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Rampage III extreme memory compatibility with Kingston KHX1600C10D3B1/8G (Kingston Desktop HyperX RAM DDR3 1600MHz - 8GB.)

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February 9, 2014 7:32:42 AM

HI,
I have Rampage 3 Extreme Mother board and i want to replace and increase RAM.
i Have Shortlisted Kingston Desktop HyperX RAM DDR3 1600MHz - 8GB.
Below is the complete RAM specification.
Could any one tell me if its compatible with ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme, and will work on my MB before i go ahead and purchase ?

Thanks In Advance :) 

RAM Specifications
Model No - KHX1600C10D3B1/8G
Kingston Desktop HyperX RAM DDR3 1600MHz - 8GB.
Memory Module Specifications Memory Category Desktop
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speed PC3-12800
Memory Speed MHz 1600MHz
Total Memory Size 8GB
Memory Modules 1
Memory Socket DIMM
Memory CAS Latency 10
Pins 240
Voltage 1.65V
ECC No
Memory Buffer Unbuffered
a c 2034 } Memory
February 9, 2014 7:47:13 AM

I'd look for a matched set of three sticks, mixing DRAM, ecen the same exact model can be problematic, also with 1333 or 1600 sticcks look for those with a 1.5 voltage
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February 10, 2014 3:16:42 AM

Tradesman1 said:
I'd look for a matched set of three sticks, mixing DRAM, ecen the same exact model can be problematic, also with 1333 or 1600 sticcks look for those with a 1.5 voltage


Yes i did that mistake of buying RAM in parts and now im replacing the whole bunch. My requirement is 16 GB but I dont want to go for 4BG X 4 sets 16GB in total, as currently i have 2GBx4 sets 8 GB in total and i'm facing problems.
so i thought ill Get 8GB 2sets and complete my 16GB requirement.
but as you suggest ill buy one more and go for 24 BG RAM in total. its a bit overkill but i play Battle field 4 which requires lots of RAM.

so do you think the selected RAM will work properly if i pick 3 of them?

Thank you "Tradesman1" for your help :) 
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a c 2034 } Memory
February 10, 2014 7:34:56 AM

Can give it a try, may need some timing/voltage adjustmens, if so give me a holler and we'll give it a try
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February 10, 2014 8:36:45 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Can give it a try, may need some timing/voltage adjustmens, if so give me a holler and we'll give it a try


Thank you "Tradesman1" for your Advice. Ill give it a try. will get back soon...
:) 
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a c 2034 } Memory
February 10, 2014 5:18:54 PM

No worries, I'm in and out about every day
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March 5, 2014 10:18:46 PM

Hi,
I did install Corsair Vengance 2X8GB 1800mhz Ram kit CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10
and its working fine. just that in bios when over clocking is set to auto or on Asus Oc the ram frequency is auto set to 1066. Cut when i switch to X.M.P. the frequency is set to 1800*.

wondering why is that.
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a c 2034 } Memory
March 6, 2014 6:57:27 AM

Do you have the latest BIOS? and what does it show in CPU-Z in the memory tab as frequency
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March 6, 2014 8:19:39 AM

Bios is latest version for my Motherboard - Version 1601
DRAM frequency 890.2 mhz with X.M.P as profile
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a c 2034 } Memory
March 6, 2014 12:58:30 PM

Do you have the CPU OCed, should be at 1600 but if you have OCed via the BCLK then that takes everything else up also - sticks are running 1780 which is perfectly safe as long as stable, though should be able to prob drop to 1600 by setting the freq manually in the BIOS
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March 6, 2014 8:48:36 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Do you have the CPU OCed, should be at 1600 but if you have OCed via the BCLK then that takes everything else up also - sticks are running 1780 which is perfectly safe as long as stable, though should be able to prob drop to 1600 by setting the freq manually in the BIOS


Thank you for your reply "Tradesman1",
I'm have not over clocked as i'm not to experiences and do not want to take a chance. in Asus bios it doesn't give me option to disable over clocking. so i need to choose one at last. hence upon choosing auto, the frequency drops down to 1066, and only when using XMP, the ram freq adjusts to its original state that is 1750.

One more thing. to my surprise i tried working my new Corsair Vengeance 8GB x2 1800 mhz ram with my older 2GB x 4 Kingston 1333 mhz ram and to my surprise the freq remained at 1750 and CPUID was showing total 25 GB ram.
Is it safe to use and mix different frequency and capacity RAMS?

also in bios in the OC profile if i use anything other than XMP. the freq drops to 1066.


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a c 2034 } Memory
March 6, 2014 8:59:22 PM

If they play nice together and your not experiencing BSODs I'd say you are good to go ;) 
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March 10, 2014 11:21:04 AM

Thank You 'Tradesman1' I gave it a try worked okay for a while but my Games started lagging so i doped the idea.
No BSOd's.
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a c 2034 } Memory
March 10, 2014 4:14:51 PM

Might try raising the DRAM voltage just a bit, + 0.04 or so, and about the same to the VTT or QPI/VTT voltage (that's your MC (memory controller) voltage, might be running but a tad starved
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