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June 6, 2011 4:48:04 PM

I have a Lenovo H320 40411 BU Desktop PC - Intel Core i3-540 3.06 GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500 GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7Home Premium 64-bit, Black

I am looking to up to 8 GB of RAM in a reasonable price range. Any suggestions on what RAM to get?

Preferred buyer: TigerDirect

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June 6, 2011 9:01:51 PM

Crucial or Corsair is good. Check the name of your ram you have now? Make sure you use matched pairs.
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June 7, 2011 8:41:13 PM

Crucial is extremely reliable. I love Corsair and Patriot as well. Mushkin...... Nope. Kingston, yes, but not as fancy :D 

If you're in for gaming, feel free to grab some lower latency Ram. 7-7-7-20 is pretty good.

First off I'm going to need the timings and voltage for your own current RAM, because you can only have a set of similar latencies and voltages.


I'm currently running a set of these: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

and I plan to get another set to up to 8gb. They work perfectly, love them.
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June 17, 2011 12:51:51 AM

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June 17, 2011 1:39:37 AM

I like Corsair. I assume you have 2x2GB and you can get 2x4GB to add to it. With an older AMD Athlon x2 system, it came with 2x512MB and I added 2x1GB, getting me 3GB dual-channel. It should work the same for you. btw G.Skill is also good, I've used them a little, though I have more experience with Corsair.
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