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

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Use DDR3L modules on Regular DDR3 slots

As far as I know, DDR3L runs at 1.35V while regular DDR3 modules run at 1.5V, so the difference is clear, however, I've read many posts stating that it's safe to use DDR3L modules on DDR3 slots and ...
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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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downclocking fails new ram not booting and no signal [closed]

New ram (DDR3 4 GB 1600 MHz) not supported on my motherboard (1066). I am using Windows 8 64 bit. My processor is Intel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2 GHz. I have Nvidia GeForce 210 graphics card ...
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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 ...
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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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Rewiring GPU with RAM? [closed]

So what I want to do is to solder the copper wire as shown in my scheme using zinc-lead-tin alloy, provided that I will remove the VRAM (connected to the RAM) so I could replace it with the wire. I ...
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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 ...
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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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How do I upgrade BIOS on my Asrock E350M1

I've downloaded the latest BIOS for the Asrock E350M1 motherboard to have DDR3 1333 compatibility. I followed the instructions: I formatted my USB drive with sudo mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/sdb1 and df ...
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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 ...
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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 support ram freq, 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 the ram at 2400 Mhz compatible? Will the performance be downgraded or ...
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How to identify a DIMM that does not have DDR2 or DDR3 written over it?

The RAM I have has an identity code 'pc3-10600u-999 hf' Upon searching for details I find only one result i.e. 'Ramaxel' DDR3. Alternatives such as Kingston or Corsair or Transcend does not show up. ...
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How to check if RAM works in dual-channel mode

A friend of mine arranged three RAM modules of 2GB next to each other on a motherboard that supports dual-channel mode, but is not sure whether it's working. Cpu-z shows only a gray area in the memory ...
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Issues with 10GB RAM on ASUS P5E3 Premium

I hope a computer expert can help me out with this. I currently have this motherboard: Asus P5E3_Premium WiFi AP_n and I have 2GB (2 x 1GB modules) installed in there already : ...
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Do DDR3 SODIMM modules come in sizes greater than 8GB?

I'm really interested on buying a 1x16GB DDR3 SODIMM module because my laptop has only one memory slot. I know that DIMM modules with 16GB do exist. But I can find only packs with two 8GB modules of ...
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RAM limited to 12GB by motherboard?

I want to add more RAM to my motherboard (ASUS P6T) and I was looking through the manual and found this under the specifications: I'm guessing this means 12GB total? I asked somebody else and he ...
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Gigabyte GA-P43T-ES3G motherboard doesn't work with Kingston's KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX RAM

Gigabyte GA-P43T-ES3G motherboard doesn't work with Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX RAM. The PC fans are spinning, but the screen doesn't respond. Any suggestions about what to do?
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What happens if I install slower RAM than specified compatible with the motherboard?

Specifically, will there be any instability or other problems if I install DDR3 1066MHz (PC3-8500) RAM with a motherboard rated to be compatible with DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) & DDR3 1866MHz ...
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can i merge 4gb of ram at 1333mhz with 4gb of ram at 1600mhz

hi im running 2x2gb of DDR3 ram at 1600mhz for a total of 4gb of ram i am wanting to know if it will be a good idea to install 2x2gb of DDR3 ram at 1333mhz will it just slow down my system or will the ...
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How to find out RAM speed

I was in a shop today and wanted to know the speed of the installed DDR3 RAM. The assistant went to Task Manager > Performance and under the memory tab it said 800MHz. He said this means it's 1333MHz. ...
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RAM doesn't work in dual channel

I just purchased a new PC which includes these components: MB: Asus Maximus VI Formula CPU: Intel i5-4670K (Max supported RAM speed 1600) RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1866MHz ...
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What's the max memory i7 processors can use?

There are lots of i7 motherboards that support 64GB memory, and even one that supports 128GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130681 But I read that i7 CPUs can't access more ...
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Hi I would like to know if modules (2gb each) of G Skill F3-12800CL7 are compatible with Intel® NUC Kit D34010WYK

I would like to know if modules (2gb each) of G Skill F3-12800CL7 are compatible with Intel NUC Kit D34010WYK. That because of the voltage: the NUC does not support 1,5 V but only 1,35 V. I would ...
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Difference in RAM speeds

I have read that there is a speed difference between 1066 and 1600 DDR3 RAM, but is it significant? I'm building a computer for resale, and will having 1066 MHz RAM in it be a negative? I could ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 DDR3L Memory

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro 15" (model number A1286). Does this device support 2x4 GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM? (Please note the L in DDR3L :) )
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Can I use PC3L memory module in a PC3 slot

I apologize if this is not the right *exchange to ask, but this is the closest one I guess. My ThinkPad X201 supports only PC3 memory and I have one extra module PC3L (stands for Low Voltage AFAIK). ...
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Can I buy DDR3 RAM to my laptop? [closed]

I have a HP Pavilion dv5 1080eh laptop http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&destPage=product&lc=en&product=3767387&tmp_docname= I have 2GB DDR2 RAM in it. I want to ...
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Dual channel DDR3 1333 vs single channel DDR3 1600 RAM? [closed]

I'm building a FreeNAS file server and have been searching for ram. What's available is either: 2x 8 GB DDR3 1600 single channel (CL11) or 2x 8 GB DDR3 1333 dual channel (CL9) Price difference ...
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Can I put DDR5 RAM in my HP laptop

I have a HP Pavilion G6 Laptop with 4GB RAM in one slot that is DDR3. Can I upgrade with DDR5 RAM on the other slot or will it not support it at all? I know DDR5 is also used in graphic cards but ...
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Why my ASUS Z8NA-D6 only start with one DDR3 Module?

I got 3 new RAM Modules (CSX 4GB DDR3 1333MHz) if I insert one Module into my ASUS Z8NA-D6 Board the Computer starts. But if I insert a second or third one the Computer wont start. Next I run a ...