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Gskill Sniper DDR3-1600 compatible with mobo Asus M4A785TD-V EVO?

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and I come looking for your help 'cos I'm running in despair. I've recently bought a 2x8 PC3-12800 Gskill Sniper DDR3-1600 kit (F3-1600C9D-16GSR / CL 9-9-9-24 - 1.5V), installed them into my motherboard of reference but to my surprise my pc does not boot (black screen on monitor).

I had to go back to my 2x2 RipJaws DDR3-1333 in order to use my pc again. I've made a little research and I came to the thought that maybe a bit of manual BIOS configuration could be needed. As I am a noob with BIOS setup I don't want to change anything until I'm 100% sure of what I'm doing.

My exact bios setup options can be seen in this video found in YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33N8bd7z7U . In minute 1.16 you can watch the memory setup place.

Maybe I should change Memclock value to 800 Mhz, DRAM Timing Mode to both and also these:

tCL: 9
tRCD: 9
tRP: 9
TRAS: 24
tCL: 9
tRCD: 9
tRP: 9
TRAS: 24

I guess I have to add these options twice as shown above as I choose both, once for each stick right?

Should I leave Memory OverVoltage to auto? Standard is 1.5000 V and memory stick says 1.50 V, so I think it's ok.

I could have tried this in the first place, but I'm very worried and I don't want to experiment and do something wrong.

I appreciate your help very much in advance.

Best regards,

TeeJay
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  1. Hi,
    I would contact GSkill.
    The RAMs are not listed as compatible: http://www.gskill.com/configurator2.php?pid=2&model=937
    Or return the RAMs and buy a listed compatible kit.
  2. Ok, I'll try to do that, thanks. In the meantime, do you think guys it is worth the risk upgrading the bios? Please take a look at the changes made since build 602 at http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A785TDV_EVO/#download. My current bios version is 0602.

    Thanks a lot!

    Regards,

    TJ
  3. Best answer
    You will need the latest BIOS to use 4GB modules. Once you upgrade that, configure memory settings in BIOS, then everything should be ready to go.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  4. gskill support said:
    You will need the latest BIOS to use 4GB modules. Once you upgrade that, configure memory settings in BIOS, then everything should be ready to go.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT


    Thanks but I have two modules of 8gb (16 gb). Do you think upgrading BIOS should make 8gb sticks run?

    Regards,
  5. Motherboard should support 8GB with latest BIOS.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  6. gskill support said:
    Motherboard should support 8GB with latest BIOS.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT


    Sorry I insist again but to avoid missunderstandings, you mean 2x8gb modules, which is 16 gb total right?

    Thanks!
  7. Yep
  8. Best answer selected by teejay84.
  9. Hi folks! Thanks to all of you. I am glad to tell you BIOS Update was successful. My motherboard recognized 16 gb (16384 MB) with 2 sticks of 8gb after final bios update (build 2105). I wanted to confirm this for everyone who could be going through the same.

    Regards
  10. teejay84 said:
    Hi folks! Thanks to all of you. I am glad to tell you BIOS Update was successful. My motherboard recognized 16 gb (16384 MB) with 2 sticks of 8gb after final bios update (build 2105). I wanted to confirm this for everyone who could be going through the same.

    Regards



    Not sure if you'll be able to see this reply since I don't have an account here.. But thank you for asking this question and thank you to those who answered.. I was in the same position till now :) Thanks!! Hahaha.. I guess I just created an account :p Wouldnt let me post as guest lol
  11. JuniorLopez said:
    teejay84 said:
    Hi folks! Thanks to all of you. I am glad to tell you BIOS Update was successful. My motherboard recognized 16 gb (16384 MB) with 2 sticks of 8gb after final bios update (build 2105). I wanted to confirm this for everyone who could be going through the same.

    Regards



    Not sure if you'll be able to see this reply since I don't have an account here.. But thank you for asking this question and thank you to those who answered.. I was in the same position till now :) Thanks!! Hahaha.. I guess I just created an account :p Wouldnt let me post as guest lol



    I´m very glad my post could help someone! It would be nice if you could share your outcome afterwards to us :)

    Regards,

    TJ
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