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I have an Asrock 970m pro 3 I'm working on, it has a AMD FX 6300 processor and 4x4GB sticks of crucial 1866mhz ram. The computer will not post when I have all 4 sticks in running at 1866, but if I only use 2x it works. NOW if I turn the settings to 1600mhz it will accept all 4 sticks. anyone know why it won't run all 4?
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I have an Asrock 970m pro 3 I'm working on, it has a AMD FX 6300 processor and 4x4GB sticks of crucial 1866mhz ram. The computer will not post when I have all 4 sticks in running at 1866, but if I only use 2x it works. NOW if I turn the settings to 1600mhz it will accept all 4 sticks. anyone know why it won't run all 4?


Add some CPU-NB voltage.
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As chrisjames mentioned, more CPU/NB voltage for sure.
Also make to manually enter all the dram specs found on the sticker on the ram itself. It's not uncommon for an additional .05 to .1v Dram voltage over spec as Ram is rated for Intel.

If you're still on "auto" for CPU/NB voltage enter Bios and see where the Bios has it set. This will give you a starting point to manually enter and add a couple bumps at a time till it boots. Than test with P95 Blend, IBT AVX Very High to Max or even HCI Memtest (works real well to test ram).

Running all four dimms will take a little tweaking but should be doable. Don't be surprised at how much additional CPU/NB and Dram voltage it may require compared to running only two.

If it becomes an issue at 1866MHz try tightening timings but at 1600MHz. The results won't be noticeably different.
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Good luck with it. I tried and tried but I couldn't get it to work. The more volts you add the hotter the board gets. Its a thin PCB and it will get hot at the socket fast. I will say scrap overclocking and just run stock or upgrade to a decent ATX board and really unleash the cpu.
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yeah it was a pain in the butt, I gave up and just let it go to auto lol.
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This looked good on paper but for AM3+ OCing board it is not the best.
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This looked good on paper but for AM3+ OCing board it is not the best.

That's Asrock! It always looks "too good of a deal". And when it's not, well, Asrock can retroactively change the specs!


Take a look at this:



^ I bought 4 of this motherboard, based on that list. I bought the 1st one, when i was running 1090T and later 6300 and it was running without problems (other than increased socket temp), so i thought "I may as well buy more, in case i get 83xx later). Also in forums, people were running them without much trouble.

Compare it with this now and search for the 125W 83xx and 81xx

http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme3/?cat=CPU


Ooops! Where did it go! And for the record, i have ran for months 8320@4Ghz without ill effects, despite hours and hours of nonstop video encoding. So what happened!

This happened: RMA rates in the 1st year from hardware.fr:
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And here it is for AM3 + motherboards based on AMD 990FX chipset, 990X and 970.
- ASRock 970 Extreme3 7.25% R2.0
- 5.95% 970 ASRock Pro3 R2.0
- 5.56% Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
- ASRock 990FX Extreme3 5.26%
- 3.31% ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z
- ASRock 970 Extreme4 3.60%
- ASUS M5A97 EVO 2.14% R2.0
- 1.82% Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
- ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX 1.71% R2.0

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/2014-motherboard-rma-rate-new-update-from-hardware-fr.207128/

^ Before that, it was the R1.0 on top of the list, because aspiring overclockers were buying the extreme3 and overclocking it to the last stable clock, usually between 4.1 and 4.3. And the board was failing.
So Asrock, years later, simply removed the 125W chips from the compatibility list. So, no complaints! biggrin.gif

You can't imagine how many people bought the extreme3. In 2012-13, if you google around, even in enthusiast fora, it was reccomended as "decent board" for 83xx. And the "extreme" encouraged teenagers to run it balls to the wall. Until some mosfet fried. So today, the 83xx don't show in the list, although the motheboard correctly IDs the 83xx CPUs and runs them just as it used to before Asrock removed the CPUs from the list.


Asrock should rename it's entire 970 line, as "BE". Like Asrock 970 BE3 or Asrock 970 BE4, Asrock 970G 3.1 BE and son on. BE for "Barely Enough". lachen.gif
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I have to update my previous post. After battling several bouts of BSODs and just random hang ups I can actually say this is a pretty good board. I think I had bad ram but even after several tests and being stable doing Intel burn test session. My board finally just stopped booting and even throw out a 3 Beep code which when I looked indicated no ram. I went and picked up some PNY XLR8 8GB 1866MHz and BOOM!!!!! my system is running better than the day I put it together. I even got to 4.1GHz no throttling. I probably could go to 4.2-4.3 but I don't like the temps I was getting and the Vcore needed to get there. Overall this still is a decent mobo. May just be picky on ram which would explain a lot.

Also we are clearly doing something wrong.........rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif


We can't even get over 4.3 with out issues....LMAO
Edited by CDub07 - 7/11/16 at 7:24am
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