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Problem with 2 x 4GB RAMS from different manufacturer

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May 16, 2014 7:29:29 AM

I have 2 x 4GB sticks both at 1600 MHz and whenever I try to run them together it starts sometimes and I get a RAM related BSOD or it won't start and the red D_ram light blinks red.

I tried putting on one RAM at a time on alternating sockets and individually it functions with ease but when I put them together they don
't seem to work. I tried putting them in yellow slots and Black slots too and still the problem persists.

Any idea what's happening?
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May 16, 2014 7:33:42 AM

This subject is quite large, but for a rule of thumb to avoid problems use matched pairs that come in one pack together from one manufacturer.
A 'kit' in other words.
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May 16, 2014 7:41:45 AM

What are the exact models?
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May 16, 2014 7:48:37 AM

Eduello said:
What are the exact models?

One is Corsair DDR3 4 GB(1 x 4GB) PC RAM (CMV4GX3M1A1600C11) and another one which is out atm is ADATA. AD3U1600W4g11-b
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May 16, 2014 8:10:27 AM

They don't work together because have different latency: 11-11-11-30 for the Corsair one and 9-9-9-24 for the A-Data one. You'll need RAM with identical speeds and latency, having identical sticks would be the best.
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May 16, 2014 11:22:18 AM

Eduello said:
They don't work together because have different latency: 11-11-11-30 for the Corsair one and 9-9-9-24 for the A-Data one. You'll need RAM with identical speeds and latency, having identical sticks would be the best.


Alright seems I have to buy another one.
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May 16, 2014 5:51:27 PM

Try at 1600 11-11-11-30, and set the DRAM voltage to 1.56
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May 18, 2014 8:18:16 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Try at 1600 11-11-11-30, and set the DRAM voltage to 1.56


How to do that?
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May 18, 2014 9:04:27 AM

Have to go into the BIOS and manually set the sticks up
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