Oh snap, Need help with board compatiblilty
The ram I have is G.SKILL RIPJAWS F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL ram kit. I bought the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z MB. I see that it isn't on the list for the ram QVL. Will this mean it won't work?
Gskills are notorious for being very compatible with a variety of motherboard chipsets and board manufacturers even if the ram is not on their QVL. I believe you are good to go sir. It won't hurt to go into the bios and manually enter the voltage and timings.
I have issues with Rip Jaws
Hey i have the same RAM for the same MoBo.
It works fine untill i game.
While gaming... within 15 - 60 mins the system freezes.
I asked the ASUS technical support about this, but they could not provide a definite answer.
The result being that i am now using ony one of the 4 GB modules.
The ASUS Tech person asked me to tweak the voltage and stuff on the RAM, which i have little or no knowledge about.
If you have done some tweaking yourself and have solved the problem...please do let me know.
Go into your bios.
-Find DRAM voltage. Set it manually to the RAM's rating (it will be either 1.50v, 1.60v or 1.65v.)
-set the RAM speed manually. 1600 I think that is, but 1333 and 1866 are common also.
-set the 'big 5' timings manually. It will look something like 9-11-9-27-1T or 2T
-if it's still not stable look for a voltage setting called vccio or vtt...it's the subsystem that the RAM runs on, stock 'auto' voltage is 1.05. Many users report stability gains by raising this slightly - typically 1.10-1.15v. General consensus is that 1.20v is safe for everyday usage. I would raise it by .02v at a time and test for stability, but you could go straight to 1.10v with no harm to your computer.
Mine works fine. They only I changed was that the Motherboard was reading my ram as DDR-1333, instead of DDR-1600, And I changed it. Never touched anything else. You may have a bad stick. Try using Memtest86+
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