Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) is a type of DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) used in computers

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Can I combine 2133 Mhz ram with existing 1600 Mhz? [duplicate]

I have currently 1600MHz DDR3 ram installed. Can I add more DDR3 ram which is 2133 MHz? Will it be compatible with each other? Or should I add only 1600MHz? My motherboard is Gigabyte B85M-DS3H.
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DDR3 compatibility: do I need to synchronize timings for two different brands to work together?

I have two different brands of DDR3 I would like to get to work together. If I understand correctly each set will have specific timing profiles encoded which inform the bios what timings it is known ...
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What type of memory is this? [duplicate]

The laptop only takes 1 stick of memory. I don't know the specifics of this memory beyond DDR3 1333. Is it with parity, without parity? What else do I need to know to buy a replacement? ...
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DDR3 1333 memory modules will operate in overclocking mode

I'm going to upgrade RAM in a dated desktop computer with ASRock G41C-GS R2.0 board and Intel Q9400 CPU. I've found that DDR3 1333MHz should work with that CPU and the board supports up to 8GB of ...
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DDR3 compatibility of old and new Kingston HyperX modules? [duplicate]

I have 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-2000 RAM (khx2000c9d3t1k2/4gx). This is 9,9,9 CL9 purchased around 2010. My motherboard supports up to 4Gb modules in each of the 4 slots. I would like to add an ...
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Memory Update for an old laptop

I have an old HP Pavilion dv6 Series (model dv6-1140ej). It has 2GB of RAM in 2 sticks. According to the specs, it supports 400Mhz DDR2 memory. I would like to increase the amount of RAM I have. ...
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Installing DDR3L 1600MHz on HP 8200 Elite (DDR3 1333MHz)

I tried to read as much as I can but I want to be sure: I want to install: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L Non-ECC CL11 DIMM 1.35V On my: HP Compaq 8200 Elite Which supports: DDR3 1333MHz Am I safe? ...
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Can I use Kingston KVR16LS114 ram on HP Probook 4420s?

Can I use Kingston KVR16LS114 ram on HP Probook 4420s? Hp specifications says the laptop supports DDR3 PC3-10600 SDRAM (1333 MHz). However,crucial suggests DDR3 PC3-12800. Can anyone help me
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Lenovo Ideapad P400 Touch RAM Upgrade Questions

I am a tab-hoarder and capable of accumulating multiple google chrome windows at once. Each with enough tabs that I need to use Ctrl+Tab to navigate because the tabs appear blank and are too small to ...
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RAM [Computer software] [duplicate]

I have 2 RAM slots in my motherboard. In Slot#1 I have a 2 GB DDR3 800Mhz RAM. I am planning to add 2 GB RAM more to Slot#2 of my computer. But online stores only has 1333Mhz RAM to buy. So my ...
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Unequal size dual channel ram, and lower-than-expected frequency

I'm updating a Dell Inspiron N5030, and stumbled upon an odd situation. The laptop has 1 GB and 2 GB of DDR3 ram installed for a total of 3 GB, Dual Channel. This is reported by both CPU-Z ("DC mode: ...
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What is the difference between DDR3 and GDDR5? [duplicate]

As I said, Before I begin, this is not a duplicate of What is the different between DDR3 and GDDR3, so idk why it has been marked as a duplicate this is an entirely different question. What im talking ...
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SK hynix memory module PC3-10600S-9-11-F3: What does “11-F3” mean?

I know what are: PC3 (same as DDR3), 10600 (bandwidth in MB/s), S (stands for SODIMM, it's RAM for laptops), 9 (CAS latency). Hynix HMT351S6CFR8C-H9 4Gb (front view): But I couldn't find ...
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1600mhz ram compatibility with 1333mhz ram and CPU supporting 1333mhz max [duplicate]

I want to upgrade RAM in my PC. My motherboard is Gigabyte P55-UD3L. My CPU is Intel core i5-760. The only RAM that is both compatible with my motherboard (as the RAM manufacturer website says) and ...
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How to verify if my PC RAM is DDR2 or DDR3

I want to buy a memory expansion for my desktop computer, so I wanted to check if my motherboard supports DDR2 or DDR3. I did some tests for it, but got different results. I ran dmidecode and got ...
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What's the difference between DDR3 PC3-1300, PC3-1600, PC3-12800, etc

My mainboard has only 2 slots for RAM. Currently, Speccy says that I have: 2 x Kingston 4GB DD3 PC3-10700 Can I replace these RAMs with 2 x 8GB DD3 PC3-12800 My mainboard is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 ...
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Upgrading the memory (+4GB) on my Lenovo B590 [closed]

