- DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
- Timing 7-8-7-24-2N
- Cas Latency 7
- Voltage 1.6V
Biggest headache ever! 08/15/2010
Fast NewEgg shipping.
Before purchasing Model#F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM from New Egg, I contacted G.skil and asked if this Model#F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM would work with a GA-P55A-UD3 v.1 MOBO. They assured me it would work just fine. The GA-P55A-UD3 v.1 is also listed in G.skils compatibility list for use with their F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM RAM.
What a nightmare! I tried every configuration possible over a one month period and finally realized they gave me false information.
The G.skil Model#F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM RAM was totally unstable and gave non-stop BSOD's when attempting to use it in the GA-P55A-UD3 v.1 motherboard with an i5-750 processor.
Finally, after beating my head against the BSOD wall for over 30 days I went to the local computer super store, and purchased A-D_A_T_A 1600MHz RAM. Installed it in the same system and sure enough, it works flawlessly.
What really ticks me off is that G.skil assured me the G.skil Model#F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM RAM would work in the GA-P55A-UD3 v.1 MOBO. What a joke!
Want to avoid a total headache? Here is what I learned during this total G.skil fiasco:
Check your MOBO manufacturers Qualified Vendors List before you buy, and also look at and read up at several forums before you purchase RAM, even if the RAM manufacturer assures you it will work on a given MOBO!
I just wrote G.skil, explaining this entire situation, asking them to send me one of their compatible sticks that will work:
I will post back here after G.skil responds to my letter and email.
New Egg rocks!
We are sorry to hear you are having such issues. This memory package should not have a problem with your hardware. If you have the latest BIOS, simply enable the XMP Profile and that will configure memory settings for you. Your system should be stable with just that setting. Otherwise, you would need to manually configure memory frequency, timings, and voltage in BIOS.
If problem persists, test each module individually to see if one may be defective and causing the issues. Feel free to contact our technical support department for further assistance. They will be more than glad to troubleshoot the problem for you and hopefully reduce your headaches.
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