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Does anyone else have 2x2GB DDR3 modules of any brand / speed paired with a Maximus Extreme? I have spent a week trying to get this thing stable. Each stick fails Memtest86+ (USB Legacy disabled) at any speed. System is running stock right now. Passes CPU Pi Test at any speed from 2.66GHz to 3.8GHz, from 800MHz to 1600MHz, but Prime95 Blend will fail immediately at stock speeds. Machine will crash randomly, but I haven't made it passed 30 minutes without a crash. Could be youtube, Bioshock, RDP, Zombie Panic Source, anything. All sorts of bizarre stop errors I have never seen before. When running stock, NBv must be 1.5+ and DRAMv must be 1.9+ to get the system into XP. I scrapped Vista for now and am just trying to get XP to work. I do not believe that I received two brand new bad sticks of RAM, so I am more apt to believe that there is a compatibility issue with the Maximus Extreme, especially since the G.Skill forum moderator mentioned "We are still having a problem with the Maximus Extreme, but we are trying to fix." Of course, phone support said there would be no issues when I called them BEFORE buying the RAM and AFTER it failed. I ran 2x1GB cheap-@ss Corsair XMS3 DHX 1333 9-9-9-24 with NO issues, but the 2x2GB G.Skill which many praise on this board running at 1600 7-7-7-18 will not function with any timings or voltages. ANY IDEAS?

Any advice for RAM that doesn't seem to have issues?
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 Asus Maximus Extreme EVGA 8800GTS 4GB Patriot Viper DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 TB bobo XP Dual 20" Acer 4:3 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
bobo OCZ 850w Antec P182SE bobo 
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desk 
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