I want to upgrade the RAM on my laptop to 8GB. I've been starting to learn how to build Android apps but my laptop is painfully slow when I have the emulators running, occasionally things just grind ...
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Added 2BG of RAM to my laptop’s 8GB but Windows 10 (64bit) only sees 8GB and does not see the full 10GB as physical memory

I installed 2GB of RAM into my new laptop (Acer Aspire E5-571-5688), which used to be in my old broken laptop. This would make my total RAM into 10GB (1x8GB + 1x2GB). My problem is that Windows 10 (64-...
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How do I tell how many GB a RAM stick has?

My old laptop broke down and now I've stripped it down to the motherboard. I've collected all the useful items, such as the RAM sticks. I now have got 2 sticks, one 4 GB and one 8 GB. How do I ...
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Dell Optiplex 380 RAM upgrade

I own an optiplex 380 which currently has 2x2GB DDR3 RAM, now I am willing to upgrade to 8GB and I tested a Kingston ValueRam of 4GB @ 1333Mhz and my system beeped with 1 and 3 LED lights lit. So does ...
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How to find MHz of ram sticks [closed]

I bought some ram sticks at the local computer shop in my town. Trying to upgrade my laptop. however my laptop is 1600 MHz, i do not know how much these sticks are. Is there anyway to find out without ...
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What RAM will work together? [closed]

I have the following motherboard and CPU: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R mainboard and Intel i7 860. And I have the following RAM: KHX1600C9D3K2/4G (2x2GB) and I want to buy this pair: KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX (2x2GB)....
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Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) i3 2.6GHz Ram Upgrade Crash

I have a Dell inspriron n5010 i3 2.6GHz M390 with 1333MHz 2GB memory with windows 8.1 32bit Operating System. I wanted to upgrade the RAM, i could not find any 1333MHz 4GB memory So i bought a DIMM ...
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DDR3 SDRAM compatibility: clock speed and timings

I want to upgrade my computer’s DDR3 SDRAM, replacing the single module that it currently has with newer ones. I am wondering if I must (or ought to) stick fairly strictly to the DDR3-1333 version ...
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DDR3 204-pin laptop RAM chip in a DDR3 240-pin desktop slot?

I assume it can't be done, but I'm not a hardware guy. So, can you use a 204-pin DDR3 ram chip meant for a laptop in a desktop motherboard that has 240-pin DDR3 slots?
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Can I use two types of DDR3 in the same motherboard?

I have a DDR3 RAM of 1333MHz of 4GB on my motherboard (Asus H61M). I have another stick of RAM DDR3 1600 MHz of 4GB. Can I use this in the other slot along with the original to reach a combined 8GB? ...
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Should we expect DDR3L RAM to work on the Intel first-gen Core i3 platform?

I have a 4 GiB DDR3 RAM, a 4 GiB DDR3L RAM, and a laptop with an Arrandale-based Intel Core i3 CPU and an Intel HM55 chipset. The DDR3 RAM works fine on both Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit) and Windows (...
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Is it ok to use two sodimm with diferent mhz?

I have a laptop memory but it was damaged. So I temporary used another sodimm memory which is 2GB DDR3(10600) and I'm planning to buy a new one. Is it ok to use a sodimm memory which is 4GB DDR3(...
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Upgrading RAM on Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303

I'm trying to figure out why Toshiba says that I can't upgrade the RAM on a Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1303 that I just bought. It has 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz and says: (Memory is not user ...
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“Memory Is Not Detected” on ASRock Z87 OC Formula/ac

I have a "ASRock Z87 OC Forumla/ac" motherboard that will not recognize my memory. Here are the memory specs that the board supports: 4x240 pin DDR3 3000+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/...
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New ram memtest hangs

I replaced a 2gb A-Data ram with 4gb corsair vengeance in my Sony VAIO vpcea12en. Old RAM and new RAM are exactly same configuration except that old one has 8 chips per face and new one has 4 chips ...
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What brand of RAM will be closely match with SK Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB DDR3-1600 PC3L-12800 SO-DIMM RAM? [closed]

I am looking to add an extra 4 GB RAM to my Dell Inspiron 15 i3 laptop. I am not able to find the exact RAM in India. Which one should I prefer then, Crucial or Transcend or Corsair? These seems to be ...
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Can I put ST-MRAM into a regular motherboard designed for DDR 3?

