Very easy for Asus to blame AMD, in the ROG forums which Raja frequents there have been loads of people with memory problems with both the Crosshair IV and V boards. I have used 1090T's, 1100T's 965BE's and so in a variety of boards going back years and I haven't found any problems with the memory controllers. The length of time anyone has been building systems doesn't really mean anything, I have been building modding and programming comps since the 80's, around 28 years but that doesn't make me any better at it than someone who has only been doing it for a short time just more experienced, I wouldn't dream of attempting some of the water loops I've seen in here lol.
It occurred to me that I've had intel boards that were flaky. I had this on X58 that would sometimes lockup playing games. I eventually replaced the ram with Corsair dominators and my problems went away. So experienced has taught me that all the parts are like pieces to a puzzle and they have to come together just right for it all to work right. I mean it's not always plug and play though. Takes a little know how to tweak timings and vtt voltages especially when overclocking but this thing wasn't overclocked. It quite simply didn't like four 4gb modules @1600 7-8-8-24 timings and wouldn't post when it would with two. So we have three possibilities - bad ram, motherboard qvl issue, or poor memory controller on cpu. What could it be?
Edited by davidm71 - 5/7/12 at 2:34pm