Corsair's Vengeance RAM problem

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Bird of Prey, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Bird of Prey

    Bird of Prey MDL Novice

    Apr 3, 2013
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    Hi, everyone!

    I intended to boost up my PC a little so I bought 8Gb of RAM (2x4Gb).

    My motherboard supports 4 x DIMMs of DDR3, up to a maximum of 16Gb of RAM, from 1333 to 2200(OC) Mhz.

    I chose Corsair's Vengeance DDR3 1600Ghz model (2x4Gb), reference: CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9.

    I did consult my motherboard's manual and respected the specs.

    Unfortunately, I did not consult the QVL. The above mentioned model isn't included.

    The problem is that the BIOS does not recognize the 8Gb and it freezes. When I install just one of the modules, it recognizes the 4Gb, starts to boot and then shows a BSD (Blue Screen of Death). When I change back to my current RAM modules (mentioned below), everything runs smooth.

    Does anyone knows of similar RAM problems and its solution?

    My PC specs are:
    Mother Board - ASUS P7H55/USB3 - Socket 1156;
    Processor - Intel I5 650 @ 3.20Ghz;
    Current RAM - 4GB (2x2Gb) Corsair XMS3 - reference TW3X4G1333C9A G;
    Hard Drive - 250Gb Samsung SSD 840 Series;
    Graphics card - ATI Radeon HD6870;
    Power Supply - Nox Urano 600 Watts.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    #2 NICK@NUMBER11, Apr 5, 2013
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    Using Corsa Product finder for your motherboard , these are the compatible memory available...

    So the memory you have bought = CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 is not compatible with your system...:(

    Code:
    XMS3 — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMX8GX3M2A2000C9)
       
    2000 Mhz
    9-10-9-27-2T
    1.65v
      
    Dominator® GT with DHX Pro Connector and Airflow II Fan — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMT8GX3M4A1866C9)
       
    1866 Mhz
    9-9-9-24-2T
    1.65v
      
    Dominator® GT with DHX Pro Connector and Airflow II Fan — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMT8GX3M2A1866C9)
       
    1866 Mhz
    9-10-9-27-2T
    1.5v
      
    
    Vengeance® — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B)
       
    1866 Mhz
    9-10-9-27-2T
    1.5v
     
  3. Bird of Prey

    Bird of Prey MDL Novice

    Apr 3, 2013
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    Thanks for you answer, NICK@NUMBER11!

    My mistake.