I've got MSI H55M-E33 motherboard with 2x2GB DIMM DDR3 Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G modules which work fine for years in 1333 Dual channel mode. In accordance with the user manual, the motherboard supports DDR3 up to 1333 without any restrictions. It has 4 DIMM slots and supports up to 16GB RAM.

Recently I've decided to increase memory amount adding some 4GB modules. I removed old modules and tried with 1xKingston KVR13N9S8/4 and then 2xKingmax DDR3 1333 DIMM 4Gb with the same result - BIOS recognizes new memory DIMM(s), but the motherboard hangs up on memory test run or (if I turn off the test) Windows 7 x64 dies with BSOD.

Old memory modules still work fine.

What can be the reason? Is something wrong with DIMMs or MB?

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    The first step. Update the firmware to the current released revision and see if that solves it.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 21:08
  • I've already updated BIOS to the latest version 1.10
    – Rom098
    Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 8:31
  • What are the voltage requirements of modules you purchased?
    – Ramhound
    Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 11:21
  • The voltage is 1.5V
    – Rom098
    Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 21:09
  • What voltages does the motherboard support?
    – Ramhound
    Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 21:48


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