16gb ram not working with ASRock H55M Pro and i5 660 3.33GHz

Hi guys and gals

I bought new memory yesterday, kingston 2x8GB sticks. These

My motherboard is an ASRock H55M Pro and my processor is an Intel core i5 660 3.33GHz

When I insert the two blocks my computer just freezes at the startscreen(press del for setup and so on) and I can't do anything from there.

When I only insert one of the two 8GB sticks I can enter bios, but when I let it try to boot windows I just get a blue screen with some error message.

I can't figure out whats going wrong, as far as I can tell and read everything seems to be compatible

Any ideas anyone?


/Michael
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  1. my quick guess is that Asus idea of 16gb total is 4x4 gb, there are no 8 gb sticks on their QVL (not that that is conclusive), but the non pro version only supports 8 gb & has 2 slots.
  2. MichaelHHDK said:
    Hi guys and gals

    I bought new memory yesterday, kingston 2x8GB sticks. These

    My motherboard is an ASRock H55M Pro and my processor is an Intel core i5 660 3.33GHz

    When I insert the two blocks my computer just freezes at the startscreen(press del for setup and so on) and I can't do anything from there.

    When I only insert one of the two 8GB sticks I can enter bios, but when I let it try to boot windows I just get a blue screen with some error message.

    I can't figure out whats going wrong, as far as I can tell and read everything seems to be compatible

    Any ideas anyone?


    /Michael


    Hi. This is the memory that is supported and it does not support 8 Gb sticks: http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/ASRock-memory/ASRock+Motherboards/H55M+Pro-upgrades.html
  3. So 4x4gb sticks will do the trick, I guess? :)

    And thanks you both for the quick response.


    /Michael
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