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kweno

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Hey guys,
 
I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my build, MB is old but looking to fill 2 DIMM slots with 2x 4gb.

I have no clue what RAM to order and don't want to get it wrong, any help is very much appreciated! 

 

OS - Windows 7, 64bit

CPU - Intel Core2 Quad-Core CPU Q8200
Motherboard - ASRock > G31M - S
- http://www.asrock.com/mb/intel/g31m-s/
 
MB Memory supports -
- Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology
- 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 800/667 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB*
 
 
Thanks!


Edited by kweno, 29 August 2014 - 07:46 PM.

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phillpower2

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Hello kweno

 

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.com/systemscanner/?click=true let us know what is suggested and we can also look for you.


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kweno

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Hey Phil,

 

here's the scan results - http://www.crucial.c...3BBD0EE31D926C3

it suggests - CT973806 - 4GB kit (2GBx2) DDR2 PC2-6400 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.8V 256Meg x 64

The same on UK version :)

 

 

 

I was looking at this RAM as it's for gaming with heat sink ect but unsure if supported by MB, i mean it meets all requirements but is there no way to know for sure?

CORSAIR XMS2 4G 800 2x2 DDR2

 

Also I'm not 100% but it is 250pin I'm looking for right?

 

Thanks!


Edited by kweno, 30 August 2014 - 06:14 AM.

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Hello kweno,

 

Conflicting results from Crucial and your MB specs so can you do another check for us please, download then run Speccy and post the resultant url for us please, details here this will hopefully confirm that the MB will accept 2 X 4GB sticks of 240 pin DDR2 Ram, having 8GB of Ram would get the best from your 64-bit OS and make an all around improvement, problem is DDR2 Ram is expensive and 8GB will cost circa £140+ for the least expensive, example here


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kweno

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Thanks for this Phil, yeah i agree, 8GB is the goal, but i guess 4GB will do until a new build.

 

http://speccy.pirifo...GJZXBsJfRBJlDe2

 

I think this is maybe what your looking for... it's not looking good :(

 

Slot #1
Type: 
DDR2
Size: 
1024 MBytes
Manufacturer: 
Melco
Max Bandwidth: 
PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part Number
Timing table

 

Slot #2
Type: 
DDR2
Size: 
1024 MBytes
Manufacturer: 
Melco
Max Bandwidth: 
PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part Number
Timing table

Edited by kweno, 31 August 2014 - 02:06 PM.

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Hello kweno,

 

Thanks for the Speccy url which has confirmed that Crucial had the correct MB, the tool does sometimes get it wrong so try the alternative here and see what is suggested.

 

You are welcome btw  :)


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kweno

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http://www.mrmemory....results/MTE0NzE

 

System Manufacturer: Unknown - See Motherboard details below

System Series / Model: Unknown - See Motherboard details below

Motherboard Manufacturer: ASRock

Motherboard Model: G31M-GS

Total Installed Memory: 2 GB

 

Modules Installed:

Slot "BANK0" has 1 GB installed
Slot "BANK1" has 1 GB installed

 

 

 

Recommended - 240-pin DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz

 

Price is steep for 1x 4GB like you said but maybe ill find one on ebay :)


Edited by kweno, 31 August 2014 - 05:46 PM.

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phillpower2

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8GB of Ram would be nice but not at any cost, 4GB will be fine and certainly be noticeable when you have it  :thumbsup:


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