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. 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? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCombining 2x2GB with a 4GB RAM stick ForumInstalling second 512MB RAM stick , Reboot loop... ForumOne stick of Ram not showing up ForumOnly one RAM stick will work at a time ForumCombining RAM sticks...can you help? ForumQ: starts with 1 stick of ram but not two ForumAdding RAM - combining stick sizes? ForumWorth it for gaming? Or stick with 7? ForumSingle stick of ram in a dual channel motherboard ForumMobo only boots w/ 1 stick of RAM ForumRam stick upgrade now my system wont start help ForumMemtest86 does not isolate faulty stick . What next? ForumMotherboard will not post with more than one RAM stick installed Forum[Issue] Switched RAM Sticks/ New not working. ForumComputer only boots with 1 stick of RAM . ForumNew GPU and a stick of ram PC encountering lag spike. Forum1 8gb stick ForumPC won't boot with new ram sticks ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumPC Crashes - help with trouble shooting More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !