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I'll try that... ygpm
 
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It seems that 3800 is the sweet spot for this cpu.I can get to 4000 but its not stable and i dont know how or what to adjust in bios make it so becuse i dont know what every setting does.The cpu get instant 20c hotter if push it more.Here is what i have for now. :)
 

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Dang dude! that's pretty sweet! I can't believe your chip is able to do that! :eek: Mine can do 3.8 stable, but only at 1.64 volts!!!! Below is what I have to get 3.8... That's why I asked ya what your bios read...

If you get me that, then we can surely go and try hitting the chip to 4.0.... In order to go above 3.8 you have to start playing in with hard ball ram timing... The Ref. and stuff like that... I can get It to post and show the window's loading... But after the music.... It's a no go... Ram isn't good enough to hit that...
 
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OK, I have a new PSU I am trying to get to work. It's a Thermaltake 1200W W0133RU. Actually, this is an RMA replacement for another PSU (same model) that had problems powering up after BIOS changes and cold boots. That problem was, after powering on the unit and running it, if I cold booted it immediately afterwards (or did a BIOS change that required a cold reboot), the unit would briefly flash the power light then not start. After receiving the replacement and installing it, I tested to see if the problem I was having with the original unit was fixed.

Since this is the second PSU with the same issue, I was wondering if there is something else you could suggest. I am running the following setup:

Thermaltake 1200W W0133RU
Intel QX9650
Asus Maximus Formula
2 x 2GB G.Skill PC2-1000
HIS Radeon 3870X2
BFG PhysX card
4 x 250GB Seagate 7200.10 drives in Raid 0/5
Plus fans, optical drives, etc.

All of the connectors are firmly seated into their corresponding locations. I tried using the 8-pin motherboard connector on the PSU as well the 4+4pin. I am using two red connectors for the VGA card (one 6-pin and one 8-pin), once SATA cable for 4 drives and one Molex cable for the opticals, PhysX, fan controller and floppy. I tried the VGA power cables in the red sockets (12V rail #3) and the blue sockets (12V #4).

Any suggestions would be welcome.
 

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OK, I have a new PSU I am trying to get to work. It's a Thermaltake 1200W W0133RU. Actually, this is an RMA replacement for another PSU (same model) that had problems powering up after BIOS changes and cold boots. That problem was, after powering on the unit and running it, if I cold booted it immediately afterwards (or did a BIOS change that required a cold reboot), the unit would briefly flash the power light then not start. After receiving the replacement and installing it, I tested to see if the problem I was having with the original unit was fixed.

Since this is the second PSU with the same issue, I was wondering if there is something else you could suggest. I am running the following setup:

Thermaltake 1200W W0133RU
Intel QX9650
Asus Maximus Formula
2 x 2GB G.Skill PC2-1000
HIS Radeon 3870X2
BFG PhysX card
4 x 250GB Seagate 7200.10 drives in Raid 0/5
Plus fans, optical drives, etc.

All of the connectors are firmly seated into their corresponding locations. I tried using the 8-pin motherboard connector on the PSU as well the 4+4pin. I am using two red connectors for the VGA card (one 6-pin and one 8-pin), once SATA cable for 4 drives and one Molex cable for the opticals, PhysX, fan controller and floppy. I tried the VGA power cables in the red sockets (12V rail #3) and the blue sockets (12V #4).

Any suggestions would be welcome.
My board does that too. I'm pretty sure it's the board, not anything to do with the psu. Just live with it and move on.
 
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after a major change in bios or hardware, it does that for me. The normal old P35 thing. I really don't see anything wrong since It was done with my Blood Iron and Gig board...
 

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I never had this problem with the Thermaltake 850W PSU. Problem only showed up when I upgraded to the 1200W :(

It's not a problem unless I change the BIOS settigns, then I can't boot for a long time. It's almost like the caps on the PSU need to charge up or something :confused:
 

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after a major change in bios or hardware, it does that for me. The normal old P35 thing. I really don't see anything wrong since It was done with my Blood Iron and Gig board...
You mean it won't boot for a while, or that it does a cold boot every time you change the BIOS?

I personally think sucks having a HUGE PSU that I can't OC my system with because it only boots @ stock :(
 
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What mine does is if it's a change like I'm going from my 3.5 settings to my 3.8 settings, I'll have the turn off, due to ram timing, then it will turn on for a second with everything run, then off, then on for the boot.
 

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No, mine was doing that before and I was fine with that. What happens now is this:

1. Enter BIOS
2. Change settings and save
3. Exit forces the hard power down like you said
4. All the lights flash for about 1/10 of a second and then it refuses to boot.

Only thing I've been able to do is reset the CMOS. That way, when I do get it to boot, it does it on the first try. If settings are anything over stock the board needs to start up, turn off, then turn back on like you mentioned. For me, the problem is it never comes back up the second time.

I'm going to guess it's the PSU, although it tests good in every other way. Possibly an incompatibility with this PSU and mobo? There was another guy on XS that had the same issue with the same parts,
 
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I would try this... I was having problems with my board Saturday... I would clear Cmos, then take the battery out for 12 hours or more... I did that and everything went good.. before that my system ran, but no video...
But, dang... I'm sorry about that man. I thought it was like the normal one... I would say it is due to the PSU and Mobo not being compatible... Now I wish I had my SLI board.. I'd buy it from ya...
 
