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Computer Freezes with 2nd stick of RAM

sirpeazes
  • 21 months ago

Hi all,

First post here and thanks for your willingness to help.

I'm guessing this is a compatibility issue but here goes, I have a Kingston 8GB memory stick in my mobo. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TY6A56U/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My mobo is ASRock Z170 Extreme 6. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012D7H9JC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Whenever I put in my 2nd stick of RAM, Ballistix 8GB (https://www.amazon.com/Ballistix-Single-PC4-21300-288-Pin-Memory/dp/B00RCGJLUU/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1527456462&sr=1-5&keywords=ballistix+8gb+crucial), my computer will randomly just freeze and I have to manually force restart my computer.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm, should work even if not dual channel. Have you tried running with just the ballistix to see if it works solo? Maybe try a different ram slot. Maybe check if your bios is the latest.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

... I'm guessing this is a compatibility issue ...

Quite possible.
If applicable,
Disable any overclocking.
Configure it for single channel mode.
Update the mobo BIOS.

  • 21 months ago
  • -1 points

They're different brands and were not sold in kit form. Did you really expect it to work?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

do u go on here just to say sarcastic stuff that is also wrong?

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