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Trouble finding compatible ram

by Tritium82 / July 4, 2015 9:25 PM PDT

I have been in the market to buy some new ram cards. I am looking to upgrade my current 4gb total to 8gb total. My system consists of a Asus P7H55 motherboard along with an Intel Core i3 540 cpu (I know, not the best. But only play 1-2 pc games, so not worth it financially to get a new one).

My current cards are http://www.memorybenchmark.net/ram.php?ram=Corsair+CM3X... 2gb X2 (could only find a benchmark site and not a actual buy post)

So far, I've gotten 2 cards on newegg and have had to send both back because once I put them in, they wouldn't load past the Asus screen. They would one at a time, but I would get the BSOD. I spoke to G.Skill on the phone and he was telling me that older cpu's like I have tend to work better with double sided cards (meaning the chips were on both sides of the card instead of the one like I bought). I told him I think my old cards are only single sided, but after I looked I noticed that they are indeed double sided as well. So maybe there is some truth to that.

Here are the cards I had gotten that didn't work incase you need a reference.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and

Basically what I need help with is finding cards that will work on my system and they need to be at least 8gb total. Thanks to any help I receive.

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based on more chips per board
by James Denison / July 4, 2015 10:18 PM PDT

It seems you may only use "low density RAM" and not "high density" so should look for that. Also can run the crucial dot com ram check for your motherboard, or use the one at kingston.

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little confused
by Tritium82 / July 4, 2015 11:17 PM PDT

Does that mean I can't use 8gb of ram? I'm not seeing a low density option on Newegg.

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have you tried this function on that motherboard?
by James Denison / July 5, 2015 12:28 AM PDT
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what OS you using?
by James Denison / July 5, 2015 12:35 AM PDT
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And is it 32 bit or 64 bit? 32 bit can't use 8GB of RAM, no more than 4GB.

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forgot to mention
by Tritium82 / July 5, 2015 9:52 AM PDT
In reply to: what OS you using?

Sorry, I had forgot to mention it's a 64 bit system.

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ASUS has a qualified vendor list for your board
by Steven Haninger / July 5, 2015 10:03 AM PDT

Try there first. If the board is older, the exact RAM module numbers may no longer be around. When I find that to be the case, I use the Crucial or Corsair RAM finder site and have never had a problem using their suggested products.
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by Tritium82 / July 5, 2015 11:09 AM PDT

Thank you so much

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by Bob__B / July 5, 2015 10:43 AM PDT
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by Tritium82 / July 5, 2015 11:08 AM PDT
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Awesome, thank you so much.

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found some
by Tritium82 / July 5, 2015 12:10 PM PDT
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No ! Here's info re the RAM that works in your system.....
by VAPCMD / July 6, 2015 7:50 PM PDT
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4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333 ECC,Non-ECC Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
*Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

Recommend you buy the additional RAM from Crucial.com using the link provided previously. When adding RAM or mixing RAM, the RAM will all work no faster than the slowest RAM used in the system.


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by Tritium82 / July 6, 2015 10:55 PM PDT
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(NT) OK...Let us know how it works out
by VAPCMD / July 7, 2015 2:07 PM PDT
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by Tritium82 / July 11, 2015 2:24 PM PDT

It's a match. So much better now. Grin

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(NT) Good to hear and Thanks for the feedback.
by VAPCMD / July 11, 2015 10:01 PM PDT
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by Tritium82 / July 12, 2015 9:05 AM PDT

Thank you for all the help.

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