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Abit IN9 32 Max Wifi unable to run 4gb?

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August 29, 2009 5:03:11 PM

Why can't I run this motherboard with 4 gb RAM ? 3 GB RAM is okay , but 4 GB freezes my PC. Flashed bios to latest version , checked all ram sticks with memtest and checked them in each different slot and they work OK individually , but not all together . Same brand of ram on all 4 and yes its a 64bit system. I tried the default manufacturer timings, the default timings the BIOS will read, 4-5-4-12, upped the voltage a bit also and that doesn't seem to do much either.

Complete system specs:

mushkin 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s (2x)
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V
ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 Nvidia nForce 680i SLI / NF590 SLI
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

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August 29, 2009 7:50:23 PM

Was able to get memtest and the PC to not freeze like before by bumping the voltage up from 1.8 to 2.2v (apparently it'd still freeze at 2.1v). While I can get it to function like this..I'm curious if it's safe to run it at such high voltage compared to what the manufacturer recommends (1.8v).
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