i was working with the techs at gskill a while back after i'd just gotten my 1090t. I'd been running their RAM for some time in an 8gb 2x4 configuration without problems, after a substantial drop in price i added 2 more, and promptly started seeing BSODs all over the place. I tinkered with the settings, checked my timings, altered voltage on the memory controller in my BIOS which is up to the latest version. and never solved it, i send the new sticks back after trying it in different combinations, different slots, 1 old 1 new the opposite combination, with 2 new or 2 old sticks i had no problems. The sticks came up fine which is the same result i'd had on my internal tests with windows 7's tool.
their explanation was that the memory controller on the phenom2 just couldn't handle 4 sticks. is this true? or is there something we didn't try?
If it is true, does anyone know if the FX chips have rectified the issue? i'm not going to upgrade unless they have.
AMD Phenom II x6 3.2ghz (1090T), 4GBx2 Gskill 1333 RAM , GA-880GMA-UD2H, XFX DD R9 280X, Sandisk 240GB SSD, Seagate 1 TB SSHD