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DDR3 1333mhz not detected on G41m-VS3 R2.0

Please advice.

I just bought a Kingston 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 yesterday for my AsRock G41M-VS3 R2.0.
When I turned on the computer, nothing happens just black screen. No sounds from the mobo. Is it a faulty RAM, RAM not supported, or do I need to tweak some settings.
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  1. What CPU do you have ? Because no all the CPU can support 1333MHz. And if you use the FSB1333-CPU then you need go to the manual (page 21) to see how to set the jumper.
  2. Here is the list=http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G41M-VS3%20R2.0/?cat=CPU
    What happens if you put the old one back in?
  3. cin19 said:
    What CPU do you have ? Because no all the CPU can support 1333MHz. And if you use the FSB1333-CPU then you need go to the manual (page 21) to see how to set the jumper.


    My CPU = Intel Pentium E6600
    I tried setting the jumper and still the same.

    ur6beersaway said:
    Here is the list=http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/G41M-VS3%20R2.0/?cat=CPU
    What happens if you put the old one back in?


    If I put the old one back DDR3 2g, system runs normally. If I put both in or only the 4g, then nothing happens.
    Btw, if it matters, my DDR3 2g = Kingston KVR1333D3S8N9/2, my DDR3 4g = Kingston KVR13N9S8/4.
  4. Are you running 32 bit windows?
  5. ur6beersaway said:
    Are you running 32 bit windows?


    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  6. When you mix the different RAM together, if they work then you are fine, but if they don't work together then it is a little bit tricky. You need go to the BIOS either set to 1066MHz or up the voltage a little bit ( like to 1.55V ) if you set the speed at 1333MHz, because your CPU has the FSB1066 so that 1333MHz is for OCing.
  7. the old one 1333?= 4GB D.O.A. stick=RMA return.
  8. cin19 said:
    When you mix the different RAM together, if they work then you are fine, but if they don't work together then it is a little bit tricky. You need go to the BIOS either set to 1066MHz or up the voltage a little bit ( like to 1.55V ) if you set the speed at 1333MHz, because your CPU has the FSB1066 so that 1333MHz is for OCing.

    I was thinking about it but this would be my 1st attempt to OC. That would mean I have to enter BIOS without the 4g ram on 1st, tweak the settings, then put on the 4g ram and see what happens, right? :p Which voltage would that be? What would the worst scenario be... fried CPU and/or ram? :ouch:

    ur6beersaway said:
    the old one 1333?= 4GB D.O.A. stick=RMA return.

    D.O.A and RMA stands for? (sorry, I'm not fluent in English :D)
  9. Best answer
    Sorry, DOA=dead on arrival, any part that will not do anything once installed.
    RMA=return merchandise authorization, Contacting where the part was originally purchased (or the manufacturer) and opening a complaint ticket.
  10. I used to have the LGA775 and I still have it but only for the test PC now. As long as you don't go over 1.57V from the RAM specification you will not damage the RAM and the CPU. Keep in mind for LGA775 CPU you can use the 1.8 to 2.0V DDR2 RAM.
  11. ur6beersaway said:
    Sorry, DOA=dead on arrival, any part that will not do anything once installed.
    RMA=return merchandise authorization, Contacting where the part was originally purchased (or the manufacturer) and opening a complaint ticket.


    Thanks a lot. I was thinking of it too. I just want to make sure that I didn't miss any steps to make it work. Otherwise, I might get a replacement and still have the same problem with my pc due to my lack of knowledge. So base on the informations I have given, the 4g ram should have worked without BIOS tweaking or do I need to choose other types of ram?
  12. As far as I can tell all you changed was a increase the capacity, it should have been "plug & play".
  13. cin19 said:
    I used to have the LGA775 and I still have it but only for the test PC now. As long as you don't go over 1.57V from the RAM specification you will not damage the RAM and the CPU. Keep in mind for LGA775 CPU you can use the 1.8 to 2.0V DDR2 RAM.

    I have tried increasing DRAM voltage to 1.55v but still nothing happens when I put the 4g on. For the DRAM freq., only options were Auto/400mhz DDR3_800/533mhz DDR3_1066; I tried all settings and same result. Anyway, thanks for the help. :)

    ur6beersaway said:
    As far as I can tell all you changed was a increase the capacity, it should have been "plug & play".

