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Is a Komputerbay 4GB DDR3 compatible with a Kingstone 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3?

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June 10, 2012 6:34:24 PM

They pretty much look the same to me, but I would like to comfirm on this before purchasing.

I currently have a 4GB RAM Card:

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DIMM1: Kingston 99U5471-012.A00LF 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)


And I want to buy a new card from another brand, Komputerbay

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Komputerbay 4GB DDR3 SODIMM (204 pin) 1333Mhz PC3 10600 8 GB (9-9-9-25)


Will they work alright together? I have two slots, so it's going to be 8 GB of RAM with both cards.
a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 6:56:21 PM

What sort of computer is this Komputerbay RAM going to be used in?

I am having trouble looking up the Kingston RAM and I need more info that I can use to look up its specifications.

A specific maker and model of the computer would be good if it was made by a major company.
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June 10, 2012 7:21:12 PM

Raiddinn said:
What sort of computer is this Komputerbay RAM going to be used in?

I am having trouble looking up the Kingston RAM and I need more info that I can use to look up its specifications.

A specific maker and model of the computer would be good if it was made by a major company.


Thank you, the MOBO is Asrock G41M VS3 R2.0.
The processor is QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
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a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 8:06:05 PM

The laptop RAM (SODIMM 204 PIN) will definitely not work with that desktop motherboard.

I am not a super huge expert on keeping old hardware going long after its end of life, but I would say that if you find another RAM with much more similar specifications it will probably work.

240 pins is a minimum for it to have a chance of working.

This would be a decent try

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but I can't guarantee you anything unless you can find me a product page for the one you have now because I can't find one myself easily.
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June 10, 2012 9:14:35 PM

Raiddinn said:
The laptop RAM (SODIMM 204 PIN) will definitely not work with that desktop motherboard.

I am not a super huge expert on keeping old hardware going long after its end of life, but I would say that if you find another RAM with much more similar specifications it will probably work.

240 pins is a minimum for it to have a chance of working.

This would be a decent try

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but I can't guarantee you anything unless you can find me a product page for the one you have now because I can't find one myself easily.


What if I buy two Komputerbay Rams of 4GB each, and get rid of the kingstone.

I suppose the would fix the problem, right?
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a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 9:17:28 PM

The best idea is to always have 2 of the same sticks.

However, the laptop RAM plain wont work.
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June 10, 2012 9:26:52 PM

Raiddinn said:
The best idea is to always have 2 of the same sticks.

However, the laptop RAM plain wont work.


Yeah, What I meant is getting rid of the laptop ram (Kingstone), and install both Komputerbay Rams...

The Komputerbay cards are not laptop ram, are they? Sorry I'm a bit confused...
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a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 9:33:15 PM

If you look on this product page

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It clearly says

Number of Memory Slots: --> 2×240pin <--

the RAM you are considering says this

Komputerbay 4GB DDR3 SODIMM --> (204 pin) <--

That is what I am trying to say.

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a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 10:28:46 PM

Even if they were DIMMs (desktop modules) instead of SODIMMs (mobile and a few very small form factor desktops), I do not recommend Komputerbay memory. I have used this brand a few times and they seem to often cause more trouble than better brands such as G.Skill, Corsair, and Crucial.
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June 10, 2012 10:33:53 PM

Now I get it thanks!

What bugs me even more is that in the specs page, they don't specify the number of pins.

Just

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- Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1333(OC)/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB*


See by yourself.
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a b V Motherboard
June 10, 2012 10:59:54 PM

It does say it on page 11 of the manual here:

ftp://174.142.97.10/manual/G41M-VS3%20R2.0.pdf

Which there is a link to from that same product page. You just hit manual and then choose your server of choice, I picked the U.S.
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June 10, 2012 11:21:10 PM

Thank you so much!

I found the same card I had on board. And ended up buying it. As you stated it's 240 pin. I opened the case to make sure, it's Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G
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June 10, 2012 11:23:20 PM

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a b V Motherboard
June 11, 2012 12:23:59 AM

Glad you could figure out what you already had.
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a c 329 V Motherboard
June 11, 2012 8:22:50 AM

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