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Upgrading RAM

By Boxy Brown
Oct 22, 2006
  1. I have a question about upgrading my RAM. My computer uses DDR-SDRAM, does that mean I have to buy DDR-SDRAM, or could I buy DDR2. Also, is there anything else I need to know about upgrading it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 757


    DDR-Dual Double Rate

    You need to know the specifications of the sticks are such as is a PC4300 or 2700.

    You need to know which one your mother board excepts. How much RAM can you have.

    Pull out one of the RAM sticks and there should be a sticker on the stick telling you the specifications are

    or you can download aida32(google it ) and run it and it will tell you what you have in your pc
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    DDR actually stands for Double Data Rate!!!!

    As Smore9646 says its important to find out both what your mobo supports and what speed ram you already have!!! You can find out by looking in your mobo manual and also by going to www.crucial.com and looking up your mobo there. Don't buy your ram from crucial, they are expensive but their database is pretty damn good!!!!!
     
  4. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

    Alright I found out it uses DDR PC 3200. Thanks rik I went to crucial and found it in no time.
     
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