Solved Combining new stick of RAM with old stick. Compatibility? Tags: Memory RAM Compatibility Product Last response: August 9, 2009 12:50 AM in Memory Share ChandlerT August 1, 2009 3:47:34 AM Recently just had one stick of RAM crap out on me, leaving me with only 1 GB of RAM, and after going a day with that, I've decided I need more The stick currently in there is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And the stick I'm looking to buy is here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... My motherboard is a ECS GF7100/7050PVT-M3 So putting the 2 GB stick in would give me 3 gigs, which would be fine, I'm just worried that mixing and matching these two completely different sticks would give me some problems. Is there anything I should be worried about or should everything be fine? Thanks! More about : combining stick ram stick compatibility Best solution bluzman32 August 1, 2009 4:03:05 AM Everything should be fine. It won't run in dual channel mode, but that probably isn't important in your case. Share ChandlerT August 1, 2009 4:22:05 AM Never understood what Dual channel meant anyway. For some reason, even with both old sticks, it always ran in Single channel and I never really took the time to find out how to change it. Is it a sizable difference? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bluzman32 August 9, 2009 12:50:30 AM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_channel For dual channel, you would need to put the pair of sticks in the same colored slots on the motherboard, which usually means there is an empty slot in between the modules. From what I've seen, there isn't much of an improvement with dual channel. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI have two new 4GB RAM sticks and an old 2GB stick. Can I use them together to give me 10 Gbs of RAM? Forum SolvedAdding RAM - combining stick sizes? Forum SolvedRAM stick compatibility Forum SolvedPC won't boot with new memory (RAM) stick Forum SolvedGigabyte H55M-S2 mobo not compatible with KingMax 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM stick? Forum Solvedis kingston 8 gb ram stick compatible with asrock 970 extreme 4 Forum Year old stick of ram that went through some humidity. Still good? Forum SolvedMy new Ram Stick does not fit Forum SolvedHelp choosing new cpu or stick with old Q660 Forum SolvedNew Computer, new RAM - Can I throw in my old RAM sticks? Forum SolvedNew build fails to boot with more than 1 stick of RAM Forum SolvedNew RAM stick Corsair XMS 3 1600 MHZ 4GB - Computer won't boot Forum SolvedIs this ram stick compatible? Forum SolvedGetting a new memory (ram stick) for my PC Forum Solvedchanging bios settings to match new ram stick Forum Solved[URGENT] psu for hd5770, to save current bills/cash, new psu worth? or stick with old psu. Forum SolvedNew CPU, Comp only boots with one Ram stick. Forum SolvedInstalled new RAM stick and getting a BSOD in Windows 8 !! Forum Old 4GB Ram never BSOD but an 8 GB stick or 2x4Gb will BSOD Forum SolvedRAM stick compatible with mine? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !