Beyond 4 GB mem W520 fails in 1 location only

I have a dual core w520, initially with 2 x 4 GB. I'm moving to 2x8gb, but 8 GB dimm fails in a slot, but not the other. Same behavior with two DIMMs. Reported errors with memtest86 and weapons of mass destruction. Memtest reports different timings when even chip case is in different locations (lowest in the slot that fails).

Any ideas on why it's a failure?


In case anyone should find this and have had a similar problem... update BIOS to the latest version and performed hard reset (internal battery disconnected a bit) and issue went away. Tech of Crucial thought WHAT BIOS could have trouble with something on the more recent memory.

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