My build was a i5 2500k on a Gigabyte Z68MX-UD2H-B3, 8 GB RAM Corsair (9-9-9-24), GeForce 480 GTX.
It was very stable running Mountain Lion 10.8.4, but for 3d rendering I needed more RAM and a faster processor.
First, I bought 4x 8GB of Patriot RAM PV316G160C9K (9-9-9-24), maxing out my motherboard's capacity, and that was when all my troubles started...
The system immediately became unstable, and I thought proceeding with a clean-installation.
However, the installation process was always failing. At first, I thought the problem to be with the usb stick, so I tried different ones, and connecting them to different USB ports. Every time it was a failure, with the installer randomly reporting errors.
I decided to install back the previous Corsair RAM, and I went through the installation without any issue.
I then tried to replace again the RAM, and now I am writing from the 10.8.4 with the Patriot RAM installed, however I am getting weird app crashes: notes crashes, system preference crashes... and I might get a reboot anytime.
The weird thing is that I have executed the memtest utility from memtest.org and it did not report any error.
The RAM itself seems working very well under Windows, where I stress it with rendering occupying around 30 Gb or RAM for many hours and the system keeps being stable.
Is it reasonable that the RAM has somehow a compatibility issue with ML? Any clue to solve this eventually?
Thanks in advance.