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Upgrading to 4gb ram!! Help Needed!!

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January 19, 2013 9:13:15 AM

Hello Guys!! I am planning to upgrade my RAM from 2gb DDR2 to 4gbDDR2!!! But i donno how to determine which RAM suits my MOBO!!!

My MOBO is GIGABYTE M68M-S2P and it supports Dual channel DDR2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This my current RAM Specs

Memory
Type DDR2
Size 2048 MBytes
Channels # Single
DRAM Frequency 401.9 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 6 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 6 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 6 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 18 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 24 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 2T

And Last thing!!!! Should i buy a whole new 4gb RAM or Should i just add another 2gb RAM to my MOBO???

Thanks!!!
January 19, 2013 9:41:01 AM

just search for a 2gb DDR2-800 CL6... and also look in your pc and see what vendor is it (kingston, corsair... just examples)
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January 19, 2013 11:47:23 AM

razvan_mz said:
just search for a 2gb DDR2-800 CL6... and also look in your pc and see what vendor is it (kingston, corsair... just examples)


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January 19, 2013 12:10:20 PM

Get the entire 4 GB kit and not just another 2gB card. This way you can be sure that you won't face any problems.
Your motherboard supports DDR2 but it will be better if you just checked your motherboard ram support list before buying.
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January 19, 2013 12:30:27 PM

Yes, try and add the same manufacturer's memory with exactly the same specs. If you can't find it, you will need to buy two new sticks (a dual channel pair) of DDR2 800. I would go with the later as it will avoid any compatibility problems.
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January 20, 2013 6:35:41 AM

Xttony said:
Get the entire 4 GB kit and not just another 2gB card. This way you can be sure that you won't face any problems.
Your motherboard supports DDR2 but it will be better if you just checked your motherboard ram support list before buying.


Thanks!!! :bounce:  And one more thing i am planning to install ati sapphire 6670 ddr5 to my comp!! Do i have to change my bios version after instalin the card???
My current BIOS version is 5.61.32.31.05!!!!
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January 20, 2013 6:36:06 AM

maestro0428 said:
Yes, try and add the same manufacturer's memory with exactly the same specs. If you can't find it, you will need to buy two new sticks (a dual channel pair) of DDR2 800. I would go with the later as it will avoid any compatibility problems.


Thanks!!! :bounce:  And one more thing i am planning to install ati sapphire 6670 ddr5 to my comp!! Do i have to change my bios version after instalin the card???
My current BIOS version is 5.61.32.31.05!!!!
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January 20, 2013 11:31:21 PM

I don't think so, but if you run into any problems then you update it.
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January 21, 2013 3:18:36 AM

go to www.crucial.com click on the system scanner they will tell you what kind it takes and give you purchase suggestions. Of course, you can also buy elsewhere.
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January 21, 2013 4:36:20 AM

Xttony said:
I don't think so, but if you run into any problems then you update it.


Thanks!!!
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January 21, 2013 4:39:14 AM

dragonlord12832 said:
go to www.crucial.com click on the system scanner they will tell you what kind it takes and give you purchase suggestions. Of course, you can also buy elsewhere.


Thanks!!! it was really helpful!!!
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