[SOLVED] 5 beeps after installing new RAM

Feb 1, 2022
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Old Ram: Corsair ValueSelect 1x8GB
New Ram: Kingston Fury 2x8GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte ga-b250m-d3v
CPU: Intel i5-7500

So after upgrading my ram my PC won't start and just gives off 5 long beeps (apparently it means there's a problem with my CPU ).
However, if I remove one of the new RAM sticks it works just fine. Pretty sure I installed that RAM correctly too, so no idea what the problem might be. Please help me with this one, having just 8gb is painful at this point.
 
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Or an improperly mounted cpu cooler applying too much pressure on one side of the cpu. This can happen if a pin isn't seated fully, the installer cranked down on one screw before tightening the others etc. Those plastic push pins do break. Could even be something as simple as the installer used Arctic Silver 5 and it's very old and dried out and the seal got busted during the insertion/removal of the ram letting the memory controller section of the cpu overheat.
Feb 1, 2022
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Update:
Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been busy.

Since that post I refunded my Kingston ram and got a single 16gb AMD Radeon R7 performance series. It worked with RAM in the first slot, albeit with periodical freezes. Updating the drivers and such didn't help so I sent my PC to a service center. Guys at the service center did all the tests and told me to simply get a different RAM stick since they've had 20 or so similar complaints and everything else seems to be fine. As for the RAM slots, I tested both slots with the 8gb Corsair and 16gb Radeon sticks and it seems to be a slot issue (5 beeps both times with the ram inserted into the second slot). Should I change my motherboard or RAM or maybe both ?
 
Guys at the service center did all the tests and told me to simply get a different RAM stick since they've had 20 or so similar complaints and everything else seems to be fine
it seems to be a slot issue (5 beeps both times with the ram inserted into the second slot)
Did they test 2nd slot like you did with some other RAM stick? Because that does not make any sense - if a stick works, it should work at any slot (there are motherboards that will not boot with just one stick put into not preferred slot but they would work with 2 sticks).
Generally if one slot does not work it can either mobo failure or bent pins at CPU. If you had some freezes even with RAM in working slot that would point towards CPU.
 

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Or an improperly mounted cpu cooler applying too much pressure on one side of the cpu. This can happen if a pin isn't seated fully, the installer cranked down on one screw before tightening the others etc. Those plastic push pins do break. Could even be something as simple as the installer used Arctic Silver 5 and it's very old and dried out and the seal got busted during the insertion/removal of the ram letting the memory controller section of the cpu overheat.
 
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