Solved Question for those who know better (RAM) Tags: Dell Studio Xps RAM Motherboards Memory Last response: September 6, 2013 9:27 AM in Memory Share imerix September 5, 2013 6:29:10 AM Hello there, I noticed that there seems to be alot of people with a hell of a lot more knowledge on these things than me lurking here So, I currently own an old DELL XPS 8100; http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/se... Motherboard serial; DH57M01 YD0213 . CPU: Intel core i3 540 3.07 ghz Now from what i can tell the highest frequency supported seems to be 1333 MHz. My question is however if it at all would be possible for me to run 1600MHz memory on it, specifically this; http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/PartsI... My question isn't so much about wether i will be able to get 1600MHz, which i doubt, but rather if it may hurt/damage my computer if i install these? More about : question ram Reply to imerix Best solution rolli59 a c 697 V Motherboard a c 176 } Memory September 5, 2013 6:36:08 AM The 1600MHz ram will not hurt your system and has no problem running at lower speed so it should work fine. Reply to rolli59 imerix September 5, 2013 6:52:11 AM ok! Thanks for the quick reply! I got the ram as a gift, but wanted to be sure i didn't ruin anything by installing something that might not be supported. Reply to imerix Related resources Two questions, for those who may know - Forum Noobish question from someone who should know better - Forum My First Build, little advice from those who know :) - Forum For those of you who didn't know - Forum To those who wonder if CM Hyper 212 plus will clear RAM Socket.... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer imerix September 5, 2013 12:54:34 PM After installing the new ram, my computer freezes at startup, .... why ? i run 64bit windows 7. Reply to imerix Jesyka September 5, 2013 1:35:39 PM Not positive this is your issue, but I've read in other threads that you have to change in the bios what speed ram you are running if you run something other than what your mobo supports. Reply to Jesyka rolli59 a c 697 V Motherboard a c 176 } Memory September 5, 2013 4:37:42 PM Resetting CMOS/BIOS usually solves those issues. Reply to rolli59 imerix September 5, 2013 10:49:44 PM I'm not able to get into the bios/cmos with the new ram installed. when i put the old ram in, i can't find any settings for RAM in the bios/cmos. Reply to imerix rolli59 a c 697 V Motherboard a c 176 } Memory September 6, 2013 4:38:41 AM Reset CMOS with either the jumper or by removing the motherboard battery. Reply to rolli59 imerix September 6, 2013 9:00:37 AM rolli59 said:Reset CMOS with either the jumper or by removing the motherboard battery. I tried both methods with no results. still freezes upon startup and before i can hit F2. I just don't think it's supported.. It did however mess with my computer, set date etc to 2010 .. no that i think that's an issue, but it seems lite som of the drivers might have backrolled? is this possible? Reply to imerix rolli59 a c 697 V Motherboard a c 176 } Memory September 6, 2013 9:27:17 AM I am presuming that you are not using both your old set and the new set. It is possible that you got a bad stick of ram so try with just one installed at a time. Reply to rolli59 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumPlease i wanna know the better of those 2 Intel possessors ForumQuestion for those who played mass effect 2 ForumQuestion for those who own Thermaltake V3 black edition ForumA question for all those who've owned Thouroghbred B..... ForumQuestion to those who own a GA-965P-DS3 ForumQuestion to those who like Goldstrike ForumSimple question for those of you that know ... I hope Forum$1000 rig for person who doesn't know any better ForumA few quick Z800 questions (For those who have one.) Forumanyone in the know who thinks ram will get cheaper Forumquestion for ppl who have a Q6600 or in the know ForumQuestion from someone who does not know what he is doing ForumProcessor question (possibly for Andrew, who seems to know.. ForumWeird Issue mobo/ram/psu/who knows? Forumquestion to someone who knows alot about mmorpg engines, etc. More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !