Asus Maximus III Formula / Ram Issues

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February 16, 2010 at 20:39:15
Specs: Windows 7
Hey Guys. I just got a new rig.

I7-860 CPU
Asus Maximus III Formula
4gb (2x2gb) Corsair Dominator Model CMD4GX3M2A1600C8 RAM.

The problem I'm having is that i cant get a wireless card to work on it, and im starting to beleive i have a mobo/ram issue and let me explain why.

im installing windows 7 64bit, before anything let me start by saying i have also tries this in 32bit, but since i have 4gb installed and i wish to allocate all i will stick to 64bit.

So a fresh new install of windows 7 64bit and put in a 802.11n usb wireless adapter and it recognizes it, however it wont find any wireless networks.

now, for testing sake, i get an old dell pc, use the EXACT installation dvd as i used to install windows in the new rig, so i also have windows7 64bit on this older dell, stick the same wireless adapter and it installs the drivers already built in to windows and detects the wireless network and connects fine.

The other thing is that i boot with memtest 86 and it reboots within 15 seconds.

now on the bios if i put the ram settings at 1333 it will boot and run in windows, however if i set it to 1600 which has to be manual setting the pc will crash.

well guys i hope i was thorough any help will be greatly appreciated.

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February 17, 2010 at 13:21:41

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March 3, 2010 at 17:13:38
Hello. First i would like to excuse for my lousy english but i'll
hope you can understand me.

I just have a Maximus III Formula with an intel core i5 750 and
4gb Gskill 1600mhz cl7. My rig is now on technical support
and from what a can tell (searched allot) many people with
this mobo are having issues. We have all kind of problems,
the most common are ram issues, but people can't use their
wirelles adapters, the drivers of creative x-fi simply don't work.

I've got constant BSoD's, at first i thought it the problem might
be with the pack maximus 3 formula + gskill rams (as many
ppl have this pack) but now you have memory issues as well
but with corsair rams.

An admin of gskill forum said it could be from the memories,
but many ppl changed their ram by a new set and the problem
persists. Then the same guy said it could from the cpu
memory controler yet it's unlikely. In the end ppl who changed
their mobo to other model just solved their problems (and they
mantained the same set or rams and the cpu they had

In the end the best option seems to be change the

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March 3, 2010 at 17:20:01
See here, same problem we have. In the end, the only solution,
change motherboard.

I'm really annoyed with this, i have a unstable pc from october
past year....

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March 3, 2010 at 19:47:29
ok then i guess change the MB it is.

what model should i change into?

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