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Windows 7: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition compatibility with Corsair XMS3

18 Feb 2012   #1
epportal3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition compatibility with Corsair XMS3

CPU - > Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Memory - > Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) [CMX4GX3M2A1600C9]

Are the compatible between by looking at RAM's voltage / frequency and timings ? Thanks


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18 Feb 2012   #2
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Two considerations come to mind, first what motherboard make and model do you have and secondly have you looked at that boards site for a QVL for RAM ?
Qualified Vendor Lists give you all the info for memory that is certified to work, it doesn't mean other makes wont, but there's no warranty.
Also Corsair have a pretty good tech. sheet for each module they sell, giving exact instructions on how to ensure your board and CPU will work with the Ram.
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18 Feb 2012   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shouldn't be a problem. I have an almost identical spec'ed set of Kingston in mine (9-9-9-27 instead of 9-9-9-24) and it has been running at 1600 MHz since the day I installed with zero problems.
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18 Feb 2012   #4
epportal3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
Two considerations come to mind, first what motherboard make and model do you have and secondly have you looked at that boards site for a QVL for RAM ?
Qualified Vendor Lists give you all the info for memory that is certified to work, it doesn't mean other makes wont, but there's no warranty.
Also Corsair have a pretty good tech. sheet for each module they sell, giving exact instructions on how to ensure your board and CPU will work with the Ram.
It's Asus M5A78L-M/USB3.. And yes I will look. Secondly I have problem with popping noise, it's very very weir noises are coming from the PC, changed my motherboard cause I thought it's the main issue, but no..checked my friends same CPU as mine and RAMs and problem still not solved... Can it be PSU issue that's why it's popping and making those weird noises ? Thanks
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18 Feb 2012   #5
epportal3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Shouldn't be a problem. I have an almost identical spec'ed set of Kingston in mine (9-9-9-27 instead of 9-9-9-24) and it has been running at 1600 MHz since the day I installed with zero problems.
Well I've read that especially my CPU isn't compatible with 1600MHz RAMs but I don't think so, cause friend of mine has same CPU and 4GB 2x2GB RAM modules but it's not Corsair and it works perfect...
The problem is that my PC makes popping noises even when I replaced motherboard on a new one, even when I tried my friend's same CPU and same amount of RAM with same specs.
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18 Feb 2012   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes the memory will work but you need to manually set the frequency and voltages in BIOS. Maybe increase your NB volts to 1.4
I suspect a popping noise would be a failing PSU.
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18 Feb 2012   #7
epportal3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes the memory will work but you need to manually set the frequency and voltages in BIOS. Maybe increase your NB volts to 1.4
I suspect a popping noise would be a failing PSU.
Thanks for an idea, I will try to check someone's else PSU. Thanks
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18 Feb 2012   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes the memory will work but you need to manually set the frequency and voltages in BIOS. Maybe increase your NB volts to 1.4
I suspect a popping noise would be a failing PSU.
This. Nice thing about having a Black Edition CPU is you can leave the HT/FSB at 200, up the multiplier to overclock the CPU and just set the ram at 1600.

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18 Feb 2012   #9
epportal3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes the memory will work but you need to manually set the frequency and voltages in BIOS. Maybe increase your NB volts to 1.4
I suspect a popping noise would be a failing PSU.
This. Nice thing about having a Black Edition CPU is you can leave the HT/FSB at 200, up the multiplier to overclock the CPU and just set the ram at 1600.

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Yes I found option in BIOS to do HT/FBS AT 200 but where can I find multiplier ? What it should be named as in BIOS ?
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18 Feb 2012   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Called "CPU Ratio" in the bios on that board,

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