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    ROG Enthusiast Array sl@sh PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Memory (part number)Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
    Graphics Card #1Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card
    MonitorBenQ XL2430T 144Hz 24.0" Monitor
    Storage #1Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
    Storage #2Seagate 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
    CPU CoolerCorsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    CaseCorsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case
    Power SupplyCorsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
    OS Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM (64-bit)

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    Problems solved. There were two things causing problems:

    1. the newest BIOS 1302 appears to be causing instabilities. I'm still looking into that issue, but I've found that version 1202 is working well

    2. Apparently, either the BIOS or the motherboard hardware is not suited to the memory modules I am using, at least not when installing the full set. Installing just 2 works well, no matter which two.
    To test my memory modules, I've used Memtest86+. Until now, I've tested 3 pairs of modules from the two systens I have built, both for two full pases, taking about 70-80 minutes to run. No errors were reported. I also ran Memtest86+ with a full set of 4, but cancelled the test after ~5 minutes and more than 400 errors!

    Since I'm using BIOS 1202 and only 2 modules, I haven't had any more issues at all! Same for the other system, which is updated to BIOS 1302 in the meantime - it seems like 1302 is only causing issues during installation, but it's too early for a final verdict.

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
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    1. BIOS versions react differently. Probably one of the main reason why I discourage users to touch their BIOS if their system is stable on a specific revision.

    2. Answered in your other thread.

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