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Trouble with X58 motherboards with 1600 DDR3 Memory

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Last response: in Motherboards
March 21, 2012 6:07:05 AM

I am having a lot of trouble with this type of memory. I can only get 8GB of memory read on 2 channels and I want triple channel to work. When I put in the third DDR3 1600 Ram sticks, it won't boot the 3rd stick and instead disables it while the first 2 sticks work.

I need to know what I am doing wrong. I use the sabertooth x58 motherboard on a Intel 980 6 Core Processor Socket 1366.

I am waiting on my DDR3 1333 coming in the mail to make sure that they are not bad sticks I have. I RMA'ed 2 sets already and I feel the sticks are not the culprit. I used the mem ok on the board and it seems it got the 2 sticks to work but not the 3rd DDR3 1600 memory stick.

What is the memory settings of the board that I need to use? Or is this board too picky for the DDR3 1600 Ram sticks?

If the DDR3 1333 works then I will just use these sticks for now and put the 1600 on my AMD 8 core system...

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a c 128 V Motherboard
a b } Memory
March 21, 2012 7:20:27 AM

It could be that you have 1.6 or 1.65 volt memory while the system requires 1.5 volt memory, you don't provide enough information to know.
March 28, 2012 12:30:03 AM

It was the voltages on the bios. Needed to change it to higher voltage to get it to work. It's good niw
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April 7, 2012 8:14:03 AM

Best answer selected by LordGene.
a c 331 V Motherboard
a c 146 } Memory
April 7, 2012 9:57:21 AM

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