Originally Posted by Tricky
Have you tested your ram at stock settings and voltage range (2.0-2.1) for stability? Use memtest btw. It sounds like you havent! If you get 1 error or crash during the test, means the ram is either defective, or the motherboard does not like it.
I remember when I had Crucial PC8500s on my 680i board, it kept killing both sticks.
As for the motherboard, it wont underclock your ram, I've never heard that happening when adding more ram.
edit: lol gotta change system, the sig rig isnt the rig i mainly use anymore... ... ... There we go.
Not a complete noob. When I have problems, the first thing I check is the memory and run MemTest. If I get errors I check every stick by itself until I isolate the bad one. I also make sure that my RAM is running at 4-4-4-12 @ 2.1V, which it always is. That is how I know that I had a defective stick in the new set.
I actually misspoke earlier, because I know that this particular RAM IS compatible because when I checked all 4 sticks at once on the first Memtest run, they were all reading email@example.comV, so I know these sticks are 100% compatible with the board in a 4x2GB setup. I have only read others' experiences with their memory being slowed down by the motherboard, but have never experienced it. Oops
Come to think of it, you just helped me answer my own original question. I was worried about my board not accepting the RAM, and without realizing it until you brought up MemTest, that the settings being shown indicated 100% compatibility. I forgot because I was preoccupied with the bad stick. Thanks