Sorry about adding (hijacking) a closed post...my bad.
Thanks for the suggestion Bernhard.
Ok, here is what I've learned so far......
I was unable to manually change the DRAM settings per Bernhard's suggestion (my fault not his...I'm new at this).
Tried a set of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 memory (2x4GB), no change. System very unstable and unable to install windows.
Bios on my motherboard was version 11.9, which I thought was current.
Was able to get a copy of 11.11 on a USB drive and load from the M-Flash BIOS Installer
That fixed it (still using the 1600 memory sticks, will try to go back to the oc 2133's later).
Installing all my software now.
More tomorrow if all goes well.