What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

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What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

My desktop is using the following specs. Do I have flexibility when upgrading memory here? Thanks in advance.

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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

If you have to ask, then the spec most important is the phone number to Best Buy. At the end of the entire experience it will be cheaper to have them upgrade it right the first time, than getting the wrong memory 3 times, return shipping and eating the cost of damaged hardware.

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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

Can you list your motherboard? What do you mean by flexibility? Flexibility in RAM amount or speed?
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

i think he want to ask if he could EXTEND his RAM SIZE or not. right now if your ram is 6 gb u can upgrde ur RAM if you had another DDR3 port in your cpu...

IF I GOT U WRONG...PLESE PUT UR DETAILED QUERY
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

CPU-Z does not give us any info about what types of ram you can use. Please give us the model number of your computers motherboard.

Look for a part number on the BIG circuit board. The part numbers are usually printed with white silk screen and are often found by the edge of the board or right next to the CPU socket.

*Tip, write down every part number that you find!

Once you have the part number goto google and search for the manual for each part number. When you find one that shows a manual for your motherboard Success! (the manual will have a picture or drawing that looks exactly like your motherboard)

Read though the manual to find the section about your ram. This section will give you detailed specifications as to what kind, type, amount, and speed of ram you can use.
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

View Posterik venn, on 14 February 2013 - 01:25 AM, said:

i think he want to ask if he could EXTEND his RAM SIZE or not. right now if your ram is 6 gb u can upgrde ur RAM if you had another DDR3 port in your cpu...

IF I GOT U WRONG...PLESE PUT UR DETAILED QUERY


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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

The motherboard model I have is not supported as much as others. It is an ASUS P5QL-M EPU, on the CM5571 desktop.
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Then just google a company that has the tech info on the board!

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Memory

Number of Memory Slots 4240pin

Memory Standard DDR2 1066(O.C.)/800/667

Maximum Memory Supported 16GB

Channel Supported Dual Channel


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131393

So yes, assuming you do not have 16gb of DDR2 ram in there already you can upgrade that far.. or tweak the brand and model so you can have different latency, cycles, etc.
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

Zuelajindi: As modi said you can upgrade to 16 GB. I'm curious as to what you're using your PC for that requires more than 6 GB of RAM? Are you looking for better performance? Also, have you looked at the performance monitor in the task manager? Are you even coming close to using that 6 GB?
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

I am not looking to upgrade the amount of memory, I have just diagnosed the probable reason for my machine Blue Screening while idling at times, at this just might be the culprit.
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

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I am not looking to upgrade the amount of memory, I have just diagnosed the probable reason for my machine Blue Screening while idling at times, at this just might be the culprit.


That could be it. Have you ran memtest? Have you tried restoring your OS? You should try running through a laundry list of diagnostic tests to resolve BSODs before dishing out money on something that may not help.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

A few things to consider (from personal experience) when dealing with BSOD, is to check if any windows updates were applied recently, and if you have changed any sort of component or driver that deals with your audio. Like I said, this is personal experience, you may have already done these exact steps, just thought I would throw it out there.
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

MSI Consoles error logs, take a look into them. Windows tends to tell you more than you give it credit for. Why bother stabbing in the dark when you have error logs easily accessible for any critical or serious system error?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:03 AM

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@lemur
you think yourself an expert..really... but what you did was really cheap one.. shame on you..
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Re: What specs do I look for when upgrading RAM?

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

View Posterik venn, on 18 February 2013 - 03:03 AM, said:

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@lemur
you think yourself an expert..really... but what you did was really cheap one.. shame on you..

What?
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