    Yes. Thanks a lot. I will try to get a replacement tomorrow and hopefully it will turn out well :)
  14. arick4eva said:
    Please advice.

    I just bought a Kingston 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 yesterday for my AsRock G41M-VS3 R2.0.
    When I turned on the computer, nothing happens just black screen. No sounds from the mobo. Is it a faulty RAM, RAM not supported, or do I need to tweak some settings.
  15. Hi there, don't know if you still need help but here it goes.
    There are several types of RAM - DDR, DDR2, DDR3 etc, several frequencies etc. But there is also one other thing, the memory density, High or Low density, in other words, the number of memory chips it has.
    I had the same problem that you have. I bought a DDR3 4GB 1333Mhz and it was a high density stick, it was 8 memoy chips. I had to buy a new memory, and this time it works. Check that

    Check also this

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/user-support/ram-upgrades-watch-for-high-and-low-density-requirements/
  16. I'm having a similar issue with exactly the same board. But looking at the number of chips to know if the memory is low density or high density does not convince me. I also have two Kingston memories, the non working one has the S9, the working other does not, both are DDR3 1333 MHz, and both have 8 chips.

    It seems the board has problem recognizing the newest modules. Maybe we can try updating the BIOS.
  17. asarock said:
    I'm having a similar issue with exactly the same board. But looking at the number of chips to know if the memory is low density or high density does not convince me. I also have two Kingston memories, the non working one has the S9, the working other does not, both are DDR3 1333 MHz, and both have 8 chips.

    It seems the board has problem recognizing the newest modules. Maybe we can try updating the BIOS.


    hello could you solve the problem? because I just bought one and I have the same problem
  18. I have the same problem (black screen, no sound) with GOODRAM DDR3 4096MB PC1333 CL9 GR1333D364L9/4G.
    Old RAM (corsair ddr3 1333 4gb) works fine on the newest BIOS firmware 1.90
  19. Same with me. Motherboard is brand new, on startup no post, no beep code. Tried with several different pairs of Kingston HyperX Fury 1333 2x4gb sticks. Mobo apparently is not designed for newer 1333 ddr3 modules. Unfortunately I don't have slower ram to test it.
  20. horacio512 said:
    asarock said:
    I'm having a similar issue with exactly the same board. But looking at the number of chips to know if the memory is low density or high density does not convince me. I also have two Kingston memories, the non working one has the S9, the working other does not, both are DDR3 1333 MHz, and both have 8 chips.

    It seems the board has problem recognizing the newest modules. Maybe we can try updating the BIOS.


    hello could you solve the problem? because I just bought one and I have the same problem


    No, BIOS update does not solve this. The update is labeled "Improves memory compatibility" but in this case nothing changed. I spoke to the store where I bought the stick, they told me this is not the first case of incompatibility. They accepted the stick back and returned me the money as they do not have another brand to offer me right now.

    I used the money to purchase two 2GB Samsung memories (they work in dual channel, mother is very fast with them).
  21. I have the same problem kingston 4gb 1333 do not work i have to buy 1 pair of CRUCIAL SPORTS XT of 4gb 1600 and they work flawless! !!!!! End of problems the MOBO runs like hell and have windows 10
    Configuration:
    Xeon X5460 3.13ghz fsb 1333
    8Gb (2×4gb 1600) crucial sports xt
    Asus nvidia Gtx 650ti
    PSU corsair 500w 80 plus bronze
  22. Need dual CHANNEL no single ! Single play only 2gb no 4! Get dual in 4gb and work!
  23. Theo12345 said:
    Need dual CHANNEL no single ! Single play only 2gb no 4! Get dual in 4gb and work!


    Don't give the wrong info. http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/1349-ram-how-dual-channel-works-vs-single-channel/Page-3
  24. Is this cpu processor can support 
    4 core Intel Core 2 quad Q9650 3.00GHZ for This motherboard


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    my motherboard
    ASRock G41M-VS3 R2..0
  25. Is this cpu processor can support ??????
    4 core Intel Core 2 quad Q9650 3.00GHZ for This motherboard?????????????

