I have a DX58OG with the latest BIOS installed running an Intel i7 960 3.2GHz processor. I have 6 x Kinston KXH1600C9D3 RAM modules.
The board will run perfectly with any 3 of the RAM modules installed, but with al 6 it locks solid (ie not even the CAPs lock light goes on/off) after anywhere from 1 minute to 1 week of operation. I have moved the RAM around to test all sticks / slots. I have run the RAM at both default and custom settings as per manufacturer specifications.
The PSU is fine and at 550W I have plenty of power to spare. I have run a range of diagnostics over the system and all reports OK.
I have read a cuple of similar reports when using 6 slots on this board. Is there a known problem? Should I be seeking a return and different mobo? I have run many Intel mobos and this is the first time I've ever seen anything like this.
Thanks for the replies.
I am have run ESXi 4 and am now running ESXi 5. I have run Win 7 Ultimate for a test period and experience the same locking up issues.
After an amusing, but embarasing on-line chat for Intel support, I was told that the RAM I chose from the supported list was not valid because no one had made a processor that supported the combination. Interesting given that it was on the recommended list, ie how did Intel test it. A question that Intel support was not prepared to answer. Anyway after leaving that chat confused, disappointed and a few hundred dollars poorer I went and bought 24Gb of cheap G Skill memory. I have now had the board working with only one similar locking event from 2 weeks since my original post. The original memory has been tested and works with two other boards that run DDR 3 memory with the same X58 chipset. Hence I'm stuck with it!
My lesson learnt for $300 and a lot of frustration, don't believe the list of supported RAM on the Intel site. One its clearly wrong, and two Intel themselves say it doesn't work when pushed! I would have been better off with no supported RAM list as I wouldn't have gone and bought expensive RAM in the first place!