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memory recommend?

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hy again i want to install 16 gb memory
motherboard asus a85xm-a
i have Elixir 8GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 / PC3-10600 / 1.5V currently installed on pc
i have buyed HP 8GB 2Rx4 PC3-10600R-9Kit CL9 DDR3 1333MHz (it was on sale) and not working (black screen and internal speaker scream)........
what is the problem? the memory it's burned or my motherboard dont support this HP ram ?
i goin to return it and i need your help to fiind a compatible memory for my pc.. momentan i dont fiind another elixir .. so help ?
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You're trying to use "mixed memory". The specs of the two types of memory you have are to different for them to work together. Even if the "published" specs are the same, there are many "unpublished" memory parameters that affect compatibility.

When a computer starts up, the BIOS reads all the memory parameters from the first stick it sees, and uses these settings for all the memory that is installed. If these settings don't work for the other memory, the computer won't boot up.

You can test this by installing each set alone and seeing if they will work that way. If each set works alone, then the memory is good.

You should always buy all your memory as "matched sets". With matched sets the the manufacturer only sells sets of sticks that will work together.

If you're familiar with setting memory parameters in your BIOS, you can play around with timings and maybe get the different memory to work together. But, even if you're successful, the memory likely won't perform as well as it should.
Edited by billbartuska - 9/14/13 at 7:48am
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Logiteck G400s none 
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yea, hp dont work alone...
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so anyone with a reccomendation for new 8gb ram ?
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