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Is my RAM not COMPATIBLE? NEW BUILT COMPUTER KEEPS CRASHING

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November 3, 2012 11:00:05 PM

i bought RAM off of newegg, the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL .It crashed my computer repeatedly after I put in in. I had 8gb of 1600 DDR3 ram in the mobo already, equalling 24 gb.Why did it crash? My mobo I also bought from newegg the ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+ AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard. Is it bc of the difference in the RAMs? Or what?
Thanks so much. This is the first time in my life I have built a computer, so Im sort of a noob. Thanks!

My specs
Fx 6200 OC'd to 4.3 GHz
AsRock 970 mobo
NVidia Gtx 660ti
2 TB WD green HDD
I Have 5 fans in the case.
750 Watt Power supply
a c 105 B Homebuilt system
November 3, 2012 11:02:52 PM

You have two RAM kits of differing sizes and speeds, that's why its crashing.
When upgrading RAM capacity, you need to buy a whole new kit or another identical kit to what you have.
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November 3, 2012 11:03:02 PM

manofchalk said:
You have two RAM kits of differing sizes and speeds, that's why its crashing.
When upgrading RAM capacity, you need to buy a whole new kit or another identical kit to what you have.

But when i only put in the 16 gb ram kit i get a blue error screen? What should I do about that?
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
November 3, 2012 11:08:32 PM

Get into the BIOS and set the new RAM to its proper settings (1333Mhz, whaterver timings it has and voltage) by doing it manually or enabling the XMP profile.
The mobo may be trying to run it at the old RAM's setting (which are faster), and this can lead to BSOD's.
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November 3, 2012 11:22:20 PM

manofchalk said:
Get into the BIOS and set the new RAM to its proper settings (1333Mhz, whaterver timings it has and voltage) by doing it manually or enabling the XMP profile.
The mobo may be trying to run it at the old RAM's setting (which are faster), and this can lead to BSOD's.


This makes sense to me. Im trying to find where it would be in the BIOS right now. Any ideas?
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a c 105 B Homebuilt system
November 3, 2012 11:27:35 PM

Would be in the overclocking options if our AsRock boards have a similar BIOS layout.
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November 3, 2012 11:27:37 PM

Ah, I thought you had purchased 16gb of 1600. My bad, I definitely agree with manofchalk, the motherboard need to be set to run the memory at 1333mhz. I am unfamiliar with the ASRock bios (I wouldn't be if I could get this DAMN computer to POST . . . see my thread) so unfortunately do not know how they label the area for setting RAM timings.
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December 13, 2012 1:51:23 AM

Best answer selected by zaneusb.
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