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nate22

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    Ram compatiblity
    « on: March 27, 2010, 05:54:07 PM »
    I currently have two sticks of http://www.last.fm/listen#pane=webRadioPlayer&station=%252Flisten%252Fartist%252FWiz%252BKhalifa%252Fsimilarartists in my custom build computer. I want two more GBs but would like a single 2GB stick if possible. Would the stick above be compatible with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104072&cm_re=kingston_hyperx-_-20-104-072-_-Product  ? I noticed that the voltage was a 0.01 off and i dont think that matters much. I would like to double check before i go ahead and purchase it though.

    maltamed1



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      Re: Ram compatiblity
      « Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 06:33:14 PM »
      Go to http://www.crucial.com and click on scan my system. I hope this helps you

      nate22

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        Re: Ram compatiblity
        « Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 09:04:45 PM »
        I already knew everything that the scan revealed.

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        Re: Ram compatiblity
        « Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 09:21:30 PM »
        You should remove those music last.fm sticks from your computer might have issues! :D jk

        The best way to ensure compatible memory is first update your BIOS as they normally add newer compatibility to RAM and get the latest motherboard manual which will have a list of RAM it supports.

        Ensure it's on the list.

        Check the DDR version matchs, well this is simple enough it will normally be DDR2, unless you have a newer computer or a really old one. DDR2 comes as DDR2 PC 2700 to PC 8000. Ensure what speed your motherboard can support or has previously in there.

        Check the timing/speed of the memory against the old stuff. If it's slower, remember the motherboard will set it to the slowest one, which can be a waste of the others performance.

        Check the pins match, 240-Pin or whatever. Check if non-ECC or ECC, some motherboards don't support it.

        Double sided RAM, or single sided RAM, makes no difference. Heat sinks cost more but at good for overclocking and staying cool and stable.

        The voltage off by 0.01 won't matter.

        When installing them check if your motherboard is single, duel or tri channel. Normally it's duel, this means you install the first lot in slots 1 and 3, second in 2 and 4, for the best performance (lots of 2). Newer computers will be tri, which means lots of three RAM is best performance.
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