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I just recently bought memory from a member here. I bought these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345. I received 4 sticks of 8gb (2x4gb) sticks and I was planning on using 2 sticks with my current PC and save the other 2 for my new build. On to the problem.

All the modules work fine when I installed and booted with 1 stick at a time. But as soon as I install another stick, the PC wont post and I get a "D3, D5, and the occasional FF" error. I remove 1 stick and it posts. Sometimes it does post with 2 but I get the "cmos time/date error" and/or "cmos checksum bad". I've tried setting the voltage to 1.65 and still no go.

I reinstall my old memory which are ocz amd black edition 2gb sticks for a total of 4gb and they work fine. Shows that the 790fx gd70 can hold up to 16gb maximum, so assuming 4 4gb sticks. Would it be a problem if i tried to max out the memory by installing the 2 8gb sticks instead rather than using 4 4gb sticks?

Also when it does boot with 1 of the corsair 8gb (2x4gb) sticks, it only shows 4gb when I check it in windows. As far as I know, 64bit OS should be able to use more than 4gb of memory correct?

System as follows:

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
MSI 790fx-gd70
Phenom II 955
OCZ AMD black edition
Diamond 5970
WD 350gb HDD
Corsair H-50
Corsair hx850 psu

Any help would be appreciated.
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well I looked at the QVL,,and it appears that it wll support 16 gbs of ram but not at 1600,,,looks like 2x2 is ok but not 2x4 at 1600,,,stick 1 stick in turn the memory down to 1066 or 1333,,then put the other stick in,,see what happens

also 2x8 sticks,,,i would try to get the 2x4 working first

your bois up to date

why not get a new board and chip,,you have 16gbs of memory already,,
Edited by trailer park boy - 9/14/13 at 4:06pm
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well I looked at the QVL,,and it appears that it wll support 16 gbs of ram but not at 1600,,,looks like 2x2 is ok but not 2x4 at 1600,,,stick 1 stick in turn the memory down to 1066 or 1333,,then put the other stick in,,see what happens

also 2x8 sticks,,,i would try to get the 2x4 working first

your bois up to date

why not get a new board and chip,,you have 16gbs of memory already,,

Wouldn't the bios automatically put the speeds at a compatible spec so it could boot? I've never actually had to "underclock/overclock" anything so I'm not too sure about doing it myself. Also I've never flashed a bios either.

Is there an easy option in my bios to change it from 1600 to 1333? I know that in some asus boards theres an option to just switch ddr3 1600 to ddr3 1333.
Edited by Toan - 9/16/13 at 10:25am
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Wouldn't the bios automatically put the speeds at a compatible spec so it could boot? I've never actually had to "underclock/overclock" anything so I'm not too sure about doing it myself. Also I've never flashed a bios either.

Is there an easy option in my bios to change it from 1600 to 1333? I know that in some asus boards theres an option to just switch ddr3 1600 to ddr3 1333.



should be in there somewhere,,,,select 1333 or 1066 and press save and exit,,the computer will kinda do the on and off thing a couple times,,normal,,,i,m not to familiar with msi boards,,never owned one,,,also I,m not sure that's gonna work even,,,i crammed 4gbs into and older ddr2 am2 socket once,,it was only rated for 2gbs of memory,,had to down clock way down to get it to work,,and it booted real slow,,so it wasn't really an upgrade after all

TBH I would save all 4 sticks for your new build,,or get a newer board,,,a set of 2x8 sticks is practically the price of a newer board
Edited by trailer park boy - 9/16/13 at 4:43pm
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