Question PC frequently BSOD after RAM upgrade

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Hello,

I've built my own pc in 2019 and in July this year I decided to upgrade my ram.
I've upgraded my corsair lpx vengeance 2x 16gb kit 2666mhz to corsair rgb pro sl 2x 16gb 3600mhz
(exact serial numbers: CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 to CMH32GX4M2Z3600C18)
After this my computer started frequently (daily) blue screening with the following error code: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.
Always on the first boot of the day.
After signing in to windows and opening some apps (discord & chrome, usually just opening chrome does the trick to crash my system).
After the initial blue screen it works fine and manages every stress test I can think of without problem.

These are the parts of my PC:
  • ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (WiFi), socket 1151
  • Intel® Core i7-9700K, 3.6 GHz , socket 1151
  • Noctua NH-D15 cooler
  • GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING OC 8G
  • Corsair 32 GB DDR4-3600 Kit
  • Corsair CX750M, 750 Watt
  • Cooler Master CM 690 III tower
  • Samsung 500 GB, 970 EVO SSD (OS drive: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64bit)
  • Samsung 1 TB, 980 PRO EVO SSD
  • Toshiba 4 TB, X300 HDD
  • An old Seagate 1 TB laptop HDD
  • 2 external hdd's Western Digital elements (5 & 2 TB)
  • ASUS DRW-24D5MT dvd-burner
  • Cooler Master CM 690 III
(My internal temps never go higher than 80°C)

Here are 2 screenshots:
1 of what I see on bluescreenview (MEMORY_MANAGEMENT + Ntoskrnl.exe), the other a HWINFO screenshot for maybe more information on my system:
View: https://imgur.com/a/jPiSOs4

I've also uploaded my minidump in the following wetransfer:
https://we.tl/t-st3Twm2Q6d

During this month of trial and error I've tried the following things:
  • switch the ram sticks around (A2 & B2 the primary dual channel)
  • updated bios to the latest version 3006
  • play with the voltages, mhz & xmp profiles
  • ran memtest86 for 6 cycles (came clear)
  • ran windows memory diagnostic (came clear)
  • ran dism (came clear)
  • ran SFC /scannow (came clear)
  • ran chkdsk c: /f /r (came clear)
  • checked for driver errors in device management (all drivers were ok)
  • turned off chrome hardware acceleration
In the end I've set my bios to the optimized asus xmp profile & downclocked the mhz to 2666, the speed of my previous ram.
This runs the most stable of all the bios settings I've tried, but it still gives me blue screens nearly every day.

I'm at the end of my wits and have no idea what could be wrong.
People recommended me to just send the ram back, but I fear that if I've found nothing with memtest86 and the like, the shop I bought it from will neither & just resend it again with additional cost.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Hello,

I've built my own pc in 2019 and in July this year I decided to upgrade my ram.
I've upgraded my corsair lpx vengeance 2x 16gb kit 2666mhz to corsair rgb pro sl 2x 16gb 3600mhz
(exact serial numbers: CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 to CMH32GX4M2Z3600C18)
After this my computer started frequently (daily) blue screening with the following error code: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.
Always on the first boot of the day.
After signing in to windows and opening some apps (discord & chrome, usually just opening chrome does the trick to crash my system).
After the initial blue screen it works fine and manages every stress test I can think of without problem.

These are the parts of my PC:
  • ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (WiFi), socket 1151
  • Intel® Core i7-9700K, 3.6 GHz , socket 1151
  • Noctua NH-D15 cooler
  • GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING OC 8G
  • Corsair 32 GB DDR4-3600 Kit
  • Corsair CX750M, 750 Watt
  • Cooler Master CM 690 III tower
  • Samsung 500 GB, 970 EVO SSD (OS drive: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64bit)
  • Samsung 1 TB, 980 PRO EVO SSD
  • Toshiba 4 TB, X300 HDD
  • An old Seagate 1 TB laptop HDD
  • 2 external hdd's Western Digital elements (5 & 2 TB)
  • ASUS DRW-24D5MT dvd-burner
  • Cooler Master CM 690 III
(My internal temps never go higher than 80°C)

Here are 2 screenshots:
1 of what I see on bluescreenview (MEMORY_MANAGEMENT + Ntoskrnl.exe), the other a HWINFO screenshot for maybe more information on my system:
View: https://imgur.com/a/jPiSOs4

