Instability in Fedora 32

Joomes

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I used to have a 4gb+8gb RAM config in my PC, and I recently upgraded the 4gb stick to another 8gb stick for 8gb+8gb. It was stable for a few days, then it started having weird instability issues. Things are slower, it will randomly log me out, and even fully lockup sometimes forcing me to hard reset power. I tried removing the new 8gb stick, but the stability issue persisted. I've tried different combinations of RAM in different slots and nothing fixes it. I next tried installing a spare hard drive for a fresh install of Fedora, and the issue is still there.

When it logs me out, when I log back in I get an error notification saying xorg-x11-server quit unexpectedly.
Name: xorg-x11-server-Xwayland
Version 1.20.9-1.fc32.x86_64
Reports: ABRT Server

AMD FX-4300
Nvidia GTX 650 ti 2gb
1tb 7200rpm drive
 
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Could be that because you touch both sticks, that they are damaged by static electricity. RAM needs to be handled by the edges.
 

Joomes

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Could be that because you touch both sticks, that they are damaged by static electricity. RAM needs to be handled by the edges.
One of the 8gb RAM sticks has a large heat spreader that covers all the sensitive parts of the board, and I'm pretty sure I didn't touch the pins on it. The RAM sticks were set down on a wooden desk that can't have shocked them, and I didn't drop any of the RAM sticks either.
 
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Either you have two bad RAM sticks, or the onboard RAM controller is damaged. Your cheapest avenue would be to try a new, tested stick of RAM.
 

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