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2022/08/17 14:57:02 (permalink)
I decided to upgrade my RAM and GPU. 
Removed 2x4 8 GB of Gskill SNIPER DDR3 1866.
Installed 4x8 32 GB of Patriot Viper DDR3 1866.
Removed Radeon R9 209
Installed evga RTX 2060
 
Everything crashed.  First it wouldnt post. So I removed everything and reinstalled the old RAM.  It would freeze at the Windows startup screen.  No recovery options worked.  I ran memtest on the old RAM.  All good.  SFC would not run.  DISM would not run.  Recovery failed, system walkback failed.  So i reinstalled the 32GB and did a fresh install.  Everything works fine.  I installed the RTX Card.  Failed on Gigabyte startup screen.  Installed the Radeon card.  Failed at same spot.  I removed it and am running off onboard graphics now.  Some incompatibility with the max 32gig of RAM and graphics card???  I dont mind returning the 2060 card but stinks now that my old R9 doesnt even work.  Or maybe i tweaked the pci16 slot on original install.  I am going to try the 8 slot and see what happens.
 
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    Re: 2060 & RAM Incompatibility 2022/08/17 15:36:20 (permalink)
    If it were me I would have installed the new parts, and then I would have cleared the cmos, and then I would have attempted to boot the machine, and reconfig the bios before booting into windows.

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    Re: 2060 & RAM Incompatibility 2022/08/17 15:55:56 (permalink)
    still doesnt explain why neither card works.  or why the pci8 slot doesnt work.  i did forget to remove the radeon drivers before installing the evga card, but good grief that shouldnt cause all of windows to have a major meltdown.
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    Re: 2060 & RAM Incompatibility 2022/08/17 20:10:22 (permalink)
    joearaiza
    still doesnt explain why neither card works.  or why the pci8 slot doesnt work.  i did forget to remove the radeon drivers before installing the evga card, but good grief that shouldnt cause all of windows to have a major meltdown.


    Yes actually that can. It's never a good idea to leave AMD drivers installed when Installing Nvidia drivers and vice versa. That is a well known recipe for disaster....and surprise surprise...you had a disaster. At the very least run DDU and COMPLETELY remove all files and driver fragments before installing cross vendor video cards. I would personally wipe both Nvidia and AMD drivers and start over. This isn't a "RAM compatibility" issue, it's a driver conflict issue that you brought on yourself and to be honest you may need a clean reinstall of windows if what I recommend below doesn't work for you. 
     
    Download this
    https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
     
    Then download the latest Nvidia drivers do not install them yet.
     
    Boot into safe mode by holding your "shift" key and selecting restart. Do not let go of shift till the system resets. When it reboots select "troubleshoot PC", then select "start up settings" and after it reboots again, choose option 4 for nothing but the bare minimums and no internet. 
     
    When in safe mode run DDU and select "GPU" and then "AMD". Then choose to clean and restart (the top option on the left of the DDU tab). Then repeat the steps to get back into safe mode after you reboot. Then again run DDU and this time select GPU and then Nvidia. This time before you reboot unplug the ethernet cable from your PC this is to prevent Windows from auto installing drivers when you reboot. Then reboot normally, and BEFORE you plug the internet cable back in install the Nvidia drivers. If it asks you to reboot go ahead and do so, if not then just plug the ethernet cable back in. 
     
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    Re: 2060 & RAM Incompatibility 2022/08/18 15:36:03 (permalink)
    its a lost cause.  i put in a new drive, pulled the cmos battery, installed the old ram, and did a clean windows install.  now the power supply wont even turn off when i choose shutdown.  i tried to install the old video card and it immediately freezes upon startup.
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    Re: 2060 & RAM Incompatibility 2022/08/19 11:17:01 (permalink)
    Sounds like a motherboard issue more than anything. It is a Z97 which is a pretty old chipset 

     
     
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    Re: 2060 & RAM Incompatibility 2022/08/19 14:29:18 (permalink)
    I also believe this is a motherboard failing in some way. Sometimes you will have a system stable for a long time and once upgrading the ram or simply moving it to a different location will cause the system to no longer post or have issues. Seems to happen to the older systems running for years. 
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