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Well ever since i got my new DDR 3 RAM and new crosshair IV mobo i've been having blue screens, i've taken it to best buy numerous times, and i've tried tweaking my bios settings, could it be my CPU is faulty or that they can't run in sync, the DDR3 and Athlon x4 ?
    
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Originally Posted by scotty453 View Post
Well ever since i got my new DDR 3 RAM and new crosshair IV mobo i've been having blue screens, i've taken it to best buy numerous times, and i've tried tweaking my bios settings, could it be my CPU is faulty or that they can't run in sync, the DDR3 and Athlon x4 ?
your memory is wrong, you need DDR3 @ 1333

Athlon II max supported memory is DDR3 @ 1333
Edited by Adam23 - 1/8/11 at 6:30pm
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Should not be an issue with 1600MHz RAM. The Mobo gives you that support, regardless of the what the CPU specs are.

Can you add some CPUz screen shot (memory and CPU pages)

What volts have you got set? Are you running stock?
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memory is probably bad. run memtest86+ and let us know if you get errors. if you do, then rma the ram.

http://www.memtest.org/

you build need to burn an iso. use imgburn.

http://www.imgburn.com/
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Should not be an issue with 1600MHz RAM. The Mobo gives you that support, regardless of the what the CPU specs are.

Can you add some CPUz screen shot (memory and CPU pages)

What volts have you got set? Are you running stock?
i thought that board only supports 1600 OC'd not 1600MHz memory,
im sure it max support modules are 1333
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the athlon/phenom architecture only supports ddr3-1333, but most chips will run 1600mhz ram fine.
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Is your Athlon C2 or C3? The C2 has problems run with DDR3 1600, but AMD fix the problem with the it in the C3 version.
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post #8 of 16
lol... bestbuy, seriously?


RAM sounds like it's defective
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Crosshair IV

Memory
Supported RAM Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC, ECC
RAM Installed ( Max ) 0 MB / 16 GB (max)
Max Supported RAM Modules PC3-10600
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post #10 of 16
I have no problem running ddr3-1600 on my Athlon ii X4 630, try re-seating your memory modules and check if your memory is [ganged] or [unganged]
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