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ASUS P7P55D-E LX and memory upgrades

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July 22, 2011 6:16:19 PM

I got the above motherboard last year, selecting it based on the fact that I now love LGA sockets with all my heart, it had pretty decent reviews on Newegg, was on sale, and my friend was saying he had great experiences with Asus produts. For the most part, all has been well, until, anyway, in January when I tried to upgrade my memory. Oh man, it did NOT like that. After 4 rounds of RMA and a lot of internet research in the interim, I discovered apparently this board has a problem with certain memory values. While I could have probably safely upgraded to 3x2g RAM, 4x2g was completely unworkable, BSOD'ing Win7 repeatedly, though it would work for about 2 weeks each time before the problems would really kick in. I forget the specifics of why it had these issues, but I'd really like to upgrade to 8g (or more). I see on Newegg's sales today they have a set of DDR3 (2x4g) for pretty cheap, and I was considering it, but last time the RMAs were such a hastle eventually I just returned the memory and ate the restock fee. Does anyone have any reccomendations for me?

Specifications
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
2x2g Corsair Dominator memory (from Fry's, not Newegg, so can't provide exact models)
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
1 x 120g SSL (Win7 Boot drive)
1x 320g 7200 HD
1x1.5t 7200 HD
1x500g 7200 HD
1xdvd R/W drive

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July 22, 2011 6:36:01 PM

You already tried to remove the current RAM and use a new 2x4g set? That may be your only option if you can't get the motherboard to accept 4x2G.
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July 22, 2011 6:39:19 PM

Not yet. My previous upgrde attempt was installing 4x2g modules (replacing the ones I use currently, due to the new ones being DDR3-1600 12600), and those refused to work. I haven't purchased the 2x4g set yet, hoping I could find someone familiar enough with the hardware in question to reccomend a particular module set to me that they are sure won't have the same issues.
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