these, when I plugged them in and booted up the first time they were running with 1000MHz. and that was fine, but since they are cable at 1866 atleast I want them to run that or atleast hit the 1600MHz
Now, they are still running the 1000MHz:
And every time I try to change / put them up to 1866MHz, the computer keeps rebooting before reaching windows startup / while bios / Gigabyte logo in on, it will do this a couple of times before reverting bios settings to the old RAM value i.e 1000MHz.
A co-worker of mine said that the CPU needs to run at a certain frequency aswell before I could use ram at 1866MHz,
I'm currently running with a Intel i7 bloomfield 3.2GHz (Quadcore) and I'm not sure wether this is enough or if I should overclock the CPU before trying with the memory again?
You may very well need to update to the latest BIOS as well as enabling XMP ( under memory options in BIOS ) because by default LGA 1366 supports DDR3 1066 and DDR3 1333. If I remember correctly some had problems with DDR3 1600 and faster. It's not really the board so much as that was the first generation of Intel chips with the memory controller integrated on the CPU.