes. For some reason, it ended up deleting sectors of my boot drive so after swearing and cursing at the thing, i decided to set it up the way it is now. I think i made a good choice.

    As Wazza mentioned, it costs more and the size is much smaller but it's pretty damn fast. I will probably use a second one in the future for stuff i use most often (such as BF3, lol). By the way wazza, i changed the VTT (1.150) and DRAM voltages (1.575) as you mentioned. I'll run it like this for a while and watch the temperatures closely.

    Thanks
    Asrock Z68 Extreme 7 Gen 3
    Intel i7 2600k
    Zalman CNPS9700 NT Heatsink/fan
    16 Gb Patriot PC3-16000
    2 x 1Tb WD Black Edition drives
    1 OCZ 60 Gb SATA III Solid State Drive (Boot drive)
    Thermaltake ToughPower 850 PSU
    Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case
    XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black edition (dual fan)
    XFX Radeon HD 6870 (dual fan)
    1 x 24 inch Viewsonic
    2 x 19 inch Viewsonic
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit.

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