fabiofranco Posted October 7, 2008 Share Posted October 7, 2008 I bought a ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe (P45). The description of the product says it can run DDR3 memory up to 2000 MHz. However, after reading some internet forums I don’t even know if it can rum DDR3 1333 stable…Here’s what happened: I’m building a new PC and I originally bought a Corsair Dominator DDR2 kit for it. However, someone told me that my Q9300 needs a memory that matches its FSB (1333) to be able to run an OC at its full capacity. So I returned the DDR2 kit, bought ASUS P5Q3 instead of the DDR2 compatible motherboard I was going to purchase and went looking for a good DDR3 kit under my budget. Since I love Corsair’s products I was going to buy TW3X4G1333C9DHX, but when I search for it on newegg.com I found a lot of people complaining that it doesn’t run at 1333 mhz as it should (it runs at 1066 mhz instead). One reviewer even said: “Opened a ticket with Corsair, they actually recommended against buying the modules.” Well, as much as I love your brand, I really don’t want to buy a product that apparently is so bad that you guys tell people not to buy it… So I searched for another kit and found a good one from another brand that was under my budget. Since this kit isn’t listed on my mobo’s QLV, I entered their forums and asked if it was compatible. Then an attendant gave a link to a extremely long thread containing dozens of complains about DDR3 compatibility on my motherboard. At first I thought the board had some problems with memories made by that particular brand, but after I read some more I even found people complaining they can’t run TW3X4G1333C9DHX stable at 1333 MHz, even though its listed on the QLV. Now I really don’t know what to do and I came here beg for your help. I don’t want to trade this board for a x38 (witch is about 200 dolars more expensive in my country), but I don’t want a board that claims to run DDR3 and it doesn’t. I will be really grateful if you can help me and answer the following questions: 1) Can TW3X4G1333C9DHX run at 1333 Mhz without overclock or is it really a 1066 mhz kit despite what’s written on the box? 2) Why do you guys recommended against buying this module? 3) Is my board capable of run TW3X4G1333C9DHX stable at 1333 mhz, without crashes or blue screens? 4) Are you working with ASUS to fix the evident problem with P45 chipsets and DDR3 memory? Thank you and have a nice day. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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