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memory upgrade gone wrong

Recently, I bought 2x4(1600mhz) gb of RAM so as to replace my old 2x2(1333mhz) gb of ram.
When I replaced it, and tried to open my pc, my pc got stuck at the welcome part and no matter how long I waited my pc didnt open, it just kept showing Welcome... What is the issue? (I have placed my new memory sticks correctly)
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  1. do you still have the old ones? if yes, switch back to them and see what happens. also try to install one of the new sticks at a time.
  2. Anas Bashar said:
    do you still have the old ones? if yes, switch back to them and see what happens. also try to install one of the new sticks at a time.


    I actually have the old ones installed right now and everything seems fine
    When you say one at a time you mean one stick only at a time?
  3. Daoudos said:

    I actually have the old ones installed right now and everything seems fine
    When you say one at a time you mean one stick only at a time?


    good. and yes, install one new stick only, we need to identify the DOA stick.
    did you by any chance change anything in the bios? especially regarding OCing? (cpu OC, rams frequencies, ram timings... etc.)
  4. Anas Bashar said:
    Daoudos said:

    I actually have the old ones installed right now and everything seems fine
    When you say one at a time you mean one stick only at a time?


    good. and yes, install one new stick only, we need to identify the DOA stick.
    did you by any chance change anything in the bios? especially regarding OCing? (cpu OC, rams frequencies, ram timings... etc.)


    No, I havent changed anything.. I will try installing only one stick right now
  5. Daoudos said:

    No, I havent changed anything.. I will try installing only one stick right now


    nice, do that and tell us what happens.
  6. Anas Bashar said:
    Daoudos said:

    No, I havent changed anything.. I will try installing only one stick right now


    nice, do that and tell us what happens.


    I did try using only one memory stick and my pc couldnt even start... It only shows me the starting part (bios,,,) and then it just wont open ...
    then I tried both again and I found out that my pc recognizes it as 8gb but only as 1333mhz even though my ram is 1600mhz
  7. 1- this happened with both sticks individually?
    2- that why i asked you about the bios changes, rams by default are clocked at 1333, this is the basic clock for DDR3 rams. if you want to go higher you have to change it in the bios.
  8. Anas Bashar said:
    1- this happened with both sticks individually?
    2- that why i asked you about the bios changes, rams by default are clocked at 1333, this is the basic clock for DDR3 rams. if you want to go higher you have to change it in the bios.


    1. Yes it did
    2. Is this solvable? Can I do something so as to allow 1600mhz in the bios?
  9. Daoudos said:


    2. Is this solvable? Can I do something so as to allow 1600mhz in the bios?


    yep yep, it is an easy standard procedure. get a working sticks first.
    well as to me knowledge these new sticks are DOA, ask the dealer for a replace. what is the type/name of these new sticks anyway?
  10. Anas Bashar said:
    Daoudos said:


    2. Is this solvable? Can I do something so as to allow 1600mhz in the bios?


    yep yep, it is an easy standard procedure. get a working sticks first.
    well as to me knowledge these new sticks are DOA, ask the dealer for a replace. what is the type/name of these new sticks anyway?


    Corsair Value 8GB DDR3 Non ECC CL11 1600MHz
    I am not sure that they are DOA... As I said before my pc is recognising them... It just wont open probably because they are 1600...
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    Daoudos said:

    Corsair Value 8GB DDR3 Non ECC CL11 1600MHz
    I am not sure that they are DOA... As I said before my pc is recognising them... It just wont open probably because they are 1600...


    since the old ones are working properly, and you didn't change anything in the bios, then the only variable here is the new sticks. upgrading from 1333 to any other DDR3 non-ECC RAMs does not require anything done other that merely replacing the sticks.
    if you install 1600Mhz rams (or higher) they will work properly at 1333Mhz, if you want to go higher and your sticks supports it, you just go to bios and choose from the available frequencies pool.
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