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hello fellow overclocker's
My name is Mark, and im currently trying to overclock my ram and CPU, as far as the cpu go's it seems fairly simple, 1.35v/33x/103.00blk
as for my ram its getting complicated, i have the XMS kit of 3gb ram sticks. 1600mhz, but i am only ever getting 1333mhz, what the heck am i doing wrong, when i go into my bios and select X.M.P overclocking and get the DDr3-1600mhz @1.65v, my pc cant get passed the RAM CHECK portion of the bios without shutting off and retrying. would anyone care to shed some light onto this situation?

i read in my book i can go with the 2x2gb 1600mhz or the 4x2gb 1600mhz kits, yet it dose not include the 3x2gb kit. (same long part number CMX#GX!A1600C9 just #=2,4,6,8gb variation from kit to kit, and !=how many sticks to equal the # amount easily said {CMX6GX3A1600C9 = 6GB from 3 ram Sticks} that being said) i was wondering if i buy another kit same as mine 3x2gb put the extra stick into my pc total 8gb, therefore in theory CMX8GX4A1600C9 and put the remaining 2 sticks into another pc i have... Would my theory be right or is there some lame unknown built in setting to these ram stick that will confuse them?
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what motherboard? sell those sticks and get this:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W

you should only run 2-4 sticks..no 3\

3 sticks will force single-channel memory..this is bad..
 
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Originally Posted by Markes12344 View Post

hello fellow overclocker's
My name is Mark, and im currently trying to overclock my ram and CPU, as far as the cpu go's it seems fairly simple, 1.35v/33x/103.00blk
as for my ram its getting complicated, i have the XMS kit of 3gb ram sticks. 1600mhz, but i am only ever getting 1333mhz, what the heck am i doing wrong, when i go into my bios and select X.M.P overclocking and get the DDr3-1600mhz @1.65v, my pc cant get passed the RAM CHECK portion of the bios without shutting off and retrying. would anyone care to shed some light onto this situation?
i read in my book i can go with the 2x2gb 1600mhz or the 4x2gb 1600mhz kits, yet it dose not include the 3x2gb kit. (same long part number CMX#GX!A1600C9 just #=2,4,6,8gb variation from kit to kit, and !=how many sticks to equal the # amount easily said {CMX6GX3A1600C9 = 6GB from 3 ram Sticks} that being said) i was wondering if i buy another kit same as mine 3x2gb put the extra stick into my pc total 8gb, therefore in theory CMX8GX4A1600C9 and put the remaining 2 sticks into another pc i have... Would my theory be right or is there some lame unknown built in setting to these ram stick that will confuse them?

Make sure your RAM is completly seated. set the volts to 1.5.that is where I would start.

Edit: also that ram is intended for 1366 socket motherboards with triple channel slots.
Edited by Andstraus - 2/16/12 at 5:33pm
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what motherboard? sell those sticks and get this:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W
you should only run 2-4 sticks..no 3\
3 sticks will force single-channel memory..this is bad..

i herd about this until i read that my mobo (ASUS Maximus IVExtreme-Z) has the right intel chip in it that supports a thing called Flex Flow, witch in fact Dual channels the two stick and single channels the odd one out.

as for buying new sticks and selling the old ones i would prefer to utilize these sticks. but i will take it into consideration.

and for the 1.5v i will re-try overclocking at that voltage, although as far as i can remember i think i attempted that, still no success.
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Originally Posted by Andstraus View Post

Make sure your RAM is completly seated. set the volts to 1.5.that is where I would start.
Edit: also that ram is intended for 1366 socket motherboards with triple channel slots.

would you think if i go with one more identical stick i will gain from it in dual channel or would i be safer to buy some rip jawz or some gaming ram sticks. for around the 8gb range in 4 stick operation?
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Originally Posted by Markes12344 View Post

would you think if i go with one more identical stick i will gain from it in dual channel or would i be safer to buy some rip jawz or some gaming ram sticks. for around the 8gb range in 4 stick operation?

why not just get 2x4gb sticks? More stable OC that way.
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why not just get 2x4gb sticks? More stable OC that way.

Just figure 4 sticks are faster accessing than 2. 240pins x 4 or 240pins x 2. personally that's my way of looking at it.
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well hmmm confused.gif. I'm thinking you may have to run these as dual channel, or get a new set there my friend. I recommend Corsair, but it is all your preference. Ram typically is pretty cheap. Just get a pair or even a set of 4 low cas Dimms @1.5v

Edit: Quad Channel 8Gb
Dual Channel 8Gb
Edited by Andstraus - 2/18/12 at 10:26pm
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