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Problems with my RAM

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October 6, 2011 9:27:55 PM

So I finished my new build and got it running and everything. I just got one problem.

When I tried putting my two 4gb 1333 mhz Kingston DIMMs, the computer wouldn't get past POST and the RAM red LED was on. If I only put 1 DIMM it turns on and runs perfectly. Is their anything I may do about this?

My motherboard is a Maximus Gene IV Z and, according to the manual, it doesn't seem to support 2x 4gb 1333mhz Kingston, but this just sounds odds to me! Why wouldn't it support 1.5v 4gb DIMMS? Do I have to buy new ram or, as I mentioned before, is their anything I may do about this?

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October 6, 2011 11:12:27 PM

Motherboards are designed to support a certain maximum capacity and type of RAM. If you deviate from this on the higher side, it will not work.

You need to go back to the manual and buy the maximum RAM that the motherboard will accept. Pay attention to the type and the RAM frequency.

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October 6, 2011 11:58:17 PM

I had a similar issue. I used this:

Also very helpful for new builds:

Credit goes to the thread starters, not me.
October 19, 2011 7:48:59 PM

Best answer selected by cbk12.