after installing the new ram along side the old ram, GSKILL in the first and third slots with the new Patriot in the second and fourth slots. I tried booting my computer and it did its routine, cycled through the device lights and ran through the qcodes on the motherboard. first it stopped at 30, which in the manual is "reserved for ASL (see asl status codes section below)." so i looked in the asl section and i dont know which one its telling me to look at but the ax30 code means "system is waking up from S3 sleep state". a few short seconds later the computer rebooted and got stuck at q code 45, which wasnt in the book that i could see. computer didnt post for 2 minutes so i held the power button to turn it off.
I opened the case back up to make sure i clipped both the new stick in firmly. i had known about the issue with the one sided clip for the ram from when i first built the computer. after making sure both stick were in correctly i tried booting again and the code got stuck at 53, 50-53 reads "memory initialization error. invalid memory type or incompatible memory speed."
after consulting with my friend i removed both new sticks and tried booting. code 53 still. tried one stick at a time with the memok button, and after a few cycles the test, the computer powered down and there were apparently no results.
i gave up, put both old gskill sticks back into their previous slots, and got ready to pack it up to take it to the local pc repair place. For some reason i decided to try one more time, and what do you know. it posts. I'm currently logged into the computer and its only displaying that i have 4 gigs of ram instead of 8.
Please help me.
Sorry for the wall of text, i am kind of an idiot and dont know what sort of information will be helpful.
The patriot viper RAM has slightly slower timings than the G-skills RAM (but they are both at the same speed of 1600 Mhz). Go into the BIOS and manually input the same RAM timings for each, it will be better at the lower speed (you can always get a faster RAM to go slower, but not always a slower RAM to go faster). Once all the timings are the same, and the voltages are the same, then it should work without an issue. You will have to be ready to accept that sometimes different RAM modules will not work together for various manufacturing reasons though.