Ok, so I have a Samsung RV411 notebook, which had 2x2GB RAM. Today I bought a 8GB Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 HX316LS9IB/8. Before you tell me it's a faulty module, I tried it in a newer laptop which worked fine.
Once I put it in my computer, computer starts, I can enter BIOS, ok. But when I try to boot into Windows I get a BSOD. I also got a Fedora installation on the same notebook, which would boot fine but after sometime working the screen would go black.
So I tried checking it with Memtestx86, which gives me weird patterns on screen and then reboots.
For the small time I'm able to read Memtest screen, I've seen that memory is operating at 533MHz with 6-6-6 timings. My BIOS don't have any options to set timings manually.
I thought that if computer starts with some module, then it would be ok (except for memory faults..).
Is there any way to manually set timings on laptops without this option in BIOS?
I don't know I was downvoted. Earlier questions that I found answered that would support my intentions:
"The manufacturers manual is a snapshot in time, it only reflects what the manufacturer tested, when the manual was being written. They are rarely updated, unless a new version of the computer / motherboard / etc comes out."
Another answer by a super user with 19.1k reputation, states that "f it does work, you just will not see the extra memory, only the max the motherboard/chipset supports. If it doesn't work, it usually will just beep at you with a memory error and you will get no video responce. All depends on the motherboard depending on how it handles memory errors."
But it did boot. Additionaly, Mac book users seem to be able to use a different specified memory by derating their 1333/16000 memory to 1066 using SPD reprogramming. [http://www.softnology.biz/tips_macbookpro.html]