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[Memory] Corsair XMS3 7 Ultimate x64 RAM Problems

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December 12, 2011 2:29:40 AM

Hello, I am having some small problems with my RAM. When I built my computer, it displayed and used the 4
gigabytes of RAM I installed. After about half a year (built in in January), I decided I wanted to upgrade. I
bought another pair of GB cards (GB X GB). My motherboard has a capacity of GB, and it has 4 slots. I installed
them, easily, and when turned my PC on, my monitor didn't respond. That seemed to happen when my RAM
wasn't working correctly. After a while of troubleshooting my most reasonable answer to the problem would
be a faulty RAM slot. I tried both the pairs of Ram together and separately. I tried the pairs in different slots, too. After that trial, I happened to get my PC working again by putting one card in the first slot, and one in the fourth slot. A couple weeks ago, I checked my system properties and it displayed on GB even though I had 4 installed. I tried switching them with my other pair and same thing happened. I tried toignore it, but my PC runs significantly slower. Please help. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Daniel

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December 13, 2011 1:13:53 AM

Please help me with this issue.
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December 13, 2011 2:24:51 AM

Mixing RAM kits is not a recommended solution for computers because the practice has a considerable chance of failure. Sometimes it is because a novice user tries using two very different kits (which is pretty much bound to fail) and sometimes a someone tries using two identical kits (much more likely to succeed) and fail anyway.

Your problem seems to be compatibility problems between your RAM. Since you haven't really given me much information to go by I can't tell you how to fix it (if possible) but I can say that you might want to try buying a single kit with the capacity you require.
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December 13, 2011 9:43:04 PM

blazorthon said:
Mixing RAM kits is not a recommended solution for computers because the practice has a considerable chance of failure. Sometimes it is because a novice user tries using two very different kits (which is pretty much bound to fail) and sometimes a someone tries using two identical kits (much more likely to succeed) and fail anyway.

Your problem seems to be compatibility problems between your RAM. Since you haven't really given me much information to go by I can't tell you how to fix it (if possible) but I can say that you might want to try buying a single kit with the capacity you require.

Sorry for insufficient information. When I built my computer, I used Corsair XMS3 DDR3 4GB RAM (2GBx2GB). The second kit is the same thing.
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December 13, 2011 10:03:01 PM

The name may be the same but the exact model of the modules may be different. Regardless of differences the motherboard may have trouble running all RAM slots at certain clock frequencies (this isn't a common problem in my experience but isn't unheard of) so try reducing the memory frequency to the next lowest clock speed. This solved the a RAM compatibility problem for someone in a thread a day or two ago.
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December 14, 2011 2:08:12 AM

I don't know how to reduce memory frequency to the next lowest clock speed. Would you be a kind gentleman/lady to direct me to a thread on how to do this? Thank you.

PS: Thank you so far with helping me. It means a lot.
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December 14, 2011 10:10:02 AM

You would need to enter your computer's BIOS. I almost certainly don't have your motherboard so I've never seen your BIOS and don't know exactly where you would need to look inside it.

My first time playing with clocks I was able to figure it all out pretty quickly without help but I don't know if you have a less intuitive BIOS. I'll do a search for threads that could provide better help but I'm not sure I'll find anything.
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December 14, 2011 7:58:26 PM

Thanks for the help. I'll try it and report back.
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December 14, 2011 11:26:52 PM

Anytime.
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December 26, 2011 4:34:20 AM

blazorthon said:
Anytime.

Hello again, Blazorthon. I tried reducing the RAM speed. I think it was around 1000mZ and the next lowest was 800. The reason for such a late response. Didn't have time. When I did, though, I thought about using MSI Afterburner and changed speed on there. The changed in the BIOS. I had about 2 blue screens until I realized my fault. The speeds from the Afterburner and BIOS were different. When I would restart my PC, it would ask if MSI A wanted make changes and I accepted. I was frightened by the blue screens and the possible damage so I left it alone. I uninstalled MSI A today to get rid of. I had tried the next lowest setting, but nothing different. :(  I hope you don't give up. :p 
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