[SOLVED] New RAM compatibility issue/BSOD?

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Hello my fellow masters!

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So, I'm having quite a problem with the new RAM I got. Just to give a background, I am usually that friend that opens game servers for the rest of the group to join, so I opened a Minecraft server for everyone. Everything worked fine for quite some time, until we had a number of game farms so high that the server required a big amout of dedicated RAM to work properly. Still, all worked fine, until I couldn't open the game while the server was opened. The RAM I had(8gb) was not enough for me to play with my friends. So I went to buy some more RAM, as the blackfriday promotions were happening, but for some reason I don't really know(maybe I smoked way too much pot already?), my crazy ass got confused and I bought a different brand from the one I already had, even though I checked my motherboard specifications.(seriously, I'm so fu**ing stupid). So now I formated my PC, and updated my Bios to the latest version, but still I'm having a problem. What happens is, my PC boots up fine, it identifies all my RAM(the new one included), but after a while using it, I get a BSOD with some random error messages. It is RAM related for sure, because I already used my PC with each of the RAMs and didn't have a problem. Now I'll list my hardware:

(old RAM) 2x4gb Corsair DDR3 1600MHz CL11 DIMM (CMV4GX3M1A1600C11) - Set in dual channel - Specifications - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/Mainstream-Memory/CORSAIR-Memory-—-4GB-(1x4GB)-DDR3-1600MHz-CL11-DIMM-(CMV4GX3M1A1600C11)/p/CMV4GX3M1A1600C11
(new RAM) 1x8gb Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 1.35V (KVR16LN11/8) - Specifications - https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KVR16LN11_8.pdf
(motherboard) MSI CSM-H87M-G43 (MS-7823) - Specifications - https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/H87M-G43/Specification

So, the question is, can I make this work? If so, how? HALP!
 

Phaaze88

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It doesn't matter if the brand was different, just that you mixed memory in the first place and it failed.
Adding/mixing ram is always a gamble, even when the timings are the same - just has the highest chance to work.

Return the new stick, buy a new 2x 8GB or 2x 16GB kit, and try to sell the old 2x 4GB one. I think that would be the best course of action.
 
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Phaaze88

Titan
Ambassador
It doesn't matter if the brand was different, just that you mixed memory in the first place and it failed.
Adding/mixing ram is always a gamble, even when the timings are the same - just has the highest chance to work.

Return the new stick, buy a new 2x 8GB or 2x 16GB kit, and try to sell the old 2x 4GB one. I think that would be the best course of action.
 
Reactions: ChumP

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