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XPS 430 memory upgrade

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I'm wanting to upgrade the memory in my XPS 430...Vista Home Premium 64 bit

Q8300 cpu

6 gigs DDR3 1066 ram

From what I could find, the XPS 430 does support 1333 ram. Am I right about this?

Also, I found this Dell link to some 1600 ram that is suppose to also work in the 430.

 

Am I right in assuming.....

This ram will work in my 430 but wont run at 1600, instead it will run at 1333 at a lower latency making it actually perform better.

or

Is the info on this dell page wrong?

Thanks,

Robert

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First of all there is a great misconception about what we should believe from Dell's "specs" or what is accepted! I have a XPS 430 with a Q8300 processor and two HD's in Raid 0, I have also upgraded the power supply as Dell gives you the min of what is needed when you buy your computer and under what specs you purchased as and no more, so if you wish to get more HD's, or DVD burners or a better graphics then you have to upgrade the power supply.

Dell does not support any hardware you replace above what they gave you, so if you replace the power supply then please get a  warranty from that company!

 

But this is what you wanted to hear...... YES YOU CAN PUT MORE THAN 8GB OF MEMORY IN A DELL XPS 430!!!! I have 12GB right now and plan to have the  max of 16gb within 30days!!! You can put more than 8GB in a DELL XPS 430! Let me say it again! XPS 430 can have a max of 16GB of DDR3 1333 RAM!!!! You can put 4x4GB of DDR3 PC1333 Ram! That's 16GB not 8GB as what the spec sheet says! I spent the money and took the chance so you can be assured you can do it too!

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bob42701,

I would not say clocking the 1600 memory down to 1333 makes it perform better. I would just get 1333 memory.

XPS 430 8GB DDR3, part #P223C 2GB PC3-10600,1333Mhz,128X64

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I would assume by your reply that this page is correct and this memory will work in my 430?

Also, the Corsair memory configurator doesn't even list the 430 so I wasn't sure which 1333 would work.

I'm also assuming by your reply that this should work?

http://www.corsair.com/_datasheets/TW3X4G1333C9DHX.pdf

I was wanting to upgrade with better memory but cant seem to find much info from the major memory players about what they have that will work in a 430.

Thanks for all the help.

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First of all there is a great misconception about what we should believe from Dell's "specs" or what is accepted! I have a XPS 430 with a Q8300 processor and two HD's in Raid 0, I have also upgraded the power supply as Dell gives you the min of what is needed when you buy your computer and under what specs you purchased as and no more, so if you wish to get more HD's, or DVD burners or a better graphics then you have to upgrade the power supply.

Dell does not support any hardware you replace above what they gave you, so if you replace the power supply then please get a  warranty from that company!

 

But this is what you wanted to hear...... YES YOU CAN PUT MORE THAN 8GB OF MEMORY IN A DELL XPS 430!!!! I have 12GB right now and plan to have the  max of 16gb within 30days!!! You can put more than 8GB in a DELL XPS 430! Let me say it again! XPS 430 can have a max of 16GB of DDR3 1333 RAM!!!! You can put 4x4GB of DDR3 PC1333 Ram! That's 16GB not 8GB as what the spec sheet says! I spent the money and took the chance so you can be assured you can do it too!

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I just bought and installed Corsair XMS3 1333 DDR3 Platinum Series(2gbx4) in my XPS 430 and have been having blue screen crashes off and on with problems with Kaspersky Pure as soon as I installed the ram.  Ran windows memory diag and say hardware problems detected.  Not sure if I got a bad stick or its not compatible.  Anyone have this problem?  I will try to narrow down the bad stick if one exsists tonight.

XPS430   Q9650   8GB G.Skill 1333 RipJaw DDR3 RAM    Windows 7 Ultimate x64    ATI HD6870 1GB GDDR5    Antec 650w PSU    WD CavBlack 1TB & SG 750GB     HDs    SB X-Fi Titanium

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Sounds to me like bad memory. It happens! Just return and explain that you did a system diag and it turned up you RAM is bad. I am using 4X 4GB PC1333 RipJaws. I have no problems! Kaspersky is turning up problems because some viruses effect RAM and the problems you are having is causing your anti-virus to think you have a virus in memory when it is just a memory hardware failure.

Change out your RAM for a different brand, or return it for new ones. You can try one at a time to see which is giving you the issue then replace that. You are only using 4 gigs total anyways so you wouldn't run into a capacity issue as The XPS 430 is labeled for 8gb of RAM anyways.

So it sound like a RAM failure, return and replace! And if you have the money upgrade to the MAX of 16GB like I did. It works despite Dell's objection. Make sure you have the latest BIOS as well!

Good Luck!

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Sorry you are trying 8GB not 4GB but it still isn't an issue, just bad RAM.

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Well looks like it was one whole pack of the XMS after an hour of testing.  

XPS430   Q9650   8GB G.Skill 1333 RipJaw DDR3 RAM    Windows 7 Ultimate x64    ATI HD6870 1GB GDDR5    Antec 650w PSU    WD CavBlack 1TB & SG 750GB     HDs    SB X-Fi Titanium

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Your next step to to get 16GB RAM when you do it a whole new world! By the way NICE setup....I've been wanting a better processor than the Q8300 I have. You have the BEST you can get for the XPS 430. Plus you graphics is nice too! You need the 16GB! when I went to 12GB from 8GB I saw a difference and even more when I went to 16GB was even more!

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