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Memory Installation Problem

So I bought and build my new computer about a month ago and bought this DDR3 Memory for it:
I then recently bought this Memory to Add to it to have 4 GB of RAM:

When I went to add the Memory and turn the computer back on, but it would lock up on the memory test the BIOS does at boot. I rearange the Memory again thinking I had the wrong configuration, checked the Motherboard Manual and everything is in place correctly. A also used each set of memory indivitually and they work individually.

My only thought was that since they are different speeds and voltage they wouldnt work together. Should they work?

If you need to know here is my Motherboard:

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Since they have different timing and voltage ...

In reply to: Memory Installation Problem

It is not surprising you are having problems. Why didn't you do what is normally advised and stick to matching memory. Note also that the motherboard doesn't spec for the 1066 memory - "DDR3 2000(OC)/1800(OC)/1333 Support for up to 2000 MHz SLI-Ready Memory with EPP"

Cas Latency 8
Timing 8-8-8-21
Voltage 1.9V

Cas Latency 7
Timing 7-7-7-18
Voltage 1.65V

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Ya Think?!?!

In reply to: Since they have different timing and voltage ...

Ya think if I had known that then I would have stuck with the same for the memory, but unfortunatly that isnt really stated when buying the computer parts. Now im stuck with about $40 in restocking fees, thanks to poor specification of products.

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That's why people buy Dells and Gateways

In reply to: Ya Think?!?!

because they know enough not to make such a mistake. When you build your own PC it's implicit you possess the knowledge and experience to purchase and assemble the PC correctly. The memory support list for your MB is at the link below and experienced builders or integrators don't mix RAM from the different mfgs, different speeds, different timings or different voltages. I take that one step further and recommend you buy all the RAM you plan to use in that PC at the very beginning. By doing that you eliminate trying to add matching RAM later.

As a last resort you can always post questions here and hope that knowledgeable folks will respond.

Good Luck with your system.


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