New build, no beep, nothing on screen: ASRock 970 Extreme 3
/ FX 6300 / Vengeance DDR3 1600 8GB
My neighborhood tech switched RAM (don't know spec on what she put in) and got post.
I (excitedly, expectantly) exchanged my Vengeance for Ballistic
(still 1600) and ran home to try it.
And I was back to the same: no beep, nothing on screen.
Last night I found a list of RAM tested with the Extreme 3, and I look forward to trying one from the list.http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme3/?cat=Memory
I know there's a lot I don't know, but I would have thought all the brands of RAM would work in all the mobos, as long as they were the same generation (DDR3). It's more complicated than that?