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Hmm.. Then in theory the new ram CL and Mhz should down clock to the old values.  Maybe you can try just using the new ram for a few days and see if you experience the same effects.  It is ... See more...
Hmm.. Then in theory the new ram CL and Mhz should down clock to the old values.  Maybe you can try just using the new ram for a few days and see if you experience the same effects.  It is possible however unlikely that the you have a bad stick.  I've slapped different sticks in with no problems as the computer just takes care of the clock speed. Out of curiosity have you tried ram from different manufacturer's but same stats as well, and have you tried different ram with different clock speed, CL settings etc.? I heard that different ram from different manufacturer's could cause problems. But for me it's all the same brand. And are you using an Xps 8300? I'm thinking of changing out the two old ram sticks with two new ones and having all four dimm slots of the new ram. But I just don't want to spend another $60 just to find out the problem still exists. Originally I thought it could be bad ram but then it would've showed up somewhere on my tests. I've also read that some people who've had conflicts with ram with different CLs so that's why I'm leaning toward the buying new ram. I should also mention that originally I had the new ram in slots 2 and 4 but I kept getting errors more frequently like once every three hours. But then I changed the new ram to slots 1 and 3 and now I get them like once every 3-4 days.
I dont think the XPS series allows you to change settings on RAM like that.  General rule of thumb is to install matching pairs and to match those pairs with the ones already in the compute... See more...
I dont think the XPS series allows you to change settings on RAM like that.  General rule of thumb is to install matching pairs and to match those pairs with the ones already in the computer, example 1333Mhz DDR3 with the same.  Normally however if you install for example again, DDR3 1333 and have say DDR3 1066, the 1333 RAM will down clock to the slowest group of chips.  In terms of timings and so forth that generally is all automatically done by the BIOS and the memory chips itself so if you have DDR3 1333 in 2 groups of 2 with 2 different sets of timings the fastest one should down clock to the slowest one. Have you run any diagnostics on the memory at all? I know my motherboard/pc can run the new ram I installed because I used the crucial and kingston memory match feature on their websites. I also ran a memory diagnostic test in windows and the extensive testing feature that was in Dell Bios for my ram. All came back good. I might run the Memtest sometime later. My old ram is dd3 1333mhz, CL9 and 1.5 V and I have two of these. My new ram is dd3 1600mhz, CL11 and 1.5V and I have two of these. So in total I have two old ram and two new ram.
Hello all, So I upgraded my ram on my Dell XPS 8300, however my PC has been crashing randomly in intervals of a few days. I think I figured out the issue the timings are different between the two s... See more...
Hello all, So I upgraded my ram on my Dell XPS 8300, however my PC has been crashing randomly in intervals of a few days. I think I figured out the issue the timings are different between the two sticks of new ram and the two sticks of old ram. So I've been trying to go into the bios options and change the ram settings on my new ram. But when I go into the bios setup I can't seem to highlight the option on ram settings. In fact the only things I can seem to do is change the time and date. Am I missing something another option in order to change settings?. Is there anyway I can actually change ram settings with my XPS 8300? And has anyone had this issue with their Dell XPS 8300 bios when trying to change settings?
I put 4×4 GB Crucial models in mine and its been fine. If theres a problem with RAM the preboot diagnostics should pick it up however you may want to reseat all your RAM modules and really ... See more...
I put 4×4 GB Crucial models in mine and its been fine. If theres a problem with RAM the preboot diagnostics should pick it up however you may want to reseat all your RAM modules and really push them firmly in. Theres also the graphics card because you need to remove it to get to the RAM. Make sure that's really tightly in and not hanging slightly loose. At first I had the two newer ram in slots 2 and 4 and I was getting more crashes in the day but then I switched them to 1 and 3 and have gotten only a crash a day. I made sure that they were tightly in there. But I still do get them. I'm thinking of exchanging the 2 older ram for 2 newer ones with the exact same specs as the 2 newer ones I got. I'm just not sure if that'll solve the problem. And did you experiment with mixing the new ram with the old ram?
Hello all, I've upgraded my Dell XPS 8300 recently with some new memory and two hard drives. My old memory was at 8gb with 4 dimm slots each with 2gb 1333mhz DDR3-1333 PC3-10600, CL9, 240 pin, 1.5 ... See more...
Hello all, I've upgraded my Dell XPS 8300 recently with some new memory and two hard drives. My old memory was at 8gb with 4 dimm slots each with 2gb 1333mhz DDR3-1333 PC3-10600, CL9, 240 pin, 1.5 V. But I bought 2 sticks of 4 gb ram at 1600mhz DDR3 PC3-12800, CL11, 240 pin, 1.5 V. And I installed them in slots 1 and 3. Now I thought everything would work fine but lately I've been getting random crashes on my pc ever since the installation, some days I get 2-3 crashes some days I get none. I know it's not my hard drives that I installed because I disabled them and the error still occurs. So I know that these errors have to be coming from my memory. So I'm wondering are there compatibility issues between the two different ram? Also I'm wondering can my motherboard even run the new memory that I bought? My motherboard model is the one that I got when I bought the Dell XPS 8300 which is 0Y2MRG. My CPU is the Sandy Bridge Core i5-2320.
I also have the same system and i'm planning to upgrade my video card too I was wondering would the ATI 4670 work with a 375 watt power supply?