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    thats gonna be a monster of a pc

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    4-4-4-12 is not 'ultra low latency' for PC6400 and hasn't been for a while. This is the current Geil PC6400 Ultra low latency, as opposed to simply 'Geil Ultra':

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(14908)...l-Channel.aspx

    Although having checked my box it does say Ultra Low Latency on the front of it, so apologies for the pedantry

    Is still sucks though regardless of it's name.

    It will be a beast of a machine Bardel..... I've got my E6600 at 3.6GHz with the cooler you've bought, so enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    4-4-4-12 is not 'ultra low latency' for PC6400 and hasn't been for a while. This is the current Geil PC6400 Ultra low latency, as opposed to simply 'Geil Ultra'
    well i guess it's up to the manufacturer to decide on the name. im just stating it

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    Thanks guys.

    Looking forward to it already. Hope to have it all up and running this week at stock speeds.

    Then I'll be picking your brains about how to overclock it... Having never done it before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    It will be a beast of a machine Bardel..... I've got my E6600 at 3.6GHz with the cooler you've bought, so enjoy
    Well, it might be if I can get it to work...

    Machine powers up, entered bios, kept an eye on the cpu temps to make sure heat sink / fan is ok. Running at 30C. But machine locks up within minutes and then turns itself off about 60 seconds or so after that.

    Message on the lcd on the back has said "DET IDE" on 9 out of 10 occassions, on the other occasion it said "PASSWORD"????

    Any ideas guys? I've disconnected HDD, Floppy, DVD, USB Headers, Firewire Header so far.

    Still have RAM / GPU, Sound Card Riser board (Asus Striker Extreme), and the case wires (eg power switch led) connected, but still doing it???

    Boo

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    Just built a system last friday with a Striker mobo..(have too update my specs in "my system"..
    Have you update your bios, and check that your memory works with the Asus mobo. I just got lucky with this, reading it after got the stuff link
    http://uk.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1...39&modelmenu=1
    Check QVL Downloads PDF file..

    The only issue i had was making the mobo see my sata drive before my ide ones and boot from them

    Smile

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    i'd say it was the RAM.. tried single sticks?

    change the volts in bios if they are underpowered

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    I love the build up to turning your new pc on..

    ..and then getting thoroughly let down

    happened to me with my newest..except my 7900GTX decided to cook itself! lol

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    Hi Guys,

    well turns out it was the motherboard in the end!

    I switched to single sticks of RAM and started testing them with memtest. One of the Dominator sticks was showing an error at only 1 address. So I raised an RMA for it, but instead of sending them back, I ordered another set as RMA's take too long.

    They turned up and had 1000's of errors on them...! This made me think that the problem lied elsewhere... and it did! To start with, I was just running the bios on defaults which meant the RAM voltage was only 1.88v which is too low for Corsair Dominator. This has been set to 2.05v in the bios and the voltage monitor shows this as 2.08-2.09v. I retested the chips and still loads of errors. I noticed the board was automatically setting the timing to 5-5-5-15 when these are 4-4-4-12 chips but I figured this would be ok.

    I managed to get one of the chips to work but only in the fourth socket of the motherboard... When I say work, it passed memtest without any errors (3 passes), but none of the other sticks or sockets would have it. A quick test install of Windows and still all ok, until you try and do something like copy a sizable chunk of files, and the machine either blue screens or froze.

    I then tried all 4 sticks manually in my media PC (made the same mistake with the voltage to start with, so lots of errors!) but once set properly everything tested ok, even with the timings set as they should be at 4-4-4-12.

    Spoke to Scan tech support, agreed the RMA for the mobo, ordered an advanced replacement, fitted it this weekend and bingo we have a working machine!!!!

    The only downside to this is that the RMA on the original pair of memory sticks is not really valid anymore, so I'll have to keep all 4Gigs of it... Shame!

    Just playing with getting an XP and Vista basic ghost as I want it before really getting going on it although I have sneaked in a couple of hours with the CnC3 demo.

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