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You waited because you didn't want to believe it could be possible. smile.gif
Make sure to set your memory timings and clock speed of the CPU to default for the memtest. You don't want to introduce any additional factors in to the equation before you determine if there is a memory problem. Also bear in mind that your ram could actually be OK, it's just that it might be incompatible with that motherboard. I'm beginning to suspect that AM3+ motherboards will not just run any old Intel-certified memory without issue. Also, go ahead and test the sticks individually if you like. It's possible only one of them is bad/incompatible, which might save you a little money if you only have to replace the other one. Also, if you have any means of testing you ram on another motherboard, I would do so before you throw it out. I saw 2 entirely different manufacturer's ram give errors in memtest86+ on my board, and really, it's just hard to imagine that two entirely different, randomly chosen matched pairs could have issues. The ram that had issues were Patriot (Intel Extreme Masters edition) DDR3-1600 CL9 and Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 CL10.
Good luck!

Unfortunately my last rig used DDR2... I did look at the Gigabyte 990fxa owners thread here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1023100/official-gigabyte-ga-990fxa-series-owners-thread-club and it looks like multiple people were using the Samsung ram without reporting any problems. I'm really itching to get home and check out what my memtest said.

Also, anyone want to chime in on OC'ing by increasing the base clock? I've seen some AMD guides say use only multiplier/voltage where others said a combo of clock/multiplier/voltage. Most of these were for Bulldozer architecture, so I am not sure how relevant they are to Piledriver.
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I was having problems getting mine to where it is, after some reading it was suggested to raise the base clock as it can help,, So i did, 215 X21 as my previous post. works fine now. I can go a lttle higher but trying to find what is holding me back. Keep NB and HT at around 2000 they dont help much.
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I was having problems getting mine to where it is, after some reading it was suggested to raise the base clock as it can help,, So i did, 215 X21 as my previous post. works fine now. I can go a lttle higher but trying to find what is holding me back. Keep NB and HT at around 2000 they dont help much.

Ohhhh thats what you meant by 215 X 21. Since you are trying to find what is holding you back, do you plan to increase it more than 215? I have read some reviews of people going to 250, but with a much lower multiplier.
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Ohhhh thats what you meant by 215 X 21. Since you are trying to find what is holding you back, do you plan to increase it more than 215? I have read some reviews of people going to 250, but with a much lower multiplier.

I've ran mine all the way to a 331 bus, but in the end it's what gives you the best performance. Bus overclocking does seem to give this tiny, almost completely insignificant, but tangible boost over multi-overclocking.
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