i bought another 4Gb of ram to put in all four slots i have tested each ram separately and they all load. But when i put in all 8Gb it will not load immediately it fails loading 3 times then it will run but only at 1333. They are rated at 1866. any suggestions?
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I would go voltage as well, but in all honesty it probably would have been better selling your current 2x2GB and getting 2x4GB modules, seeing as they are so cheap now. Running 2 modules is much more 'computer friendly' than running 4 modules.
It could also be an issue with your current bios is you haven't updated to the latest. It's often the case they improve memory compatibility (they usually don't say what compatibility has been improved, only that they improved it) with new bios updates, and also new CPU Microcode which may or may not help the situation (especially considering the memory controller is on the CPU). Going by the recent CPU Microcode updates, I dare say that the target for that is the new Piledriver CPU's, so that would affect you. This is just an assumption!
so i have made it so it posts now after manually entering 1333 timings so now i have to figure out how to get them to 1866 without burning things up. I have read that this is pretty common with the AMD 8350 FX. thanks again for all the help so far and the ones about to come.