The graphics driver should not be affecting if the only change was the memory upgrade.
Can you indicate the exact model of your system, the processor, and the memory part number or specifications?
it is a Gigabyte gah-55-USB3 with a Clarkdale I3 - 540 - 3.06 Ghz.. I'm running Windows 7 x 64
Memory : ADATA ( brand new) 1600 Mhz, 512 x 64. Capacity: 8 gig kit ( 2x4gigs each) = 16 gigs ( 2 kits of the same Adata).
Adata Model #:AX3U1600W4G9-DB
Crucial has memory identical to ADATA's. Theirs passes their compatibility test so I don't understand why Adata's wont work
I tried resetting the BIOS. underclocking adjusting the latency above or lower than the memory spec
I noted that on Gigabyte's site it said :" do not use ICore 3, Icore5 or Icore 5 with HD Graphics if over clocking or using Memory higher than 1333Mhz.
But below in that list, it says I'm ok to use a CPU with HD Graphics as long as I don't go above 1666 Mhz . So its very badly ambiguous!
I'm wondering if I should disable the HD graphics ( no point in buying a CPU with no graphics like the Lynnfield CPU).
If I disable the HD graphics and use a discrete graphics card, could it work?
With the memory upgrade, it boots all the way up to the Window's menu ( where it asks, boot normally or launch repair). It boots normally but just before
the animation starts ( the red, green yellow swirling images), it freezes.
I noted I might of answered the POST Bios wrong. it did ask me if I wanted to boot in AHCI or IDE mode, in a hurry, I kept answering yes boot in IDE mode, so im wondering if its because its booting in IDE Mode.
Either way, when I put the 2 x 1 gig sticks back, the Corsair. It boots normally without any effort
The Intel® Core i3-540 supports up to 1333 MHz at 1.5 v. Selecting the incorrect SATA controller mode (AHCI/RAID/IDE) in BIOS will also cause boot issues with your operating system.