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3rd set of RAM and my computer still refuses to boot.

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I just received a third set of RAM in an attempt to up my RAM from 4GB to 8GB. Problem is, my computer refuses to boot when I install it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

The above two are my motherboard and RAM I initially bought. A little more than a month ago, I ordered this RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231310

After installation, my computer would randomly BSoD. I ran Memtest86 on it and got a crapload of errors. Because I (stupidly) threw away the packaging for the RAM, I RMA'd it to G.Skill and they sent me a new one.

I install that one but this time my computer doesn't POST at all. All I get is a black screen. Tried the other slot. Nothing. Reseted the CMOS battery. Still nothing. At this point, I'm starting to get pissed off.

I ordered the original RAM I bought with the motherboard just in case something was wrong with the 4GB RAM sticks I was buying. I installed it and I get the same ******* crap. Can someone tell me what the hell is going on?
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Since both of those sets of RAM are on the compatiblity list for your mobo, I'd say it's a mobo problem. Have you tried one stick at a time? Are you running an overclock? If so, try it stock.
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The second DIMM you purchased is rated for completely different timings. You'll almost certainly have to manually set memory timings to match the slower memory (at least for the channel it's in, if you can set each channel separately) for the system to work correctly.

You will also want to keep the 2x2GiB set in one memory channel and the 4GiB stick in the other. Your mobo manual should list recommended slots for various configs.
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Originally Posted by suitaroh View Post

Since both of those sets of RAM are on the compatiblity list for your mobo, I'd say it's a mobo problem. Have you tried one stick at a time? Are you running an overclock? If so, try it stock.

I updated the BIOS at the advice of another forum member's suggestion and I'm running one extra stick. Having both sticks in didn't let the computer boot. I did get 2 Firefox crashes in the past few minutes, which isn't normal. Anything I can use to check the 'stability' of my RAM?

No overclock at all, all stock.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

The second DIMM you purchased is rated for completely different timings. You'll almost certainly have to manually set memory timings to match the slower memory (at least for the channel it's in, if you can set each channel separately) for the system to work correctly.
You will also want to keep the 2x2GiB set in one memory channel and the 4GiB stick in the other. Your mobo manual should list recommended slots for various configs.

This shouldn't cause the computer to not boot at all, though. I've had no problems mixing and matching faster/slower RAM together in the past.
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