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Hi, I just bought a 12gb hyperX ram kit located here. I have a Rampage III Extreme. Since then I have had several blue screens, and pretty much any game crashes to desktop within 10 minutes. When I re-installed my old memory, the problems went away. I checked, and its not on the memory qualified supported vendor list for this board, but it was last updated in april 2010, and I'm not sure this memory was even available back then. Can someone tell me if this memory is supported on my board?

Not sure if I should exchange the kit or return it.

Also, I bought it at frys for 140 with a 40 dollar rebate, three days ago, and already sent the rebate out, so the packaging has a square cut out of the front of it. Will frys even take it back now that I have claimed on the rebate? I sent my reciept to kinkston but I have a copy...Knew I should have done that the other way around

Thanks in advance
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Hi, I just bought a 12gb hyperX ram kit located here. I have a Rampage III Extreme. Since then I have had several blue screens, and pretty much any game crashes to desktop within 10 minutes. When I re-installed my old memory, the problems went away. I checked, and its not on the memory qualified supported vendor list for this board, but it was last updated in april 2010, and I'm not sure this memory was even available back then. Can someone tell me if this memory is supported on my board?

Not sure if I should exchange the kit or return it.

Also, I bought it at frys for 140 with a 40 dollar rebate, three days ago, and already sent the rebate out, so the packaging has a square cut out of the front of it. Will frys even take it back now that I have claimed on the rebate? I sent my reciept to kinkston but I have a copy...Knew I should have done that the other way around

Thanks in advance
Well I would say that you definitely need to return the RAM. Although I have never really had a problem with a computer part yet so I cannot help with the rebate. The only person who can really answer that for you would be Frys. Just call and ask, even if you have sent in the rebate already I am sure they are prepared for that. They might just rebate what you paid minus the rebate so that you can still get the full refund and not have to really worry about the rebate.
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Thanks dude. after some memtest86 i found that 1 stick cant do 1600@1.65. called frys and they will let me swap em.
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by lifeskills View Post
Thanks dude. after some memtest86 i found that 1 stick cant do 1600@1.65. called frys and they will let me swap em.
no problem!
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post #5 of 9
Quick question, are/were you running them at 1600MHz???

I've found that once you start getting above 6 or 8Gb's of memory, the modules don't like to overclock. Even if it's just a small one, like 1650MHz, can cause BSOD.
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Yeah I was but that's what they are rated at
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post #7 of 9
I'm running the Corsair Dominators DDR3-1600, and am also getting errors.
I'm returning mine!
& going with some G.Skill DDR3-2000
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post #8 of 9
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Got the new set @1600 on memtest now, on my second pass. So far so good
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by lifeskills View Post
Got the new set @1600 on memtest now, on my second pass. So far so good
3 passes and you should be good to go! I go for 5 passes just to be sure though.
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