Question Upgraded my PC - BSOD when running more than 1 stick of RAM - MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL etc

May 12, 2020
I upgraded everything in a PC I built in 2013 except a PSU from like 2016ish. The PC runs fine on 1 stick of RAM but when I try to put in my second stick it'll BSOD after a few minutes, and I've also had it shut down without warning. I've tried updating drivers, flashing BIOS, Microsoft blamed it on hardware so I RMA'd one of the sticks because memtest flagged it for failing test10 but the new stick is providing the same BSODs. I'm just trying to find some more opinions on how I should approach this now. I'm okay with just running the 1 stick but I would really like to get the full potential of what I paid for.

Windows 10
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (only 1 stick at a time)
Storage: Samsung PM961 128 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive - Windows + a few games
VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB XC GAMING Video Card
PSU: EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular

4 Files that I have from crashes relating to the stick, unsure how else to share. If this seems sketchy, please redirect on how I should share them.


Win 11 Master
I would contact ASrock as right now, I would be inclined to blame the motherboard. See what they suggest.
If PC crashes if you have more than 1 stick in, its difficult to test what other hardware might cause that problem as its difficult to isolate it.

If all 4 sticks pass memtest in 1 slot but cause crashes if more than 1 is in board... I am not hardware whizz but perhaps only other cause could be CPU maybe as it is has the memory controller on it. Could check pins on CPU aren't bent?

Try running Prime 95 on PC -
Prime 95 Guide:

it tests ram + CPU