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    Default One week old X48-DQ6 build will not POST anymore

    So just built the new system and everything was fine for about 5 days when instability issues set in. Wouldn't POST until I followed Gigabyte's advice on removing all RAM, clear CMOS, place RAM in slot one only, boot into BIOS, change volts to rated RAM voltage (in my case +0.40), booted into windows. This config ran fine for a couple of hours, and now I can't get into the BIOS at all anymore. Can't run memtest in this scenario and I don't have another computer to test the RAM? Any advice?

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    EK2K

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    Default Re: One week old X48-DQ6 build will not POST anymore

    It is the ram for sure, see crucials comment here >>>


    NOTICE: X38/X48 Ballistix Tracers Compatibility Dropped

    I called Crucial this morning to initiate an RMA for my (once again) dead Ballistix Tracer 1066 kit. The lady on the other end of the phone kindly notified me that the Engineers at Crucial have invalidated the compatibility listing for X38/48 boards. As of 3/7/2008 Crucial no longer lists X38/48 as a compatible chipset for their DDR2 800 and DDR2 1066 sticks of Ballistix Tracers. Your warranty is still good, but what they try to do is offer you a set of RAM that would be a step down as a replacement. You can kindly ask them to just do the normal RMA and they will send you a new set of your current RAM. Keep in mind however, once your third set dies, they will either force you to get something else, or give you Crucial.com credit.
    http://www.blazingpc.com/forum/showt...830/index.html

    RMA that ram for something else to the place you bought it if you have time still, so you can get a non crucial set

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    Default Re: One week old X48-DQ6 build will not POST anymore

    Thanks Lsd,

    I've got some replacement Kingston on the way from Giga's QVL.

    Without "going down the rabbit hole", why would the RAM work for a while and then quit? Is it an over-volting issue with the X48? Why would crucial not work on getting their sticks to work?

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    EK2K

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    Default Re: One week old X48-DQ6 build will not POST anymore

    I am not sure, I have read many thoughts about this. Most seem to think a instability caused by stress to the the ram PCB and voltages used throughout the system is the cause, but no "Official" word

    Just so you know, I personally think that GA is way behind on the ram qvl list, as you can see!!!

    Mushkins, G.Skills and Geil work great

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    Default Re: One week old X48-DQ6 build will not POST anymore

    Well, $130 later and the same instability issues with the Kingston RAM. What am I missing? I installed one stick, booted in BIOS, upped the volts to +0.40 to run at the rated 2.2V and the computer worked for about an hour. Then I shutdown and installed the other 3 sticks. Booted and ran for another hour before no POST. The power comes on and the CPU fan just continues to spin full throttle. Will try to back off to one stick and boot again. Any other advice would be awesome...Janus?

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    Default Re: One week old X48-DQ6 build will not POST anymore

    What? 130 for kingston? Where you live at?

    I'd suggest 2.1V first, most ram runs fine under spec. The spec is the highest amount warrantied not what it has to have to run stable. 2.2 is HOT, If you still want to use that for sure add a fan to it.

    If you post your settings for me, I can see if I see anything wrong >>>

    Just a template I use to ask people there settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [450]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [102]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]
    Performance Enhance = [Standard]

    CAS Latency Time________________ ?
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ ?
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______?
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ ?
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ ?
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ ?
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ ?
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ ?
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ ?
    Static tRead Value_______________ 1-31
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ 1-31

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.25]

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