My Asus A88XM Plus based system unexpectedly stopped working and will not now boot. I see the MemOK LED is red and I'd like to try a new stick of memory. Currently the system has a single 8GB Kingston HyperX beast module clocked at 2133MHz. What is a cheap option for me to purchase to try if it is indeed the memory which is at fault? Do I need 2133MHz? 8GB? 4GB? 2GB?
You can download the manual from asus.com if you've lost the paper version
Noone other than ASUS can say more than what they have written about what's going to work. I did notice that they advise extra cooling if you use four SIMMS
• For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
A88XM Plus supports several kinds memory of DDR3, like dual channel DDR3 2400MHz (overclocking) , 2250MHz (overclocking) , 2200MHz (overclocking) , 2133MHz ,1866MHz , 1600MHz and 1333MHz, so we can select one memory (2133MHz or 1866MHz or 1600MHz or 1333MHz) with at least 4G, its price we can select depend on our economic situation and our requirement, it seems the smaller the memory size, the cheaper the price.