New RAM causes blue screen? HELP

contosoldier

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SO! I just purchased corasir vengeance 16gb kit. But when i install 2 sticks(max my computer can hold due to cords) It causes multiple blue screens and weird black screen error. Can someone help me.
 

InvalidError

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As mentioned by others above, check in your BIOS that timings and clock rates there match what the DIMMs are rated for by the manufacturer.

Download memtest86, make a bootable USB stick / CD / whatever with it and run it on your new RAM and see what happens. On 16GB RAM, each pass will take a while so you may have to leave it to run overnight.

If you get tons of errors at multiple different addresses and multiple different patterns, you either have a compatibility problem or bad RAM. If you get errors that follow a particular address and bad bit(s) pattern, you most likely have bad RAM. In either case, you'll have to swap the DIMMs out.

I had a DIMM two years ago that had an intermittent bit that systematically failed only one specific pattern in memtest86. That was enough to severely mess up my system over the 4-5 days it took me to start suspecting bad RAM might be causing the issues that were cropping up.
 

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