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GA-H57M-USB3 and memory matters

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GA-H57M-USB3 and memory matters
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:06:50 am »
Hello, I have since 2010 a pc with motherboard GA-H57M-USB3 (ver. 1.0, BIOS F8), processor Intel Core i3-530 @2.93GHz.
and memory 4GB by CORSAIR: TW3X4G1333C9A (XMS3, DDR3, 2x2GB, 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V, ver2.2)
Recently I decided to upgrade my memory.
User's manual said that this motherboard supports 4x1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory. That means 4 GB max per socket.
So, I decided to upgrade my memory to a total of 12 GB, chosing 2 modules of CORSAIR, 4GB each. The model is CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 (XMS3, DDR3, 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V, ver7.21). Although they are compatible with the motherboard, they did not work.
Today CORSAIR told me that the problem comes from the processor and not the motherboard. First generation i3 processors recognise only up to 2GB per socket.
Is that true? Since this motherboard supports the LGA1156 socket of first generation, if that was true, then the manual should say that mobo supports up to 8GB. But it says 16 GB. Why is that? I have made a purchase after following directions of manuals and compatibility and this purchase was proven wrong.

Re: GA-H57M-USB3 and memory matters
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2022, 10:17:46 am »
Hello, I have since 2010 a pc with motherboard GA-H57M-USB3 (ver. 1.0, BIOS F8), processor Intel Core i3-530 @2.93GHz.
and memory 4GB by CORSAIR: TW3X4G1333C9A (XMS3, DDR3, 2x2GB, 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V, ver2.2)
Recently I decided to upgrade my memory.
User's manual said that this motherboard supports 4x1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory. That means 4 GB max per socket.
So, I decided to upgrade my memory to a total of 12 GB, chosing 2 modules of CORSAIR, 4GB each. The model is CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 (XMS3, DDR3, 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V, ver7.21). Although they are compatible with the motherboard, they did not work.
Today CORSAIR told me that the problem comes from the processor and not the motherboard. First generation i3 processors recognise only up to 2GB per socket.
Is that true? Since this motherboard supports the LGA1156 socket of first generation, if that was true, then the manual should say that mobo supports up to 8GB. But it says 16 GB. Why is that? I have made a purchase after following directions of manuals and compatibility and this purchase was proven wrong.

Hi.I hope you have solved it.Anyway,the only qualified seller for a 4GB socket 1156 DD3 1333 RAM is this: Hynix 4GB HMT351U6AFR8C-H9 P / N H5TQ2G83AFR H9C  :)

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Re: GA-H57M-USB3 and memory matters
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2022, 02:43:00 pm »
Greetings,
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Re: GA-H57M-USB3 and memory matters
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2022, 05:33:41 pm »
Better late than never...