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Can you get any RAM for any motherboard?

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July 16, 2010 7:08:33 AM


A few months ago, I installed a new motherboard in my pc. It is a Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H. Before I installed it, I had 8 gb of ram installed (4x2).
The thing is, after I have put the new mb in, I can only use one of the 4 ram sticks - if I put any of the other ones in, sooner or later I will get a BSOD, and it will keep doing that. The other three got damaged somehow, I don't know why.
So, what happened? Did I do something wrong? Does certain RAM go with certian motherboards, or?
I would like to have 8 gb again, but I'm afraid the same thing might happen.
Any help is appreciated.

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a b } Memory
a b V Motherboard
July 16, 2010 7:20:10 AM

Your RAM models please and the rest of the config please!

Also since one RAM is working, it must be that your RAM is compatible with your mobo.

Try using one at a time and check which of the four went bad.

But to your question, you cannot use any RAM with any mobo.
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a c 156 V Motherboard
July 16, 2010 4:13:27 PM

Try setting the RAM voltage to 2.2 volts if it isn't already.

You can also try relaxing the memory timings one bin (from 4-4-4-12 to 5-5-5-15 or 5's-15 to 6's-18).