UEFI freezes with two sticks of ram

September 26, 2016 at 23:40:41
Specs: UEFI
I have an ASUS AM1M-A with the original BIOS still installed, no updates. The processor is an AMD Athlon 5350 quad-core. When I had two sticks of Dell certified 2 GB Kingston PC3-10600u ram installed I had no problem. Some one recently gifted me with two sticks of 4 GB unnamed PC3-12800u and I can only have one stick installed at a time with out the UEFI freezing on me.

There is a code on the chips: SEC 237 HYH9 K4B2G04460. It seems the chips are from Samsung but these don't look like Samsung ram. There are two Chinese characters followed by 1608 on the back if that means anything.

Anyway do I need to upgrade the UEFI, change the settings for the speed or voltage or will these sticks just not work with my board and/or processor?

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September 27, 2016 at 00:37:43
I think I found the seller on Ebay and they list the brand as AKAI. I can't find any ram manufacturers under that name, only a music electronics manufacturer.

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September 27, 2016 at 05:11:24
put the original 2 sticks of ram back in and go to crucial.com and download and run there scanner it will tell you what kind of ram to install.don't buy the ram from them just use there scanner and buy ram cheaper some where else.There scanner is very accurate and you can trust it.


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September 27, 2016 at 06:36:32
"There is a code on the chips: SEC 237 HYH9 K4B2G04460"


"ASUS AM1M-A with the original BIOS still installed"

And what version would that be, 0402? There have been 10 updates since the 1st release, for stability & memory compatibility. I suggest you install the latest, 1501.


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September 27, 2016 at 07:25:42
Generally I've found Crucial's price for RAM acceptable. My next port of call (one I know which RAM to obtain) would be Amazon - and often it's RAM from Crucial being sold there (and sometimes a little cheaper than via Crucial's own website...).

But before going for new/replacement RAM - perhaps follow "riider's" advice/suggestion

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September 27, 2016 at 21:28:18
I used the voltage and speeds from Samsung and the UEFI no longer freezes but I keep getting overclock failed messages on restart. I think I will try updating as Riider's suggestion.

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September 27, 2016 at 21:30:23
I'm kinda leaving that as a last option. From what I have been reading it seems that my board and processor should be able to handle the new ram.

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