G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3

Just set up my FIRST build. I am still trying to learn all of this. I got a Asus M4A87TD Evo mobo with the G.Skill Ripjaws RAM. I looked in BIOS and is said it was set at Max 1333 I know the motherboard supports these as they are in the user guide. I changed timing to 8-8-8-25 and set it to 1600. When I restarted the computer and was watching videos on youtube the computer would stop and blue screen would pop up fast and the computer would shut off. Anyone know what could be going on???
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  1. What's the RAM voltage and the timings specified by the manufacturer?
  2. in the motherboards book says 8-8-8-24 1600 says that on a graph

    where it is approved RAM for the board
  3. ok think I figured it out. The G-skill box said 8-8-8-24 and 1.6V. Before I never changed Volt to 1.6 I left it on auto. Tried if for a bit seems to do ok right now
  4. Try settings the voltage manually to 1.6 V. I had to change my voltage to the advertised 1.65 V and overclock my CPU a bit to get the advertised timings of 7-8-7-24 1600 MHz on my Ripjaws ram with a Phenom X4 955
  5. Yeah got it set to 1.6V I missed doing that before seemed to run fine at 2am for about 15min. Will check it when I go home. Another question. I have a AMD x2 555 I know there is alot of talk on here that the other cores are disabled for a reason but my motherboard was able to unlock them. I tried it for a bit and crashed as well do I need to up the voltage on that to see if it would be stable??
  6. Try to unlock the two extra cores one by one, maybe one of them is bad but you can get a triple core.
  7. I had an Athlon X3 440 at one point and I was ab;e to unlock the 4th core but couldn't overclock more then 100 MHz without crashing. But only running 3 cores, I could overclock 500 MHz no problem stable. Like chas79 said, you just need to figure out if one of the cores truly is defective and stopping you from maintaining a stable system.
  8. My board has a core unlocking switch that does it and I ran it for a bit with the other 2 unlocked and they crashed thats why I was wondering if I needed to change anything because of the additional 2 cores. If it didnt work no big deal I bought the 2 core so I am not expecting 4
  9. Your mobo must have unlocking separate cores in the BIOS.
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