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About Max1996LTT

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  • CPU
    AMD FX 8150
  • Motherboard
    ASRock 970 Extreme3
  • RAM
    16 GB (2 x 4 800 MHz, 2 x 4 667 MHz)
  • GPU
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
  • Case
    Sharkoon VG4-V
  • Storage
    Crucial BX500 240 GB + WD Blue 1 TB + Seagate Momentus 750 GB
  • PSU
    Corsair VS550
  • Display(s)
    LG Flatron W2442PA
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    HP Pavilion 15-cs0854nd
  1. I'll try and see if I can solve it with 2 x 8 GB DDR3 RAM. Does that seem plausible?
  2. Never mind the above. My desktop is working again, except right back where I started when I made this thread.
  3. Yesterday, for a separate matter on this forum, I first took out one of my RAM sticks before turning on my desktop PC, no problems then. Afterwards, I re-inserted the stick. For a few hours, it worked just fine, before it restarted by itself and suddenly kept giving me BSODs telling me 'the kernel is missing or contains errors'. What's causing this?
  4. Events after my latest post make me wonder...what kind of BSODs can occur after tinkering (as it were) with my RAM and would it be normal for any of them to involve the kernel?
  5. Hmm, right now it's at a full 16 GB of usable RAM. Though I'm rather worried that's only something for now.
  6. All right, morning update: I removed the Slot 4 RAM stick and checked in Windows. It was at (usable/hardware reserved) 8/4. Then I put it back in and turned the PC on again, back to 8/8.
  7. The motherboard manual mentions the need to have the four sticks be identical to one another. Does this affect how much is hardware reserved in any way?
  8. With that said, the RAM sticks (two different brands) are already arranged such that one type is in alternating slots.
  9. Therein could lie a possible problem...this desktop with all parts in it is one my brother gave to me when I visited him in October last year. The monitor too, as he didn't need either of them anymore.
  10. In my desktop PC, I have 16 GB of (DDR3, in case it's at all relevant) RAM installed, but half of it is 'Hardware Reserved'. What can I do to lessen that amount?