I made a new/first build and having a little issue. My computer works fine and dandy when I have 4gb of RAM in the (2x2gb 1333) but if I put in any more I get a BSOD either at boot or within a few mins of getting into WINDOWS. Now I was thinking my memory could be bad so I did MEMTEST86 test and all 4 2gb cards seems to be fine (ran em all for 3-7 hours with 0 errors). If I put ANY 2 of the cards it works fine but anymore is bad. I have also moved em to different RAM slots and as long as 2 or less cards are in em it works fine. Any ideas? All i can think of is that my MOBO is freaking out when more then 4gb is in (even though max it supports is 16gb). My system info is as follows. Thanks in advance!
Windows 7 Professional 64bit RC
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
A-DATA 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
2x Power Color ATI 5770 1gb video card (CROSS FIRE)
COOLMAX CL-700B 700W ATX 12V v2.2 Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power Supply
Welcome newcomer. First things first, you generally won't need more than 4GB of RAM, unless you're video/music editing. In most cases, people report that the extra RAM actually slows down their performance.
But to address your concern, you have to manually set the RAM specs in the BIOS. You should also set the the voltage .01v higher than what the sticker on the modules show. This is because occupying all of your DIMMs requires addtional power. Take note that the recommened voltage limit for the AM3 CPU is 1.55v.
Ya I understand. Its mainly that I want to be able to run Final Fantasy XIV while either surfing or using Photoshop. Thus I wanted at least 6gb. But would you happen to be familiar with my mother board? I looked everywhere and all I see is the option to change it from 1333... Im still new at this. If Not I can ask someone on the ASUS forums if they know how. Ill try what you said., Thanks a bunch!
Never mind I take it back... It just Blue Screened on me...Do you think I should up the wattage or anything? It lasted so long! I was able to play games and everything. It just BSOD while idle on desktop. Normally It would BSOD withing 10 mins.
Also here is a pic of my RAM... i dont see numbers like what you said.