Question DDR3L 8GB 1600MHZ won't boot the laptop.

Apr 9, 2019
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#Case 1
DDR3L 8GB 1600MHZ in slot A
DDR3 4GB 1333MHZ in slot B
Runs fine.

#Case 2
DDR3L 8GB 1600MHZ in slot B
DDR3 4GB 1333MHZ in slot A
Doesn't boot.

#Case 3
DDR3 4GB 1333MHZ in slot A
Runs fine.

#Case 4
DDR3 4GB 1333MHZ in slot B
Runs fine.

#Case 5
DDR3L 8GB 1600MHZ in slot A
Doesn't boot.

#Case 6
DDR3L 8GB 1600MHZ in slot B
Doesn't boot.

I wanna be at either Case #5 or #6.
Don't have no clue why it's behaving this way.
Did my testing. Thanks for reading!
 

kanewolf

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DDR3L is low voltage RAM. Does your motherboard support DDR3L? DDR3L was a short lived state that some DDR4 motherboards supported. I wouldn't expect a standard DDR3 motherboard to support DDR3L.

What motherboard do you have?
 
Apr 9, 2019
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It's a laptop. C655-S5212 Toshiba.

I don't know the motherboard. Standard DDR3 Boards should be able to support DDR3L as "DDR3L modules are backwards compatible with DDR3 by design." was showed to me by google. But, I'm a novice when it comes to these.

To make my Original Post clear, I'm not looking/hoping towards the ram to run at 1.35V. It can behave like a standard DDR3 ram. I am looking towards getting that extra ram clock.
p.s: the laptop guide say's the max supported clock is 1600MHz.

Thanks for reading! Thanks for responding!
 
Apr 9, 2019
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Thanks for the input!
Was just curious to run it at higher clocks.

My current setup:
"#Case 1
DDR3L 8GB 1600MHZ in slot A
DDR3 4GB 1333MHZ in slot B
Runs fine."

It looks like the 8 gig stick is totally fine. Not gonna swap that.
 

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