Motherboard upgrade from Maximus Formula to Rampage Formula

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Motherboard upgrade from Maximus Formula to Rampage Formula

Postby Blín D'ñero » 04 Apr 2012, 13:05

On March 10, 2012 i changed my old PC's motherboard (Maximus Formula) to a new Rampage Formula i still had kept in the box.

I notice on this Rampage Formula the same E8400 CPU needs more volts than it previously needed on the Maximus Formula! With the exact same settings. Weird but true.

The norm for me is having the setup "Orthos stable."
I could run the CPU @ 3.84 on 1.325 V for gaming. But in Orthos it would fail; within a few seconds. I bumped up the voltage to 1.375 and it would run fine for half an hour until it failed. Only with 1.4 V i got it 100% stable and reliable. Temps are at average 49 ~ 50 °C with a rare highest peak of of 53 °C
E 8400 @ 3.8 Ghz / 1.40000V
Orthos stresstest stable, with 0 errors in all tests.
BIOS settings:

Currently, bios 0902

  • Extreme Tweaker
    • Configure System Performance Settings
      • Ai Overclock Tuner: [Manual]
      • OC From CPU Level Up: [Auto]
      • CPU Ratio Setting: [08.5]
      • FSB Strap to North Bridge: [333Mhz]
      • FSB Frequency: [450]
      • PCIE Frequency: [100]
      • DRAM Frequency: [DDR2-1081MHz]
      • DRAM Command Rate: [2N]
      • DRAM CMD Skew on Channel A: [Auto]
      • DRAM CMD Skew on Channel B: [Auto]
      • DRAM CLK Skew on Channel A: [Auto]
      • DRAM CLK Skew on Channel B: [Auto]
      • DRAM Timing Control: [Manual]
          1st Information: 5-5-5-15-3-52-6-3
        • CAS# Latency: [5 DRAM Clock]
        • RAS# to CAS# Delay: [5 DRAM Clock]
        • RAS# Precharge: [5 DRAM Clock]
        • RAS# Active Time: [15 DRAM Clock]
        • RAS# to RAS# Delay: [Auto]
        • REF Cycle Time: [Auto]
        • WRITE Recovery Time: [Auto]
        • READ to PRE Time: [Auto]
          2nd Information: 8-3-5-4-6-4-6
        • READ to WRITE Delay (S/D): [Auto]
        • WRITE to READ Delay (S): [Auto]
        • WRITE to READ Delay (D): [Auto]
        • READ to READ Delay (S): [Auto]
        • READ to READ Delay (D): [Auto]
        • WRITE to WRITE Delay (S): [Auto]
        • WRITE to WRITE Delay (D): [Auto]
          3d Information: 14-5-1-6-6
        • WRITE to PRE Delay: [Auto]
        • READ to PRE Delay: [Auto]
        • PRE to PRE Delay: [Auto]
        • ALL PRE to ACT Delay: [Auto]
        • ALL PRE to REF Delay: [Auto]
      • DRAM Static Read Control: [Enabled]
      • AI Clock Twister: [Lighter]
      • Transaction Booster: [Auto]
        • C/P: A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 | B1 B2 B3 B4 B5
        • LvL: 07 07 07 07 07 07 |07 07 07 07 07
        .......(Op Auto is dit weg)
          • Common Performance Level: [03]
          • Pull-In of CHA PH1: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHA PH2: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHA PH3: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHA PH4: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHA PH5: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHB PH1: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHB PH2: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHB PH3: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHB PH4: [Disabled]
          • Pull-In of CHB PH5: [Disabled]
          .........
        • CPU Voltage: [1.40000V]
        • CPU PLL Voltage: [Auto]
        • North Bridge Voltage: [1.61V]
        • DRAM Voltage: [2.16V]
        • FSB Termination Voltage: [1.56V]
        • South Bridge Voltage: [Auto]
        • SB 1.5V Voltage: [Auto]
        • LoadLine Calibration: [Auto] <--- maybe disable LoadLine Calibration...]
        • CPU GTL Voltage Reference: [0.63x]
        • NB GTL Voltage Reference: [0.67x]
        • DDR2 Controller REF Voltage: [Auto] <<niet meer [DDR2_REF]>>
        • DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage: [Auto]
        • DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage: [Auto]
          • CPU LED Selection: [CPU Volt]
          • NB LED Selection: [North Bridge Volta]
          • SB LED Selection: [South Bridge Volta]
          • Voltiminder LED: [Enabled]
            • CPU Spread Spectrum: [Disabled]
            • PCIE Spread Spectrum: [Disabled]
            • CPU Clock Skew: [Auto]
            • NB Clock Skew: [Auto]
        • Advanced
          • Configure Advanced CPU settings
            • CPU Ratio Setting: [08.5]
            • C1E Support: [Disabled]
            • CPU TM Function: [Enabled]
            • Vanderpool Technology: [Disabled]
            • Execute Disable Bit: [Enabled]
            • Max CPUID Value Limit: [Disabled]
          • Chipset
            • North Bridge Chipset Configuration
              • Memory Remap Feature: [Enabled]
              • Initiate Graphic Adapter: [PEG/PCI]
              • PEG Port Control: [Auto]
                • PEG Port Force x1: [Disabled]
          • Onboard Devices Configuration
            • High Definition Audio: [Disabled]
            • J-Micron PATA/SATA Controller: [Enabled]
            • Marvell GigaBit LAN1: [Enabled]
            • LAN Boot ROM: [Disabled]
            • Marvell GigaBit LAN2: [Disabled]
            • VIA Firewire 1394: [Enabled]
            • LCD Poster Mode: [User String]
            • LCD Poster Backlight (OS): [Turn Off]
            • LCD Poster Mode (S5): [Turn Off]
          • USB Configuration
            • USB Functions: [Enabled]
            • USB 2.0 Controller: [Enabled]
            • USB 2.0 Controller Mode: [HiSpeed]
            • BIOS EHCI Hand-Off: [Enabled]
            • Port 64/60 Emulation: [Disabled]
            • Legacy USB Support: [Auto]
          • PCIPnP
            • Plug And Play O/S: [No]
        • Power
          • Suspend Mode: [Auto]
          • Repost Video on S3 Resume: [Disabled]
          • ACPI 2.0 Support: [Disabled]
          • ACPI APIC Support: [Enabled]
          • APM Configuration
            • Restore on AC Power Loss: [Power Off]
            • Power On By RTC Alarm: [Disabled]
            • Power On By PCI Devices: [Disabled]
            • Power On By PCIE Devices: [Disabled]
            • Power On By PS/2 Keyboard: [Disabled]
          • Hardware Monitor (values below are at the moment of typing this)
            • CPU Temperature: [36 °C/96.5 °F]
            • MB Temperature: [38 °C/100 °F]
            • NB Temperature: [58 °C/136 °F]
            • SB Temperature: [47 °C/116.5 °F]
            • OPT1 Temperature: [N/A]
            • OPT2 Temperature: [N/A]
            • OPT3 Temperature: [N/A]

