M860TU RAM installation problem (corsair)

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  1. Konstadinos

    Konstadinos Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a M860TU and i try to upgrade it. I bought 2 memory sticks (CM3X8GSDKIT1066) 2x4gb and my pc is not booting (Fans sound working but i have a black screen and nothing on display no matter how much time i leave it). I updated the bios to 1.02.17 (i think the latest version for this laptop) and again the same.

    PC works perfectly with my old RAM modules.

    Any suggestions of how to fix the problem of RAMs?

    Thank you in advanced.
     
  2. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Easy fix. Return the RAM and buy a brand that is not Corsair. Get Crucial or G.Skill instead.


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    Konstadinos Newbie

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    That's not an answer. Something more good and practical?
     
  4. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It is an answer. Not my problem if you don't want to heed it.


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  5. Krowe

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    Not the greatest answer at that. The corsairs you've picked up are either bad, or the motherboard doesn't like it, which happens from time to time. Best thing to do is indeed return the RAM and pick up another set.

    In terms of RAM, you really only have 3 big manufacturers that makes the stuff, that'd be Crucial (Micron), Samsung and SK Hynix (Hyundai). Every other brand is a re-brand, Corsair, Kingston and G.Skill for example. saturnotaku is obviously biased against Corsair for whatever reason, and of course, there are people on this forum who dislikes G.Skill. Outside of the big three, brand doesn't matter, its more or less all the same stuff.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    So my answer was not the greatest...then in the next sentence you agree with my assessment. o_O :confused:

    In the nearly 20 years I've been building and repairing computers, there are only two brands of RAM that have ever failed me: an off-brand from a company called Komputerbay and Corsair.

    Actually, I take that back. I did have a G.Skill module fail...about 6 years after I bought it (was using it in an old server), and the company replaced it no questions asked.
     
  7. bloodhawk

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    Corsair Laptop memory has a lot of compatibility issues. A lot of Clevo/AW laptops have issues with them. The same memory will work in an exactly similar Clevo system but will refuse to work in the original one.

    So easiest way out, try to just return these and get a different brand. Or get an unlocked BIOS that lets you set custom RAM timings and set them up to spec manually.
     
  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Have you tested one stick or a new stick and an old one paired together?
     
  9. Krowe

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    Your answer was not the greatest in terms of there is no need for the condescending tone, there is no need for the whole Rick Sanchez "I don't give a F*#&" attitude towards new members. Yes you had some bad experiences from Corsair, doesn't mean all of their products are bad. I worked in computer shop (real one, not Bestbuy's GeekSquad nonsense) for a number of years to put myself through college. Quite frankly, return rates on Corsair was on par with any other brand of ram we sold. Exception was G.Skill, which was constantly being returned because their supposedly ultraoverclockable RAM couldn't hit anywhere near their "rated" speeds.

    That's partly true, but I'd argue that Clevo and Alienware computers are themselves off-brand. I've never actually seen someone return a corsair, Kingston or G.Skill kit for their HP, Lenovo, Acer, Dell etc. I do however remember someone kicking and screaming about his new ram didn't work in his "new and top of the line" Alienware (if it was top of the line, why did you need to buy more ram?).
     
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    Sometimes people do buy ram because of the larger number on the box compared to their own.
     
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