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Compatible RAM with Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3

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June 6, 2014 6:17:28 PM

I have a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev 4.0) motherboard and the HyperX Fury 2x4GB 1866 RAM kit didn't work with my system. Is this RAM compatible or do I need to buy some different RAM?

motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So I'm not 100% sure if the RAM is bad or if it just doesn't work with my motherboard. Would the same type of RAM at 1600 work? My CPU is an AMD FX-8350.

Should I buy a kit or a single stick of RAM, the RAM didn't work at all in my motherboard no matter using 1 or 2 or any of the slots.

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June 6, 2014 6:23:48 PM

That ram is compatible with your motherboard. Either bad ram or bad motherboard. For dual channel you should use slots 1 & 3 or 2 & 4
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June 6, 2014 6:31:49 PM

The motherboard isn't bad if it ran with a different stick of memory is it? I don't know what kind of RAM was used but it started up my computer. I took it to a computer supply store and they tested my computer and using a stick of RAM they had on hand it worked, he suggested I buy 1600 RAM instead of 1866. He also only used one stick of RAM.
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June 6, 2014 6:40:26 PM

The ram you have is 100% compatible. But you could switch it for a DDR3 1600.
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June 6, 2014 6:57:03 PM

The DRAM is fine unless it's bad, compatibility is there, the bigger question may well be what CPU, if the CPU can't handle the DRAM then there will be problems. You'll want a mid to upper FX CPU to run at 1866, would suggest making sure you have the latest BIOS, and if you already do, then reset the CMOS and try a single stick in slot 1, if no joy do same with the second stick...If still no joy, may have a short on the mobo, can try it with the mobo out of the case, try with different sticks, or test your sticks in another rig, or could have bent/broken pins on the CPU, could be a bad mobo also.
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June 6, 2014 7:05:54 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The DRAM is fine unless it's bad, compatibility is there, the bigger question may well be what CPU, if the CPU can't handle the DRAM then there will be problems. You'll want a mid to upper FX CPU to run at 1866, would suggest making sure you have the latest BIOS, and if you already do, then reset the CMOS and try a single stick in slot 1, if no joy do same with the second stick...If still no joy, may have a short on the mobo, can try it with the mobo out of the case, try with different sticks, or test your sticks in another rig, or could have bent/broken pins on the CPU, could be a bad mobo also.


The CPU is an AMD FX-8350 black edition. The RAM I had didn't work no matter which slot I used or how many I used. A different stick of RAM was used and it worked. The computer hasn't been completed, I haven't gotten it to Post yet. I just put it together this week and found out today it was the RAM that was my problem.
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June 6, 2014 7:25:06 PM

Switch it out for a better brand like G.Skill or Corsair. Not saying Kingston is bad, just saying the others are better.
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June 6, 2014 9:34:24 PM

n3cw4rr10r said:
Switch it out for a better brand like G.Skill or Corsair. Not saying Kingston is bad, just saying the others are better.


Sorry to bother you any more, but do you have any suggestions on which ones I should buy?

Thanks for your help
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June 6, 2014 9:38:32 PM
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June 7, 2014 8:34:40 AM

I've had best luck w/ GSKill Snipers and Ripjaws X
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