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Upgrading RAM on my Medion Akoya P4020 D


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paulosbrumbos

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Hiya all, 

 

New to the forum, Im ok'ish with computers and stuff, but always like to get a range of Opinions, before doing any upgrading or changing to my system.

 

Ive got the above All in one, and to be honest has been an excellent all round computer for us. but as all men are alike, I want to give it a little extra oooomph, as Ive had it 5 yrs now.

 

The current system as below ( from Belarc ). Obviously 4gb Memory, I want to stick 8gb in and using the Crucial Memory scanner, it is possible ( I know I will have to install Windows 64bit ), 

 

I was going to stick the following in.

 

8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V

 

or 

 

8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 PC3-14900 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V

 

What would you experts recommend? before I take the plunge?

 

Operating System new – server roles   System Model Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom)
Installed: 16/03/2012 19:34:07   MEDIONPC MS-7621 2.1
Enclosure Type: Desktop Processor a   Main Circuit Board b 2.30 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded   Board: MEDIONPC MS-7621 2.1
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. A7621MLN.208 03/11/2010 new USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details)   new Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)   Last Used ST310220 A, rev 0811 24/01/2015 18:52:53* FUJITSU MPC3043AT, rev 0811 24/01/2015 18:50:28* Generic Flash Disk, s/n 7AC649CB, rev 8.07 08/01/2015 20:57:30* USB DISK 2.0, s/n 075A153B02AB, rev PMAP 06/01/2015 21:10:00* Mass Storage Device, s/n 125C20100726 05/01/2015 21:15:33*
* Possibly used again before the reboot following this time.   None discovered Drives new – drive encryption   Memory Modules c,d 999.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
518.34 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT20N SCSI CdRom Device [Optical drive]

WDC WD10 EARS-00Y5B1 SCSI Disk Device (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAV51829085, SMART Status: Healthy   3328 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number 36B7F477)
Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number 35B7F477)
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty   Local Drive Volumes new – volume encryption             c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 977.55 GB 505.61 GB free     d: (NTFS on drive 0) 21.48 GB 12.73 GB free    
* Operating System is installed on c:   Network Drives   None discovered

 

 

Many Thanks for your help!!!!!!

 


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:welcome:   paulosbrumbos,

 

Of the two I would suggest the DDR3 PC3-12800 as it has a lower Cas Latency so is more efficient + the faster 1866MHz ram may cause stability issues if it is not 100% compatible with the CPU, we need the exact CPU details to confirm what the fastest Ram it can handle is, see my canned text below;

 

Download then run Speccy (free) and post the resultant url for us, details here,  this will provide us with information about your computer hardware + any software that you have installed 

 

 

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Hi Phillpower, thanks for the feedback.

 

here is the speccy details for my computer

 

http://speccy.pirifo...tAhnEOgmDSRVzGQ


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Hello paulosbrumbos,

 

Thanks for the Speccy link  :thumbsup:

 

The more expensive/faster 1866MHz ram would be wasted with your computer as the CPU is not compatible with it, check the link here and you will note that the FSB of your processor is 800MHz, Xs this by two (DDR = double data rate) and you get 1600MHz, just to make you aware though this does not mean that the new Ram will automatically run at 1600MHz, it may need to be overclocked or due to MB limitations it may only run at a maximum speed of 1333MHz.

 

As an alternative to the Crucial scanning tool try Mr Memory and see what they come up with, see here

 

You are welcome btw  :)


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thanks for the helpful feedback!!!!! I will give it a whirl!!!


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You are welcome and let us know what Mr Memory suggests.


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Not heard back from you paulosbrumbos, can you update or conclude your thread for us if assistance is no longer required, thanks.


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