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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do DDR3 modules come in sizes greater than 2GB?

The standard answer to how much RAM i can install in my Acer Aspire One D255 is "2 gigs" and the standard reason given is "because it only has one RAM slot". Does this mean DDR3 RAM modules only go up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Memory upgrade to 8GB on unibody MacBook

I bought the 13" unibody MacBook one month prior to it's upgrade to become the new improved 13" unibody MacBook Pro (with unopenable battery compartment, extra 3 hours of battery life, more color ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Alienware MX11 upgrade RAM to 16gb DDR3?

I want to buy an Alienware MX11 from a friend. Specs: CPU: Overclockable Intel Core2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz RAM: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz 11.6-inch WideHD 1366x768 (720p) w/ WWAN Video Card: 1GB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Semi-Hybrid Triple Channel DDR3

I have 3 x Corsair 2GB DDR3 1600MHz, and I want to expand it with 3 more DIMMs. Obviously to keep my triple-channel, I'd be best to buy an identical 3 DIMMs kit as I have now, because triple-channel ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing 2 DDR3 Sticks in MB with 4 Slots

I just put together my first system that uses DDR3 memory. The motherboard I got is an ASUS M4A77T/USB3 and it has 4 DDR3 RAM slots. Looking in the manual for the MB it doesn't say anything about ...