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Old February 26, 2014, 08:20 AM
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Default Thinkpad T510 and Corsair DDR3-1600 over 4GB issue

Computer: Thinkpad T510 4349CTR w/ latest BIOS(supports 8GB RAM)
OEM 2x2GB: Samsung M471B5673EH1-CF8 DDR3-1066F / 533MHz.
Corsair 2x4GB: CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3-1600 / 800MHz (appears to have 533MHz profiles according to Taiphoon and CPU-Z)
Both support 1.5v

So you think it would just downclock and be awesome, right? Sorta, not really.

It appears that as long as it is not addressing more than 4GB everything is fine. I can use a 32bit OS and run, say, prime95 and all is happy.
I do use a BIOS with removed whitelist but after flashing back the original latest BIOS I still have the issue.

Switching the RAM around between different slots has all been tried and changes nothing.

What is interesting is the graphical corruption when only one corsair stick is installed... and the fact that hiren's boot cd (win XP 32bit) will only load up and get to desktop if I have both RAM slots populated with either dual corsair or corsair and samsung.(or single/dual samsung) But not a single corsair stick.

It is this sort of thing that makes me think the issue is the computer rather than the RAM itself.

I cannot be the only person who has had this issue?
Please see attachment for details, and keep in mind that I have tried swapping slots for every combination.
I am out of ideas.
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