Question Installed new RAM, now computer gets BSODs and game crashes ?

jeefgeg

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Hello, I went out today and purchased a new kit of G.Skill Ripjaws 32Gb (2x16Gb) 3600 MHz , which replaced an old kit of mine (Crucial Ballistix 16Gb (2x8Gb) 3200MHz) as an upgrade. I decided to do this because 16 didn't feel like enough, as a lot of the time games would crash due to not enough ram being available, even after closing other background processes. Since installing this new RAM I tried playing smite, which caused multiple game crashes and a few BSOD. I'm currently doing a test to make sure the RAM isn't faulty.

I did have a small issue of crashing beforehand, but it never happened often, so I think the RAM may not be the issue but maybe getting faster RAM has just made the previous issue even worse. I tried changing the XMP profiles to both 1 and 2 to see if that changed anything, which it didn't. I also saw in other threads people saying a faulty power supply caused their issues, which I have always suspected but I'm not sure how to test a PSU for being faulty. I apologize for the long post, but I'm just asking for any advice on what I should do, as I'm not all that highly experienced in troubleshooting.

Also, the rest of the specs are:
ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 O-8Gb
Intel i9-9900k

Thanks in advance to everyone
 
What is the exact make and model of the power supply. The only way to really test it is to have a spare and swap that in and see if the crash and goes away. Make sure to use a quality power supply with adequate power for your system
 

jeefgeg

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Update: The crashes got worse after swapping the RAM to the 2 other DIMM slots, so i decided to put my old RAM back in, which has nullified the issue completely. I assume it has something to do with the higher speed of the RAM causing some issue, possibly with my PSU.
 

jeefgeg

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Did you reset your CMOS when you replace the RAM the first time? You should do that reset it to defaults and reboot
I did not, because I saw another thread saying it wasn't necessary, but I'll be sure to try that. Does that have to be done manually or can i do that by clicking the "reset bios" in my bios settings?
 

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