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Hello, Basically I am having issues adding more ram to my current system and for the life of me I can't figure out why.
Specs:
Cnps10x xtreme cooler
antec 1200
ocz reaper 1066 ram 2 x 2gb (ver. 1 with 2.1 - 2.3V)
p5q-e
GTX 570
Q6600 @ 3.4 Ghz (9 x 378 @1.36250V)
Raptor 150gb HDD
600W ocz StealthXtreme PSU

So the issue is, I cant make it post if I add any more ram! I bought 2 x 1gb 1066 reaper series OCZ ram, same **** different heat sink, but I cant make it post for the life of me,

-I tried updating my mobo's BIOs as I heard that might fix it, reset cmos b4 and after, it runs fine with all of my settings i had b4 the update
-Obviously default values when i tried to install it. and then I heard I had to reset cmos, enter in voltage manually (made sure it posted with current ram) and then power down install ram and give it a go (after updating) But still no luck

If anyone can give me a hint what I'm doing wrong, or knows *** is up with my comp it would be much appreciated!

As it stands I am thinking of overclocking to 3.6 ghz and then buying ddr2 800 ram that matches perfectly because this is stupid, but I'd like to ease off on the timings when I underclock the ram to 800 and then be happy and whatever, but as it stands I'm at a loss of what to do.

Thanks!

- An irritated overclocker

*Edit - more specs of my comp including pics can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1172315/q6600-gtx570-and-ddr2-ram-overclock-issues
Edited by Orphius - 1/31/12 at 3:39pm
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You're doubling the throughput through the memory controller. You'll have to do all or a combination of some of these things.

Loosen the timings
Run the memory slower
Raise the memory voltage
raise the chipset voltage

Have you used CPU-Z to check that the SPD timings of the old and new memory are the same?

As an aside, buying the same memory with the same part number has noithing to do with getting four matched sticks. Memory manufacturere very often change the ICs and PCB while retaining the same model number.
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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