I decided to upgrade my PC by increasing amount of RAM from 16GB (4 sticks, 4GB each) to 32GB (4 sticks, 8GB). However, after replacing RAM with new sticks, the computer failed to load. After launching it, some coolers make several rotations and the system fails to turn on. And several seconds later it makes another try but without any success. Old RAM stick work totally normally.
My motherboard specification says that such amount and type of RAM is supported (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z68P-DS3-rev-10/sp#sp). Here’s a cite:
- 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
- Support for non-ECC memory modules
- Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
The store where I bought them also confirms their compatibility before I made this order.
I tried the following:
- Reset CMOS in BIOS by extracting a small battery under the video card;
- Insert RAM sticks in all slots one by one;
- Change RAM sticks’ location in different DIMM slots, in different combinations;
- Manually set the memory modules’ frequency in BIOS to 1866 MHz.
- Motherboard – Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 (Socket 1155);
- New RAM – HyperX DDR3-1866 16384MB PC3-14900 (Kit of 2×8192) FURY Black (HX318C10FBK2/16), 2 pairs;
- Windows 10 (x64).
I’m thinking, should I return the RAM back to the store or there is a way to make it working on my PC.
Any help is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance! 🙂