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Wrong ram for Asus p5g41t-m lx3 motherboard with Intel® Pentium® Processor E5700

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February 6, 2014 12:54:53 AM

I ordered Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10) but now when nothing showed up in my pc i searched and looked at motherboard specification and it says it supports Memory Frequency 1066 MHz, 1333 MHz and the one i bought is Memory Standard DDR3 1600/PC3-12800.... does anyone have any solution except replacing the ram?
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February 6, 2014 1:16:40 AM

It should work anyway. Because the BIOS would just downgrade that RAM to 1333mhz
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February 6, 2014 1:21:36 AM

But its not showing in my computer properties...:( 
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February 6, 2014 1:24:20 AM

But is it working?
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February 6, 2014 1:32:06 AM

how am i supposed to know that?
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February 6, 2014 2:01:25 AM

i checked via cpu-z it shows 12 gb ram in it, but when i checked in bios it says 4 gb usable ram and my pc is slow as hell!
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February 6, 2014 2:04:36 AM

MohsinDodhia said:
i checked via cpu-z it shows 12 gb ram in it, but when i checked in bios it says 4 gb usable ram and my pc is slow as hell!


Well RAM doesn't make your PC that much faster. CPU and HDD do affect the computer more than what you would think. Also I think you might have 32bit Windows that's why it is stuck at 4gb
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February 6, 2014 2:09:41 AM

Roxas_Boy said:
MohsinDodhia said:
i checked via cpu-z it shows 12 gb ram in it, but when i checked in bios it says 4 gb usable ram and my pc is slow as hell!


Well RAM doesn't make your PC that much faster. CPU and HDD do affect the computer more than what you would think. Also I think you might have 32bit Windows that's why it is stuck at 4gb


It is 64 Bit


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February 7, 2014 6:44:58 AM

64 bit, that's good. In your bios, downgrade the frequency from 1600MHz to 1333MHz in Bios (if you don't know what or where that is just ask). i had a look at your motherboard on the Asus site and it says exactly this:

** Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
*** When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more

This site also says this:
2 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture

Does that men that each slot supports a max of 4GB, i'll come back with an answer to that later if it is.
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February 7, 2014 6:49:49 AM

MohsinDodhia said:
i checked via cpu-z it shows 12 gb ram in it, but when i checked in bios it says 4 gb usable ram and my pc is slow as hell!


Ram doesn't affect speed as mentioned before, A HDD Would as it's probably 5200RPM.
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February 7, 2014 11:24:51 AM

thx for your help, i returned my ram and will buy a hdd hope that increases the speed of my pc..
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