There is no Patriot memory on the tested list (see below). Do you know someone with a stick who will allow you to borrow it for a test? The best RAM would be made by Micron/Crucial, Samsung, Hynix, or Elpida (recently bought by Micron) and be DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1066 because that board only officially supports those two speeds.
Yes, it definitely sounds like the board is unhappy with the memory...
Hey guys, thanks for the quick input.
Sadly enough I do not know anyone who owns a desktop. Laptops are dominant in these here parts!
The Patriot Viper 3's I have are ddr3-1600 so I guess that is why it doe snot work. I cannot find any of the supported ram at local vendors; newegg.com carries one of them but I'm in Canada and newegg.ca does not carry it.
Do you think it would be a safe bet to just grab ddr3-1333 ram from one of the brands on the supported list? I was thinking of buying some Kingston ram since I am a fan of their products.
"The Patriot Viper 3's I have are ddr3-1600 so I guess that is why it doe snot work"
The further from the specifications, the more chance of trouble. And certain manufacturers have more trouble than others.
"Do you think it would be a safe bet to just grab ddr3-1333 ram from one of the brands on the supported list?"
You will find that DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1066 are not terribly common these days because most, if not all companies have stopped making it. Most of the ones on that list have gone the way of the dinosaur. Kingston still sells value RAM in DDR3-1333 that would most likely work. Before buying, either use its memory advisor or contact them. I have personally used Micron/Crucial, Samsung, Hynix, and Corsair XMS3 (Newegg still sells this) on Intel 6-series boards with 100% success. And avoid low-profile RAM, as Intel has stated that it can cause problems.
I picked up a 2x4gb kit of Corsair XMS3-1333. Seems to have fixed the problem. I will probably pick up another set before they get even rarer and double in cost...I paid $60 Canadian for the kit.
Thank you for this information that you all have kindly shared on this thread and I’m glad that the new RAM is working for you.