Question Trying to increase RAM, ddr3, asrock extreme z77 board

MakcuM

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Hi all, I got a pc that currently has 8gb of RAM 2 sticks of 4gb gskill. The board is asrock z77 extreme4. The tech document says I can use a wide range of ddr3 sticks. Now I bought an 8gb ram stick and put it in another slot (black) the other 2 are blue and used by 2 sticks and pc wouldn't startup. Do I need 2x of 8gb ram sticks or what am I missing?


image of gskill vs atech that I was trying to add and isn't working
https://ibb.co/CPw7ySM

I was thinking below RAM 8gb stick but wondering if I will have the same issue, nothing is really all that different

https://smile.amazon.com/Timetec-1600MHz-PC3L-12800-Unbuffered-Computer/dp/B00IV19I0S/ref=sr_1_6?crid=2ANMXPU8DUGSA&keywords=8gb+ddr3+ram&qid=1649941688&sprefix=8gb+ddr3+ram,aps,139&sr=8-6

Any thoughts? Thank you
 

Eximo

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Doesn't look like this board supports proper flex memory, so you likely won't be able to get dual channel memory working with three sticks. On some boards you can do 1x8GB and 2x4GB and still get dual channel working.

Your best bet would be to locate some memory very similar to the g.skill you already have, or get another matching 8GB stick.
 

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