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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have 2x8 gb 2400 MHz ram running in my PC right now, and my friend got a ram upgrade and gave me his old ram. It's the exact same ram, 2x8 gb with the same latency, same brand and type, even same heatsink, but it's 3200 mhz instead. I tried adding it to the 2400 mhz I already have in my computer and it wouldn't post. Computer would turn on with fans and power LED for about 10 seconds, then turn off for about 20 seconds, then back for 10 seconds and continue like that until I forced a shutdown. After I removed the new ram, it worked fine again. What can I do to be able to install the new modules?

 

Update: both time I wrote 2x8 gb, I meant 2x4 gb. Also, my motherboard manual says that when using 4 ram slows, the max speed is 2133 mhz when all 4 are SR, and 1866 mhz when two are SR and two are DR. I think those mean single and dual rank but I'm not sure what those mean.

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Try manually setting the speed to 2400 MT/s before inserting the higher speed DIMM's.

2 minutes ago, mikeybal said:

I have 2x8 gb 2400 MHz ram running in my PC right now, and my friend got a ram upgrade and gave me his old ram. It's the exact same ram, 2x8 gb with the same latency, same brand and type, even same heatsink, but it's 3200 mhz instead. I tried adding it to the 2400 mhz I already have in my computer and it wouldn't post. Computer would turn on with fans and power LED for about 10 seconds, then turn off for about 20 seconds, then back for 10 seconds and continue like that until I forced a shutdown. After I removed the new ram, it worked fine again. What can I do to be able to install the new modules?

 


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Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3

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clear CMOS after installing new sticks. Will lose previous settings so you may want to save a profile before doing so


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

clear CMOS after installing new sticks. Will lose previous settings so you may want to save a profile before doing so

I can't do anything after installing new sticks, nothing comes onto the monitor so I cannot configure.

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3 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

Try manually setting the speed to 2400 MT/s before inserting the higher speed DIMM's.

 

Can you check my updated post. Does that mean that I have to set it to 2133 or 1866 before installing new ram? And if so, which one?

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Just now, mikeybal said:

I can't do anything after installing new sticks, nothing comes onto the monitor so I cannot configure.

clear CMOS is done by pressing a button or shorting two pins or removing the CMOS battery and let it sit for a while, no need to enter the BIOS at all. This is "hard reset" while applying factory defaults in the BIOS is a "soft reset", they are different


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

clear CMOS is done by pressing a button or shorting two pins or removing the CMOS battery and let it sit for a while, no need to enter the BIOS at all. This is "hard reset" while applying factory defaults in the BIOS is a "soft reset", they are different

Oh sorry my bad I didn't know about that. I will look into that right away thank you.

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13 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

clear CMOS is done by pressing a button or shorting two pins or removing the CMOS battery and let it sit for a while, no need to enter the BIOS at all. This is "hard reset" while applying factory defaults in the BIOS is a "soft reset", they are different

I haven't changed any configurations in BIOS so far, will a CMOS update affect the settings on my PC?

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13 minutes ago, mikeybal said:

I haven't changed any configurations in BIOS so far, will a CMOS update affect the settings on my PC?

BIOS chip holds the BIOS like an app while CMOS holds the settings of the BIOS, so a clear CMOS makes the BIOS start fresh apart from the profiles which will stay


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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