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Ok ... in my quest to blow apart my brand new $5K box, I started tweaking the cmos settings and upping the core voltages. Of course, seeing as I am an overclocking noob, I quickly reached a point where the PC wouldn't even boot. So I had to pop the case and reset the CMOS. After that I got a disk error on boot so I checked all the cables and tried again. Now all I get is an endless sequence of long beeps ... indicative of a memory error. So ... I popped out the G. Skill RAM and put in some CORSAIR and ... same problem.

 

Someone help me ... What has happened here? Have I nuked my mobo?

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Wow, us noobs have to take it slow man...

 

I am scared to ask, but how much did you up voltages?

 

Did you clear the cmos, maybe even pull the battery out for a bit... to see if you can atleast get into the bios... ( I never had any beeps, but I know a few times I had to try more then once to reset cmos, then reset bios defaults)

 

I hope you did not fry your cpu

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I set it to the same values that Angry posted in some database around here ... I am searching for it ...

 

Yes, I pulled the battery for a few seconds. I don't think its the CPU since the beep code for the CPU is different.

 

Beep codes are:

 

1 long, 2 short - Video adapter error

Repeating (endless loop) - Memory error

1 long, 3 short - No video card or bad video RAM

High frequency beeps while running - Overheated CPU

Repeating high and low - CPU

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I did the CMOS clear. Should I let it sit for a while w/out the battery in place?

 

 

BTW: All settings came verbatim from from here http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10195

 

Genie BIOS Settings:

 

FSB Bus Frequency - 250

LDT/FSB Frequency Ration - Auto

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - Auto

PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz

 

CPU VID StartUp Value - StartUp

 

CPU VID Control - 1.450v

CPU VID Special Control - Avove VID * 110%

LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v

Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.50v

DRAM Voltage Control - 3.40v

 

DRAM Configuration Settings:

 

DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01)

Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable

CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 2.0

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 02 Bus Clocks

Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks

Row precharge time (Trp) - 02 Bus Clocks

Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks

Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 17 Bus Clocks

Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 03 Bus Clocks

Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 03 Bus Clocks

Refresh Period (Tref) - 4708 Cycles

Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - Auto

DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

 

 

 

DQS Skew Control - Auto

DQS Skew Value - 0

DRAM Drive Strength - Level 8

DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 4

Max Async Latency - Auto

Read Preamble Time - Auto

IdleCycle Limit - 256 Cycles

Dynamic Counter - Disable

R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x

Bypass Max - 07 x

32 Byte Granularity - Disable(8 Bursts)

 

Thanks for the quick responses guys ... taking kids to dinner and will be back in an hour. If you have more ideas please post away ...

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First of all, I wouldn't recommend just putting in settings into your BIOS without knowing what they are doing. It would be much wiser to read up about what each setting does, so that you can change them and be happy knowing the reasons why you did it, and that those changes were safe.

 

Secondly, get a new power supply. That thing is way too weak to be running so many hard disks, etc. Mine only just handles the SLI I think.

 

If you're using 3.40v on the gskill ram you'll kill it.

Same goes for the Corsair too I think, though that will work better.

Set the ram voltage at 2.80v instead, I don't know why Angry set it so high in that post there.

 

A lot of your ram settings are way too high as well, which will be why it won't boot I guess. Try these:

The changes I made are in bold.

 

Try these settings instead:

 

Genie BIOS Settings:

 

FSB Bus Frequency - 250

LDT/FSB Frequency Ration - 4x

CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - Auto

PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz

 

CPU VID StartUp Value - StartUp

 

CPU VID Control - 1.450v

CPU VID Special Control - Avove VID * 110%

LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v

Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.50v

DRAM Voltage Control - 2.80v

 

DRAM Configuration Settings:

 

DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01)

Command Per Clock (CPC) - Enable

CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 3

RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 04 Bus Clocks

Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 08 Bus Clocks

Row precharge time (Trp) - 04 Bus Clocks

Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks

Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 12 Bus Clocks

Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 03 Bus Clocks

Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks

Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 03 Bus Clocks

Refresh Period (Tref) - 4708 Cycles

Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - Auto

DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled

 

 

 

DQS Skew Control - Auto

DQS Skew Value - 0

DRAM Drive Strength - Level 8

DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 4

Max Async Latency - Auto

Read Preamble Time - Auto

IdleCycle Limit - 256 Cycles

Dynamic Counter - Disable

R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x

Bypass Max - 07 x

32 Byte Granularity - Disable(8 Bursts)

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Ditto.. 3.4v is WAAY too high for regular ram unless your running BH-5 by Winbond.. check angry's post to see if thats what hes talking about. no ram requires that much voltage..

 

and yes, you should read up a little on the basics of ocing; there are many guides out on google that are quick and simple and that each you the basics (i.e. ldt, fsb, multiplier, etc)

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Applying timings and voltages to RAM that does not match yours is an assured way of frying something. In this case, it may very well have been your RAM.

 

We don't know what memory modules you have so we can't say for sure. It would assist us all if you would add that detail to your signature.

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As a rule of thumb, find out which chips your ram is using. since your using samsung uccc ram, running 3.4 volts will almost defintely kill it. samsung ram likes low volts.. low as in the 2.6ish area.. so going nearly 1v over that will surely kill it.

 

now that we know your ram, i definitely believe its your ram.

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