Computer Crashes Only When Two Sticks Are In

golden3ye

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Hello all,

I just got new parts for my computer last week, put them in and have been racking my brain over this since.


I got a new MOBO, PSU, RAM, and GFX Card

When I turn the computer on with TWO sticks in matched slots (1&2 OR 3&4) the computer will crash to BSOD when it is "starting windows". I can run the computer perfectly fine when I use only one of the sticks (tried both, works fine with either). I tried running one stick in all the slots and the computer ran perfect with ANY stick put in ANY slot.


I tried right before coming to work today putting two sticks in staggered, slots 1 & 3, and the computer started up just fine and I had to walk out the door.

I havent been keeping track of the codes in the BSOD but I have seen several, one was 0x000001E

Got any ideas on what might be the cause?


Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
GFX Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102918
Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441



 
Solution
If you have only 2 sticks they should be installed in slots DIMM_A2 & DIMM_B2.
See page 2-5 of your motherboard manual for the location of the slots.

golden3ye

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I checked the manual online and it does say to have the RAM in slots A2 and B2 when only using 2 sticks, thank you so much for pointing that out. I dont know how long mobo's been designed like this but i have built my own rigs for 10 years now and haven't been doing that. Yikes....

Would simply puttting the sticks in A1 & A2 cause a computer to BSOD? Or is that symptomatic of something else that isn't quite right?