Question Am I installing my new RAM the correct way?

thinksachi

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Dec 6, 2014
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Bought 8GB of new RAM to double my RAM capacity. It's the same exact make and model. Unfortunately, my entire computer would freeze and I get this screen message when I played my games.

Apparently, I also need to go into the BIOS and make adjustments. From what I can tell, I need to adjust the DRAM frequency. Switch away from Auto and input the correct frequency like this.

Is there anything else I need to do within the BIOS?
 

Barty1884

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That may/may not just 'fix' the issue.
Mixing & matching memory modules can be a little finiky - that's why multiple modules are sold together it "kits" to ensure compatibility.

Given the issue you're seeing, you will have to manually configure speeds & timings, potentially loosening further than the worst case of the two options. Trial & error here, coupled with stress tests to ensure stability.
MemTest86 would be a good test for you here.
 

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