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post #11 of 13
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I used AData Gaming Series 1600MHz, model is AX3U1600xxxxx something like that. Sticker on the DIMM said its rated 1.65-1.75, and its listed as tested on MSI website for that board. Still have yet to test different memory in my board, but I did test 1 DIMM at a time through different channels with the same result. Would all 3 DIMMs have fried as a result? I'm eager to test, but won't be able to til later tonight after work.

Since you say the board has faulty VRM, is it the same for the VRM for the processor? My biggest issue would be to replace the Mobo thinking that's the problem, only to end up with the same result. Doesn't seem like a processor issue, but I'm not too experienced with symptoms caused by failures from OC.

Thanks for the advice BTW.
post #12 of 13
I doubt they would fry if they are rated 1.75. However, if these are the 2GB DIMMs, then they are definitely known for having stability problems with AMD systems. You're not the first to approach with issues on this particular DIMM. Not even the second either....or the third.

You run 3 DIMMs by the way? That's sort of unoptimized because if you use more than 2 of the DIMMs you will lose performance by running in single channel. You may want to look into an extra DIMM purchase, for the best performance at highest RAM usage.
post #13 of 13
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Sort of a bit off track there, but just for anyone reading this thread, I tested known working memory in my board and had the same result. Tested my memory in another board, works ok.

Replaced the motherboard today, bought an ASUS M5A97 for $99. everything is fine and dandy. Computer started up, didn't even have to reinstall windows - even though it has a newer chipset. Just install new drivers for ethernet and USB 3.0.

Downside is my memory is not on the QVL list for this new mobo, and only registers at 1333MHz. Fails when I try to raise the speed, so I will need to buy new memory anyways.
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