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RAM for my motherboard ASUS P5Q

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September 13, 2012 11:12:44 PM

Hello,

Can someone help find a good RAM compatible with my motherboard i only have 4g and i would like to add another 4g


Here is the caracteristiques:

System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: P5Q
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/11/10 18:47:16 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 1663MB used, 4988MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
September 13, 2012 11:45:33 PM

Is this a prebuilt?
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September 14, 2012 12:02:13 AM

Engima said:
Is this a prebuilt?



No that's my actual spec.
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September 14, 2012 12:08:52 AM

It's best to match your new RAM to your existing RAM but if you can't then buying RAM with about the same frequency is fine. You'll need DDR2 Ram because you have DDR2 slots on that motherboard.
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September 14, 2012 12:30:22 AM

I have 4x2GB Kingston KVR DIMMs on my P5Q, works perfectly fine.

I have burn-in tested with all DIMMs installed at 920MHz.

The main problem with upgrading DDR2 is the ridiculous price inflation on DDR2 modules from supplies drying out.
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September 14, 2012 1:46:51 AM

Engima said:
It's best to match your new RAM to your existing RAM but if you can't then buying RAM with about the same frequency is fine. You'll need DDR2 Ram because you have DDR2 slots on that motherboard.


how can i see the frequency of my ram or get information of my ram?

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September 14, 2012 1:50:50 AM

Go in BIOS (hit DEL after reset/restart), disable boot logo and pause the POST screen to read info on it.
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September 14, 2012 2:10:34 AM

is there any other way ?
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September 14, 2012 2:31:29 AM

Rebooting is the simplest way.

Tools like CPU-z can also tell you from Windows.
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September 14, 2012 2:35:37 AM

Thank u guys for ur help! =)

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September 14, 2012 2:36:15 AM

Best answer selected by hadi_tech.
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September 14, 2012 3:12:18 AM

G.skill is one of the many good brands out there so there should not be any problem there.

Where things may get a little more touchy is whether or not your motherboard/northbridge will be able to correctly drive your final RAM configuration and the only way to know for sure is to try it. (Unless all your RAM happens to be on your motherboard's certified list for quad-DIMM setup, in which case it definitely should work.)

DDR2 is more tolerant than DDR3 and modern DDR2 DIMMs should have lower parasitic capacitance than the stuff that was out years ago due to the migration from TSOP to BGA chip packaging so I would say I am fairly optimistic.
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