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November 26, 2013 5:23:51 PM

I currently have 4 X 1GB DDR3 1333MHZ and my Mobo will support up to 8GB, So I was looking at 4 X 2 GB sticks. On Newegg I found DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) for 79 bucks and also DDR 1600 (PC3 12800) for 77 bucks. My question is why is the higher memory cheaper? Which would be the better for my system. Any help would be greatly appreciated..

XPS 730 H2C
Core2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHZ

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November 26, 2013 6:35:46 PM

Download cpuid it will tell u max ram supported
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November 26, 2013 7:08:33 PM

What mobo and CPU?
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November 26, 2013 11:26:59 PM

I think the Mobo is 775 , The CPU is a Core 2 Extreme QX9650
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What mobo and CPU?


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November 27, 2013 8:22:05 AM

Again it will depend on the mobo, some 775 mobos like those using the P45 chipset can use 4GB sticks, others are limited to 2GB and in some cases 1GB
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December 2, 2013 3:03:58 PM

I bought the G-Skill 1600 DDR3 memory 4 X 2b sticks and installed them. Have had the system freeze up twice and Blue Screen once. Any ideas on what I need to check or change? All the memory sticks seem to be seated properly and the system is recognizing all 8GB's or RAM....
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December 2, 2013 3:18:11 PM

look at max ram voltage. usually 1.5v or something like that. if the ram is higher that could cause it.
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December 2, 2013 3:40:28 PM

Try raising the NB Voltage + 0.075
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December 17, 2013 4:24:52 PM

RMA'd the RAM that I bought and got 4 new 2GB sticks, still freezing occasionaly and getting Blue Screen errors....
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December 17, 2013 4:48:39 PM

Again, may need to raise the NB voltage
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December 27, 2013 10:06:35 AM

Raised the NB Voltage as suggested and it works some better , but still Blue Screens occasionally... Not as much as before, but still enough to be annoying.. Any thing else I may can try? Someone suggested manually setting the Timing? Is this something I should try?
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a c 1976 } Memory
December 27, 2013 10:14:47 AM

NB voltage up a little higher and add + 0.05 to the DRAM voltage
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