Check the specs carefully; your board may only support up to 2 gb ddr3 per slot. Your board should automatically select the proper voltage for your new ram.
OH MAN! <FACEPALM>
So sad I didn't stop to think of going to the book itself. OK........that was definately bad on my part. I should have thought of it. But, thanks to you mentioning it, I bought the right replacement ram. It did only support 2GB in DDR3 with only 2 slots. I would have bought the wrong DDR3. <even had it in the cart>. I was going to go to 8GB. PHEW!!!
Now I can get just a little more life out of this build before next upgrade. Thank you! This really helps me more than you know!
It should, but it might not. So soon as you get into the bios manually configure it.
At the post screen, check your current bios file number. The most recent bios file includes all previous bios updates. If you want to try flashing, disable windows firewall and any boot block or bios protection settings in the bios first. If your board has the dual bios program, that's a bonus that make flashing less risky. But if your bios version is the most recent, then you shouldn't flash. I'm a little surprised you could overclock the board at all; most of those dual ram boards aren't designed for it.
Thanks all for all of your help. I am sorry for the late reply; but, there have been a LOT of happenings since last post.
I decided against the bios flash. Even though I was a few revisions too old, there were no mentions about ram instabilities. I gave up on the old board and bought a new<er> board that is ddr3 only. Everything else stayed the same for the most part except the chipset.
VERY and I mean VERY long story short, I had the same problem with the new board. It would only read the first stick and many different failures if I put in two.
I decided to call Kingston...........They beyond impressed me with their great service and wisdom. I put the sticks in slots 2 and 4 and it worked on the new board. I asked him about the other board and why I have to go to slots 2 and 4 and he said it just happens.
I am up and running again with the new board. <It came with latest bios as well>. The ram was only $43 including shipping from the egg. I didn't even have to reinstall woindows 7 Ultimate. Overall, I am happy in the end result.
I might have been able to save the old board if I moved to slots 2 and 4 with the DDR2. If I can get enough spare parts together, I may try it just to see what happens.
If you really want all the skinnies, let me know. I just don't want to bore you. I feel this post is already too long. lol