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Question X470 - Motherboard or RAM issue

Jun 26, 2020
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Hi,

So I recently decided to upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600 and a new x470 pro gaming plus MAX motherboard along with Patriot Viper 4 Blackout Series DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz Kit.

The PC would not post until I removed one of the ram sticks, but would then constantly get BSOD error messages, usually to do with memory management.

However, I decided to test with an old 1 stick of 16gb 2400mhz and this runs fine, no BSOD errors.

So is it likely that the new RAM is just bad or not compatible, or is there a chance this is a motherboard issue?

I also seem to be experiencing freezing where I can't even open task manager but usually unfreezes after a minute or two, not sure what is going on.

Any guidance would be much appreciated.
 
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Jun 26, 2020
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Update: my old ram has been stable so will buy a 100% supported RAM kit and see what the deal is once I put it in
 

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