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Gskill ripjaws 8gb kit problem

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I currently have the gskill ripjaws 8gb dual channel kit. I bought this last year in august and its doing fine. But I need more memory because of lots of multitasking from tab browsing to video editing at the same time and such.

I bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
Which is the exact same ram I bought last year.

I have a MSI z68a-G43 G3, I reseted the bios through the jumper on the mobo, installed the ram with my current ripjaws, powered up and the mobo keeps boot looping after 5 secs or so, not even POSTing.

The only way it will boot normally is if I install a set without the other. The new set is fine, I am running on it right now but if I install both sets, it will boot loop.

Anybody have any ideas as to why? Its the same kit, same timing, same voltage, same speed.
    
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i7 2600k 4.6ghz 1.376v Msi Z68A-G43 (cheap board!!) MSI 390 Gaming 16gb G.skill Ripjaws X 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Multiple HHD and SSD over 12tb LG GGC-H20L Custom cpu water loop Windows 8 pro 
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westinghouse 24inch Corsair tx-750 HAF 912 
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In my experience, the installion of additional DIMMs puts added stress on the memory controller. On stock systems, it is a non-issue. However, on overclocked systems - which are usually set one or two steps below the beginning of instability - it can be enough to cause a problem.

Have you tried temporarily disabling your overclock to determine if your system can use all four DIMMs at stock speeds? If it's still an issue, then it might just be a basic compatibility problem between the two kits, even though they are the same part numbers. Have you tried mixing/matching DIMMs between the kits?
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Samsung 840 250GB Corsair Hydro H50 Push/Pull Corsair HX620 Silver AeroCool Masstige (Modded) 
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