Is it ok to use different brand of RAM on the same PC? I was using "eRAM" and added "Kingston", but it does not seem to work! There are both DDR400 PC3200, 184 Pin DIMM RAM.
Is there any known problem for Matsonic MB with Kingston RAM?
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Re: Different brand of RAM used problem
Unfortunately not all ram, even if its the same speed, works on all motherboards. my suggestion is to see which one works by itself by putting just one of the modules in. then get a matching one of the one that works. if they both work individually, then i would go with the kingston, it is the better RAM. hope this helps.
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please check the memory timing settings. if your mixing up ram they may not have the same memory timings and require you to go either higher or to the supported settings that either memory can use. for example if corsair runs at 8-8-8-14 and kingston runs at 10-10-10-16 then you will need to bump the settings to 10-10-10-16 since the computer is trying to set the timings for kingston to 8-8-8-14 which it does not support.
First verify that you are using the proper speed of RAM. Second, check the BIOS and make sure that recognizes the RAM you have installed. Sometimes you have to manually set the RAM size in the BIOS in order to get it to work. Finally, I have had several issues with Kingston RAM on different motherboards even when it is the proper type so you would want to try a different manufacturer.
hi Rileysue ... what is the model of your HP? ... the ram modules generally have to match each other ... brand should make no difference at all .... start by removing all of the old and add one stick of the new ... you may also have to go into the BIOS each time and verify the change in ram size ... then add the next stick and so on...