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July 10, 2014 6:44:11 PM

I'm wanting to upgrade the memory on my HTPC (long overdue), but I'm having trouble finding the information I need on compatibility. I tried Crucial's System Scanner and 4AllMemory's Scanner, but neither worked correctly.

My motherboard is the "ECS BLACK SERIES P45T-A LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard". Here are the specs under Memory:


Can I just use any 240-pin DDR2? I intend to replace my 2GB of RAM with 4GB of RAM (2x2GB)

EDIT - I just found this set. It looks compatible. Can anyone confirm?
a c 324 V Motherboard
a b } Memory
July 10, 2014 6:56:58 PM

Adding memory is often the cause of compatibility problems. It is best to use a matched pair that comes in a kit that has already been tested for compatibility.

Of course, you can add another stick but whether it works correctly can be a gamble.
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July 10, 2014 7:00:16 PM

Calvin7 said:
Adding memory is often the cause of compatibility problems. It is best to use a matched pair that comes in a kit that has already been tested for compatibility.

Of course, you can add another stick but whether it works correctly can be a gamble.


Sorry, I should have specified in the OP - but I'm not planning on adding memory on top of what I have, I'm replacing the current memory (2GB) with 4GB (2x2GB). I just want to make sure the new memory is compatible with my system.
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a c 1727 V Motherboard
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July 10, 2014 7:02:03 PM

Yes, should be fine, may want to check the BIOS is up to date....pop the new in and if all is well, could possibly add the old for a bonus ;) 
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July 10, 2014 7:09:56 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yes, should be fine, may want to check the BIOS is up to date....pop the new in and if all is well, could possibly add the old for a bonus ;) 


Go ahead and slap me, I'm sure this is a dumb question, but how do I check for updates to my BIOS?
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July 10, 2014 7:56:27 PM

Go into the BIOS - on main page it should show the version, then find your mobo on the manufacturers site and check under support, should have a page on the different versions of BIOS - compare to the latest
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