Computer Won't Start With More Than Two Ram Sticks Installed
Just upgraded my CPU, GPU, and RAM. Installed BIOS 4.8 to run my Ryzen 7 2700X and now have the Radeon RX 580 and want to run my 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM. I have corsair vengeance lpx black 4x8GB that all came as part of the same package. My computer doesnt boot when i have more than two of the cards in my computer. i have tried all four sticks and all work at 2400mhz but when i use more than two sticks at a time the computer goes into an endless booting cycle. I have no idea what the problem is because i had previously used four sticks before the upgrade. I have the ASRock Killer SLI X370 mobo. Should i just switch to 2x16gb for my ram instead?
It might be the easiest option. See the mobo QVL:
https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X370%20Killer%20SLI/index.asp#Memory (Corsair filter applied)
List of Corsair 8GB sticks that work with 4 slots.
Type RAM Speed Size Module SS/DS DIMM DDR4 Corsair 2933 8GB CMR32GX4M4Z2933C16 SS 2/4 DDR4 Corsair 2933 8GB CMK32GX4M4Z2933C16 SS 2/4 DDR4 Corsair 2666 8GB CMD32GX4M4A2666C15 ver4.23 DS 2/4 DDR4 Corsair 2666 8GB CMK32GX4M4A2666C16 DS 2/4 DDR4 Corsair 2666 8GB CMK32GX4M4A2666C16 ver 5.30 SS 2/4
Notice they're all 2666 or higher. Suggest you aim for DDR4-3000 or 3200, depending on budget. You'll be getting 11% / 22% / 33% faster RAM speed, depending on 2666 / 2933 / 3200, than you would get with 2400.
For what it's worth, I went with the G.Skill Flare X CL14 (2x8GB kit). It ran at 3200 at advertised timings without any fuss.