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    Default Re: FM2A88X+ Fatality RAM won't run beyond 1600

    I question the OS being hosed, when I reset to 1600 it boots just peachy. I think it's only the MBR that gets corrupted, after restarting I had to boot with a disc and use bootsec /fixmbr before it would boot again. I'll have to try setting ram speed, exit, and boot with a disc to see if I can fixmbr before booting to 'doze.

    One of the other things I had read is the nb frequency need to be set at the same speed as the RAM which brings me back to an old Epox board I had with 133 ram. I had to set the board for 133 before it would work and I haven't seen a similar setting with this board and bios.

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    Default Re: FM2A88X+ Fatality RAM won't run beyond 1600

    Question: Just what other BIOS setting have been changed from whence the MB's BIOS was stock out of the box factory fresh?

    I've built and sold 8-9 of these and not once experienced what you are there. Which is why I ask the question above. I slap 'em together, set XMP, install an OS, and all mine have run.

    How confident are you that you installed/seated the CPU properly AND got the HS/F on properly too w/o overtightening it?
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    I first had to do a bios update as I was running 1.0 or 1.1 to 1.7. I then set my shared ram to 2 gigs from 1. I upped the GPU clock from 720 to 800 mhz and it reports 840 when booted to Windows via the ASRock OC utility.

    I'm 100% on seating the CPU properly, I somewhat question the hsf tightness as I've never installed one with the screw mount before. The first thing I did was to toss the factory version aside cause they generally suck and this one is smaller than the barely adequate A64 X2 2500 I had.

    According to the manual it wants the OS installed before any settings are messed with, should my next step be to set XMP and try fixmbr assuming it boots via disc? Should I also maybe loosen the hsf a bit?

    It's getting downright cranky now. I reset the cmos via button and after setting XMP profile 2 it just black screens. I also loosened the hsf a touch but that shouldn't matter as far as working vs not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASCI Blue View Post
    I first had to do a bios update as I was running 1.0 or 1.1 to 1.7. I then set my shared ram to 2 gigs from 1. I upped the GPU clock from 720 to 800 mhz and it reports 840 when booted to Windows via the ASRock OC utility.

    I'm 100% on seating the CPU properly, I somewhat question the hsf tightness as I've never installed one with the screw mount before. The first thing I did was to toss the factory version aside cause they generally suck and this one is smaller than the barely adequate A64 X2 2500 I had.

    According to the manual it wants the OS installed before any settings are messed with, should my next step be to set XMP and try fixmbr assuming it boots via disc? Should I also maybe loosen the hsf a bit?
    All things in that first sentence are cool. I was with ya until where you say you now dinked with the GFX speed. And prolly too set a OC in A-Tuning util that auto runs upon Windows startup. I don't know how much time you spent banging you head with this till you cam here. But I will say coming here didn't happen soon enough. It's reversible and all but.........

    If you would please, let's concentrate on getting it up and running again/now w/o any NON stock settings. I know what I do here in getting one running but without my knowing of any changes you('ve)('re) making/made there it's a daunting task to do in text form, over the 'net, and no less, through time zones and during forum posts.

    First thing is to go/get back into the BIOS and reset that GFX clock back to Auto/stock settings. Your changing that and, in this/your instance here anyways, not correcting another now shall be unmentioned setting may very well be what you(and I!) have been banging our collective brains out over. I dunno so I'll ask, but doesn't resetting the BIOS set the GFX clock back to Auto/stock each time a reset is done?? Never performed and looked here at that so ...

    This time, instead of using the CLR CMOS Button on the back, I'd like to do a FULL cmos clear using the CLRCMOS jumper and battery removal method. Do that with the power cord unplugged from the wall, the psu's power switch turned Off, and then hit the cases Power button, then wait 1 minute, remove the cmos batt, jumper CLRCMOS1, leave it like this for 5 mins, then starting with reinserting the cmos batt(right side up!), rejumpering CLRCMOS1, connect power to the wall, flip the psu's switch, recheck everything touched, and power her on, going straight into the BIOS on this first after clearing boot. Go to the Exit tab, Load UEFI Defaults then Save Changes and Exit, rebooting again. Jumping right back into the BIOS set XMP as explained above, and only as explained, Save Changes and Exit, reboot, right back into the BIOS make any SATA or other needed changes, and reply back what happens when Windows starts.

