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heartgrave

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Hey guys again.... I was looking over some RAM upgrades and Id like to upgrade from 4gb to 8gb or higher but when I looked at the RAM options on newegg I had no idea what I was looking at.... Im assuming that upgrading the RAM means just buying the RAM size I want and moving on but then I seen speeds and things of the sort.... not sure what I should be looking for! You guys are the BEST! Thanks for your help!
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Hi.
Please give us,
The brand and model of your Motherboard,
Your OS, 32bit or 64bit?
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Hey again heartgrave

Dual channel Ram works best in matching pairs (triple channel in 3s) so getting the same spec is very important;

Use the Crucial system scanner tool to find the best recommended Ram for your system, no need to purchase from there, write down the details and shop around for the best deal http://www.crucial.c...ner/?click=true let us know what is suggested and we can also look for you.
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Would u guys be ok if I posted the crucial data from the 3 computers I'm working on?
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Would u guys be ok if I posted the crucial data from the 3 computers I'm working on?


No problem as long as it is not for profit <_<
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The only profit I'd get is the gratitude and happiness of my brother and nephew. The 3rd computer is mine :)
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http://www.crucial.c...FE8421F31D926C3 is for my computer but if I am just going from a 4gig to a 4gig I do not see a point in it?

The other 2 computers will come later.

Edited by heartgrave, 06 June 2012 - 10:39 PM.

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but if I am just going from a 4gig to a 4gig I do not see a point in it?



You are correct.

When you post the other computer specs. Please let us know, 32bit or 64bit OS as this can influence the amount of RAM that can be recognised.
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The only profit I'd get is the gratitude and happiness of my brother and nephew. The 3rd computer is mine :)


:spoton:
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i dont know the mobo but I can tell you I have 64 bit vista
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when I look @ the mobo I see Canada ICE5--003 Class /ClassB G41T-DM Rev: A00 DDR2 800 and these are right above the RAM slots.... the only other writing I see on it is PCI Express
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Those are regulatory compliance number. We need to know how much RAM the Mobo can support.
Please download and install Speccy, > http://www.filehippo...download_speccy follow the instruction, post the snp shot url in your next post. > http://www.piriform....file-to-the-web
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This is the main page:

Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
CPU
Intel Pentium E5200 @ 2.50GHz 35 C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0U880P (CPU 1) 30 C
Graphics
LG TV (1920x1080@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (Dell)
Hard Drives
488GB Seagate ST3500418AS ATA Device (SATA) 36 C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

This is the motherboard page:

Motherboard
Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model 0U880P (CPU 1)
Version 00
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model G41
Chipset Revision A3
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GB (ICH7/R)
Southbridge Revision A1
System Temperature 30 C
BIOS
Brand Dell Inc.
Version A02
Date 03/30/2009
Voltage
CPU CORE 1.248 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 2.160 V
+3.3V 1.808 V
+5V 5.053 V
+12V 8.640 V
-12V -8.640 V
-5V -8.640 V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD 5.053 V
CMOS BATTERY 3.280 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI1
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI2
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width 64 bit
Slot Designation PCIEx16
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIEx1
Slot Number 3


This is the RAM page:
RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 2
Used memory slots 2
Free memory slots 0
Memory
Type DDR2
Size 4096 MBytes
Channels # Dual
DRAM Frequency 399.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 6 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 6 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 6 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 18 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 52 %
Total Physical 4.00 GB
Available Physical 1.90 GB
Total Virtual 8.23 GB
Available Virtual 5.56 GB
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 2
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Sorry but you are out of luck again, you have the max amount of RAM and the fastest speed that the Mobo will support.
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its cool saves me money :P thanks! the other 2 computers will come at a later time!

Edited by heartgrave, 08 June 2012 - 12:48 AM.

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