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Vengeance Pro 2x8GB only working with 1 stick at a time.

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Hi,

I'm building a budget PC with a mixture of old and new parts to tie me over for some gaming until Broadwell, Z97 and the GTX 800 series is available next year. The current setup is as follows....

ASUS P7H55-M Pro mATX Motherboard.
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro memory 1866MHz 9-10-9-27 (CMY8GX3M2A1866C9).
Intel i3 530.
Gigabyte NVidia GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB.
Thermaltake 750W PSU.

The problem I'm having is that I can't get it to boot with the memory in dual channel configuration and it resets after a while in single channel config. If I have either stick in on their own in the primary blue memory slot the system will be stable. I bought the Corsair RAM with the future in mind as DDR3 is still likely to be part of the Z97 spec and not a shift to DDR4.
Is this purely due to the age of my setup and the RAM is incompatible? Is it worth sticking out with just one RAM slot at 4GB and installing both into my Broadwell setup? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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have you tried using only the second slot as well? if both slots work individually and not together than you have a ram issue. or you need to reset your xmp profile on that memory to mimic what the ram is supposed to run at.

whereas if the ram only works in slot one then you have faulty ram slot on the mobo
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Just tried booting it up with the stick in every slot and it POSTs ok. The memory is currently set to run at 1333MHz with the voltage set at 1.5v and timings on auto. Looks like it could be an issue with the RAM then mad.gif. It's designed for Sandy Bridge and upwards according to Corsair but does this really mean it won't work on an old i3 530/H55 system?

I have ticketed Corsair on their website so I'll see what they say also.
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