    Speaking of Windows, just where during Windows loading do things go south and the display freak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASCI Blue View Post
    It's getting downright cranky now. I reset the cmos via button and after setting XMP profile 2 it just black screens. I also loosened the hsf a touch but that shouldn't matter as far as working vs not.
    Again please, No one will get emails to their Inbox at home if you edit posts instead of creating a new post. Heavily editing them such as done above anyways. I wouldn't have seen that line if I hadn't gone back and re-read that edit/addition.

    Snug that HS back up. No sense risking creating air pockets between the lid and HS.

    And earlier I looked closer, both your XMP Profiles have a CR of 2. That box of mine is shut down atm but next I power her back up I'll have to look at again and see just what mine do say for CR in Profile 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Speaking of Windows, just where during Windows loading do things go south and the display freak?
    If it doesn't boot into Windows after doing that long winded one I threw at ya above, since you seem to know what to change to/at 1600 and are "allowed' back into Windows, can I suggest you undo/reset any changes you've set in A-Tuning. I think, think, you can disable A-Tunings settings from auto-running by simply unselecting that check box that says something akin to Auto Run on Windows Start up in the lower corner.

    Too, look in Windows Power Management that A-Tuning didn't create it's own power profile and thus now be defaulting to.

    I gotta run out for an hour or so, brb

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    Default Re: FM2A88X+ Fatality RAM won't run beyond 1600

    okay so I've done exactly what you've said as far as resetting, wading through my stock bios settings I find that Command Rate on auto is 1t, what I didn't realize is that it's also 1t in the screenies I posted and it's like this for both RAMs, would that mean I'd still want Profile 2 or do I need something else? I'm starting to see a reluctance to post now when using the XMP profiles. I've had my system freeze when I enter the bios to check settings.

    I also made sure to set A-Tuning to NOT start since I've experimented with software like that in the past.

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    There are instances where using XMP Profiles for one reason or another(unknown) just don't work as expected. That was where I was headed before taking leave a while back

    Huh, shows a CR of 1?? ..........looking at your Imgur gallery screenies .......... Oh! it'll show a CR of 1 only because you haven't/hadn't yet set the XMP Profiles. Look :

    FM2A88X+ Fatality RAM won't run beyond 1600-bios-spd-jpg

    Where above the CR lines show as blank, that is I'm guessing the BIOS interpreting as CR 1. While under the two XMP headings, the CR is clearly defined as 2 for both Profiles.

    By all means. Try setting them up manually and lets see what occurs. Use the above pic for reference while in the BIOS setting them manually, set the DRAM Frequeny to 2133, only edit/change the first top four timings, making sure that the values entered are correctly made in each of their respective lines in the BIOS, change the CR to 2, and change the DRAM voltage to 1.6. Leaving all other ram options to Auto or whatever the may show as by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    only edit/change the first top four timings, making sure that the values entered are correctly made in each of their respective lines in the BIOS,
    Grrr, pardon me again. It's late here and I'm bleary eyed tired too boot.

    Take those four timings I mentioned above but forgot to tell from where, from the 2133 column. 11-11-11-30, CR 2, DRAM Voltage @ 1.60v. Those are it, nothing more at this point anyways. Let's see what she does on Manual.

    And, you may want to use the Clear CMOS Button between doing this. That does sometimes make all the difference.
    Last edited by - wardog -; 03-27-2014 at 02:05 PM. Reason: BMOS > CMOS

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    Default Re: FM2A88X+ Fatality RAM won't run beyond 1600

    a minor breakthrough. I seem to have a stable 1866 machine using manual controls. bios and cpu-z recognizes the increase and is reporting accurately. for 1866 9-9-9-24-33 seems to be working. I will have to run more testing to determine stability but as the cpu and ram is rated for 2133 I'm confident saying I should be good at 1866. Seems maybe the xmp profile is off on something, just not sure what. Maybe all the timings need to be lower?

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