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Unable to add more match RAM using secondary slots

I currently am running with 4gb(2x2gb) sticks of GSkill RAM mentioned above in the Primary DIMM slots, when I try to add 2 more match sticks into the secondary, I get nothing. System powers on, but nothing. Tried resetting bios and clearing cmos, still to no avail. If I place one stick in Primary one and one stick in Secondary two, it'll start up, but try to add all four sticks and nothing. Any ideas or suggestions??

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You need the motherboard manual to make sure it can take more.
It may only accept 4 gig. For example: 2 x 2 gig strips or 4 x 1 gig strips.Or you may need to use single sided ram boards, chips on only one side. I know some motherboards do.

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set the jumpers in such a way, that on one flat cable there is both a master device and a slave device. if you're not sure what to choose as master, you can use the CS (cable select) setting on both devices to let the system board choose which one will be master and which on will be slave.

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