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    Unhappy EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    Hi

    I've been using the board for the last couple of months with no problems at all - very impressed with it's features & speed.
    Just this week i suddenly started getting blue screens & verious other errors in windows.
    Initially i thought maybe the current heat wave in my country was somehow to blame (even though running w/c on cpu /northbridge/gpu). Finally found out the error was that the m/b was having problems reading the memory stick in the 3rd slot. If i remove it, the computer works fine as usual.
    I have swapped the memory sticks around to check that one hadn't died on me & they all seem to work.
    I haven't touched anything inside the PC since building it so i'm unsure what the problem is. I have updated to the latest BIOS (f8g) hoping this would maybe fix the problem but no luck.
    I have read something similar in another post but can't seem to find an answer to this problem. I hope the board has not failed as waiting for a replacement & rebuilding it willbe a real pain.

    Any of you guys got some solution ideas ????

    Thanks for reading my post

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    Default Re: EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    It seems like these Gigabyte X58 boards are pretty sensitive, read of quite a few issues like this. Is it hanging on post with rapid, continuous beeps?

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    Default Re: EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    Do you see N/A listed for one of the channels in the BIOS memory timings? If so your QPI/VTT and ram voltage may be out of alignment. Do you set those yourself? Or it could also be a bent pin in your CPU socket, but if it worked before and you never removed your CPU this is not likely. It is more likely just ram that has died or is dying, or your voltages need readjusted.

    I am not sure about that ram, what IC's are used, but it may be joining this club of dying Elpida Hyper sticks because I do know some of their models are affected by this for sure.
    Elpida Hyper Graveyard - XtremeSystems Forums

    Are you sure none of them are dying on you? Did you Memtest86+ each one separately?

    Do you know of any reviews on that exact kit, so we can maybe see if those IC's are indeed used in your set.

    Let us have your settings so we can look them over.

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

    0X00000050 << Incorrect Memory Timing/Freq or Uncore Multi
    0X00000124 << Incorrect QPI/Vtt Voltage (To Much/Not Enough)
    0X00000101 << Not enough Vcore Voltage

    CPU = Model #
    Motherboard = Model, Revision #
    BIOS Version =
    Ram = Brand, Model#, Part#, And or Link

    Code:
    Advanced CPU Features:
    CPU Clock Ratio ................................ [20x]
    Intel(R) Turbo Boost Tech .................. [Enabled]
    CPU Cores Enabled ............................ [All]
    CPU Multi Threading .......................... [Enabled]
    CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ................... [Disabled]
    C3/C6/C7 State Support .................... [Disabled]
    CPU Thermal Monitor ......................... [Enabled]
    CPU EIST Function ............................ [Disabled]
    Virtualization Technology ................... [Enabled] << Disabled if you do not use Vmware or Virtual PC Programs
    Bi-Directional PROCHOT ..................... [Enabled]
    
    
    Uncore & QPI Features:
    QPI Link Speed .............................. x36
    Uncore Frequency ..........................  (Always 2x memory Multi or 2x +1)
    Isonchronous Frequency ..................[Enabled]
    
    
    Standard Clock Control:
    Base Clock (BCLK) Control ................ [Enabled]
    BCLK Frequency (MHz) .....................
    PCI Express Frequency (MHz) ........... [100]
    
    C.I.A.2 [Disabled]
    
    Advanced Clock Control:
    CPU Clock Drive ..............................[800mV]
    PCI Express Clock Drive ................... [900mV]
    CPU Clock Skew ............................. [0ps]
    IOH Clock Skew ............................. [0ps]
    
    
    Advanced DRAM Features:
    Performance Enhance ...................... [Standard]
    Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) ......... [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD) ........ [AUTO]
    DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD) .......... [Manual]
    
    Channel A + B + C
    
    Channel A Timing Settings:
    ##Channel A Standard Timing Control##
    CAS Latency Time ......................
    tRCD .......................................
    tRP .........................................
    tRAS .......................................
    
    ##Channel A Advanced Timing Control##
    tRC ........................................  (Should be = tRAS + tRP or above for stability)
    tRRD .......................................
    tWTR ...................................... (Must be Write to Read Delay/Same Rank - (tWL + 4)
    tWR ........................................
    tWTP .......................................
    tWL ........................................   (tWTP Must = tWR + tWL + 4)(tWL Must be CAS Latency -1)
    tRFC .......................................
    tRTP .......................................
    tFAW ......................................
    Command Rate (CMD) ................
    
    ##Channel A Misc Timing Control##
    Round Trip Latency ...................
    
    
    
    Advanced Voltage Control:
    
    CPU
    Load Line Calibration ................. [Disabled]
    CPU Vcore ...............................
    QPI/VTT Voltage 1.150v ............
    CPU PLL 1.800v .......................
    
    MCH/ICH
    PCIE 1.500v ...........................
    QPI PLL 1.100v .......................
    IOH Core 1.100v .....................
    ICH I/O 1.500v .......................
    ICH Core 1.1v ........................
    
    DRAM
    DRAM Voltage 1.500v ..............
    DRAM Termination 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Data VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-A Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-B Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]
    Ch-C Address VRef. 0.750v [AUTO]

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    Default Re: EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    No - post can take a while with this m/b anyway but during post, it doesn't see the last stick of memory.
    I hope the slot isn't broken but can't think of any means to test it apart from leaving a stick in.
    I could accept a problem if i'd been messing around inside, but as i mentioned, i haven't touched it since build.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    You can test one stick at a time in single channel, use the first white slot. So you do see N/A in the MIT Section of the BIOS for one of the channels?

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    Default Re: EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    Sorry for the delay in replying.
    OK - i took all the RAM sticks out & tested each one on it's own.
    On using one of the sticks, the system wont post - an error code 69 on the m/b.
    My apologies as i was sure that i'd tested each one before.
    Looks like i will have to RMA the memory & get a new set.

    Any good suggestions for PC3 1600 RAM (or something of a similar speed) ??

    Thanks guys for your help - it's appreciated a lot

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    Default Re: EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    I was just reading this article last night over at AnandTech:
    AnandTech: DDR3-2000+ Memory Kits - Fast but Flawed
    Case: Cooler Master Sniper
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    UPS: APC CS 500
    CPU: Intel QX9650 3.00 GHZ Cooler: Xigmatek Black Knight
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    Ram: 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 Corsair XMS TW3X4G1600C9DHX (9 9 9 24 1.8V ver 3.2)
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    Default Re: EX58 Extreme memory slot problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost707 View Post
    I was just reading this article last night over at AnandTech:
    AnandTech: DDR3-2000+ Memory Kits - Fast but Flawed

    Just read the article - interesting.
    Maybe a slower replacement would be a wise choice at the moment.
    Thanks for the link

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