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Trying to Mix Different Ram Brands


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#1 im4357

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

Hey guys! im trying to put more ram in my old pc, but i didnt find the same brand of ram, and was curious can try and mixing rams? i already bought "new" ram, timings/speed is the same of both rams.

my motherboard: gigabyte m68m-s2p

my old ram: Micron MT16HTF25664AY-800J1 2GB

my "new" ram: samsung M378T5663qz3-cf7 2GB

same CAS/timing/voltage of both memory's so can i manage to make it work?


Edited by im4357, 12 July 2017 - 10:24 AM.
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:46 AM

The simple way to find out is to fit the memory & test it.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:06 AM

Use this site to check if it will work or not :)

 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

Mixing ram brands is usually a bad idea at least when windows is concerned, it often causes blue screens and issues.

If you must mix brands do it in dual channel assigning brand a to slots 1 and 3 and brand b into slots 2 and 4


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:16 AM

What rqt said...there is no answer that fits every motherboard made and/or every RAM module.

 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:23 AM

The simple way to find out is to fit the memory & test it.

Okay i try put in "new" memory stick, after that then i power on pc its start beeping(1 long beep and 2 short beep) in gigabyte site says that its memory error( https://www.gigabyte.com/Support/FAQ/816 ) i also try removing old ram and put in only "new" ram and the same happens, so that means "new" memory stick is not compatible with my motherboard or "new" ram stick have wrong voltages/timing settings? maybe i need bios update or try reset default settings?


Edited by im4357, 12 July 2017 - 10:25 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:58 AM

I would say that your "new" ram is probably either not compatible with your board (not very likely in my opinion) or is faulty so should if possible be returned to the supplier. You can try resetting the bios memory settings to default but I would not expect a bios update to be required.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

Generally, there is no problem mixim them being different brands and capacities. The problem is that new RAM is not working or is not compatible.


Edited by malwaredpc, 17 July 2017 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:38 AM

what is your processor?






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