The issue that I'm having is that the BIOS, when set to auto, sets the RAM to 1333 instead of 1600. Changing the settings from auto to XMP does show that the RAM should run at 1600, but when i save the settings and attempt to reboot, it won't, it'll just give me a black screen. I tried it many times and i always get the same result. I've updated the BIOS to the most current version and nothing changed. I only put the modules in one at a time and got the same thing.
I then tried putting the RAM in my buddy's build to see if it would work there, he is using an Asus P8P67 LE with a Core i5 2310. I changed the settings to XMP and it was able to reboot successfully.
I am really confused with this one... Any and all help is much appreciated!
I haven't completed my build yet but I have the exact same mobo and memory as you. Checking the manual of the mobo it does not list our memory in the QVL. guess that is why it won't work at 1600.
Does it work fine at 1333?
first time build so i am a complete noob. xD
DDR3-1600 isn't supported with the Sandy Bridge CPU, so DDR3-1333 is it. Only the Ivy Bridge on the H77 supports DDR3-1600 and higher. Otherwise you'd need a P67/Z68/Z75/Z77 Chipset for DDR3-1600 support.