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Registered: ‎11-27-2018
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Stupidly bought 1866 Ram y50-70

I stupidly didn't look at the requirements for the ram compatible with the motherboard on my y50-70.  I bought 2 G-Skill 1866 8gb sticks and they worked for a few months without a problem, but recently I started getting the blue screen of death due to the ram.  I tried putting the old stick in with one of the G-Skill sticks in hopes that the motherboard would automatically underclock the 1866 ram, but no luck. Is there a way to make the ram I bought work with my laptop or do I just have to cut my losses and buy a new 8gb 1600 ram stick?

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Re: Stupidly bought 1866 Ram y50-70

Hi RaybanRager,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


At this point I guess you have tested the original back working ok with the machine. One more thing to explore is to test if the new ram would still work on another machine to isolate if there is any need to RMA the G SKILL sticks.


Replacing the original ram on each slot to test and maybe with one of the 1866 at a time as other option. It does expected to underclock specially with an updated BIOS and chipset. But if there is other choice staying with the OEM specification (16GB max / PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L-low voltage,) as close as possible should be the practice.


I hope this helps answer your query.

Update us how things go.




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