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September 12, 2013 10:36:41 PM

how can i use corsiar valueselect DDR 3 ram (model CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 ) with gigabyte G41m combo motherboard ?

http://www.gigabyte.in/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
http://www.corsair.com/cmv4gx3m1a1333c9.html

i removed my ddr2 ram 2x2 4gb ram and tried to use corsair drr3 ram 2x4 8gb in both slots for ddr3 . i also removed the motherboard battery to reset CMOS . but nothing happens it just restarts not even boots .my processor is intel core 2 duo E8400 .or i have to overclock my motherboard so i can use this ram ??
Please help me .
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September 12, 2013 10:54:04 PM

Can you get to the BIOS?

Have you read the mb manual ?
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September 12, 2013 11:03:10 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Can you get to the BIOS?

Have you read the mb manual ?


Hello thanks for reply . yes i can get to that BISO but only when i use ddr 2 ram not with ddr3 . motherboard manual says yes i can use ddr3 ram
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September 12, 2013 11:51:22 PM

I do not know what causes your problem . It should just work

But there are two things to try .
Start with the DDR2 and update to the latest BIOS . You can get that from the boards page on the gigabyte site .
Start up and set to optimized defaults .
Then turn off and try one stick of the DDR3 . If that woks try both together

I googled your problem and some people say you have to install 1066 MHz RAM first . This seems unlikely but it did work for them

EDIT : it also just occured to me that your mb will have 1.8 volt memory slots . The 1.5 volt RAM might be failing because of over voltage .
Just a theory . You could try booting with DDR2 and turning the slot voltage down manually

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September 13, 2013 9:18:24 AM

Outlander_04 said:
I do not know what causes your problem . It should just work

But there are two things to try .
Start with the DDR2 and update to the latest BIOS . You can get that from the boards page on the gigabyte site .
Start up and set to optimized defaults .
Then turn off and try one stick of the DDR3 . If that woks try both together

I googled your problem and some people say you have to install 1066 MHz RAM first . This seems unlikely but it did work for them

EDIT : it also just occured to me that your mb will have 1.8 volt memory slots . The 1.5 volt RAM might be failing because of over voltage .
Just a theory . You could try booting with DDR2 and turning the slot voltage down manually


hello
i did all what you said . i tried to update BIOS with ddr2 also applied defaults were it was required but no difference . but one thing i found in the current BIOS like you said, in the motherboard there was no option for 1.5 volt it was set to auto, i also looked in volt selection option it was only 1.8 volt and more but no 1.5 . but the motherboard specification say it has 1.5 volt slots for DDR3 and 1.8 volt slots for DDR2 .

so i downloaded the new bios for my motherboard from gigabyte website thinking that there i could find 1.5 volt selection option for my new ddr3 ram but the new bios was also of no use. it was same as my current bios of motherboard or they have not updated the motherboard driver .
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September 13, 2013 3:59:05 PM

When DDR3 was first available it was all 1.8 volt . Over the past couple of years the quality of the chips has improved and the voltage has dropped [ because the cpu makers needed it to ]

Its possible the 1.5 volt chips in your RAM cant handle all that extra voltage
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September 14, 2013 12:24:07 AM

Outlander_04 said:
When DDR3 was first available it was all 1.8 volt . Over the past couple of years the quality of the chips has improved and the voltage has dropped [ because the cpu makers needed it to ]

Its possible the 1.5 volt chips in your RAM cant handle all that extra voltage


hello . thanks for your help . today i was reading posts at different forum . i think my mother board is not able to handle 1333 mhz ddr3 ram . it can be use this ram only if it is overclocked .
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=12697.0
i may have to use 1066 mhz ram or do i need to do some settings in motherboard bios to match the ram memory frequency of my corsiar DDR3 1333mhz ram model and also for process ?
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