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Just built a new system. When I found the motherboard I wanted (a P8Z68-V Pro) I also stumbled across a buying guide on some website that recommended the Patriot PGD38G1600ELK 2x4gb stick kit. Long story short, they're not compatible and now I'm in the market for new RAM 8(.

Can anyone recommend some RAM for a P8Z68 that's on their QVL? I'm running an i7-2600k with an Intel 510 SSD in Win7 Ultimate 64. I'm primarily a gamer but also do frequent screen recording and Photoshop work. Should I go with 2x4 gigs? I thought I saw a note regarding issues with 12+ gigs of RAM on the P8Z68. Is that true? Price isn't much of a factor for me.

Thank You
post #2 of 8
How are they not compatible? They are DDR3 and they support XMP.
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nbmjhk6: When I have both sticks installed in the recommended slots (A2 & B2) the DIMM error light comes on and the board won't POST. I tried every combination of seating and the only thing that works is a single stick in B2 (weird). Either stick works in that slot so it's not a bad stick issue, at least I'm pretty sure. I used the CLRTC jumper with no luck. I also used the "MemOK!" button but it couldn't find compatible settings (it iterated through all the possible settings then hung with a solid DIMM error light). A couple posters on ASUS's support board said they weren't compatible and are not on the QVL.
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So I went out and bought 2x4gb Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 sticks thinking it was an incompatiblity problem. I'm having the same problem with the new sticks. I've cleared RTC, used MemOK!, changed to XMP (from Auto) and back, set the frequency manually, and nothing at has worked. Any combination in the B slots work fine but if I put a stick in either A slot, whether or not there's a stick in the B slot, the system won't boot. Anyone have any ideas before I'm forced to RMA?
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Um...sorry. Looks like ye old RMA is on his way.... RMA that motherboard fast, son!
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Try updating the BIOS. Did it for me and an old Corsair RAM kit i had before.
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post
Try updating the BIOS. Did it for me and an old Corsair RAM kit i had before.
Did you have the same problem with the PC not working with DIMM(s) in the A slots? My current bios version is 0706 and the only newer version is a beta bios with this in the release notes and nothing else:

P8Z68-V PRO 0902 BIOS
1. Enable support for Next Gen 22nm Processor.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Almtybob View Post
Did you have the same problem with the PC not working with DIMM(s) in the A slots? My current bios version is 0706 and the only newer version is a beta bios with this in the release notes and nothing else:

P8Z68-V PRO 0902 BIOS
1. Enable support for Next Gen 22nm Processor.
I do not have the same mobo, but i had the same problem with my EVGA and a 4x2 GB kit (CMX8GX3M4B1333C9) which even Corsair states is AMD-optimized RAM.
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