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970a g/3.1 hyperx 1866 ram

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Topic: 970a g/3.1 hyperx 1866 ram
Posted By: Tader
Subject: 970a g/3.1 hyperx 1866 ram
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2016 at 11:02pm
is this ram compatible with this mb? i have 2 sticks 8gb kingston hyperx 1866 ram

Posted By: parsec
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2016 at 11:17pm
Originally posted by Tader Tader wrote:

is this ram compatible with this mb? i have 2 sticks 8gb kingston hyperx 1866 ram

Sorry but just Kingston HyperX 1866 memory is not enough information to give you an answer. There are many models of Kingston memory that is HyperX 1866.

We need the full model number to check. For example, this is one HyperX 1866 model number from your boards memory support list:

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Any memory speed above 1333 is considered an over clock on this board, so cannot be guaranteed to work. If the memory is compatible, it will at least work at a lower speed.

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Posted By: Tader
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2016 at 11:33pm
i oced my northbridge to 2600mhz and 1.4v 1866 speed works, but couple games crashes is it ram fault? i tested memtest 10 hours no errors, memory HX316C10FWK2/16

Posted By: WKjun
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2016 at 12:33am
You really are serious about that OC thing, Tader!? Tongue
Once more, there is practically no reason for OC'ing the CPU-NB (>2200MHz) or Hyper-Transport (>2400MHz). Especially on that board, where you reported a too hot VRM heatsink yourself some time ago. To test if it is a hardware fault, why don't you reset your BIOS to default? It is very likely that your 400MHz OC of the CPU-NB crashes the games.
And for the modules, to know which are compatible, it is simple. Just read the QVL (Qualified Vendor List) of each mainboard before you buy them.

PC1: FX-9590@def|290 |16GB@2133|Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
PC2: FX-8320@4.5|290 |16GB@2133| "
PC3: FX-9590@def|280X|16GB@2133| "
PC4: FX-9370@def|280X|16GB@2133| "
PC5: FX-6300@4.6|7950|16GB@1866|990FX-UD3

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