Hello everyone. Long time since I've been here as I haven't built or upgraded this PC in a while =(.
I have a question... well actually a few questions based on one topic. Here's the basics of it. I just bought two sticks of Corsair Vengeance RAM (2x8gb) to upgrade/add to my current system which only has two sticks of Corsair Vengeance RAM (2x4gb). Both of the current RAM sticks (2x4gb) are on slots 1 and 3 on the motherboard. I turned off the machine and unplugged the power cord. I installed the new RAM in slots 2 and 4 and made sure they clicked in and were seated properly. I turned on the PC and and I see the RGB on the CPU fan and other lights on the motherboard come on and fans spin on CPU and video card. Then the PC turns off after about 5secs and turns on again. This loop happened for a few times before I unplugged the power cord after it turned off as the power button would not stop the loop. I then did these next steps to test the RAM.
1) Took out all RAM sticks and only installed new RAM (2x8gb) on slots 1 and 3. Turned the PC on. Same loop happened as described above.
2) Added old RAM (2x4gb) to slot 2 and 4 with new RAM (2x8gb) still in slots 1 and 3.. Turned PC on. Same loop happens.
3) Took out all RAM again and only installed old RAM (2x4gb) in slots 1 and 3 just as it was before. Turned PC on and RGB lights turn on and fans spin on CPU and video card but then shuts off 5secs later. By itself it turns on again a second after it powers down but then a few seconds later goes through the familiar boot sequence and goes to desktop like I am used to.
What is going on? Are the two new sticks of RAM bad (2x8gb)? Is there something I have to do in BIOS? Did I install all four sticks correctly and I just have to let the computer do a loop a few times to correctly read the new RAM or configure itself somehow until it boots normally? Please help.
My PC, Mobo, and RAM specs are below:
CPU: Intel® Core i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance (2x4gb) CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 this is the RAM I originally have in my PC
Corsair Vengeance (2x8gb) CMZ16Gx3M2A1600C9 this is the RAM I want to add to my PC
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3