RaoulCorst
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Issue RAM upgrade Aurora R4

BIOS A11, 

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/mainboard-alienware-07jnh0-specs-5h48372011/

^motherboard

New RAM is:

CML16GX3M4A1600C9B   4x4gb, 1600 MHz, 1.5V.

I don't know why the computer doesn't accept the RAM, (won't start, just starts than instantly turns off)

anyone know what I did wrong? 

I'm honestly regretting buying this machine all these years ago since upgrading things is impossible without starting from the ground up and half the things that should work don't.

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beamermt79
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Re: Issue RAM upgrade Aurora R4

From what I can tell, it looks like the computer will only accept 8GB max modules for a total of 32GB in an 4x8 config. If you are wanting 16GB total, you need to buy 2x8 or 2 8GB modules.
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Tesla1856
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Re: Issue RAM upgrade Aurora R4


@RaoulCorstwrote:

 

New RAM is: CML16GX3M4A1600C9B   4x4gb, 1600 MHz, 1.5V.

I don't know why the computer doesn't accept the RAM, (won't start, just starts than instantly turns off)

 


From my notes:

Chipset
Intel X79 Express Chipset (Intel BD82X79 PCH)

Memory

DD3 Non-ECC Quad Channel supporting overclocked and XMP Memory

•DDR3-1333 PC3-10600
•DDR3-1600 PC3-12800
•DDR3-1866 PC3-14900

Minimum: 8Gb
Maximum: 32Gb

4x 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Slots for use with the following configurations:
•8Gb (2x4 Gb DIMMS)
•16Gb (2x8 Gb DIMMS)
•24Gb (2x8 Gb + 2x4Gb DIMMS)
•32Gb (4x8 Gb DIMMS)

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Personally, I think new-memory 4x4gb-dimms should down-clock and work, but only if it's DDR3. However, I'm sure there are more compatible DIMMs out there. DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 is most compatible.

You could re-install the old working memory and take screen-shots of CPUz's Memory & SPD screens (and then match them closer).

 


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Pex
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Re: Issue RAM upgrade Aurora R4

The Aurora R4 only accepts 2 GB and 4 GB DIMMs.

Aurora_R4_RAM.pngAurora R4 RAM Specs

But I don't know why those particular DIMMs aren't working. The R4 owner's manual says 1600 MHz RAM is supported.

Edit: This site is not allowing anyone except me to view the above screenshot, so I posted it to Imgur:

Aurora R4 RAM Specs

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Pex
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Re: Issue RAM upgrade Aurora R4

Here's a CPU-Z screenshot of my R4, which has four 4 GB DIMMs:

Aurora_R4_RAM_CPU-Z.pngAurora R4 RAM - CPU-Z

If you do a search for that part number (HMT451U6AFR8C-PB) you'll find it on several sites, including Amazon, for around $25 per DIMM.

Edit: This site is not allowing anyone except me to view the above screenshot, so I posted it to Imgur:

Aurora R4 RAM - CPU-Z

 

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Tesla1856
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Re: Issue RAM upgrade Aurora R4


@Pexwrote:

Here's a CPU-Z screenshot of my R4, which has four 4 GB DIMMs:

Aurora_R4_RAM_CPU-Z.pngAurora R4 RAM - CPU-Z

If you do a search for that part number (HMT451U6AFR8C-PB) you'll find it on several sites, including Amazon, for around $25 per DIMM.


The forum won't let us see your pictures. Use a "hosted pic service" or describe in words.


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- Posting models-numbers and software versions speeds trouble-shooting.
- Click "Accept as Solution" button on any post that answers your question best.
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