I am currently running a desktop pc, using the mobo: ph755-m by asus (intel core i3 540 cpu).
I want to upgrade my ram, and my ONLY options are either 2x4gb corsair xms3 1333mhz or team elite 2x4gb 1600mhz.
Will these work with my mobo?
Which one should i pick? The guy in the store recommended corsair xms3, because he said it was of higher quality and the performance difference was very low.
I can only choose these two, because I got a gift certificate for a store, and they only sell these rams...
If there are all of the same specs there should not be any perfoarmance decrease.
From the model number I guess that the Kingston's cards are of 2 gB.
Putting 2 cards of 2gB and two cards of 4gB will make the system to slow down.
If you have one Kingston ram card your system will slow down further.
I just plugged in the ram, and got very, very bad results
First I plugged them in one way, no connection to my monitor.
I restarted the computer, and plugged the ram in the other way (how could I do this?!) then I still had no connection, and after a few sec, I smelled a burning smell and my pc shut down. I have now removed the new ram, and left only the old ones in. The burning smell is gone, but no connection to the monitor. Also, the old ram was the only thing that was hot. My gpu felt sorta cool, but im not 100% sure.
You need to put the rams Kingston in 1&2 and corsair in 3&4. Kingston in black and blue and corsair in black and blue slts. Each pair of black and blue slots have their own memory controller so the settings will be set according to your ram cards.