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sangiro

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Hi there,

 

I have a Asus P5Q-E and I bought two 2x 2GB Dominators. Part Nr. CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 5-6-6-18 2.10 volt ver 5.1 The vendor I bought it from stated that it is the same as the one of the following memory configurations as in the list provided by Corsair for the Asus P5Q-E below. I think they said it is the same as the forth memory configuration:

 

TWIN2X2048-8500C5D 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB) 5-5-515- 240pin DIMM Dominator

TWIN2X4096-8500C5 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 5-5-515- 240pin DIMM Black

TWIN2X4096-8500C5C 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 5-5-515- 240pin DIMM Black

TWIN2X4096-8500C5D 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 5-5-515- 240pin DIMM Dominator

TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 5-5-515- 240pin DIMM Dominator

TWIN2X4096-8500C7 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 7-7-720- 240pin DIMM Black

 

I installed the memory and the computer does not even POST. I switch on the overclocking pin in order to go up to 2.1 Volts and also configured the North Bridge voltage to be 1.3 Volts. I basically had to boot up from my current 667Mhz memory and change these parameters and then save in bios and then switch of an install the new Corsair memory because there is no POST. I tried to lower the DRAM frequency to 800 Mhz and 667 Mhz and also entered all necessary parameters per hand such as the latency etc and also changed other settings as suggested on this site for similiar configurations.

 

I am sitting in between a rock and a hard place and after about 16 Hours of getting no where I consulted the site configurator and saw that my memory is not listed as for the P5Q-E. Yet the South African vendor of Corsair persist that the memory will work with the P5Q-E. What could I have possibly missed and is this memory approved for the P5Q-E or am I reading the specs incorrectly as I cannot for the live of me see a 5-6-6-18 configuration using the configurator.

 

Your help will possibly safe my sanity...

Regards,

 

Sangiro

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Hi I tried one stick. All of them one at a time. Then one pair one at a time. I used the thread under Feedback and Suggestion Asus P5Q-E + Q9550 + 8GB Corsair Dominator 1066 Mhz Pc2-8500 C5D (Vista x64) as a guideline and changed the settings as indicated in the article. Still no POST. Except for the settings in that Thread any other possible settings? Can it be that all 4 DIMMS are bust?

 

Thanks

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With 4 modules I would suggest setting the memory frequency at DDR667 and set the memory Voltage to 2.1 Volts and set the NB/MCH/SPP Voltage to +.2 Volts as well and test the system with http://www.memtest.org. In addition, with some MB's (Mostly ASUS) you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.
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  • 6 months later...
CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 = TWIN2X4096-8500C5D

 

It should work just fine. Try just one stick, see what happens.

 

 

 

 

 

CMD4GX2M2A1066C5

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CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 IS INFACT NOT TWIN2X2048-8500C5D ,TWIN2X4096-8500C5D OR TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF.

It is a completly different model with a different spec than the other 3 models stated above.

 

The CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 model requires you to enter your mobo bios and manually set your ram timmings to the timmings whcih are actually atated on the side of each stick,in this case the settings will be 5-6-6-18 with a dram voltage of 2.1v.

 

Enter these settings and it WILL post no problems.

 

CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 is incorrectly advertised on corsairs own website of having timings of 5-5-5-15,naughty naughty corsair!! (trading standards anyone?)

 

When you are on the corsair website and click the "shop online" link for CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 take a look at the amazon page it links you through to,intresting seen as even amazon are able to read the spec from the side of a stick of ram.

 

CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 doesnt like to post at 5-5-5-15 2.1v on asus mobos,i should know,i got a P5K-e and got CMD4GX2M2A1066C5.

 

 

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Info taken from : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002JIMVU8/ref=asc_df_B002JIMVU81089603?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg-446-38-20&linkCode=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B002JIMVU8

 

 

 

"Technical Details

Easy Overclocking with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) Tested at E.P.P SPD settings 5-6-6-18 at 2.1V at 1066MHz

Perfect upgrade to Compliment Windows 7 or any Enthusiast who wants more speed out of their system!

