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Corsair XMS3 (2x2gb) issues

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  • Memory
  • Dell Inspiron
  • Boot
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  • Kingston
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February 24, 2014 7:01:02 AM

Hello everyone.

I have a Dell Inspiron 560 and about 6 months ago i replaced my 2x Kingston 1GB KTW149-ELD with a Corsair 4GB XMS3 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.65V (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) set. This morning, i tried booting it but it wouldn't even boot to Bios. I tried using each corsair blade alone and the machine booted perfectly but not when they were both in. I also tried using my old Kingston set which also caused the machine to boot up as usual.

Any ideas to what might be causing the computer not to boot with both sticks?
Is it possible to have the two 1gb kingston sticks in with one 2gb corsair stick running at 4gb?

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February 24, 2014 12:29:02 PM

Astaraya said:
Hello everyone.

I have a Dell Inspiron 560 and about 6 months ago i replaced my 2x Kingston 1GB KTW149-ELD with a Corsair 4GB XMS3 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.65V (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) set. This morning, i tried booting it but it wouldn't even boot to Bios. I tried using each corsair blade alone and the machine booted perfectly but not when they were both in. I also tried using my old Kingston set which also caused the machine to boot up as usual.

Any ideas to what might be causing the computer not to boot with both sticks?
Is it possible to have the two 1gb kingston sticks in with one 2gb corsair stick running at 4gb?

Yes, it is possible to have two 1GB along with one 2GB but that is not the ideal setup and not recommended. Usually, when someone asks me for upgrading memory for Dell systems or HP I don't recommend High-performance as it may not play nice along with Value RAM which usually have normal timings and the former will have tighter timings. The worst part is the BIOS is limited so it might not help the case.

I doubt it, but check if you can manually set the speed of the Corsair to 1333MHz in the BIOS. If you can then it to 1333MHz
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February 25, 2014 3:18:34 PM

Thanx for the respone. Apparently, Dell BIOS are very limited. I tried using both blades for a last time and pc seems to be fine.
I swear this machine is making fun of me.
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