Just finished an upgrade to one of my computers, and the upgrading process didn't go flawlessly. That's why I decided to write this post.
This computer which I just upgraded was built in mid 2013 with an Asrock 970 Extreme4 motherboard (because I was want to make use of an old AMD Athlon II X4 620 CPU). Because the price of DDR3 SDRAM was soaring in that time so I only installed two 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3-10600) modules.
This computer has been used as a KVM virtualization server for a long time and I upgraded the CPU to FX-6300 recently to achieve higher performance. Obviously, the 8GB RAM has become insufficient for this role now. The price of DDR3 memory is very low these days, and for another reason because I’ve got some coupons so I thought it’s time to do an upgrade. I purchased four Kingston Fury DDR3 1866 (PC3-14900) 8GB modules online, and was delivered yesterday. The price was good, cheaper than 1600 (PC3-12800) modules. Continue reading Problem: AMD FX 6300 and Asrock 970 Extreme4 cannot run DDR3 1866