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I had an x58 sabertooth that never had issues... wanted a little better mobo so i bumped up to a gigabyte g1 assassin... i've been having buggyness.. crashes.. just general instabilities.

While i do overclock here and there just to muck around i dont really run 24/7 oc'd so that is not the issue.

Could the buggyness be the memory? I have 6 2gb corsair dominator they are model TR3X6G1600C8D (they are not on the g1 assassin approved list)

I've been debating getting this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145350 but i dont want to just throw money away... if the memory isnt really the problem or if a little more voltage to the memory can fix it.

What are your thoughts?
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It's possible that it's your memory that is the issue. That would be my guess, since you said that your RAM is not on the approved hardware vendor list.

 

Having six DIMMs is a bit of a load on the board and you'd be much better off having only 3 DIMMs at 4 GB each instead of 6 DIMMS at 2 GB each.

 

Then you could be in triple channel mode, have the same amount of memory, and have faster performance.

 

Ideally, you only fill up half of the DIMM slots on a gamer/enthusiast motherboard.

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I don't think it would be the memory, but I suppose it could be a possibility, How long have you had the board,

If it was me, I'd RMA it, and get a new one and see if it still happens, also, if you have any other spare RAM lying around, try throw that in there, also try to use only one 2GB module, and see if that helps somehow.
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I would try to test out each individual RAM stick to see if any one of them might be going bad. It's also possible that you need to add more voltage for the new motherboard.
    
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Yes, first you should try just 3 slots, and than the other 3, if everything goes ok, you should plug all 6 dimms and play with vtt voltage. 6 dimms are a heavy load for those i7's vtt. So you may need more than 1.2v (standard) vtt voltage to run them at around 1600mhz. Of course as you increase speed, you need to increase vtt aswell. Hope it helps. Cheers.
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Yes, first you should try just 3 slots, and than the other 3, if everything goes ok, you should plug all 6 dimms and play with vtt voltage. 6 dimms are a heavy load for those i7's vtt. So you may need more than 1.2v (standard) vtt voltage to run them at around 1600mhz. Of course as you increase speed, you need to increase vtt aswell. Hope it helps. Cheers.


And you may have to increase (slow down) your timings or simply drop to a lower frequency on the DIMMs alltogether if you go from 3 to 6 modules. (For example, you may need to go from CL8 to CL9 or drop from 1600 to 1333 in the fully populated scenario.) Sometimes VTT / VCCIO isn't enough, even at the comfortable limits and then reduced timings are in order.

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Thank you for the information, i'll give it a week and test a few different ways.. i did bump the memory volts to 1.7 and its been running sweet since.
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