I've also uploaded my minidump in the following wetransfer:
https://we.tl/t-st3Twm2Q6d

During this month of trial and error I've tried the following things:
  • switch the ram sticks around (A2 & B2 the primary dual channel)
  • updated bios to the latest version 3006
  • play with the voltages, mhz & xmp profiles
  • ran memtest86 for 6 cycles (came clear)
  • ran windows memory diagnostic (came clear)
  • ran dism (came clear)
  • ran SFC /scannow (came clear)
  • ran chkdsk c: /f /r (came clear)
  • checked for driver errors in device management (all drivers were ok)
  • turned off chrome hardware acceleration
In the end I've set my bios to the optimized asus xmp profile & downclocked the mhz to 2666, the speed of my previous ram.
This runs the most stable of all the bios settings I've tried, but it still gives me blue screens nearly every day.

I'm at the end of my wits and have no idea what could be wrong.
People recommended me to just send the ram back, but I fear that if I've found nothing with memtest86 and the like, the shop I bought it from will neither & just resend it again with additional cost.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Have you tried to clear the bios cache? It maybe still trying to register the old ram sticks.
 
Hello,

I've built my own pc in 2019 and in July this year I decided to upgrade my ram.
I've upgraded my corsair lpx vengeance 2x 16gb kit 2666mhz to corsair rgb pro sl 2x 16gb 3600mhz
(exact serial numbers: CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 to CMH32GX4M2Z3600C18)
After this my computer started frequently (daily) blue screening with the following error code: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.
Always on the first boot of the day.
After signing in to windows and opening some apps (discord & chrome, usually just opening chrome does the trick to crash my system).
After the initial blue screen it works fine and manages every stress test I can think of without problem.

These are the parts of my PC:
  • ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (WiFi), socket 1151
  • Intel® Core i7-9700K, 3.6 GHz , socket 1151
  • Noctua NH-D15 cooler
  • GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING OC 8G
  • Corsair 32 GB DDR4-3600 Kit
  • Corsair CX750M, 750 Watt
  • Cooler Master CM 690 III tower
  • Samsung 500 GB, 970 EVO SSD (OS drive: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64bit)
  • Samsung 1 TB, 980 PRO EVO SSD
  • Toshiba 4 TB, X300 HDD
  • An old Seagate 1 TB laptop HDD
  • 2 external hdd's Western Digital elements (5 & 2 TB)
  • ASUS DRW-24D5MT dvd-burner
  • Cooler Master CM 690 III
(My internal temps never go higher than 80°C)

Here are 2 screenshots:
1 of what I see on bluescreenview (MEMORY_MANAGEMENT + Ntoskrnl.exe), the other a HWINFO screenshot for maybe more information on my system:
View: https://imgur.com/a/jPiSOs4

I've also uploaded my minidump in the following wetransfer:
https://we.tl/t-st3Twm2Q6d

During this month of trial and error I've tried the following things:
  • switch the ram sticks around (A2 & B2 the primary dual channel)
  • updated bios to the latest version 3006
  • play with the voltages, mhz & xmp profiles
  • ran memtest86 for 6 cycles (came clear)
  • ran windows memory diagnostic (came clear)
  • ran dism (came clear)
  • ran SFC /scannow (came clear)
  • ran chkdsk c: /f /r (came clear)
  • checked for driver errors in device management (all drivers were ok)
  • turned off chrome hardware acceleration
In the end I've set my bios to the optimized asus xmp profile & downclocked the mhz to 2666, the speed of my previous ram.
This runs the most stable of all the bios settings I've tried, but it still gives me blue screens nearly every day.

I'm at the end of my wits and have no idea what could be wrong.
People recommended me to just send the ram back, but I fear that if I've found nothing with memtest86 and the like, the shop I bought it from will neither & just resend it again with additional cost.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do the blue screens go away if you put the old ram back?
 

Exaltence

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Have you tried to clear the bios cache? It maybe still trying to register the old ram sticks.
If you mean resetting the bios to factory defaults then yes I have tried this.

Do the blue screens go away if you put the old ram back?
I've never had an issue with the previous ram, then again I haven't swapped them back in after the upgrade.
I've been considering next time I open the case & take the noctua off to just add the vengeance lpx 2x8 kit together with the 2x16, vengeance pro, but I have a feeling this will only make it worse.
 

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