Solved 2 ram sticks don't work together Tags: Elitegroup RAM Memory Motherboards Last response: January 21, 2010 6:23 AM in Motherboards Share arockalypse January 11, 2010 10:44:25 AM ok, folks, here's my problem I built my pc on EliteGroup G31T-M Motherboard and bought 1 GB of ram for it. Here are the specifications of the RAM given by Everest Module Name OCZ OCZ2V8001G Module Size 1 GB (2 ranks, 4 banks) Module Type Unbuffered DIMM Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM Memory Speed DDR2-800 (400 MHz) Module Width 64 bit Module Voltage SSTL 1.8 Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh It worked perfectly for me. Recently i bought anoyher stick of RAM. Here are the specifications given by me Model Name PQI MEAER401LA0109 Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM Memory Speed DDR2-800 Module Size 1 GB Separately system recognizes each one on POST screen, but when i insert them together, i get only 1024 mb on POST screen. P.S. i have 2 DIMM sockets which work nicely, so it's not a socket problem P.P.S. i can't give the PQI ram specifications by everest because when i insert the stick, the pc boots but it won't go further than the logon screen, so i'll need to reinstall windows More about : ram sticks work GhislainG a c 75 } Memory a c 191 V Motherboard January 11, 2010 10:54:10 AM Reinstalling Windows won't help with the probably defective PQI module. Return it and get another OCZ OCZ2V8001G identical to the one that you already have. Mixing modules is a bad idea. arockalypse January 11, 2010 11:12:09 AM ok, i was just wondering if there's another way;-) Related resources Two ram sticks won't work together - Forum Will these memory sticks work together ? - Forum help!!!! 2 sticks wony work together - Forum Using ram sticks w/ different timings together ? - Forum Will this 2 RAM work well together ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a c 75 } Memory a c 191 V Motherboard January 11, 2010 11:16:20 AM A single module should always work. If it doesn't, then it's either defective or incompatible. Either way you want to return it. arockalypse January 11, 2010 11:53:09 AM Thank you, but the problem is solved! It ACCIDENTALLY worked!!! Best solution GhislainG a c 75 } Memory a c 191 V Motherboard January 11, 2010 12:29:32 PM By ACCIDENTALLY worked, do you mean that it previously wasn't fully inserted into the slot? arockalypse January 11, 2010 5:26:32 PM maybe, maybe. i'm not sure. but honestly i had checked it very carefully arockalypse January 21, 2010 6:23:51 AM Best answer selected by arockalypse. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRam will not work together ForumDdr3 ram confusion, sticks not running together ? ForumWill these two different sets of Kingston RAM work together ? ForumComputer fails to start with more than 2 sticks of RAM ForumBiostar N68s3 mb problem with 2 x4gb sticks of corsair ram Forum2 sticks of ram in dual and 1 stick in single? ForumRam wont work together but works seperate ForumBSOD When 2 Sticks of RAM installed ForumDG965RY 2 GB + 1GB RAM not working together ForumPhenom II X4 965 better with 2 sticks or 4 sticks of ram ForumWhy won't my ram work together !? they're both the same speed! Forum2+2 +4+4GB Ram sticks ? Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumHow many sticks of ram to use? ForumGigabyte AMD AM3 / OCZ PC3-12800 - Will these work together? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !