|You didn't post any info about the RAM other than it's PNY. However, if you check the Gigiabyte site, it plainly states: "2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory".|
I downloaded the manual & it states exactly the same thing so I don't know where you came up with 16GB? And being that there are 2 slots, it would mean 4GB per slot, not 8GB in one slot. So your problem has absolutely nothing to do with the board, BIOS, Windows settings, etc. You bought the wrong RAM.
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