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[Help] XMS3 Issue


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First of all, sorry if this post is at the wrong section, if so, i'm sorry for that.


I'm having serious issues with some TW3X4G1333C9A Corsair XMS3 2X2GB DDR3 1333mhz, my system doesn't boot with the two modules pluged in, it does nothing and screen remains black and does nothing at all, but if i remove one of the modules it boots up, with ONE module, if i put the other one, it doesn't boot or do nothing at all...My motherboard i know that supports it, here are the specs:


4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory

Dual Channel memory architecture

*DDR3 1600MHz or above DIMMs work only on the Orange slots for one DIMM per channel.

*When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.


Here are some screens of my BIOS Settings, just with one module of 2GB since i can't boot or acess bios with both modules:








(when i tried 1.5v it didnt boot aswel, said "overclock failed, check your bios settings)






I really need help, i'm getting mad with all of this :(:


thanks in advance guys!

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I had a weird but replicable problem with my XMS3 2GB RAM. I had 6*2GB in my Gigabyte X58A-UD3R board.


Even though I had put the timings down to the minimum every time I booted up when the computer was cold (which was not very often because my computer normally runs 24/7) Windows would have a BSOD on boot.


I got around it by going into the BIOS and staying there for about ten minutes and when I then rebooted Windows came up with no problems.


The system would also never run stably if I ran the RAM at 1333 MHz.


I now have 6*4GB XMS3 RAM and those things are a thing of the past. I would say however that I got used to getting around the problem and put it off as a quirk of the system (every one of my systems has at least one quirk).

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