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What new RAM / Memory should I use to replace broken RAM?

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April 7, 2014 7:48:04 AM

Hi, One of my ram sticks stopped working on my PC and I am now running on 1 x 2GB stick (It is VERYYYY slow), my PC is an ACER ASPIRE X3400, I searched on google to try and find an answer and a site suggested 240 Pin 1.5v DDR3 PC3-10664 Non-ECC Dimm - is this the only type of ram I can use? - As im not having much luck in finding any replacements?
P.S I know hardly anything about the inside of a computer.
This is the site I found the information on;
http://www.offtek.co.uk/ram-memory-2/acer/acer-desktop-...

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April 7, 2014 7:55:23 AM

It uses ddr3 ram, surely you can buy that somewhere :p .
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April 7, 2014 7:59:29 AM

it uses DDR3 ram, which is a standard.
pc10664 = 1333mhz... which is the slowest ddr3 out there. ddr3 ranges from 1333mhz up to 2400mhz, but your motherboard wont be able to use it anyway.

you generally want to match sticks, but you don't have to. not worth it in this case as the pc is worth very little.
you can buy a faster RAM and put it in, the motherboard would just downclock it to match that stick in there.

exo facto... buy the cheapest 2gb 1.5v ddr3 1333 stick you can find. newegg has several for around $20
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April 8, 2014 4:23:17 AM

lowriderflow said:
it uses DDR3 ram, which is a standard.
pc10664 = 1333mhz... which is the slowest ddr3 out there. ddr3 ranges from 1333mhz up to 2400mhz, but your motherboard wont be able to use it anyway.

you generally want to match sticks, but you don't have to. not worth it in this case as the pc is worth very little.
you can buy a faster RAM and put it in, the motherboard would just downclock it to match that stick in there.

exo facto... buy the cheapest 2gb 1.5v ddr3 1333 stick you can find. newegg has several for around $20



Hi thanks for the post! Is this ok? - I'm from the Uk
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/191129240033?nav=WATCHING_ACTIV...
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May 4, 2014 9:12:24 AM

ya that stuff is fine.
having random matched sticks as lowriderflow said can lead to problems if the motherboard can't find compatible timings to run them both at which leads to blue screens of death. this is why it is said to use matched sticks of ram. think of one stick like your left hand and one stick like your right...you can frankenstien them...but it doesn't assure speed or reliability or even compatibility. most are compatible but always at the lowest possible timing which could also downclock it's standard speed to even lower such as 1066mhz instead of your 1333mhz or even say 1600mhz

answer: yes. if you're going that route get 2 sticks matched at timings of 7-7-7-21 IF possible 8-8-8-24 was pretty normal for those 1333mhz sticks also
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