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So how’s she running then James – part 4

April 20th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Ok, so after many failed attempts to stop my rig performing multiple boots (timing tweaks, voltage tweaks, APM etc), it would appear that I have now finally solved the problem.  After much tweaking and changing the solution came via an option in the BIOS to enable (EXtreme Memory Profile) XMP.  Now I dont really know what this does, but on the very first reboot I noticed that the machine actually booted imediatley none of this start stop business as before.  I have been testing the machine now for over a week and can confirm that I have experienced NO failed boots or any ‘overclock failed’ messages.  Yes thats right, the machine boots up first time every time, woohoo!

Asus P8P67 BIOS - XMP enabled

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  1. Jason Arthurs
    April 27th, 2011 at 10:11 | #1

    XMP is the inclusion of extra information on the memory module over the standard SPD data. On face value you may have what appears to be just a stick of 1,600MHz DDR3 at 8-8-8-27 timings, but a second profile on the chip includes all the settings required to tighten that to 6-8-6-24 timings.

    • April 28th, 2011 at 07:02 | #2

      Thanks for that, I would appear that the booting issue may be actually fixed by the change of the Base Clock speed and not the XMP setting specifically…

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