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 05/15/2013 08:15 AM
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Drago13
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I have a Alienware Aurora R4 with a 3.2GHz Intel Core i7-3820K . I currently have 8GB of ram, I purchased and tried to install 16GB of AMD Radeon™ RG2133 Ram. My system would not boot up. Tried several different solutions I found on the net to no avail. I had to put the original ram back in for it to even boot up. I even had to reset me bios just to get it to boot up before I gave up.

Very frustrated, I paid alot of money for this PC because I thought it would be easily upgradable and future proof. I thought with the I7 the ram should have been pretty much plug and play, especially since alot of my other components are AMD also. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 05/15/2013 10:24 AM
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In this thread it mentions a need to change a profile setting in the BIOS,could try that.

http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/p/19470894/20204859.aspx

"* For 2133MHz XMP ram, you must go into the Bios -Advanced -Frequency/Voltage Control -Extreme Memory Profile and choose Profile 1"

 05/15/2013 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by: RedGreen In this thread it mentions a need to change a profile setting in the BIOS,could try that.

 

http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/p/19470894/20204859.aspx

 

"* For 2133MHz XMP ram, you must go into the Bios -Advanced -Frequency/Voltage Control -Extreme Memory Profile and choose Profile 1"

 

Yeah, I thought I had tried that and it crashed my system. had to reset cmos. I guess I will try it again when I get home.

 05/16/2013 07:04 AM
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Well I got it to accept 2 of the 4 new sticks. So now I am running 2 of the old 2Gig sticks and 2 of the new AMD 4gig sticks for a total of 12 gig. Really weird, I tried everything, could not get it to accept all 4 new sticks.

 05/16/2013 08:47 AM
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How about just returning it and living with 8GB? Unless you are a professional who edits movies or a professional who runs multiple VMs, you will not need more than 8GB.

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 05/16/2013 09:43 AM
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Im not a profesional ( maybe semi )but I do alot of video editing, CD4, Encoding, After Effects, etc. Im sure someone will eventually figure it out. Got tired of resetting my CMOS. Gonna just stay with 12gig for now. 

 05/16/2013 06:57 PM
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I had the same issue on my system. I have an AMD FX-8150 on an ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX board. I upgraded the BIOS so that it supports AMPs, but it would still only handle it in dual channel.


I'm shopping around to see if I can either find a motherboard that can take it or just wait for a viable option. For now, I've just kept in my 1600MHz RAM.

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