I built my machine in 2008, it has:
- mobo: MSI P45 Diamond
- CPU: Intel Q9450
- RAM: 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1333
- and various and sundry additional parts that I don't think have anything to do with my question.
I recently decided to upgrade my RAM to something a bit more modern because although I'd love to upgrade the whole machine (new CPU and mobo as well) the Ram was something I could do without needing to spend money upgrading the other two parts.
I purchased 8GB (4 z 2GB) DDR3 1600 so that I could use it when I decided to upgrade the CPU and mobo, and assuming that it would work in my current mobo (as per:
"FSB: 1600 (OC)" and
"Memory Standard: DDR3 1600 (OC)" and
"Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB").
I figured I could put it in, go into the BIOS and tweak the settings necessary to get it to run. Unfortunately the mobo doesn't post with the new memory loaded (in any configuration or number: I've tried two, in the slots that the memory I am currently using is in).
Replacing the old memory got me on my computer just fine (and onto Super User), but I'm a bit stuck.
I'm willing to try anything, but I've never O.C.'ed before, so I need a pointer in the right direction...Unfortunately I can't ask any clearer question than that because I have too little experience: I'm a programmer, not a system builder...