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Thread: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....




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    Default Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    Hello everybody...
    This is my fist post to the forum and i do not know if have to introduce myself somehow. In any case, hello verybody again!!!
    I am having a problem with my new gigabyte X58 USB3 rev 1.0 (Bios F2) and the amount of memory it supports.
    CPU is i7 960. PSU is 500W.
    1.- i tried memory Patriot sector 7 3-channel (6x2GB)
    BIOS detects 2 GB DIMMs in every memory slots but only enables 4 slots so maxium moemry= 8GB when it should be 12GB ARGG!!!
    I have tried everything: swapping modules, bios tunning: Vcc, timings, clock speed, etc. No luck!!! still 8 GB enabled
    It seemed that only the first 4 (out of 6) DIMM mobo slots are working!
    so i thougt: ok, this is a memory modules issue and i changed them for Kingstom 4GB modules in order to use only the fist 4 memory slots.
    2.- i tried Kingstom KVR1333D3N9/4G (4x4GB)
    Now BIOS only enables only the 2 first slots (out of 6)... so only 8GB whern it should be 16GB AAARG!!!!!!
    Again, swapped DIMSS, tunned memory timmings, voltage, clocks, etc. no luck!!

    I have checked CPU pins twice. No one seems wrong! I do not think it is a mobo rma issue becasue with Patriot DIMMS 3 and 4 worked!

    Please HELP!!!! has someone been able to install a big a mount of memory in this Gigabyte USB3 MOBO???? what memory are you using???
    Thanks to all in advance!!!
    Pedro.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    What qpi/vtt voltage were you setting with all ram installed? Using latest bios?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    Hi Wazza!!

    Thanks for your reply...

    Yes, BIOS is F2, the latests one! (there is a F3 one but it still beta and i have not tried it!)

    Voltage?? i have tried at first stage with 1.5v as Kingston tells in the datrasheet of this DIMMs... as it did not work, i tried several other values... up to 1.6V with no luck...

    Any idea???

    Thanks!

    Pedro.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    Qpi/vtt voltage is different to dram voltage,dram is 1.5v or 1.66v depending on your ram,qpi/vtt is for the integrated memory controller inside the cpu,

    Look in the bios and set qpi/vtt voltage to 1.38v then see how you get on,16gb is a lot of memory so voltages would need to be raised
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    Hi Wazza....

    Already done... with no better results... :-( i have tried a little more (and less) Vcc and no luck... :-(

    Any extra idea, please??

    Thanks!

    Pedro.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    Try with 1.45v qpi/vtt,I have no idea how much you would need with 16gb
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

    Lots Of Gaming Videos With X58 Ud5 System And Gpu On My Youtube Channel!!
    Just Uploaded New Battlefield 4 Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    Is your ram the 3x 2GB kit x2, or 6x 2GB kit? The total size of RAM couldn't be detected by the system if it is 3x 2GB kit x2.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
    Last edited by Hyper530; 02-24-2011 at 09:16 AM.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper530 View Post
    Is your ram the 3x 2GB kit x2, or 6x 2GB kit? The total size of RAM couldn't be detected by the system if it is 3x 2GB kit x2.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
    that's a first I ever read that. any reason as to why?

    Vin

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    Default Re: Gigabyte X58 USB3 and memory size problems....

    The 6x 2GB/4GB kit has been fine-tuned and validated by the manufacture which means 6x 2/4GB kit has got best compatibility for the 6x DIMMs.
    And also check the CPU pins of the socket on your mobo.

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