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Asus Maximus Formula

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by trt740, Mar 1, 2008.

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  3. ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard 139.00

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    My over clock incressed!? Are you talking the differnce in the Max Bios and the Rampage Bios!? If that is the Question, then the answer is yes. I was able to go 3.1 stable in prime with stock volts. Then at 3.3 I had to jump up the NB once to get it Prime stable... Now, I'm just going to see If I can get a setting to go and try 4ghz... I'll type out the settings I was trying at when I was getting the IRQ error... Then Tonight I'll be trying my Striker II board again.. I have a feeling that board wasn't dead... Now that I know The Asus Bios..
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    IRQ almost always points to a ram fault. If you know your ram is stable at those settings, try more NB voltage. If you are unsure of your ram at those settings, try to loosen timings or increase vDimm.
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    I loosened them to 6-6-6-18 and then I was able to get it to almost load... I was playing around with everything today to even sit down and rewrite it all.. to dang tired lastnight to do it all... But I did everything I could think of with ram.. But, thats one thing I do not know about.. Ram timings..
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    Run your ram at it's lowest speed setting in the BIOS then. Set the timings to 5-5-5-15 to be safe, and work from there.
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    I got it touch with them when i had mine MAX and they said most of there ram was taken of the support list. I have posted it here before and what they said some were could be in this thread even. Only ones they could recommend were to like 667 or some thing if that.
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    My Maximus hates my Ballistix. It won't post with them, not even with a single stick. Yet these things will run memtest error free in my AMD rig at 4-4-4-12 1000MHz on 2.3V.
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    Yeah, the board doesn't like the Tracers.. I just don't understand it.. Its to the point on that I want to give up the board and ram and just go with DDR3... GRRR...
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    just recieved my ASUS MAXIMUS off ebay. WOW! Talk about mint condition.Paid $120.00 shipped.Just flashed to ASUS RAMPAGE bios 0308. IT WORKED. WOW! This is great. Ihave a MAXIMUS coming soon from an RMA and will sell it on ebay and get my $ back [and then some].It's a great day.Loading windows xp now.Will fiddle with OC's later.
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    $120?!:eek: You got a hell of a deal! Congrats, and good luck with that monster!:toast:
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    Thats awesome, I paid $180 BNIB for mine a couple months ago. I think I'm gonna step myself up to the Rampage Extreme once its out. I just got a 2x2gb set of Corsair Dominators DDR2-1066 so I'm gonna have to sell them for some DDR3.
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    I would love a Rampage Extreme, though with the x58's just around the corner, I think it would be a bad investment. But if you're in the market, you can't find a sexier board.
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    got real LUCKY with this . rich fella goes thru upgrades like crazy. got my e8500 for $105.00. young fella don't think he knew what he had. will let you know how it goes.THANKS TO EVERYONE.
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    Bro, happy to here that you got a killer deal! :toast: He really didn't know what he was giving up!
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    FSB 500 CPU 1.4- 1.42 1200MHZ RAM Loving this RAMPAGE/E8500OCZ REAPER PC2 8500. THUMBS UP!
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    That is very nice!:toast: Can you share your settings with us? :D

    Extreme Tweaker
    Ai Overclock Tuner : Manual
    OC From CPU Level Up : AUTO
    CPU Ratio Control : Manual
    - Ratio CMOS Setting :
    FSB Frequency :
    FSB Strap to North Bridge :
    PCI-E Frequency:
    DRAM Frequency: DDR2-
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    DRAM Timing Control: Manual
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    Write to Write Delay (S) :
    Write to Write Delay (D) :
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    NB LED Selection : NB Volt
    SB LED Selection : SB Volt
    CPU LED Selection : CPU VOlt
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    CPU Spread Spectrum : Disabled
    PCIE Spread Spectrum : Disabled

    Advanced CPU Configuration
    CPU Ratio Control : Manual
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    C1E Suppport : Disabled
    CPU TM Function : Disabled
    Vanderpool Technology : Disabled
    Execute Disable Bit : Disabled
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    USB Configuration
    USB Functions: Enabled
    Legacy USB Support : Disabled
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    Glad to see it is nothing but sweetness for you my man! :toast:
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    will do. this weekend. brain has to rest now.
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    Hey, I'd be the same my man! You did a lot in a small time. Sh1t, I was so hyper once I oc'd to 3.8 I just had to stop for a bit.. Now, in works with something else!
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    we really are a funny bunch
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    Oh, yes we are. Lol. :laugh: Wouldn't want to be anything else!
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    u got that right
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    Anyone know were the MB thermal senser is located ?. i believe it's near the bottom of the board but need to know exactly were.
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    Bro, I can't tell you where it is. but, I will be looking for it for ya today or tomorrow. I'll be having it out and running while I set up my Cosmos for water. I'll be looking!
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    Cheers :).
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    E8500 4.0ghz And 4.132 Ghz

    THANK GUYS!
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