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Ideapad 305 Failing to Boot After Memory Upgrade

So i've never really had any problems with my Ideapead, until I noticed during some applications (mostly gaming) the memory is getting absolutely rinsed. This is when I noticed I was only running the standard 8gb memory (in the form of two seperate 4gb boards). I then replaced the two standard boards with two seperate 8gb each boards that I had lying around. Compatability wise I assume they should work as they are both DDR3, but after installation the laptop absolutely refuses to boot any further than the Lenovo splash screen. After putting the old memory back in it all goes back to working normally. Wondering if anyone can shed any light on the matter?


The new memory boards are two Corsair Valueselect 8gb DDR3L, CMSO16GX3M2C1600C11.


Some dxdiag info:


Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release.160802-1857)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: 80NK
BIOS: 9CCN30WW(V2.08)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8074MB RAM
Page File: 2997MB used, 6356MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: 11.2
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.10586.0000 64bit Unicode


Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics
DAC type: Internal
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0F31&SUBSYS_398617AA&REV_0E
Display Memory: 1792 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1728 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: CMN15BD
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (60.003Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumdim64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igd10iumd64.dll,igdumdim32,igd10iumd32,igd10iumd32
Driver File Version: 10.18.0010.4276 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 11.2
Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.3
Graphics Preemption: DMA
Compute Preemption: Thread group
Miracast: Supported
Hybrid Graphics GPU: Integrated
Power P-states: Not Supported
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 17/08/2015 00:00:00, 11054568 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes


Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks.

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