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Old December 14, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Exclamation new build BSOD asus x58

Hi guys, I built my own PC about 4 years ago and felt it was time to upgrade.

I purchased
- x58 Sabertooth motherboard
- 24gb of Kingston HyperX RAM (KHX1600C9D3K3)
- i7-960 LGA1366 cpu

My previous items are
- PSU: Antec Neo HE500 (500watts)
- GFX CARD: leadtech px8800gt 256mb
- 500gb hard drive

I will explain what happens when i turn on my machine

- CPU LED flickers red for a split second then goes out (i assume as the cpu fan takes a second or two to start up it thinks there is a problem)
- DRAM LED goes red for a few seconds then goes out
- VGA LED goes red for a few seconds then goes out
- *BEEP SOUND* (just one)
- BOOT DEVICE LED goes red for a few seconds
- All clear no red lights on while screen shows the "start windows normally" "start windows in safe mode" etc. options.
- I choose "start windows normally" and the windows XP loading bar appears slowly.
- The bar does not fill up and i blue screen for a split second then the machine restarts.

The cycle continues from my "DRAM LED" section to blue screen reboot every time.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Ben
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Old December 14, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Assuming everything assembled okay including cpu on correct, Maybe try starting with a minimum amount of ram possible to see if it it goes, load optimized defaults save exit and see what that does
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Old December 15, 2011, 12:15 AM
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boot with 1 stick
set ram voltage to 1.65-1.67
bump up the vtt to 1.3ish
save
power down
test 24gb
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Old December 15, 2011, 01:57 AM
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thanks guys, will test this when i get home
the reason i didn't bother doing the 1stick ram test before was because in the bios all 24 gig showed up, and with the x58 it has a MEMOK! tester and that showed all my ram was ok also.

although it may be the voltages so will have a look tonight

thanks!
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Old December 15, 2011, 04:47 AM
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Yeah but a lot of boards going to need more settings juice or modifications for 24Gig.
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Old December 15, 2011, 01:59 PM
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boot with 1 stick
set ram voltage to 1.65-1.67
bump up the vtt to 1.3ish
save
power down
test 24gb
where in the bios can you set the voltages for the ram?
in power > hardware monitor / i only get CPU VOLTAGE & 3.3V VOLTAGE & 5V VOLTAGE & 12V VOLTAGE which i assume are all cpu related
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Old December 15, 2011, 02:03 PM
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I found it in DRAM FREQUENCY which was set to auto but i put it on 1600 as thats what my ram is

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Old December 15, 2011, 02:05 PM
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same error as before
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Old December 15, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Sabertooth X58 1304 BIOS is current bios with marvell fixes
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Old December 15, 2011, 02:42 PM
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It appears my mobo came with version 1304 on it already

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