It says here that ST-MRAM is compatible with DDR 3. Does that mean I can put ST-MRAM into a regular motherboard that is designed for DDR 3? Also, MRAM uses a lot less power than DDR 3. So if I can ...
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can I buy ddr3 ram for my laptop or I have to buy ddr2?

My laptop is Hp pavilion dv5 1041et http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=3793488 It has 4GB RAM (but my current windows is x86 so it does not matter). However I ...
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MSI G41M P33 Combo motherboard beeps

I thought of upgrading my old desktop and hence bought MSI G41M P33 COMBO mobo and Transcend 4GB DDR3 RAM (JM1333KLN-4G) ram. However when I have installed (mobo+ DDR3 ram) the mobo beeps 3 times. So ...
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Does frequency of RAM really matters? [closed]

I have 2 sticks of RAM with frequency 667MHz and 1 stick with frequency 1600Mhz. As a result my all sticks are at 667MHz. How does it affects performance. I mean, we all know how all other components ...
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Optimal RAM configuration: one large DIMM vs multiple smaller DIMMS?

I have always been told there were performance advantages in using multiple smaller DIMMS vs a single larger DIMM (as the combined bandwidth of all the motherboard's RAM slots would be used). My boss ...
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Can I put two kingston value ram of different nominal voltages?

My MacBook Pro Mid 2010 has two ddr3 so-dimm ram slots capable of hosting totally 8gb. I already have one kingston value ram module 1066 Hz 4gb and I want to buy another 4gb module. There is the ...
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RAM choice when CPU supports max. 1333MHZ - 16GB in 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz? Same price level [closed]

I’ve read that both the processor and motherboard determine the max. speed of RAM for your system. System: Asus K53SV-SX146V Processor: i5-2410M - supports RAM up to 2x 8GB 1333mhz Motherboard: ...
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Are DDR3 rams OK for my motherboard? [closed]

I have a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard and Pentium(R) Dual-CoreE5500 2.80GHz processor. I want to buy a DDR3 ram. Are my motherboard and processor suitable for DDR3 rams? If the answer is yes, how ...
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Upgrade old laptop RAM

The old laptop is T400, with motherboard type: Interl GM45, CPU:Intel P8700 Now I have 2*2GB(1066MHZ) RAM inserted in slots, but I am consider to upgrade to 2*4GB RAM, since the Maximum Memory per ...
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How much RAM can my laptop really support?

I have an Acer Aspire E1-571-6837 laptop and I've read on different sources that the maximum memory it can handle is 8GB of DDR3 (2x4GB, 4GB per slot), but I read here that the max memory the CPU can ...
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Can I mix an 8GB chip with a 4GB chip and still get dual channeling?

This is the 4GB version of the chip I want; Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory Module BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. I have the 8GB version of it already. ...
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Can't find DDR3 800Mhz laptop memory anywhere

I have a Acer V5-171 with a 4GB bar and wanting to upgrade but I can't find a similar bar on the market (800Mhz) anywhere, only 1600Mhz ones, cant that work too? CPUZ screenshot:
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Are RAM modules above DDR3 1600MHz overclocked speeds?

I see a lot of DDR3 memory speeds out there. Are memory speeds above 1600MHz overclocked speeds? I am specifically referring to the DDR3 standard. Or if my motherboard supports the speed I am good ...
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Can I put a DDR3 ram in DDR3L slot

So I have a mini-PC which I need to buy RAM for. Now the specs say that it supports DDR3-L. I am thinking of getting the following kit: CORSAIR Vengeance (2x8) 16GB 204-Pin SO-DIMM Model ...
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BIOS mem test hangs up with new DIMM installed

I've got MSI H55M-E33 motherboard with 2x2GB DIMM DDR3 Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G modules which work fine for years in 1333 Dual channel mode. In accordance with the user manual, the motherboard supports ...
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Different RAM voltage

on my PC I have 2 kingston RAMs. The only difference is that one runs at 1,35V, the other at 1,5. As you can see frequency, latency and others doesn't change. My motherboard is an Asus K30AD_M31AD-...
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What does “DIMM socket support” mean in a QVL (Qualified Vendors List) over RAMS for a motherboard?

If you look at the DDR3 1333 Qualified Vendors List (QVL) list for the Asus Z87-A motherboard: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z87-A/Z87-A_DRAM_QVL_0730.pdf You can see a column called "...
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If a motherboard doesn't explicitly support a RAM frequency, is still compatible?

For example, my Asrock P67 Extreme4 says this: Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory Is RAM clocked at 2400 MHz compatible? Will the performance be downgraded ...