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Rampage IV Black Edition random restart / shutdown / reboot

Sihastru
Level 7
Hello guys!

I know that there are other similar threads, but I am now at the tipping point towards desperate.

I upgraded from a P9X79 (64GB) to a Rampage IV Formula (32GB) and then to the Rampage IV Black Edition (64GB again) and I have the same problem that I see many have with this board, the random restart syndrome. The board suddenly cuts power and then reboots. There is no BSOD, the OS doesn't know what happened to it.

I started with the original BIOS, then updated to 0507 and finally today to 0602 (using the BIOS EZ Flash). Neither of these fixed my problem. But let's start with my config:

Intel 4930K cooled by a Noctua NH-D14
ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition (w/AC4) now with 0602
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 64GB (8x8) VLP low voltage 1600MHz 1.35V 8-8-8-24 2T (XMP 1.3)
2 x ASUS 680 GTX SLI
2 x Intel SSD 330 240GB RAID0
Corsair AX850 Gold

All these reside inside a Silverstone Fortress FT02 B/USB3, so they are very well cooled. I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with the latest updates.

I know my CPU is a good one since it can do more then 4.8 with very low voltage on air, with very low temps. But whenever I try anything with this board, the system keeps randomly restarting.

All these components worked fine with my old boards (that I sold before upgrading). At stock and overclocked. And they work fine with this board but only if I leave all tweaking settings untouched. The only thing I can change is the BOOT section, where I can setup my RAID0. If I have the audacity to enable XMP @1.35V or @1.5V, the board will randomly restart.

Things I already tried, before and after updating to the current BIOS:

1. Increasing VCCSA up to 1.3, VCORE up to 1.4 to no avail, also messed with VTT
2. Flipping CPU current inrush to Enabled
3. Messing with CPU current capability and other settings related to the CPU power (phase control and so on)
4. Installing only 32GB (4x8) of RAM

Single settings and combinations over combinations of settings. The board doesn't restart only when I apply heavy load, it will randomly restart even at idle.

So, if anyone here found the magic combination of settings to make the board stable please share is with us. It's a bit sad to have the highest tier LGA2011 motherboard and not being able to use it, at least with XMP enabled, dare I say with any small and insignificant OC.

Thanks a lot and sorry for the long post.
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UltraNEO_
Level 11
I'm having the same or very similar issues... Have since tried every possible tweak to improve matters. I've finally given up and called my supplier whom have been nice enough to ship me a replacement board in-advance. Sometime over the holidays I'm gonna swap the board over. If my problems cease to reoccur, I'll know what my original board was a bag of poop.

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UltraNEO_
Level 11
Update:

Swapped the motherboards over, did NOT bother updating the bios yet or reinstalling anything; I simply swapped the board over.
Twenty-fours later my system is still running faultless; same hardware, same settings, memory is even in XMP mode...
I'm guess the board was faulty somewhere?

Anyway, just thought I'd give you an update. 🙂
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WD Black 4TB | WD Black 6TB x2 | EVGA 1600 P2 | CaseLabs SMA8 | Custom Water Cooling | HWLabs Black Ice Nemesis GTX 560
XSPC RX 480 v3 | XSPC D5 Vario x2 | EK Blocks | EK-RES X3 400 | BitsPower Fittings | GentleTypoon 1850 x12 | Corsair SP140 x8 | Lamptron CM615

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