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I recently ordered a second kit of that ram to max out my motherboard at 16gb (I do lots of multitasking, rendering, working in 5 adobe programs at a time etc.) I installed it after verifying it was the exact same kit, but my computer failed to boot. I believe it failed at the mem check. I removed the Ram, apparently after corrupting my BIOS and having to recover using my windows cd.
Now, How do I go about troubleshooting this problem? I know the memory isn't listed under the "supported memory" for the board, but it's GSkill and the other kit worked fine. I don't have a voltmeter or a spare rig around to test the Ram again, and I don't wanna risk anything else bad happening on my now-good rig. How can I ensure that A) the board isn't at fault and the Memory isn't bricked?
I'm relatively new to computer building, so I barely know how to assemble a computer with functioning parts, let alone diagnose a mechanically faulty piece of hardware.
Thanks in advance, H&A.
So, I swapped in my other RAM and it was functional. However, I still can't get 4 dimms to work at the same time. I tried some other things like flipping the "OV DRAM" switch (adding voltage) and that got it to boot once. I checked the installed RAM in windows, and it was giving me "16gb (8 Usable)", si I doubt it was actually working correctly. But then it stopped booting with 4 sticks again.
The RAM was lower voltage, I thought (1.5v) so I don't know what the problem is. I thought I could manually set some voltage numbers in the BIOS, but I can't get it to boot with 4 anymore. Any more advice?