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Gigabyte 870A-UD3

runs fine with 4gb of ram, but bsods during games with 8gb. i want to oc my 1055T to 4.0ghz as well, or somewhere close to that.

is it my mobo's fault i can't do this with 8gb of ram?

if so, what motherboard should I get to replace it? i'm hoping to switch into bulldozer, so hopefully an AM3+ board that can handle my 1055T

if not, what kind of diagnostics can i run? i've tested the ram with memtest (all 4x2gb in at once) and it found no errors

thanks guys... this has been frustrating me to no end... hope it can get resolved!
    
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Rotate the memory modules in slots and see if the BSOD occures because of the memory quantity or because there is a bad slot .
Reseat CPU as the connection between the memory controller and the RAM slots may be imperfect as well.
If there is a problem with the RAM slots RMA the mobo and then if continues RMA the CPU for bad memory controller.
You need to find if it s the CPU or motherboard as both can generate this.

This in case you ve managed to test ok each stick of memory by itself .
Test each stick in each memory slot and run 25 passes of Memtest test 5 for each stick.
It will take some time.
Edited by Dromihetes - 3/12/11 at 2:24pm
   
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lol what... the cpu can cause this? news to me... cool!

i'll do all that. thanks a lot

it's weird tho... 4gb works perfectly, so i think it's more of the mobo's problem, no?
    
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lol what... the cpu can cause this? news to me... cool!

i'll do all that. thanks a lot

it's weird tho... 4gb works perfectly, so i think it's more of the mobo's problem, no?
All tests should be done at stock settings.
You need to test each stick in each RAM slot
This will tell you what to do.
First RMA will be for the mobo ,if the RAM seems ok.

Keep in mind some RAM sticks may be sold as a Dual Channel pair ,but they may be unproperly paired and give you intermitent errors.
So you can test all day the sticks find them good each one and in each mobo slot ,but when installed in dual channel to error you
   
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