yea it was, the problem probably was that it was ECC ram. I tryed it because it was the most affordable upgrade kit i found and the tech/sales people couldn't definately tell me what to get even though dell was offoring 12gigs at the time for the XPS's
here's the Crucial ram i got...
I'm going out of my mind trying to find 4gb modules for my XPS 730x H2C with the 1.0.5 bios. I currently have 6gb installed. I use my machine for graphics and editing and would love to have 12gb in it.
I tryed to order this...
but they said they are out of stock even though it says its instock on their website and don't know when they will have it. I'm not sure it even matches Chris Mixxon's spec for a 4gb module that was tested.
Can anyone share a link to a 4gb module that works? What about this one?...
thanks in advance
Did upgrading to BIOS 1.0.5 work for you? (ie were you able to get to 12gb and the memory posted?)
I have a 730x system, with the i7 965 OC'd. Been trying for two weeks to install my Crucial 3 x 4gb memory kit (1333 mhz, 240 pin sdram). Saw this thread, and upgraded the BIOS to 1.0.5, and my system still doesn't recognize the modules! Been on the phone with Dell tech 5 times and this is starting to drive me crazy.
It seems like you went through the same hassle a while ago, any advice you can give, I would appreciate.
I have the 730X-H2O which is about 8 months old. The motherboard in mine is actually a "Rage". it came with 6 Gigs which was what Dell claimed was the max
when I purchased it. anyway I used the Kingston 12 gig kit at $1200.00 for 3 ddr-3 4 gig modules. The key at that time was finding "NON-ECC" "UN-REGISTERED"
4 Gig modules. For some reason they cost more than eth ECC and Registered modules. Wish I had waited for the Crucial but I wanted the best and baddest , which I am confident that almost any XPS 730 is. Mine has 2 Nvida 280's in SLI (thought about upgrading to 2 295's but do not really use the computer as much as I thought I would.
4 WD Raptors and a partridge in a pear tree ha ha ha
JUST REMEMBER TO WATCH OUT FOR THE "NON-ECC" and "UN-REGISTERED" I've hear of people getting the other type to wor but the board manufacturer (FOXCONN) says it will not
They still make the Kingston kit if you are desperate but it's still like $1100.00 from "what a hen lays" don't want to get into hot water about using vendor names
Just rechecked and they aren't available for where I purchased them but here is the info for reference
I think you bought the wrong ram. I don't think the XPS 730x supports 1333mhz ram. Take a look at the XPS FAQs
The only place I've found that said they have ram that works for the XPS 730x is Pro Memory Upgrade...
but when I bought it online 2 weeks ago, they emailed back saying sorry that it wasnt actually in stock and would let me know when they might have but had no idea right when.
So I'm trying this another one from Newegg but I havent received it yet. The specs look the same as the one on Pro Memory Upgrade so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
I'm happy to report that the 4gb ram modules I got from Newegg are working great. $190 a sticks.
going from 6gb to 12gb has helped my after effects work. I see a 20% impromement in render times so far.
I have the XPS 730x H2C with the 1.0.5 bios
Glad it helped someone. My machine is still running great with the ram i got. I still have my 6gigs(3x2gig sticks) of ram that im not using any more, if you are interested.
I found some 2 gb Dell ram locally here in the DFW area. my next move will be an clean install from vista to windows 7 pro - raid the two hard drives -then relaod drivers - Oh boy !
Does anybody know if the 1.0.5 BIOS update expands support for PC12800 - 6GB 1600Mhz RAM? Will I still need to change my BCLK to get my RAM to run at 1600Mhz or does the 1.0.5 BIOS fix this and recognize 1600Mhz immediately without having to do anything.