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    my motherboard
    ASRock G41M-VS3 R2..0
  26. The G41 chipset (Dual Core/Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad) boards require double-sided low density (2Rx8) 4GB modules. They WILL NOT post with single-sided high density (1Rx8) 4GB memory installed.

    I have a G41M and a P45 board and they both require double-sided low density 4GB (2Rx8) memory modules or they will not post.

    They also require 2GB modules to be double-sided (2Rx8) although sometimes will post and run with single-sided 2GB modules but this can cause memory corruption and errors. However 1GB modules can be single-sided or double-sided. Newer 2GB and 4GB memory modules are almost all single-sided and high density (1Rx8) as newer motherboards can support this chip configuration and it is cheaper to manufacture.

    You can tell if a 4GB memory module is 2Rx8 because it has 2 rows of 8 chips (totaling 16 chips) = 8 on one side and 8 on the other side. A 1Rx8 module has 1 row of 8 chips on one side only, and nothing on the other side.
  27. arick4eva said:
    Please advice.

    I just bought a Kingston 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 yesterday for my AsRock G41M-VS3 R2.0.
    When I turned on the computer, nothing happens just black screen. No sounds from the mobo. Is it a faulty RAM, RAM not supported, or do I need to tweak some settings.

    Did you fix the problem? If so, what was the fix.
  28. Anonymous said:
    arick4eva said:
    Please advice.

    I just bought a Kingston 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 yesterday for my AsRock G41M-VS3 R2.0.
    When I turned on the computer, nothing happens just black screen. No sounds from the mobo. Is it a faulty RAM, RAM not supported, or do I need to tweak some settings.

    Did you fix the problem? If so, what was the fix.



    This post is old, but doesn't seem to have a solution, so I'll share my experience for those whose google ends here.

    My symptoms were similar to OP, in my case it turned out the board doesn't like 1.5V ram. Initially I tried Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x4GB 1.5V ram and experienced exactly the same as OP.

    I swapped it for Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 1.65V and it boots up normal.

    Btw this is the second time I've had this issue. The other time was with a Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR motherboard.
  29. Lance9192 said:
    Anonymous said:
    arick4eva said:
    Please advice.

    I just bought a Kingston 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 yesterday for my AsRock G41M-VS3 R2.0.
    When I turned on the computer, nothing happens just black screen. No sounds from the mobo. Is it a faulty RAM, RAM not supported, or do I need to tweak some settings.

    Did you fix the problem? If so, what was the fix.



    This post is old, but doesn't seem to have a solution, so I'll share my experience for those whose google ends here.

    My symptoms were similar to OP, in my case it turned out the board doesn't like 1.5V ram. Initially I tried Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x4GB 1.5V ram and experienced exactly the same as OP.

    I swapped it for Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 1.65V and it boots up normal.

    Btw this is the second time I've had this issue. The other time was with a Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR motherboard.


    Oh, okay. Thanks for the note.
  30. Lance9192 said:
    Anonymous said:
    arick4eva said:
    Please advice.

    I just bought a Kingston 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 yesterday for my AsRock G41M-VS3 R2.0.
    When I turned on the computer, nothing happens just black screen. No sounds from the mobo. Is it a faulty RAM, RAM not supported, or do I need to tweak some settings.

    Did you fix the problem? If so, what was the fix.



    This post is old, but doesn't seem to have a solution, so I'll share my experience for those whose google ends here.

    My symptoms were similar to OP, in my case it turned out the board doesn't like 1.5V ram. Initially I tried Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x4GB 1.5V ram and experienced exactly the same as OP.

    I swapped it for Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 1.65V and it boots up normal.

    Btw this is the second time I've had this issue. The other time was with a Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR motherboard.

    So the Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB works on this mobo??
    (or anything that is 1.65V)
  31. I tested Kingston hiperx 4gb and is not working too
  32. So when I buy this motherboard I need old 2GB DDR 1333 so I can start motherboard enter BIOS and change value, save it and then put my new 4GB RAM.... That is really shity... Why motherboard can start with any DDR3 RAM and then warm user if RAM is not supported or give a chance to enter BIOS and change settings for that RAM module.
  33. i have same mother board and memory... but my cpu is Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.50GHz 1333MHz.
    What should i do?
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