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2 Bronze

Re: Maximum frequency RAM that is compatible with the Area-51?

What about if you populate all 3 dimm slots in an Area-51,  with 2000mhz (3x4gb)?

The area-51 only has 3 dimm slots (unlike the aurora which has 6).

Would 2000mhz (3x4gb) work in the Area-51?

 

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3 Argentium

Re: Maximum frequency RAM that is compatible with the Area-51?

I think you should be able to achieve 2000mhz with 12gb(3x4gb), though it's just my speculation since I don't have first-hand experience with Area-51. To increase your odds, you need to buy 2000mhz-rated ram, not try to overclock 1600mhz or 1800mhz rated parts.

GL.

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1 Copper

Re: Maximum frequency RAM that is compatible with the Area-51?

Hey all. I'm thinking about buying the same corsair memory you have, but I literally know squat about how to make it work with the bios and everything. Would you, Morblore, or anyone else, be willing to answer a few questions on this thread about how all that works that would be fantastic. Thanks!

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2 Bronze

Re: Maximum frequency RAM that is compatible with the Area-51?

Hello

I have a Area 51 with a i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz, I have put 12 G of Corsair Dominator GT ddr3 2000MHz in but the machine stops at the windows log on screen. Can I go into the setup and down grade the speed from 2000 to 1600 as you guys have said 2000 wont work or will I have to send it back?

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1 Copper

Re: Maximum frequency RAM that is compatible with the Area-51?

I too would like to upgrade my ram. I've found 12 GB of Corsair Vengeance (3x4GB) 2000MHZ memory for a good price, and I'm just wondering if it will work in my Alienware Area 51 ALX.

Sorry, I've read the above but I'm just wanting some clarification as I'm a bit of a noob.

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2 Bronze

Re: Maximum frequency RAM that is compatible with the Area-51?

Hello

I started a post here:

en.community.dell.com/.../19435241.aspx

I got my 51 working fine in the end.

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Re: Maximum frequency RAM that is compatible with the Area-51?

Hello

 

I have a Area 51 with a i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz, I have put 12 G of Corsair Dominator GT ddr3 2000MHz in but the machine stops at the windows log on screen. Can I go into the setup and down grade the speed from 2000 to 1600 as you guys have said 2000 wont work or will I have to send it back?

 

 

Did you set the speed and volts yourself or did you use the XMP profile? You could try setting it yourself if you haven't yet.  You can run them at 1600 if all else fails.

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Area-51 Cosmic Black/Windows 8 64-bit Pro/BIOS A11
Intel Core i7-980x Extreme Edition @ 4.0 ghz/Intel 160gb X-25M SSD Raid-0
6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866 DDR3/PNY GeForce GTX 680 SLI/ATI TV Wonder