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    Default Re: x-58 extreme maximum memory capacity is 6 gb?!

    Thanks for the kind words!

    And yes, please do keep us informed on your testing

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    Default Re: x-58 extreme maximum memory capacity is 6 gb?!

    PEOPLE AND ALL PEOPLE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH RAM POSTING & RUNNING WITH LESS THAN SPECIFIED CAPACITY!!!

    This is a Genuine FIX, please DO NOT RETURN YOUR BELOVED RAM, as I was about to do. Please do not take this with a grain of salt, this will guarantee that your ram will be back to its original capacity. Please post THIS FIX to all the PEOPLE who are having this exact same problem with different ram & motherboards of the TRIPLE CHANNEL X58 variants.

    I have discovered luckily through thorough process of elimination that (keep in mind that I am not a techy, just very good with hardware... being that I can always source out the problem), when there is minute alterations to physical hardware while your PSU (voltage source is connected to your motherboard that the chipset or CPU's memory controller enters a SAFETY state or locks out certain physical hardware from damage, as personally I have discovered as I have a dual PSU setup with exactly 1000Watts. I had unplugged my 400watt PSU to try and fix my power led connector as the light wasn't on after I tried a ridiculous overclock attemp. Now to my understanding intel has hard coded a fail safe in the hardware (chipset or CPU) that when there is a very minute voltage fluctuation in voltage sensitive devices, I'm pretty certain that the QPI is the most vulnerable and sensitive part when it comes to voltages, as it communicates with the CPU at high bandwidth much like cache & at the same kind of voltage as the CPU (QPI is roughly 1.2volts = very small and sensitive voltage).

    NOW HERE IS THE FIX!!! DON"T RMA YOUR RAM!!!

    You have to physically reset your system to re-instate your memory capacity, this is how it works... I'll put it in step form.

    STEP 1. Shut down & Power off your PC, physically at the PSU Power switch, or in my case switches.

    STEP 2. Remove all memory modules to discontinue any voltage source to QPI.

    STEP 3. Reset CMOS & reinstall modules.

    * In my case I had problems with both my inner & outside DIMM slots as they weren't working & only the inner slot worked (2gb of 6gb that I had was only running), so I tried to reset everything & just put one module in the first white DIMM slot (i have a Gigabyte X58-UD3R) & wallah she was working again!

    STEP 4. Put all modules back in & then power on the PSU.

    STEP 5. Power on your PC & jump into your BIOS & check your memory capacity.

    *To prevent memory reverting to reduced (2gb for your 6gb tri channel or 4gb of 12gb tri channel) you have to make certain that there are no physical voltage fluctuations, if by removing connected PCI Express connectors while the PSU is still on or trying some ridiculous overclock attemp. So please keep this in mind if you don't want to loose your precious overclock settings or to prevent any damage to your system.


    *REMEMBER, DISCONTINUE ALL VOLTAGE SOURCES BY TURNING OFF YOUR PSU BEFORE MAKING ANY HARDWARE ALTERATIONS

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    Default Re: x-58 extreme maximum memory capacity is 6 gb?!

    Thanks for sharing this.
    With my new bios f8g the problem solved, ram works ok.

    Best Regards,
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    RAM: 12GB ocz platinum 1866 9-9-9-27 (running at below 1700 and 8-8-8)
    GPU:Zotac GTX275 AMP! edition
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