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Old 12-01-2010, 11:42 PM   #1
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The Rampage II Extreme Thread

ASUS - RAMPAGE II EXTREME
LGA1366 X58







Features


  • Intel® Core™i7 Processor Ready
  • Intel® X58/ICH10R
  • Triple-channel, DDR3 2000(O.C) Support
  • TweakIt
  • ProbeIt
  • Extreme Engine with ML Cap Design
  • SLI/CrossFire On-demand
  • SupremeFX X-Fi
  • BIOS Flashback



There's more and more guys picking up this board, so we need a dedicated thread for it! Discuss everything here; post your overclocks, benchmarks, or any issues you're experiencing.

I'll keep this first post updated with latest BIOS etc so it's as easy as possible to find.

Asus FTP site: ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/LG...ageII_Extreme/

Official Asus Download Site: http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us



BIOS List - Gulftown support added with BIOS 1639

Bios 407
Bios 503
Bios 602
Bios 0705
Bios 0804
Bios 0805
Bios 0903
Bios 1001
Bios 1204
Bios 1306
Bios 1406
Bios 1504
Bios 1639
Bios 1704



Notes:

There is a well known cold boot issue with this board many users have reported. 'Cold boot' is starting the PC after it has been powered down, and power has been switched off at the PSU or wall outlet. In this condition, upon restarting the PC, major instability is evident using the exact same settings that were stable before. If you are experiencing this, try and use BIOS 1504.


Additional Information/Resources:

For the motherboard manual, BIOS information, SLi & Crossfire configuration, debug codes etc see THIS THREAD by Eva2000



*Motherboard image courtesy of Asus

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Old 12-01-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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Just playing around with low voltages, trying to keep temps around 60*C load.

3.6 GHz @ 0.992v | 1.15 Vtt | DDR3-1715 | 8-8-8-24






Established what my CPU requires for 4.0 GHz aircooled

Linx 10x @ max mem - 4.0 GHz @ 1.112v / 1.21Vtt

Load




Finished



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Old 12-01-2010, 11:42 PM   #3
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Doing a little ram testing at 'higher' frequencies to examine freqency increase of ram & uncore vs Vtt. Just ran Prime Large FFT's for ~30 mins during each test to establish basic stability.

All tests settings:

7-8-7-20 1T
Back to back delay = 4

Scaling behaviour:

DDR3-1875 MHz to DDR3-1934 MHz: +29.5 MHz on ram and +118 MHz uncore requires +0.053 Vtt.

DDR3-1934 MHz to DDR3-1965 MHz: +15.5 MHz on ram +62 MHz uncore requires +0.040 Vtt



DDR3-1875 MHz | 7-8-7-20 1T | 1.614 vdimm | 1.250 Vtt




DDR3-1934 MHz | 7-8-7-20 1T | 1.621 vdimm | 1.303 Vtt




DDR3-1965 MHz | 7-8-7-20 1T | 1.634 vdimm | 1.343 Vtt


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Old 13-01-2010, 03:36 AM   #4
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good call CryptiK, is easier to have all the info in one place...

here is the bios template for this board.


Code:
****************************
AI Tweaker
****************************
AI Overclock Tuner: Manual
CPU Ratio Setting: 20
BCLK Frequency: 133
PCIE Frequency: 100
DRAM Frequency: DDR3-1066Mhz
UCLK Frequency: 2133Mhz
QPI Link Data Rate: AUTO

*******************
DRAM Timing Control
*******************
DRAM CAS Latency: 7 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay : 7 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# PRE Time: 7 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# ACT Time: 24 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay: AUTO
DRAM REF Cycle Time: AUTO
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time: AUTO
DRAM READ to PRE Time: AUTO
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time: AUTO
DRAM Back-To-Back CAS# Delay: AUTO

DRAM Timing Mode: AUTO
DRAM Round Trip Latency on CHA: AUTO
DRAM Round Trip Latency on CHB: AUTO
DRAM Round Trip Latency on CHC: AUTO

DRAM WRITE To READ Delay(DD): AUTO
DRAM WRITE To READ Delay(DR): AUTO
DRAM WRITE To READ Delay(SR): AUTO
DRAM READ To WRITE Delay (DD): AUTO
DRAM READ To WRITE Delay (DR): AUTO
DRAM READ To WRITE Delay (SR): AUTO
DRAM READ To READ Delay(DD): AUTO
DRAM READ To READ Delay(DR): AUTO
DRAM READ To READ Delay(SR): AUTO
DRAM WRITE To WRITE Delay(DD): AUTO
DRAM WRITE To WRITE Delay(DR): AUTO
DRAM WRITE To WRITE Delay(SR): AUTO

****************************
CPU Voltage: AUTO
CPU PLL Voltage: 1.80
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage: 1.20
IOH Voltage: 1.10
IOH PCIE Voltage: 1.50
ICH Voltage: 1.10
ICH PCIE Voltage: 1.50
DRAM Bus Voltage: 1.60
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA: AUTO
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA: AUTO
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB: AUTO
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB: AUTO
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC: AUTO
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC: AUTO
****************************
Load-Line Calibration: AUTO
CPU Differential Amplitude: AUTO
CPU Clock Skew: AUTO
CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled
IOH Clock Skew: AUTO
PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disabled

CPU Advance Settings
C1E Support: Disabled
Hardware Prefetcher: Enabled
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher: Enabled
Intel (R) Virtualization Tech: Disabled
CPU TM Function: Disabled
Execute Disable Bit: Disabled
Intel (R) HT Technology: Enabled
Active Processor Cores: ALL
A20M: Disabled
Intel (R) C-State Tech: Disabled
****************************
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Old 13-01-2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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Doing some BCLK testing.

3 Hours Prime95

218.4 BCLK @ 1.072v | 1.224 Vtt
| 1.131 vNB


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Old 31-01-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
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Playing around with some higher CPU speeds.

SPI32M






3DM05

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Old 31-01-2010, 07:42 PM   #7
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Looking good there for voltages and nice low vtt for 218bclk
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:37 PM   #8
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Hello,is it normal for this motherboard not being able to get anything stable (IBT xtreme stress mode,32 threads,20 pass,maximum memory),over 200 bclk?(i don't really like raising pci voltage,too high risk of datacorruption,i aim to Stability)
I don't think that Linx 10 pass with 8 threads can be called stable,so i know my requirements for stability are quite high,but anyone managed substantially higher with same stability testing methodology?
My setup is watercooled i7 920 D0 @4.2Ghz 1.375volt IBT stable(same methodology described upper),6 GB Perfect Storm 2133 cas9,HD5870,Seasonic X-750,antec skeleton.

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