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RAM sticks not working

By Tongan
Jan 25, 2009
  1. I've just bought a 2GB set of RAM from Corsair to add to my current 2GB of Corsair RAM.

    The two sets of sticks are identical in specs. (CM2X1024-8500C5D)
    But for some reason they are not working together.

    I've worked out that the RAM slots are fine, and all four sticks work fine as well. However I just can't get the computer to boot up when I mix the 'old' RAM with the new RAM.

    On the side of the new RAM sticks it reads: '2.10V ver5.1'
    On the old it reads: '2.10V ver4.1'
    But other than that, they are completely the same.

    Surely this small difference doesn't render these sets of sticks completely incompatible?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Not because of the different rating, but because they are just different
    Many boards work best, when all Ram cards are identical.
     
  3. Tongan

    Tongan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Ok.
    So I'm stuck with 2GB unless I find those exact 'ver4.1' sticks' ?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You are stuck on 2Gig, unless you purchase 4 Gig all at the same time, and exact same type
     
  5. Tongan

    Tongan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    ok...ffs.
    Well thanks anyways Kimsland.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Note there may still be a way to get them working together with some fine adjustments in CMOS settings.

    My opinion, just get the same Ram ;)
     
  7. Tongan

    Tongan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    You reckon I can return them to Corsair for some '4.1' sticks?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes

    If you are spending more money, I'm sure they will accept
     
  9. Tongan

    Tongan TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Ok, I've just got an RMA ticket on the Corsair site and waiting for a response.

    Thanks again Kimsland.
     
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