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[Memory] Ram Trouble

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November 6, 2012 11:01:14 PM

My friend wants me to upgrade his Ram, but i dont know what PC3 his runs on. it just says 1333, thats it.
what ran should i go with? 10600,10660, or 10666?

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November 7, 2012 12:27:48 AM

The best thing to do it to check with the motherboards qualified vendor list. This is a list of RAM-modules that are tested by the manufacturer the the motherboard and that certainly will work. You can find these lists under the download section of your motherboard manufacturer. However, those lists aren't always up-to-date so you might want to check the more updated versions at Corsair's or Kingston's website (manufacturers of RAM modules):

http://www.corsair.com/us/learn_n_explore/
http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/system_specific/deskt...

Furthermore, please, do not pay to much attention to the PC3-xxxx values. It is the theoretical maximum bandwidth and doesn't mean a lot. Different manufacturers use different ways in determining that value and logically it's determined by frequency. So, as long as you stick to the correct frequency (1333) forget about the bandwidth. As long it is not a very special type of motherboard, however, most of the RAM modules will work just fine. If you're not overclocking etc just go to the nearest computer store, buy the ram and ask them if you can return it if it doesn't work.
And don't forget - as moth of the motherboards have multiple ram-channels, put the memory in the right channel or disable the dual channel function in your BIOS if your ram configuration is interfering with it.
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