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July 27, 2013 12:17:03 PM

My RAM is not on the compatibility list for the ASRock 990FX Extreme9 motherboard, just wondering if anyone has paired these two together? My RAM is G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 1866 (http://goo.gl/snTNG), 4x4GB.

Secondly, my processor (AMD FX6350) is found on their CPU compatibility list, but mine is Vishera and on their list they say they support the 6350 Piledriver. Any comments there? Thanks!

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a c 325 V Motherboard
July 27, 2013 2:54:23 PM

You list a link to G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB), but you say yours is 4x4GB.
AMD FX processors only support the use of one DIMM per channel of 1866 MHz speed memory not two DIMMs per channel..

This is what G.SKILL FAQ's say about combining two kits:
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I want to install more memory, in addition to my existing memory kit. What are my options?

A:
We do not recommend mixing memory kits, regardless of brand or model.

By mixing memory kits together, there may be compatibility issues such as unable to boot or unable to operate at rated specifications.

Each of our memory kit are thoroughly tested to ensure compatibility within each memory kit. And because we have not tested our memory kit with your existing memory kit, we cannot guarantee compatibility when multiple kits are used.

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July 27, 2013 4:19:48 PM

Calvin7 said:
You list a link to G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB), but you say yours is 4x4GB.
AMD FX processors only support the use of one DIMM per channel of 1866 MHz speed memory not two DIMMs per channel..

This is what G.SKILL FAQ's say about combining two kits:
Q:
I want to install more memory, in addition to my existing memory kit. What are my options?

A:
We do not recommend mixing memory kits, regardless of brand or model.

By mixing memory kits together, there may be compatibility issues such as unable to boot or unable to operate at rated specifications.

Each of our memory kit are thoroughly tested to ensure compatibility within each memory kit. And because we have not tested our memory kit with your existing memory kit, we cannot guarantee compatibility when multiple kits are used.



Thank you for pointing that out - to clarify: I have 2 sets of those. I had no idea that is against best practices - I just figured it was fine because they are all the same thing. So... pretending I was only using one set of those sets (2x4gb), would that be compatible with the above mentioned motherboard?
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a c 325 V Motherboard
July 27, 2013 4:46:53 PM

Yes, that would be compatible. You would need to set the memory clock to X9.33 manually and the DRAM timings manually. Some moherboards allow the use of XMP profiles that set those items automatically.
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 27, 2013 4:58:15 PM

If any problems at that (and their may be, many 6350s can't handle 1866 DRAM), then try at 1600, if stable add the other set and raise DRAM voltage + 0.05 and raise CPU/NB (MC (memory controller)) voltage to 1.33
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July 27, 2013 5:29:52 PM

@Calvin7 thank you for answering the question and @Tradesman1 thank you again for your help with my memory issues!
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