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TW3X2G1600C9DHX Question/Problem


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Just purchased this RAM (2 x 1g) from Newegg.com plugged it in and in the bios it's telling me that all 4gigs of RAM in my system is running at just over 1000 Mghz.

 

My current RAM ran at 1600 and I'm pretty sure that although it looks a little different (being purchased through Dell) but the specifications were identical on the RAM and the packaging indicates that this in fact 1600 Mghz RAM.

 

Any reason why it's running the other two 1gig sticks and itself at a lower speeds? If this RAM involves overclocking I don't understand why if my system was already set up for 1600 that it would continue to run at 1600. Maybe I purchased the wrong RAM but I'm somewhat confident that I didn't.

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Not sure of the exact model of nVidia the motherboard is but I believe its the stock on that comes in the XPS 730 and I'm 99.9% positive its the Nvidia 790i Ultra SLI.

 

And it says that my memory is Corsair Dominatior DDR3 1333mhz factor overclocked up to 1600 Mhz.

 

Before my new memory was added my BIOS showed that my RAM was running at 1600 Mhz. So I'm not sure if they overclocked it factory or not. If that's the case tho wouldn't the new added RAM take on the settings of the existing RAM. If not any recommendations on how to fix this issue?

 

here is a link to the system specifications that I've came across that seems to be pretty dead on with what my current system has.

 

Sorry, thought I said in earlier post that it was an XPS 730. But the link gives what my system is and its options. My specific's that are differenet are mentioned earlier I believe.

 

http://hothardware.com/Articles/Dell_XPS_730_H2C_Unboxing_and_Preview/

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I believe the Dell XPS 730 uses XMP settings to overclock the memory. This model does not include XMP and this is probably why you are getting a odd resulting frequency. I would not recommend mixing any of the Corsair RAM available in the market with the original ones that came with the XPS. If you really want to upgrade to 4GB, I would recommend removing the original ones and use this model, which included XMP:

 

 

Availability: http://computers.pricegrabber.com/laptop-memory/m/60345002/search=TWIN3X4096-1600C7DHXIN/st=query/

 

Data Sheet: http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/TWIN3X4096-1600C7DHXIN.pdf

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Go to Dell.com.... Start the menu to purchase a XPS 730.. Then get prepared to believe it.

 

"The XPS 730 is essentially a test of whether the gaming world is ready for all of the latest hardware technology–quad core processors, quad GPUs (either CrossFire or SLI) built on the latest Nvidia nForce chipset, and DDR3 memory–crammed in a single, pricey box."

 

Quoted from http://blogs.zdnet.com/computers/?p=166

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Go to Dell.com.... Start the menu to purchase a XPS 730.. Then get prepared to believe it.

 

It seems so. I'm surprised.

 

Thanks for the info. :biggrin:

 

Not the latest, but on paper it seems rather good. I can run either X-Fire or SLi as well on my X58.

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