How do you tell which ram to get?

By TimeParadoX
Oct 12, 2006
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  1. Is there a special kind of ram for each kind of computer? Like for videocards there is PCI-E, PCI and AGP.. I want to upgrade ram to 1gig from 512mb and want to get the right kind and not blow up my computer =P
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    The best way is to look in your mobo manual or on your mobo manufacturers website for supported brands/types/speeds of ram.

    Never mix brands/sizes/speed of ram as this can cause problems.

    See HERE for further info.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

    Yeah, my friend told me he got a RAM card without actualy checking what kind / style his computer needed and his computer basicly caught on fire when it over heated to 1000 degrees =P
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Well, looks like he should've checked :hotbounce: A while back, I tried to use sdram in a ddr slot, though it wouldn't fit (I was an extreme noob then).
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    I cut the back of my case, aptempting to put in a PCI-e card.
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I usually go to www.crucial.com and use their database to find out what ram a pc needs, wouldn't buy if from them tho, way too pricey!!!!
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Their 256 Chip was ~ $50.00 that was ddr2, ridiculous!
  8. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    200$/GB I Expect it to be made of gold!
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Well i did say they were way too pricey!!!!!!

    I just use their database for reference only!!
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