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Why is my RAM giving me the blue screen of death?

Okay I got new RAM for my computer. I plugged it in and I got the blue screen of death. I plugged in the old RAM and looked up solutions. Well what I found was I have to update my motherboard.

So I did that, it was pretty outdated. Like the newest update was in 2013. Anyways I plugged the new RAM in and I got really excited. Everything went well until I started playing Black ops 2 multiplayer. Then the screen came back.

Is my RAM faulty and should I send it back for a replacement?

Do I have to update every single component in my computer for it to work (I only bothered to update the bios)

Could it be the RAM isn't getting enough electricity from my power supply?

My computer: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02628380 (with a 430W psu)
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  1. maybe is your new ram. What is the make and model?
  2. Did you check your BIOS to verify you had the correct RAM Timings set?
  3. SBMfromLA said:
    Did you check your BIOS to verify you had the correct RAM Timings set?

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    It's a prebuilt, they generally have a locked BIOS - can't make DRAM, voltage, etc changes
  4. Wait... huh?? You're saying your BIOS has a password on it? You bought it used from someone?
  5. SBMfromLA said:
    Wait... huh?? You're saying your BIOS has a password on it? You bought it used from someone?


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    That wasn't the OP, I was telling you that generally on most all prebuilt computers you can't change timings, voltages, etc as you suggested earlier
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    SBMfromLA said:
    Wait... huh?? You're saying your BIOS has a password on it? You bought it used from someone?


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    That wasn't the OP, I was telling you that generally on most all prebuilt computers you can't change timings, voltages, etc as you suggested earlier


    Sorry, I'm just confused. You're saying you can't access your BIOS .. or are you saying you can't change any settings from within your BIOS? I'm confused because I've used Dell and HP OEM (pre-built) computers and never had any problems changing settings in the BIOS. It sounds like you've never tried to go there.
  7. rgd1101 said:
    maybe is your new ram. What is the make and model?


    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl7d8gbxm
  8. SBMfromLA

    Are you even reading any of this?
  9. SBMfromLA said:
    Tradesman1 said:
    SBMfromLA said:
    Wait... huh?? You're saying your BIOS has a password on it? You bought it used from someone?


    ______________

    That wasn't the OP, I was telling you that generally on most all prebuilt computers you can't change timings, voltages, etc as you suggested earlier


    Sorry, I'm just confused. You're saying you can't access your BIOS .. or are you saying you can't change any settings from within your BIOS? I'm confused because I've used Dell and HP OEM (pre-built) computers and never had any problems changing settings in the BIOS. It sounds like you've never tried to go there.


    All I saw was the bios version, and the only instructions given to me by my computer is

    f 10- setup Esc - Boot Menu

    f 12 - Boot from LAN f 11 - System Recovery f 9 - Diagnostics
  10. You can go into BIOS with F10, but as I said few prebuilts allow for making DRAM/voltage changes even today, your rig is about circa 2010
  11. Tradesman1 said:
    You can go into BIOS with F10, but as I said few prebuilts allow for making DRAM/voltage changes even today, your rig is about circa 2010


    Yes I understand that. So what do you suggest? Is it the problem the RAM or that my computer is to old? I am building a new one. I just took the RAM out of the new build and put it in my current one for this one game
  12. Prob simply not compatible, guessing they use the high density memory chips as do most all new DRAM which aren't compatible with the older rigs. the 1155 mobos were the first that were designed towards high density memory chips
  13. Tradesman1 said:
    Prob simply not compatible, guessing they use the high density memory chips as do most all new DRAM which aren't compatible with the older rigs. the 1155 mobos were the first that were designed towards high density memory chips


    I know I'm asking a lot and you have been a big help. Can you look at my new build in progress and tell me if the RAM is going to work? If I'm going to send the RAM back it has to be by Thursday.

    My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2VVdWZ (with 1TB hard drive and Optical drive from my current computer)
  14. Best answer
    Yes, that'll work ;) (Not a fan of MSI mobos, but if you get a good one should be fine)
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