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2 years ago#1
Whenever I shutdown the computer. Most of the times I'll get a BsoD. I'll use whocrashed to catch the error next time but for now, I'm sure it has something to do with my RAM. I never have any BsoD's while on the desktop or playing games etc. It only happens when I try to shutdown the computer.

But why?

I'm trying to use 16GB on a Z77 extreme4, I have 3 sticks. (times x2) Corsair 8GB (2x4). & then a single 8GB stick Crucial Technology. Here are some pics of CPU-Z & the separate sticks.

Comparing the Corsair Vengeance (2x4 4GB/8GB total) to the Crucial Ballistix. (x1 8GB).

http://i.imgur.com/kDBJ9Jn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fc6j4hr.jpg
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2 years ago#2
Mixing RAM is a terrible idea.

Are all the frequencies and timings the same in the bios for each stick?
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2 years ago#3
MasterDonGero posted...
Mixing RAM is a terrible idea.

Are all the frequencies and timings the same in the bios for each stick?


I can go check, I am not that expert in the RAM area, I thought it would be OK with 4 slots, A & B?
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2 years ago#4
Just to check, you don't have the 8GB stick trying to be in dual channel with one of the 4GB sticks, do you?
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2 years ago#5
Knight2520 posted...
Just to check, you don't have the 8GB stick trying to be in dual channel with one of the 4GB sticks, do you?


No, I'm pretty positive that I have the both Corsair in slot A & the other in it's own. (B).
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2 years ago#6
Take out all your RAM sticks. Put 1 in. Test your computer. If it is fine, add another one. Then you will find out which RAM is probably faulty.
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