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Problems upgrading to 16GB memory

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January 12, 2013 5:27:09 PM

I've been going without problems with PNY Optima 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 for quite awhile. For Christmas I decided I'd upgrade to 16GB. I realize it's probably overkill, but I want what I want. Initially, I got another set of the PNY Optima 8 GB from Amazon, but it was used and filled with errors. I got the BSOD and Firefox and Thunderbird kept crashing. So I returned it and got Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 on sale. I ran memcheck86 and they were good to go, but I still got a couple crashes from the Mozilla programs. So then I went back to getting a new set of the PNY. I have gotten one crash on Firefox in the past few days. My mobo is ECS IC780M-A2 which supports up to 32GB. I'm looking for advice on what to do. Either stick it out with what I have, try another set of memory, or switch it up and get 2 sticks of 8GB and just sell what I've been using. Not looking for advice to go back to just 8GB unless it's the only option for some reason. Thanks!




Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
PNY Optima 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
ECS IC780M-A2
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti
224GB INTEL SSDSC2CT240A3
1397GB Seagate ST1500DL003-9VT16L
RICOH DVD+RW MP5240A
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S2
February 17, 2013 5:32:07 PM

scubaslim said:
I've been going without problems with PNY Optima 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 for quite awhile. For Christmas I decided I'd upgrade to 16GB. I realize it's probably overkill, but I want what I want. Initially, I got another set of the PNY Optima 8 GB from Amazon, but it was used and filled with errors. I got the BSOD and Firefox and Thunderbird kept crashing. So I returned it and got Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 on sale. I ran memcheck86 and they were good to go, but I still got a couple crashes from the Mozilla programs. So then I went back to getting a new set of the PNY. I have gotten one crash on Firefox in the past few days. My mobo is ECS IC780M-A2 which supports up to 32GB. I'm looking for advice on what to do. Either stick it out with what I have, try another set of memory, or switch it up and get 2 sticks of 8GB and just sell what I've been using. Not looking for advice to go back to just 8GB unless it's the only option for some reason. Thanks!


I do not have a solution; but I have the exact same issue. Running Windows 8 now; but seems to be an issue with 7 and 8. Have sought solution everywhere, including MS; but no luck. I try it for awhile; then get annoyed, and go back to the 8GB. Somewhere there is a solution. Suspect that it is a matter of Windows not upgrading itself, somehow. If I get a solution, I will let you know.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T
PNY Optima 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
ECS IC780M-A2
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti
224GB INTEL SSDSC2CT240A3
1397GB Seagate ST1500DL003-9VT16L
RICOH DVD+RW MP5240A
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S2

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