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  1. #1
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    No luck Trying to add 2 more sicks of 16GB RAM, same type - Formula MB

    My Setup:

    MB - 570 Crosshair Formula Viii
    CPU - Ryzen 9 3950X
    GPU - ASUS STIX 2070 Super
    Memory - G.Skill RGB Trident 2 X 16GB 3600 MHZ - 32GB

    Storage - Primary - M.2 Adata 2TB SSD, Secondary - 500 GB Segate SSD

    I purchased a 32 GB kit, the same kit I had purchased a few weeks earlier. Attempted to add the memory and the system would not post, error message indicated I needed to test CMOS. I tried:

    1. Re-seating the new chips
    2. Powering off, unplugging from ups, waiting some minutes, reconnecting to UPS and powering back on

    Nothing has worked.

    I removed the new memory and system booted up fine.

    Do I need to buy a 54 GB kit with two 32 GB chips to get 64 GB with this board?

  2. #2
    ROG Enthusiast Array wyliec2 PC Specs
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    MotherboardROG Crosshair VIII Formula
    ProcessorAMD 3950x
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 (2x16Gb)
    Graphics Card #1Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti
    MonitorViewSonic VP2768-4K PRO 27" 4K
    Storage #1Corsair MP600 1Tb Gen4 NVMe
    Storage #2Samsung SSD 500 GB x 2
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X62 280mm AIO
    CaseCorsair Obsidian 450D
    Power SupplySeasonic Focus 850 Gold
    Network RouterASUS RT-AC88U (Merlin firmware)

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    Memory should be purchased as a kit 2 sticks, 4 sticks, etc.

    Two separate sets of memory even if the same brand and type will not necessarily work together at rated speed....

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    ROG Enthusiast Array GObonzo PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Lenovo IdeaPad G780
    MotherboardROG Strix Z590-E Gaming
    Processori7-11700K @5.2GHz
    Memory (part number)F4-3200C14D-32GTZSK-G.SKILL
    Graphics Card #1ASUS TUF RTX 3080 Ti
    MonitorAlienware AW3420DW (34" 3440x1440p)
    Storage #1M.2 NVMe: 2x MP510 512GB \ 2.5" SATA III: 1x 4TB, 1x 1TB
    Storage #2external HDs: 16TB
    CPU CoolerASUS Ryujin 360
    CaseFractal Design Vector RS (5x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm High-Speed PWM)
    Power Supplybe quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 750W
    Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB — CHERRY® MX RGB Brown
    Mouse Logitech G600, Corsair Vengeance M95
    Headset Soundcore Q20 Life
    Mouse Pad 24" x 12" extended
    Headset/Speakers Klipsch ProMedia 2.1
    OS Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Network RouterWAVLINK AC1200
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    before purchasing a replacement kit, i would try testing each DIMM slot individually to ensure it is not a fault with the motherboard.
    maybe also try clearing CMOS before installing both kits together. and make sure you have the latest BIOS update.

    but as wylier2 stated, there is never a guarantee that individually packaged kits will function together even when they are the exact same make/model.
    ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming | i7-11700K \ ASUS ROG Ryujin 360 | G.Skill TridentZ 3466 CL14 32GB | ASUS TUF RTX 3080 Ti | M2: 960GB \ SSDs: 5TB \ HDs: 16TB | be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 750w | Fractal Design Vector RS Blackout \ 5x be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm High-Speed PWM | Logitech G600 | Corsair K70 LUX RGB | Xbox One S Gamepad | Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 | Anker Soundcore Life Q20 | 34" Alienware AW3420DW \ 55" LG CX OLED | Windows 10 Pro x64

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    Administrator Array Silent Scone@ROG's Avatar
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    Memory vendors bin memory kits in the density they are sold in. When combining memory kits you are eating into the guardband put in place by the vendor to ensure best chance of compatibility.

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