              COP EX
            • NB Overheat Protection: [90 °C]
            • SB Overheat Protection: [90 °C]
            • OPT_TEMP1 Overheat Protection: [90 °C]
            • OPT_TEMP2 Overheat Protection: [90 °C]
            • OPT_TEMP3 Overheat Protection: [90 °C]
            • CPU Fan and Chassis Fan:
              • CPU Fan Speed: (atm) [2008RPM]
              • CPU Q-Fan Control: [Disabled]
              • Chassis Fan and Chassis Fan: (atm) [3750RPM]
              • Chassis Fan 2 Speed: [N/A]
              • Chassis Fan 3 Speed: [N/A]
              • Chassis Q-Fan Control: [Disabled]
              • Power Fan Speed: [N/A]
            • OPT Q-Fan and Power Fan
            • VCORE Voltage: [1.336V]
            • CPU PLL Voltage: [1.664V]
            • North Bridge Voltage: [1.632V]
            • DRAM Voltage: [2.256V]
            • FSB Termination Voltage: [1.488V]
            • South Bridge Voltage: [1.072V]
            • DDR2 Controller REF Voltage: [1.120V]
            • SB 1.5V Voltage: [1.552V]
            • 3.3V Voltage: [3.216V]
              5V Voltage: [4.968V]
            • 12V Voltage: [11.984V]



        Update March 2014: flipped the HD4870X2 out, replaced with one HD5870 coming from my workhorse PC (which upgraded with a single HD7970). Only one -although the Rampage Formula supports crossfire-, because the X-Fi soundcard in it is a PCI version in the bottom slot it would have to leave for crossfire or be replaced with a PCI-E version in the top slot. I don't use this PC for gaming anymore so i leave it this way.
        Gaming PC: * Intel i7 4790K * Noctua NH-D15S * Asus Maximus VII Hero * 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 * 2× Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X in crossfire * Dell U3010 @ 2560 x 1600 / 60Hz * Corsair AX 1200W * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Asus DRW F1ST * Corsair K95 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S530 * Sennheiser HD598 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *

        Workhorse PC: * Intel i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz * Noctua NH-D15 * Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z * 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 * Sapphire HD7970 crossfire * 3 x Dell U2410 @ Eyefinity 5760 x 1200 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 1000i * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Imperator 2012 * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S730D * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *

        Workhorse PC 2: * Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz * Zalman CNPS9900A LED * Asus Sabertooth x58 * 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 * Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X * Dell P4317Q * Corsair HX 850W * 7 x WDC WD1002FAEX * Creative Soundblaster Z * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Mamba TE * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Logitech Z-2300 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *
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