Originally Posted by damric
The problem here is that they combined the intel and amd memory subforums a while back. I'm not sure whose genius idea that was, but it really hurts amd users because the platforms behave so differently with memory so you get a lot of derps making uninformed posts. Then, of course, there is a mentality here that a newbie should read the stickies and wealth of guides around here before you can get any help. A lot of newbies don't even know the right question to ask. I was in that situation before, we all were. I really need to get off my butt and write an AMD memory tuning guide to pay it back... There aren't that many people knowledgeable in the area, and even fewer that want to spend the time to help because memory tuning is such a bear. I know some guys that are experts at it, but they are dicks, and that says a lot coming from me.
I wanted to build my first OC PC, but I was ignorant. After some initial reading and postings I was given a link by Tweaktown resident LSDmeASAP. The post detailed how important it is to get memory that the Mobo manufacture has tested with their product, this is to help ensure compatibility and stability. Not saying unlisted RAM is unstable or not compatible, as some aftermarket, non-tested modules, will OC and stabilize just fine.
I have found that close to 2/3 of memory related errors from users building their own OC PC's was due to buying memory outside of the manufacturers tested and listed recommended modules.S
o, now my question for OP is; did you buy your memory off of the Mobo manufactures recommended memory module list?Edited by PDXMark - 3/28/14 at 12:57pm