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motherboard ram problem

Hello dear forum, I'm hoping someone has the knowledge or the will to help a poor ignorant soul.
I own a motherboard ASRock G41C-VS and I want to buy some new ram sticks.
Will two Kingston Ddr3 4gb 1333mhz Pc3-10600 Kvr1333d3n9/4g 16 cells work with it or is it just a chance that it will ?
My cpu is not a problem since it is fsb 1333 mhz capable (intel core 2 duo E8600 3.33 ghz).
I know I need to switch the jumper to position 2-3 and setup bios in 1333 speed in order for them to work.
I have everything pretty much worked out, I just dont want to buy something that will not work, thanks in advance, Thomas.

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I would not do this.
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Thank you

So I searched corsair for compatible sticks with great success, but they are all 1600 mhz and my mobo supports only 1333, does this mean they will work anyway? But at what speed? thanks in advance.


Okey I talked to some corsair vendors and they all tell me my mobo is not compatible with their sticks, website says they are compatible, I dont even know where to go from here, all day searching through internet leading me to a blind alley, ty.

Post was last edited on September 13, 2018 1:50 PM PDT

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Usually nothing wrong with higher speed parts.

It's like putting 100 mile per hour tires and you never hit 100. So far, faster parts run fine at lower speeds. All current PC CPUs run fine at rated speeds or half that speed.

Your specific Kingston looked like trouble. Try the QVL and what's up on Crucial.com.

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one last thing

Hi dear moderator, i dont want to take any more of your time, but I searched crucial.com for compatible sticks, but vendors tell me they are uncompatible for 775 socket, should I trust the website and buy them anyway?

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Crucial does have it's warranty and return policy.
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sorry but
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I would.

I noted issues with the first model you brought up (top post) and how we rarely see an issue if the memory is faster than required. If the local vendors stand behind their product (say it works and will give a full refund) why not go with them?

For me, I've used the Crucial.com and Kingston.com when I'm not sure or can't test sticks.

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thank you

thanks a lot, im going to buy them and report back for results.

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It looks like your mobo has 4 ram slots.
2 are for ddr2 ram and 2 are for ddr3 ram.

This should work.
http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/g41c-vs/CT2656851

Be sure to fit it in the slots for ddr3 ram.

Then you look in the manual to see if there is some jumper to select the ram types/slots.

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hi bob

Hello bob, its not as easy as it seems. There are several compatible sticks on crucial website, why do you think those ones are different, I would like some insight.
Mobo does have 4 slots as you said, and dd3 modules are well distinguishable, that is out of the question.
I already know how to switch jumpers etc.. But I just need someone to throw me a rope, i feel alone in the valley of death, someone to tell me these ones will work etc..So i can spend money. Thank you.

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You don't want 2 separate sticks you want a kit.

A kit is 2 sticks that should be very close together in specs.....come from the same batch.

This is important when you enable the dual channel feature.

Crucial did the work to figure out what ram is compatible with your mobo.

Normally safe to buy from them.

Read their return policy.

What ram do you have now?

Do you have a 32 bit or 64 bit OS?

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thank you bob

thank you bob for your help, im buying 2 exact compatible ones and see results.
I'm running 64 bit os with some 400 mhz 4gb ddr3 ram, single channel, thats why I wanted to update.
Will post results asap, thanks.

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final conclusion

Okey guys sticks finally arrived and they work great. What I need to tell you guys is something that I think you did not know. Apparently the sticks I bought are "old" ddr3 rams, the "new" ones are not compatible with my board, although they possess the same exact description.
I asked the vendor to tell me what the difference is between them and he could not give me an explanation, he just told me "old ones" and "new ones".
Im happy this person knew what I needed, anyway, thank you guys for everything, peace out. Thomas.

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