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No, mine was doing that before and I was fine with that. What happens now is this:

1. Enter BIOS
2. Change settings and save
3. Exit forces the hard power down like you said
4. All the lights flash for about 1/10 of a second and then it refuses to boot.

Only thing I've been able to do is reset the CMOS. That way, when I do get it to boot, it does it on the first try. If settings are anything over stock the board needs to start up, turn off, then turn back on like you mentioned. For me, the problem is it never comes back up the second time.

I'm going to guess it's the PSU, although it tests good in every other way. Possibly an incompatibility with this PSU and mobo? There was another guy on XS that had the same issue with the same parts,

try one stick of ram might be the problem
 

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T_ski... a few of my asus boards have done that. IDK what the deal is. it's not a particular board either. my p5e3, blitz extreme, striker extreme and p5k3 all have done it. never a maximus though.
 
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wow this thread has gone crazy 664 post
 
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Yeah, and all you asked was if you should get one! lmao... I have to check and see how many posts I've had in here...

Just checked.... 142 posts... Nice! :laugh: Post whor3 at it's finest! :rockout:
 
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Hey guys any else hear that loadline calibration in the bios, when enabled, makes high end overclocking less stable. I was told that and have found it to be true, however, this board is a drooping mother when it is off.
 
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I did read somewhere its only when you use the new quads(q9450,Q9550) ,then set loadline calibration off.I see that you own one.I think it was tread on extremsystems.
 
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the load line is developed to help fix the droop for boards. it can help your oc with it off because of the fact its one less thing, major thing, that works into your oc. Thats why they found the pencil mod for the vdroop. This is to help take care of the vdroop on the board so that one can run without load line and have a better readout... the pencil mod is a easy thing to do. Just takes a few times to turn on and off the system...
 
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the load line is developed to help fix the droop for boards. it can help your oc with it off because of the fact its one less thing, major thing, that works into your oc. Thats why they found the pencil mod for the vdroop. This is to help take care of the vdroop on the board so that one can run without load line and have a better readout... the pencil mod is a easy thing to do. Just takes a few times to turn on and off the system...
na what I read was the power goes way up randomly at idle when it is on causing crashes with 45nm quads, and I can confirm it does because my quad was crashing at idle tell I turned it off and now is stable as hell at 3.85ghz , for a Q9450 thats very good. Apparently this is a asus thing.
 
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na what I read was the power goes way up randomly at idle when it is on causing crashes with 45nm quads, and I can confirm it does because my quad was crashing at idle tell I turned it off and now is stable as hell at 3.85ghz , for a Q9450 thats very good. Apparently this is a asus thing.
I logged the voltage on my board, and I didn't see any spikes at all. i saw that thread at XS, and I'm pretty sure only a handful of people claimed that, and the rest didn't see anything like that.
 
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Case Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Black Brushed Aluminum and steel case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Live 24 bit 7.1
Power Supply Corsair 600 watt
Mouse Logitech M315
Keyboard Microsoft Contour
Software Windows 10 Ultimate 64
My maximus formula flashed to a rampage is for sale cheap if anyone wants it.
 
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System Name FPS Cruncher
Processor Intel Core i7 6700K 4x 4.00GHz
Motherboard Asus Maximus VIII Gene-Z
Cooling Fractal Design Kelvin S36
Memory G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3200 DIMM CL14-14-14-34 16Gb
Video Card(s) ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Edition
Storage SSD 840 EVO 500G,WD10EZRX-00L4HB0,SSD Crucial CT525MX300
Display(s) AOC G2460PF Freesync 144Hz
Case Fractal Design S
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DX
Power Supply EVGA 750 G2
Mouse Logitech Preforance MX
Keyboard ASUS Cerberus Gaming Keyboard MKII
Software Win10 Pro 64Bit
Benchmark Scores 3dmark06 P13046 =2900XT 3dmark vantage P4614 =2900XT
There is a new bios (410 date 2008/09/03) on asus website for RAMPAGE
 
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System Name Ball Smacker
Processor Intel I7 3770K 4.3ghz 1.15v 24/7 (9) fans and totally silent ahhh!!!
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth P67 1155 TUF Motherboard with Armor Assist Fan
Cooling Pro Meg 79CF 120mm x2 fans, 200mm front intake fan, 200 mm top fan, 120mm rear fan, 140 mm PSU fan
Memory Adata DDR3 1600 case 9 1.5v Overclocked to DDR3 2400+ Case 11 1.65v
Video Card(s) PowerColors Radeon RX 470 Red Devil Core 1390 Memory 7000 (Overclocked Additon) 4gb
Storage Samsung SSD 750 EVO 500GB /2 x 64Gb Western Digital Black Drives 1TB each 10,000 rpm
Display(s) LG Ultra Wide 21.9 2560 x 1080 2k 29 inch Monitor similar to retina display
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Black Brushed Aluminum and steel case
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Live 24 bit 7.1
Power Supply Corsair 600 watt
Mouse Logitech M315
Keyboard Microsoft Contour
Software Windows 10 Ultimate 64
new bios works great.