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just bought an ivy bridge and only one of two sticks of ram works

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Just got this ram

www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354611

But only one of the two sticks works.
Using it in a 3570 and a p8z77v mobo

Also have a hyper 212 plus fan

So I have to put the memory at the far end of my mobo away from CPU. Does this matter. Any thoughts on fixes? Should I just bring it Back? If so do u need to bring both sticks back?
post #2 of 8
What do you mean by "So I have to put the memory at the far end of my mobo away from CPU"? If one stick of RAM doesn't work, just bring it back to Microcenter - their return policy is pretty good as long as you're within the grace period.
    
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If it's from a local shop I would just take the full kit back and get a new one.

Otherwise you can RMA it with Corsair.
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I mean that the CPU fan is blocking one of the memory slots. Does it matter where I put the ram . Ie what slot. Micro center is close by. Also what do you think of the ram. They were out if stock on the kind I wanted.
post #5 of 8
Your motherboard manual should tell you the correct placement to enable dual-channel. Corsair Vengeance is perfectly fine, but these days pretty much all mainstream DDR3-1600 RAM is rated for 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5V. I actually picked up a 2x4GB kit of Crucial Ballistix with the same specs for $39.99 at Microcenter a couple of weeks ago.
    
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Evidently there are 2 different slots for my memory black is DDR 2 blue is DDR 3 . I can't get the memory to work that I put in the wrong slot. Strange that I two different kinds for my mobo. I guess I should read my Manuel one of these days.
post #7 of 8
Most likely your mobo has 4 DDR3 Memory slots with colors to represent which slots to stick your memory in to get duel channel speed. They should all be DDR3 memory and not DDR2. If you have 2 DDR3 sticks, put them in either the matching blue or black slots. The memory you purchased is tall and the heat spreaders won't fit under some cpu coolers. I'd exchange the memory if possible for low profile memory.

PC3-12800 aka 1600 Mhz is standard speed memory for ivy bridge, and anything faster is considered overclocking. I have some mobos setup with 1600Mhz, one with 1866Mhz, and one with 2133Mhz memory and to be honnest i don't notice a difference in speed. Benchmarks may show some difference but not that significant and not worth the extra premium they cost, just my opinion. The items that make your computer feel fast are the Graphics Card, the CPU, and an SSD.

Memory doesn't get very exciting, i'd go with some cheep sale priced 1600 Mhz DDR3 memory and match them in the color coded slots for duel channel.. Good Luck smile.gif

If for some reason you can't exchange the memory, the heat spreaders can be taken off the dimms, but you do so at your own risk.
Edited by HyperSFF - 5/16/12 at 12:37pm
post #8 of 8
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Thanks gonna bring it back and get something cheaper then use the extra money for a case to put my old rig in so I can sell it.
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