Ok guys. I recently fried my mobo by forgetting the standoffs during what was supposed to be a simple case upgrade. I know, I know. It was my first time, and I messed up. I have since rebuilt my rig around my q6600 CPU by purchasing a compatible mobo (asus p5g41t-m lx3) and 8 gigs of new corsair DDR 3 ram to replace my ddr2 from before. The ram was open box from frys and when I started experiencing random freezes (in windows and bios) I returned the RAM for Kingston hyperx 1600.
I am still, however continuing to experience random lockups/freezes of my computer in windows and in the bios once where the mouse and keyboard become unresponsive while the video display is still on screen. I checked the qualified vendor list of ram for the mobo and the kingston hyperx ram isn't listed, however it does list Kingston KVR1066D3N7/4G. Could my ram and mobo simply be incompatible? Could the timings be off? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!