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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    Quote Originally Posted by FPSNige View Post
    Yes, mate. I, like all good boys, never use the drivers supplied on the CD and head straight to the drivers & support page for the latest drivers.

    Ive re-opened my ticket with Gigabyte. Perhaps something will come of it. I did try toubleshooting with Stasio to begin with, and he was a star, but eventually he pointed me to Gigabyte Support.

    A quick search shows its not isolated:

    Z97X SOC Rev 1 (not force) cold boot issues

    My thread: Gigabyte Z97X-SOC boot failure

    Z97x-soc problems

    cold boot problem with Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC

    Thanks for the pointers. If you have anything else Id be glad to hear it, incase Ive overlooked anything.
    I am sure you did pretty much everything possible and try all potential solutions that exist so far.
    (I don't know what the hot hotfix is about on the Gigabyte drivers site although is seems to ensure proper MEI functioning)
    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-Z97X-SOC Force (rev. 1.0)

    This is why I always wait couple of months before buying the new hardware (nhaaaa, kidding, I'm even buying in pre-order and end up having problems too )
    If and when I see a proven potential solution I will do a follow up with you.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    You can try to reset bios and reboot, go into bios and make sure XMP is off, I have been running my 2600 mhz memory at 1333 mhz (clock when xmp is off)~ It seems like it has being nearly a day without crash. Though it's still unacceptable that I cannot use my memory on those speeds. But guess, it will do for a little while ~ Hope it solves the problem.... Might be luck though lol
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    I replies to the other thread as well.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I ended up hitting the hay, so just got a working day to get through and I'll apply the hotfix and try with XMP disabled.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    Quote Originally Posted by FPSNige View Post
    I replies to the other thread as well.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I ended up hitting the hay, so just got a working day to get through and I'll apply the hotfix and try with XMP disabled.
    Any news? :P?

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    Initially disabling XMP did nothing. Then tech support asked me to flash back to F6, which I did Early Friday morning.

    With XMP still disabled its been booting absolutely fine! I have noW re-enabled XMP and will see what happens at next cold boot.

    Thanks for asking!

    EDIT:

    OK, shutdown to bath. Came back to do the first boot after the PC had been off for a wee while and with XMP enabled. The system crashed! So your right, XMP does seem to to be the culprit!

    The board has my vcore @ 1.26 which is already high for a 4790k - I can actually step the vcore down to 1.8 and complete Prime, XTU & IBT small FFT's without issue and shaving alot of heat off! So @ 1.26 I very much doubt the memory controller on the chip is being starved of volts!
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    The VCore for my i3 4160 was 1.152 I can assume this is also pretty high, changed this to 1.075/1.080 and the result is a much cooler CPU :)

    I cannot seem to change the Memory Voltage manually, I can enable XMS and it will change to 1.65, but I would have liked to play with it. I doubt changing the CPU VCore will change the problem with the memory ~

    I'm not really an overclocker so I do not know much terms regarding it. Do you have an idea what vrin is? It's voltage is 1.756, which might be a little high too?

    Glad you are closer in solving the problem :) Hopefully it will be fixed soon, but the damn gigabyte does not awnser *CRY*, well has not being long though :P

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    With VCore on stock & XMP on, it will crash a few times a day. With VCore on stock and XMP off, it will not crash.

    Lowering VCore might do the trick, I'm not fully sure about this yet, but I think I'm now at least 10 hours without crash with XMP turned on. The high voltage might cause problems with the memory controller. Though I'm not sure what the default vcore is for this processor. I got the suspicion that the voltage is by default to high with this mainboard. The temperature was pretty high also on idle, and after changing the voltage lower, it came down by a lot ~ (this is normal though, but I can imagine that the temps was not normal, so might be a voltage offset problem with the mobo)
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97x-SOC - i7 4790k

    For reference I asked someone what the default voltage was for my CPU (vcore, i3 4160) and they said: 1.1365v

    So on my Gigabyte it's indeed a bit higher (1.152), but I wonder if that is enough to cause problems. I undervolted this to 1.075/1.080 and the system seems stable now, the whole day no crashes with XMP on.

    Cheers!

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