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Constant BSOD after RAM Upgrade

Hello All,

I've upgraded my RAM today from Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2133MHz (2x4GB) to Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2400MHz (2x8GB). It's only the two 8GB sticks in the board at the moment.

After around 15 minutes after starting the system up, I will generally get a BSOD saying, "System Service Exception". Does anyone have any idea why my system would be doing this?

As the only thing I've changed is my RAM, I assume RAM is the culprit of this?

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Download memtest86 (free) and let it run for a few hours. Should give 0 errors.

I assume you have a 64-bit OS, your motherbord supports 2 * 8 GB and they are in the right slots (1 and 3 or 2 and 4 most likely).

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There was no bad stick in the end.

I put my old Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133MHz (2x4GB) with my new Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz (2x8GB) to force the newer RAM to run at 1.5V, 2133MHz. My system has been stable on stress for around six hours now. No dead stick insight.

MemTest was complete, taken like 5 hours but, was a PASS. I assume that my Mobo just doesn't like the OC of 2400MHz... would appreciate some help on this! Motherboard is Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3.

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