Question New ram won't work without older ram stick (ANSWERED)

Jul 21, 2019
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hey there, so i have 4x4gb (ddr4 3466- 1733mhz) Kings. HyperX CL19 and 1x4gb(dd4 2134-1067mhz) CL14 and the former wont work without at least one part of the latter working. I tried the stickies. Nothing works.




DETAILS:

OLD RAM (DDR4 2134-1067mhz)
NEW RAM (DDR4 3466-1733mhz)
MOBO


View: https://imgur.com/a/Hemecwl
<< ram+ bios+ mobo pics

Methods tried:

Off Switch on the back, Remove CMOS (5min), hit powerbutton 30sec, use 1x ram on A2
Result: won't go to BIOS (DRAM red lights up then switches to CPU for split seconds then back to DRAM again)

Changed ram spots, ram combos, etc..
Result: No change

Bios everything to default on working ram then go to new ones
Result: Nada


Different ram sticks than mine
Result: Work together (the diff ram sticks), they also worked with the 1067Mhz one.

Hypothesis: Pc is used to old ramstick and literally can't go to Bios if it's non other than that one. OR // My Mobo can't start the new 1733 mhz without the 1067 mhz (something with CL19 vs CL14 to work on my z170A

Any ways to troubleshoot would be much appreciated.


EDIT: My mobo Max ram speed is DDR4 3200MHZ , is there a way to make pc start at 3200 rather than 3466 so bios can start? Or do i have to put the 2134 in to make it work?

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/z170a-pc-mate#support-mem-5 << shows that

HX434C19FB2K2/16
3466MHz

is supported as Single-side (non dual)



POST EDIT: FIXED by UPDATING 3Year old Bios
 
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Lutfij

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Just to keep this thread from falling out. For all those reading at home, always make sure you're on the latest BIOS prior to dropping any new ram kit/ram upgrade onto your platform. This holds true for both the desktop and the laptop.
 

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