Question 2 x 8GB RAM showing up as only 2 x 4GB in BIOS and Windows ?

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I installed myself some RAM sticks I got from my friend. the RAM is DDR3 1600 Ripjaws 2 x 8GB sticks. initially when I started the PC the ram was showing up correct as 16GB, but after a few minutes I received a memory error. I restarted the PC and it showed that I had 2 x 4GB sticks so 8GB in total which is completely wrong. I tried reseating the RAM into different slots and it's still shows up incorrect.

I installed my old ram into the system which is 2 x 8GB sticks of crucial ballistix and it's showing up correctly.

Just hoping someone would know what the issue could be.

Thanks
 
I installed myself some RAM sticks I got from my friend. the RAM is DDR3 1600 Ripjaws 2x8gb sticks. initially when I started the PC the ram was showing up correct as 16GB, but after a few minutes I received a memory error. I restarted the PC and it showed that I had 2 4GB sticks so 8GB in total which is completely wrong. I tried reseatting the RAM into different slots and it's still shows up incorrect.

I installed my old ram into the system which is 2x8gb sticks of crucial ballistix and it's showing up correctly.

Just hoping someone would know what the issue could be.

Thanks
Test RAM
https://www.lifewire.com/memtest86-review-2626145
Look at RAM details in CPU-Z and/or http://softnology.biz/files.html
 
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I installed myself some RAM sticks I got from my friend. the RAM is DDR3 1600 Ripjaws 2 x 8GB sticks. initially when I started the PC the ram was showing up correct as 16GB, but after a few minutes I received a memory error. I restarted the PC and it showed that I had 2 x 4GB sticks so 8GB in total which is completely wrong. I tried reseating the RAM into different slots and it's still shows up incorrect.

I installed my old ram into the system which is 2 x 8GB sticks of crucial ballistix and it's showing up correctly.

Just hoping someone would know what the issue could be.

Thanks
Proper bios?

Ram in the proper slots?
 

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