I got some pc3500 black lvl 2 in today to see if I could do better than the hyperx that I have. I'm sure your mileage may vary but I was only able to boot into widows at 247 1/1 tight timings with the black lvl 2. I'm typing this at 250 1/1 tight timmings with the kingston. Its possible that the lvl2 has a problem with the low vtt of the Max3. Not sure will look into it further.