I recently upgraded my computer's GPU and CPU with no issues. I noticed that my RAM was hitting max usages of 90%+ most nights of gaming/streaming. So, I bought x2 additional sticks of the same 8gb sticks that I have been using for years. Upgrading from 16gb to 32gb. When I insert the x2 new sticks, my motherboard has an orange/yellow light that I believe means that there is an issue with the RAM and it will not boot. I reset the x2 new stick and no luck. I took out 1 stick (so now using 3) and it boots up just fine! I replace that 1 with the other new 1 and it boots up again. Repeat the process in the unused RAM slot and everything works when I use 3 sticks, but not 4... anyone have any idea as to why this would be? Parts listed below. Thanks!
**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor]
**Motherboard** | [Asus STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard]
**Memory** | [G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory]
**Storage** | [OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]
**Storage** | [Silicon Power 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card]
**Case** | [Thermaltake Versa J24 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case]
**PSU**| PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
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Just to check, are you overclocking or setting your RAM to it's XMP/DOCP?
I am not overclocking. I have not changed any settings for my RAM in bios, so I am not sure. Whatever the default is?? :)
Default is good, and to check, we are using the 2 old sticks and are rotating one of the new sticks in and out?
Can you boot with just the 2 new sticks in?
Correct. if slots are 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 i have the old ones in 3 and 4 and I have put the new sticks in every combination of 1 and 3. Never works with all 4 occupied, but always works if any 3 are filled.
Right, but if you just have the new sticks in slots 2 and 4, without the old sticks in, does it boot?
Good question. I will try that tonight when I'm at my computer again.
Please let us know if that makes any change.
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