@juanjico: Thanks for the feedback. I actually ordered one ASUS unit yesterday afternoon and had it sitting here waiting for me this morning. As soon as I can, I'm going to get it up and running and tested.
Normally, I'm all Intel, but ASUS has a good reputation and I'm comfortable in using them until the problem with the DH61DL gets resolved. As an end user, I'm definitely sorry you got caught up in the mess. But selfishly, you saved me some footwork with your research and finding the ASUS board that is most similar to the DH61DL. So thanks for that!!!
Do I understand you correctly that you are now using one 4GB RAM stick instead of two 2GB sticks and you have no problems?
If so, then that agrees with the observations that using only one of the two available RAM slots allows the DH61DL to be stable. It may not matter what size the RAM is, as long as you're using only one slot. That may be a work-around if you can guarantee that the end user will never need to use the second slot. Unfortunately, in my own case, some of these computers need a total of 8GB RAM, which requires me to use both slots I think. I also can't guarantee that at some point in the future, my end users won't need that second slot.
Anyone from Intel care to chime in here and at least tell us if Intel is working on..., has worked on..., internally recognizes..., cares about... ...this issue?
I am having the video failure with one 4GB DIMM installed. The consence for failure with one DIMM is a RMA of the board. Is this true? If I do return is there one AA# that works best in getting a somewhat stable system?
How many revision of this board are in the market place or are they all the same . the one I have is AAG14066-202.
Have you tried to lower the DDR3 voltage, Could it be DRAM being overspec'd that caused the problem?
auto gives 1.57V, is that the case for the DH61DL?
manual gives 1.50V,
lowest stable 1.35 (A-data 4GB single 2500K 1.20V on DH61W)
The CPU Package Power varies between ~5-45 Watts depending the load, the linpack burnin test can output ~65 Watts, but nothing else compares.
Maximum GPU stable clock was 1600Mhz GT Core Power ~11Watts.
I haven't actually tried 2 dual modules, is what you say only limited to DH61DL? since the H61's share the same bios image, could it be a weakness in the mitx, design flaw.
In my own tests, I did try to lower the DDR3 voltage. Unfortunately, when working with BIOS v0023, I'm not convinced that the settings I requested were actually applied. (I think someone else in this thread also had similar observations.) I didn't test earlier BIOS versions for RAM voltage issues.
WRT the problems being limited only to the DH61DL...I've not tested any other Intel H61, so can't confirm/deny that. That very risk is what led me to switch to the ASUS P8H61-I, which also uses the H61 and has a nearly identical feature set, but seems to be perfectly stable. I just ordered 20 more of them to fulfill current customer orders that I had intended to use the DH61DL for.
FWIW, my own unstable builds are AA G14066-202. I suspect that the stable builds I mentioned before (already in use by a client) are the same, but I don't know for certain.
No this is not yet resolved.
And please, don't post that it works with other ram than kingstons stick of ram with this board. It's been said earlier in the post that it is not related to the memory, it's the motherboard.
Time for Intel to interact with this post and launch and official investigation. This is just stupid.
Confirming to have the same issue with:
intel--DH61DL + intel--CORE-i3-2100T + Kingston--KVR1333D3N9K2/4G
Overall system (with my monitor) uses around 50-90 WATTS, depending on the load. Tried 3 different power supplies, the same freezing.
Replaced all the componets into GIGABYTE--GA-H67N-USB3-B3--rev-1.0 mobo - NO PROBLEMS AT ALL for 3 days and during tests.
THE ISSUE IS MB--intel--DH61DL!
The system found to be working only with one stick of ram!
The thing is I do need Mini PCIe slot, so waithing for the solution from intel...
I had the same problem, video issues whith two memories, I claim to Intel, they have authorized me to replace the motherboard, but with the difference of the AA code, they told me I should make sure the new motherboard AA code is 203, so I look on the web I discovered what is the difference between revisions (the new G14066-203 and my motherboard G14066-202):
"Description of Change to the Customer: 1. Add a CAP 820UF DDR to Improve Power Quality."
I am waiting for the new motherboard to see what happens.
I have 28 of these boards in a school lab, currently working with only one DDR stick installed.
Are there any new developments on this issue?
Where is Intel putting the new capacitor? There are two cap mounting positions on the 202 board that are empty.
Has anyone attempted adding a capacitor to the 202 version?
Nope, I get my money back, I return my moterboard where I bought it, then I bought a Gigabyte motherboard.
Did you now that Intel in Argentina is promotioning Gigabyte? I went to a Intel Channel Conference in setember, and Intel is saying that the perfect motherboard for a Intel Microprocesor is a Gigabyte.
Seriously, I had so many problems with Intel boards, i try not to buy it.