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ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Needs New RAM

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July 18, 2011 2:34:43 AM

Okay, so I build my own systems and I try to figure all these things out on my own, but I'm beyond lost on what RAM to get my motherboard. Recently, Memtest86+ is registering defective areas in addition to a BSOD BCCode124 (hardware failure), so I'm pretty much positive the RAM is shot.

Since I now have Windows 7 64bit on the system, I'd also like to take the time and upgrade from 4GG to 16GB. My questions are below and pertinent information beneath that. Thank you TH Community for all your outstanding help!!

1.) Is there such a thing as too much RAM? I am a graphic designer so I use the Adobe CS5 suite regularly.

2.) What does the 1066, 1333, 1600 mean? I'm not interested in OCing or anything crazy.

3.) The RAM I want is not on the Qualified Vendor's list because my MB is too old (there isn't a single 8GB or higher listed on the QVL). How can I figure out if the RAM would be compatible with it?

4.) Anything I'm missing? Any tips or suggestions? I'm open to any RAM really, but would like to stay under $150.

Thanks guys and gals! I really appreciate your help!

My motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
My current RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
What RAM I'm looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Please let me know if you need any other information.

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July 18, 2011 2:44:49 PM

Can I buy two sets of these and run 16GB? I know you say 8GB is enough, but really.....for the price I might as well go for the gold.

Any one else have any suggestions about this? Either the ones I picked out or the Crucial ones mosox showed me?
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July 19, 2011 12:21:47 AM

With so much RAM it's hit or miss. You can try and RMA the RAM if it doesn't work. Your Gskill might work as well.
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July 19, 2011 12:29:47 AM

Hit or miss with the new RAM? not sure what u mean, as I'm compatibility?
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July 19, 2011 12:40:26 AM

A 8G set might work on some mobos and not on others. If 8G works there's no guarantee that 16 will. You can try with 8G first and then add your old RAM.
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July 19, 2011 1:50:57 AM

have tried looking in your manual cause i have a asus m4n75td and it clearly states it will take up to 4, 4gb strips up to 1333mhz, maximum total of 16gb,
and yours sounds like the amd version of mine, as long as you stick to 4gb strips you should be fine.
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July 19, 2011 3:02:39 AM

donkeywax said:
have tried looking in your manual cause i have a asus m4n75td and it clearly states it will take up to 4, 4gb strips up to 1333mhz, maximum total of 16gb,
and yours sounds like the amd version of mine, as long as you stick to 4gb strips you should be fine.


Not to sound like a total moron, but you when you say 4GB strips, you mean each stick of RAM is 4GB, correct? Also, I still don't understand the 1066 vs 1333 vs 1600 stuff and which one I should get?
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July 19, 2011 4:11:49 AM

yeah each individual strip should be 4gb,
1066,1333 and 1600 is the memory clock the higher the number the faster the memory,

you probably wont be able to tell the difference between 1333 and 1600
though,

also i dont understand why but my motherboard will only support up to 1333mhz but you can overclock it to 1600, so i would go for 1333mhz,

you should not have a problem with whatever memory you choose with that board as long as you go for 1333mhz and 4gb strips,

although if it is not on the approved memory list you may need to set the voltage and timings manualy in your bios, the correct timmings and voltage are usually printed on the side of the ram,

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July 19, 2011 5:14:49 PM

hi ive checked the specifications of your motherboard on the asus web site, and the maxium it can take is 16gb 1333mhz, 4x4gb,
what can i say ive got a lot of time on my hands at the minute,
dont worry about setting your memory manually either in your bios its really easy.
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July 20, 2011 2:27:48 AM

i was looking at your ram and it says it is quad channel,
your motherboard has 2x dual channels,

i have no idea if this would be a problem or not sorry,
if you wanted to play it safe you could get 2 dual channel kits instead,
i dont know if there would be much price difference,

other wise it looks great

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July 21, 2011 11:23:54 PM

donkeywax said:
i was looking at your ram and it says it is quad channel,
your motherboard has 2x dual channels,

i have no idea if this would be a problem or not sorry,
if you wanted to play it safe you could get 2 dual channel kits instead,
i dont know if there would be much price difference,

other wise it looks great


God, why do I know nothing? LOL

I'm not sure what you mean about the dual channels thing? Could you elaborate in idiot terms, please?
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