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Computer won't boot after putting in second RAM stick

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December 31, 2013 1:37:51 PM

I just bought a newer version of the same RAM I had in my computer and when I put both of the RAM sticks in, my computer won't boot up. Why is this happening?
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December 31, 2013 2:25:10 PM

They prob don't like each other, it's never a good idea to mix sets of DRAM even of the same exact model, it can and often is problematic (as here)....What sets of DRAM do you have (the model #s and we might be able to make a voltage and/or timing adjustment to get them to play nice
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December 31, 2013 3:36:47 PM

They are both Kingston KVR800D2N5/2G 1.8v and I'm not sure about the timing.
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December 31, 2013 4:16:49 PM

Can try increasing the DRAM voltage, maybe plus 0.06
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December 31, 2013 4:43:03 PM

And how would I do that?
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December 31, 2013 4:51:30 PM

Go into BIOS and find the settings, manually make the changes
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December 31, 2013 5:49:47 PM

Alright but I can only increase it by increments of 0.05. And I can't have both RAM sticks in to access my BIOS
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December 31, 2013 6:22:06 PM

Boot to BIOs with 1 stick, increase DRAM voltage + 0.05, save, exit, power down, install other stick and try booting
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December 31, 2013 6:24:22 PM

Just to be sure DRAM voltage is the same as Memory voltage right?
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December 31, 2013 6:26:32 PM

DRAM and Memory voltage is the same thing yes
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December 31, 2013 6:26:36 PM

And its Fox Central Control Unit under Voltage Options
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December 31, 2013 6:29:16 PM

If you have a Foxconn mobo - didn't see mobo/CPU mentioned
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December 31, 2013 6:31:00 PM

Sorry, yes I do have a foxconn mobo
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December 31, 2013 6:31:59 PM

And a AMD Athlon dual core processor 5050e
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December 31, 2013 6:33:20 PM

Give it a try
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December 31, 2013 6:38:59 PM

Nothing. Computer still won't boot.
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December 31, 2013 6:45:46 PM

Would adjusting the DRAM Timing Configuration help? Right now its 5-5-5-15-3-20
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December 31, 2013 7:27:22 PM

What is the DRAM model Number? Might try raising the CPU/NB voltage + 0.10
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January 1, 2014 1:28:25 AM

Ok, It works now. I had to enable Bank Interleaving on my BIOS. Thank you for the help though.
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January 1, 2014 7:39:43 AM

No worries, glad all is well
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