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

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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 ...
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ideal memory configuration 4 bank, ddr3, AM3+ FX - 1 vs 2 vs 4 dimms?

Ok, so ive been looking around, trying to learn and understand the way that ram works. Ive gotten one answer that said "The addressing is best for 2 sticks, and when you use 4; it slows down" ...
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Upgrading RAM to 8 GB – use 2×2 GB or 4 GB?

I have a motherboard with four RAM slots. I already installed 4 GB (2×2GB, 1333) of the same RAM type (dual channel) and I want to upgrade RAM to 8 GB – so what is the better option to upgrade to? ...
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Mixing different RAM voltages and speeds

I have 8 GB of Kingston's DDR3 1333 MHz 1.5 V memory installed in my PC. Can I mix it with Kingston's DDR3 1600 MHz 1.65 V memory? I have an Asus P8P67 Rev. 3.0 motherboard, am I able to overvoltage ...
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What kind of RAM is compatible with my system? [closed]

I want to upgrade my RAM but am not sure if I should/can get DDR2 or DDR3. Sound like a stupid question, but CPU-Z is showing the following: At the top, it is saying that it’s DDR3 RAM, but I have ...
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Can't Install More RAM

I have four RAM slots on my motherboard. I'm currently using two. For some reason, when I plug in a third (and fourth), I can only use the new RAM, and not all of it combined. It's a "dual channel" ...
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How to get memory up to 1333 or higher on EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 Motherboard

I'm trying to go up on my DDR3 from 1066 to 1333 but Windows keeps crashing upon startup; before / after login screen. I have a EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 Motherboard. I upgraded from 3 Gb to 12 Gb and ...
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Upgrading RAM in Dell Optiplex 380 [closed]

I've Dell optiplex 380 machine and I've 32bit Windows 7 ultimate OS on it with DDR3 2*2GB RAM on it. I want to upgrade my machine to use 8GB RAM with 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS and want to install ...
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Maximum memory for Dell 540S using 64 bit OS

I went to the Corsair web site and keyed in "Dell Studion Slimline 540S", and it responded with maximum memory = 4slots x 2GB = 8GB DDR2. The OS I am using is 64 bit Vista Home Premium and 64 bit ...
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Is a Komputerbay 4GB DDR3 compatible with a Kingston 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3?

They pretty much look the same to me, but I would like to confirm on this before purchasing. I currently have a 4GB RAM Card: DIMM1: Kingston 99U5471-012.A00LF 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 ...
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How to check if two memory modules are being used with dual channel?

I have two 1333 DDR3 memory modules with different brands. I wonder if they can be used in a dual channel setup. How can I check that?
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Asus P8Z68-V LX - Memory problems

I just bought a new CPU and a motherboard yesterday. after stuffing it all together and for the first time booting it, it just went looping to starting on and off. I figured that this was something ...
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Motherboard Issue - 3 Beep Bios (memory error) despite new RAM

I have an Intel dG43RK motherboard, bought new and sealed, and have tried two different brands and speeds of RAM with a 3-beep BIOS indicating a memory error, which also occurs without RAM installed ...
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Is there a performance hit when using unbalanced DDR3 RAM memories?

I have a 4096 MB and a 1024 MB DDR3 memory stick. They both have the same clock. I know they won't work in dual channel speeds because they have different sizes. But will they work better alone than ...
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Computer Memory Configuration

So I currently have 4x 4GB Dimms of 1600Mhz memory (DDR3) in my computer, however one dimm has went bad. Now, my understanding is that they are dual-channel, which means they are ment to run in ...
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Can I install a higher Mhz RAM alongside a slower one?

I have a computer which currently has: Motherboard: MSI 880GMA-E45 motherboard Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU. RAM: 8Gb DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Corsair RAM I've been given some new RAM ...
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Same RAM model, different purchase date. Will this work?

I went for a triple channel (3x2GB) DDR3 RAM kit for my build back in 2010. The same kit is now a lot cheaper and I'm considering purchasing one to give my machine a little boost. Relevant Specs: ...
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Will 1600Mhz or 2000Mhz memory run in a motherboard spec'd at 1300Mhz?

The motherboard supports "1600(O.C.)/1333/1066". All the above memory is about the same price and I dont see the point in buying 1333Mhz when I can get 1600 or 2000Mhz and just downclock them. I am ...
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CPU-Z says my PC3-10600 1333MHz RAM is actually PC3-10700 667MHz. Do I have 1333 or 667 MHz RAM?

