Just built an almost new rig but the memory I have isn't really compatible. I bought some patriot 2x4gb kit(see link below) and when I got the package it said it was made for seventh gen Intel chips but I have an fx-8350. It runs but I ran into problems (pc black screens/restarts during games, hanging in browsers etc.) I had the timings set up correctly but i guess I just need some more modules. Switched to my old memory and the problems went away. Memory websites are telling me all different things. I thought i needed different timings since that's the direction the patriot site sent me in but Kingston and crucial recommended the same timings as the memory I have. If someone could recommend some memory that will have the least problems, similar specs to mine and around the same price range that would be great... Looking for a balance of cheap and reliable.
-Win7 ultimate 64b
-250gb 7200rpm sata
If the sticks are good they should work, try manually setting to 1600, 9-9-9-25, 1.65 and raise your CPU/NB voltage + 0.12 from current, thiese sticks are a couple years old that came out along about the time the Sandy Bridge Gen 2 CPUs were release, for 1600 sticks, they have weak ICs, and may run better at 9-9-9-24, 1333, 1.6
If thinking 1866, find a CL9 or 10 set that is rated at 1.5 volts, a good set that will work well with your combo is the 2x4GB GSkill Snipers Model # F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR