I have used ASUS P5Q-EM motherboard since January. It had 8 GB (a couple of paired 2x2048 kits) Corsair 1066Mhz RAM (dual-channel). It had infrequent crashed which I was unable to determine what was the cause. I installed them in pairs.
Two weeks ago, Windows 7 highlighted that 1st kit of 2x2048 RAM was faulty which are replacing. Two days ago, 2nd set of 2x2048 became faulty too.
I discovered that those are compatible to asus p45q-em motherboard if properly applied according to the ASUS mobo manual/guide (P5Q-EM Manual). So I got replacements for those faulty RAMs which I will sell them off and buy 2 x 2 kits of RAM in total 8GB which works in 2xpairs with the accordance to the manual
Corsair RAMs I used are dual channel kits but does not work in pair on my mobo which caused instability and damaged my RAMs. According to the manual, it can be used a single channel only. I learnt the hard way that a certain paired kits of RAM does not always works on dual channel mobo. eg corsair twin dominator (CM2X2048-8500C5D)
So i had to get RAMs that support 4 modules,which meets the asus mobo manual's compatibility list, inserted into blue & black slots as two pairs of Duel-channel memory configuration. eg 2 x 2 kits of 2048 Geil (GX24GB8500C5UDC) works on Asus p4q em mobo.
I found RAMs are faulty by using memtest86+ and windows diagnostic test. But how do I determine that my mobo is not faulty and wont affects my new RAMs? Can faulty RAMs affects my mobo?
Thanks kindly in advance.