CPU-Z says this: DDR3 4096 MBytes PC3-10700 (667 MHz) I am supposed to have PC3-10600 1333MHz. What am I not understanding? Or, is my RAM only half of what the label and seller claims it to be? ...
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Can I upgrade my motherboard to 32gb of RAM? [closed]

I bought an HP Pavilion P6553w a number of months ago and it maxes out at 16gb of RAM. I have maxed it out with 4 x 4gb DDR3. I now see that 8GB chips are out and wonder if it can goto 32gb of RAM. ...
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After increasing RAM size, Windows Experience graphics index rating went down

I own a Sony Vaio CB17 laptop with an Intel i7 processor and dual switchable graphics card: Intel HD and a Radeon 6630M. Originally, the laptop came with 4 GB RMA (DDR3 1333), but then I thought it ...
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DDR3 1333Mhz Ram PC3-10600 vs PC3-10660 performance difference [closed]

I've looked around and I'm unable to find a any real idea of how much performance difference that there is. The timings are the same as the RAM that is in my laptop but I wanted to expand it to 16GB ...
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If a motherboard support 4GB DDR3 module, does it mean it can support 8GB modules? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What limits a motherboard from supporting more memory? I have noticed, that 8Gb RAM modules finally appeared in the desktop market. Also most of the new motherboards ...
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What are the consequences of installing DDR3 RAM on a motherboard that only supports DDR2 RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a DDR3 MB compatible with DDR2 RAM? would ddr2 memory work in a motherboard with ddr3 standard? I just ran into something really weird. My computer has DDR3 RAM. ...
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Using all 12 DIMMs on a Dell T610 server

I have a Dell T610 server with 2 processors and 6 slots of RAM for each. I only have 1 processor installed. Can I install RAM in all 12 slots or will it only recognize the RAM if that processor is ...
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Is it worth upgrading memory sticks with different timing or voltage?

I have 4GB 1600 MHz RAM (7 7 7 20) 1.7V and want an upgrade. Is there any difference to add 4GB 1600 MHz RAM with with different timings (9CL) and voltage (1.5V)? Is there any pattern in what I ...
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Triple Channel/DDR3

Is all DDR3 considered triple channel? The reason I ask is as part of seeing the dev release of Windows 8 and it's utilization of UEFI I started researching motherboards for a potential upgrade near ...
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Can memory with DDR3 1066 MHz run PC-10600

My laptop is Asus k42jb. And the specification said that its DDR3 1066MHz. I intend to buy a memory with PC-10600. will this memory run on my laptop? it doesn't matter if it will be run on PC-8500 as ...
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how do i know which is the best total memory for my configuration?

I've heard and read online that some CPUs (or motherboards?) perform better with a certain number of memory (3,6,9 as opposed to 2,4,8). How do I know what is the best for each PC/Laptop ...
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Why can I only use 3.47GB of my 8GB of RAM on my Windows 7 64-bit machine?

I had 4GB of RAM and just installed another 4GB. When I go to my computer's properties I see it recognizes all 8GB but I'm still only able to use 3.47GB. My motherboard is an Asus P7H55-M which is ...
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Macbook Air 2011, why is it capped at 4gb using DDR3 and Core i7 processors [closed]

I was looking at the specs for the new Macbook air, and I can't find any reasons why they are distributing them in 2gb and 4gb RAM configurations only. The RAM is soldered in and the Apple Store is ...
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Does DDR3 ram need to be installed in pairs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Matched DRAM — Why? Is it important? I'm building a machine with the following motherboard and processor. MSI 890FXA-GD65 Socket AM3/ AMD 890FX/ DDR3/ ...
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Different RAM Speeds (Same Hardware)

I've got 4 DIMMs of RAM (GSkill Ripjaws), they are supposed to run at 1600Mhz. When I check the speeds, my BIOS tells me that slot 1&3 are running at 1600 and 2&4 at 1333. I tried to set it ...
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Ram detection issues (12gb) on X58 Asus p6t deluxe motherboard (6 x 2gb ddr3 dimms)

I've been using this ASUS p6t deluxe + i7 920 + 3x2gb G Skill DDR3 1333 for more than 2 years without any issue. A few months ago, I added 3 more dimms, the exact same brand and model, bought from ...
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Bluescreen / Crash with 2x RAM but works with 1

I bought this board today: ASRock 880GMH/USB3 R2.0 And 2 DDR3 2GB RAMs (takeMS "TMS2GB364E082-139CM") Power = 300W. The problem is that I get bluescreens (during installation of Windows 7) when I ...
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Can I install DDR3 1333 RAM into a motherboard that supports DDR3 2200?

Can I install DDR3 1333 MHz RAM into a motherboard that supports DDR3 2200 RAM? I think it should be acceptable, but don't want to risk the investment I've already made on the motherboard For ...
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Memory expansion and compatibility

I currently have this machine: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (v1) motherboard INTEL Core i7-920 2.66Ghz 1366 BOX processor GEIL Ultra 6144Mb DDR3 1333Mhz CL6 TRIKIT memory I run Windows 7 Professional on ...
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I bought a motherboard that supports DDR3 RAM

I bought this ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard from http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7301 But I'm not sure what DDR3 RAM to buy. I haven't built a PC from scratch in about 3 years, and I'm ...