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Stability Issues - ASUS P5Q SE2

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Cratzky, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Cratzky New Member

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    Hello!


    Im running a computer with this Asus P5Q SE2 motherboard and 4gb of Corsair TWIN2X PC6400 DDR2 2GB KIT CL5 memory.

    In other words, i got 4 memory sticks.

    I cannot run memtest without errors with any more ram then 1 stick.
    Ive tried swapping all 4 memory sticks around to check if some memory is failing but with no success.
    When i use 1 memory stick (does not matter which one) i get no errors in memtest. but with anything else then 1 stick, i get errors.

    Worth mention aswell: when i try installing windows7, the install is extremely slow, it can take up to 10min before first screen pops up after loaded the cd.

    Also when i get a BSOD , the memory dump takes ages. I mean really.. it takes approx 10min for the dump to count from 0% to 100% before it restarts...

    Any ideas?

    Here is my computer specs:

    Asus p5q SE2 bios rev 0702 (which is very odd , it seems that this bios does not exist on asus homepage)
    Intel quadcore q9400 2.66ghz
    Corsair TWIN2X PC6400 DDR2 2GB KIT CL5 X2 (4GB)
    Creative X-Fi xtreme gamer
    Windows 7 x64
    Corsair VX550W PSU
    XFX Geforce GTS 250 1gb

    EDIT: I get same issue in windows 7 x32 aswell so it has nothing to do with that i think...

    I had stability issues with alot of random bluescreens when the memory voltage was set to auto which according to CPU-Z said to be 1.8v, so i changed it in bios to Manual and set it to 1.9v, but CPU-Z still reads 1.8v.. But the issue seems to have almost disappear... But sometimes bluescreens can occur at random situations so problem not solved..
     
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  3. Cratzky New Member

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    Update

    Alright, i was thinking i should share this information.

    I managed to get it stable , running with 4 memory sticks etc...


    Here is what i did:

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    I just couldnt get it stable at default settings, so i changed _Everything_

    This is very odd, but its very stable now, i havent had a bluescreen in a week.

    Also i installed new cooling with this setup since im running the cpu at 2.93ghz now (2,67ghz stock) and the memory at 877mhz instead of 800mhz (stock)

    New cooling: 2x zalman zm-f3 120mm chassie fans, 2x coolermaster 120mm chassie fans, xigmatek achilles 120mm cpu-cooler

    I plan to take the cpu to 3ghz, which im goin to soonish..

    Its odd that the computer works better stabilitywise then with default settings..
    But a little extra performance isnt bad :rockout:

    Hope this helps for other people with p5q series mobos with stability issues like random lockups, random bluescreens etc..

    Questions? just ask :)

    Regards
    Cratzky
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
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    Good you got it working. If you didn't update your bios to the newest revision, you should. :)
     
  5. Cratzky New Member

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    I know, i struggled with the computer for weeks and was running out of ideas so i started to read OC threads and tried that and it magically got stable...

    Im running a bios , that isnt on the asus homepage. This is also very odd since it came from the retailer with this bios..

    Here is a picture

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    Regards
    Cratzky
     

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