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  • Computer Chat What do I look for when buying RAM?

    I recently bought Windows 7 64-bit and I'm looking to buy more RAM. I just don't remember what to look for.

    Do I look for ram that matches "PC2-5300" or do I look for ram that runs at the same clock speed "333mhz"?

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    Is your RAM DDR2? DDR? DDR3? It should only really matter what sort of Ram it is with that... Cause DDR2 don't work in a DDR slot (been there, done that... >.<)

    But yeah, match the DDR and you should be fine. Also check your motherboard for the max supported ram to make sure you don't buy excess RAM

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    • #3
      @icarusdude - You do realize he said he had DDR2 right?

      @harmor - what sort of rig are you upgrading? Business Rig? Gaming Rig? What's your budget like as well?
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      • #4
        @icarusdude - You do realize he said he had DDR2 right?
        Where? Am i going blind due to lack of sleep, or am i missing something that's implied somewhere else?

        It's probably a combo of both...

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        • #5
          PC2-5300 = DDR2-667 memory
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          • #6
            Oh... yeah, i missed that bit. Answering questions on 4 hours of sleep over the last two days probably isnt good... But camps ftw.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ManagerJosh View Post
              @icarusdude - You do realize he said he had DDR2 right?

              @harmor - what sort of rig are you upgrading? Business Rig? Gaming Rig? What's your budget like as well?
              I already have a decent computer. I'm only looking to upgrade the memory from 4gb to maybe 8gb.

              I just look for ddr2-667 memory?

              Edit: So these should be fine? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-098-_-Product

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              • #8
                j/w does your motherboard support 8GB?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ManagerJosh View Post
                  j/w does your motherboard support 8GB?
                  I'm not sure. It came with a 64bit processor. I've tried searching google but to no avail. Here is the mother board I'm using N61PB-M2S

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by harmor View Post
                    I'm not sure. It came with a 64bit processor. I've tried searching google but to no avail. Here is the mother board I'm using N61PB-M2S
                    Does either of these look right?




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