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

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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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How can I find out what speeds are supported by my SDRAM module?

I have an Corsair XM3 2000 MHz (PC3-16000) memory module and want to replace my motherboard with one that claims support for "DDR3-1866". How can I find out the different speed levels that are ...
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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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Will Hynix DDR3 PC3L operate at 1.5 volts

I have a laptop with DDR3 PC3 memory operating at 1.5 volts. Do you know if HYNIX DDR3 PC3L will operate at 1.5 volts? Specifically: HYNIX 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3 2Rx8 PC3L-12800S 1600MHz LAPTOP MEM. ...
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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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Upgrade Emachine E727 RAM

I want to upgrade RAM of my Emachine e727 , which has 1 GB DDR3 SODIMM 1033 MHz of 2 slots . Can I upgrade it with 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz ram in other slot ?
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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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Is dual-channel RAM operation independent for each bank?

For dual-channel usage of DDR3 SDRAM, what happens if one bank has DIMMs in both channels but the other bank has only one DIMM in one channel? Will the bank with the paired DIMMs operate at the ...
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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 ...
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Install too much RAM - and then? [closed]

I saw some already asked if its possible to install more than max. specified RAM capacity. I want to go a bit further. I have a laptop (Vaio VPCF11C5e) with currently 2x4GB 1066Mhz installed. ...
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Combining multiple DIMMs in one memory channel

Every electronics engeneer knows that connecting more chips on the same line increases its capasistence and, thus, degrades the frequency. So, memory speed must be dependent on the number of chips in ...
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Intel Pentium E5700 and RAM?

I just ordered DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz, in a single 8GB module, and my motherboard has 4 slots but can support a max of 8GB of RAM, will my CPU be able to use this RAM to it's full potential? Will it ...
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Is RAM accessed randomly between different RAM sticks?

Ok, I know that it is called Random Access Memory, but i wonder if there is any structure in how RAM is used. I have read that the RAM clock speed of different sticks will be limited to the slowest ...
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How do I determine which type of RAM my laptop uses?

I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103ST laptop and I want to learn whether it uses DDR2 or DDR3 RAM. In its official web page, it is said that it has 3 GB DDR2 (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB). (Obviously ...
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Upgrading (SODIMM) RAM [closed]

I want to upgrade my RAM to 12GB or 16GB. Windows 7 64-bit, mainly used for programming, gaming, 3D modelling/rendering, image editing. Link to the memory module I want to buy: LINK On the page is ...
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Computer Hardware Dilemma - Compatibility with Asus, Corsair and AMD

I recently purchased these components: Asus M5 A97 R2.0 Motherboard Corsair DDR3 1866 MHz RAM 4X8GB (CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10R) AMD 8-core FX 8150 Processor I have an existing hard drive with Windows 7 ...
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Is Asus G51J compatible with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM memories?

Is it possible to install one or more 4GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM in an Asus G51J? My Asus G51J has 8GB (4x2GB) and I'd like to upgrade to 4x4GB (16GB).
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Can my MacBook Pro RAM be used in Lenovo U165?

I upgraded my MacBook Pro RAM to 8gb and now the original 4gb is unused. I want to use these to upgrade my Lenovo U165 RAM, which is only 2gb. Is this possible? I also found out that both used DDR3 ...
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Buying RAM for laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer? Ok, I got a Sony Vaio, and it has a 2GB DDR3 RAM. I installed Speccy and the results said: 2.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 ...
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Difference between ddr3 ram pc3-10600S vs pc3-10600

I am trying to upgrade my ram of my HP g62-b51se and found that the stock ram type is ddr3 pc3-10600s . i am trying to find the difference between that(pc3-10600S) and pc3-10600 .Thanks
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Weird Memory Problems with Memtest86 Results [closed]

I'm having some trouble with one of my memory modules. The unit in question is a GSkill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL. I started noticing my computer was acting up yesterday when I started getting artifacts ...
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Suggestion to change my Laptop RAM DDR3

My Vaio VPCEA1BGN has Memory Type: DDR3 [2GB] PC3-10600 DDR3 [1GB] PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC). There is no extra free slot now. I am planning to change one ram to 4GB. which one RAM i should remove ...