100% tested at 1066MHz in high performance DDR2 motherboards like the NVIDIA 780i Chipset

Lifetime Warranty

4GB ( 2 X 2GB) 4096MB Kit PC8500 1066MHz 240-pin DDR2 5-6-6-18

› See more technical details"

 

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Info taken from : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145256&nm_mc=OTC-pricegrabbermerch&cm_mmc=OTC-pricegrabbermerch-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-Corsair+(XMS+Series)-_-20145256

 

 

 

"Brand CORSAIR

Series DOMINATOR

Model CMD4GX2M2A1066C5

Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

Tech Spec

Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Speed DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Cas Latency 5

Timing 5-6-6-18

Voltage 2.1V

Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit

Heat Spreader Yes

Features Two matched 2GB DOMINATOR modules for use in AMD and Intel DDR2 systems 1066MHz

Latency of 5-6-6-18, for reliability and performance

DOMINATOR Heat Sinks with DHX Technology

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts Lifetime limited

Labor Lifetime limited

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And so on,basically the product is being advertised as having 1 spec but infact actually has a different spec,regardless of advantages/disadvantages this is common misleading sales tactics which are infact illegal.

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  • 5 months later...
CMD4GX2M2A1066C5

----------------

 

CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 IS INFACT NOT TWIN2X2048-8500C5D ,TWIN2X4096-8500C5D OR TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF.

It is a completly different model with a different spec than the other 3 models stated above.

 

The CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 model requires you to enter your mobo bios and manually set your ram timmings to the timmings whcih are actually atated on the side of each stick,in this case the settings will be 5-6-6-18 with a dram voltage of 2.1v.

 

Enter these settings and it WILL post no problems.

 

CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 is incorrectly advertised on corsairs own website of having timings of 5-5-5-15,naughty naughty corsair!! (trading standards anyone?)

 

When you are on the corsair website and click the "shop online" link for CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 take a look at the amazon page it links you through to,intresting seen as even amazon are able to read the spec from the side of a stick of ram.

 

CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 doesnt like to post at 5-5-5-15 2.1v on asus mobos,i should know,i got a P5K-e and got CMD4GX2M2A1066C5.

 

 

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Info taken from : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002JIMVU8/ref=asc_df_B002JIMVU81089603?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg-446-38-20&linkCode=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B002JIMVU8

 

 

 

"Technical Details

Easy Overclocking with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) Tested at E.P.P SPD settings 5-6-6-18 at 2.1V at 1066MHz

Perfect upgrade to Compliment Windows 7 or any Enthusiast who wants more speed out of their system!

100% tested at 1066MHz in high performance DDR2 motherboards like the NVIDIA 780i Chipset

Lifetime Warranty

4GB ( 2 X 2GB) 4096MB Kit PC8500 1066MHz 240-pin DDR2 5-6-6-18

› See more technical details"

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Info taken from : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145256&nm_mc=OTC-pricegrabbermerch&cm_mmc=OTC-pricegrabbermerch-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-Corsair+(XMS+Series)-_-20145256

 

 

 

"Brand CORSAIR

Series DOMINATOR

Model CMD4GX2M2A1066C5

Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

Tech Spec

Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Speed DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Cas Latency 5

Timing 5-6-6-18

Voltage 2.1V

Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit

Heat Spreader Yes

Features Two matched 2GB DOMINATOR modules for use in AMD and Intel DDR2 systems 1066MHz

Latency of 5-6-6-18, for reliability and performance

DOMINATOR Heat Sinks with DHX Technology

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts Lifetime limited

Labor Lifetime limited

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

And so on,basically the product is being advertised as having 1 spec but infact actually has a different spec,regardless of advantages/disadvantages this is common misleading sales tactics which are infact illegal.

 

Dude you just saved my *** i ordered 4 gigs of TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF from an ebay seller Who then messaged me to say he could not supply it but could send CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 which was exactly same! . I decided to verify this before accepting came across this thread and realised i would of got Stitched with slower memory I have now verified what you said from 3 sorces , THANKYOU!!! i'd of been really gutted if id got chumped like that

 

now iv been trying to order TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF. but i cant find anyone stocking it can you tell me if TWIN2X4096-8500C5D is just that same but without the fan?

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  • 5 months later...

I wish I had read this tread before buying my two kits :-(

I´m very upset now that I know I could have better performance for the same price.

First bad point for Corsair, and indeed you can´t even find it on the website!

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