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Memory compatibility-Different models, same everything else.

Q: Memory compatibility-Different models, same everything else.

Hi folks

Would need your opinions on memory compatibility.

I have two sets of DDR3 memory. 2 x 4 Gb in each case. One set of Ares and one set of Ripjaws. Here is the link that compares the two. Except for the heat spreader, they look identical to me. Same manufacturer, same Cas latency, same timings. Only the model is different. Under the heat spreader, they must be identical chips.


Right now, the Ripjaws are used. Ares still in the box.

My question is: Can I use both in my system (mobo: Gigabyte H97-D3H) without any problem for a total of 16 Gb insted of 8 Gb? I would not want to damage anything.

Thank you

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A: Memory compatibility-Different models, same everything else.

This is a continuation of this thread - which was closed for some reason.

The specs for both sets appear to be the same, so I don't see why they can't be used in a 16 GB(4 GB X 4) configuration.


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Greetings,I have swapped a working g7 motherboard into a g6 and was wondering if I need to do any firmware or other changes to make the g7 motherboard compatible with the g6 screen. Currently the laptop works on an external VGA display, but it won't power on the g6 screen.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Also if you have 32gb in your computer but use only 8gb in day to day activities does it still cost more electricity because all 32gb are running?

A:What would be affordable 32gb memory capacity desktop models?

First off it very hard to use up 8 gigs of ram unless you do things like CAD, video editing ect. Having extra ram that isn't being use doesn't use any more electricity that can be measured in any ordinary fashion. (Electric bill) Their is probable someone in a lab environment that has measured it to the power of 10. I have 12 gigs of ram and seldom use more than 3 gigs. 32 gigs of ram is a extreme amount.
Their are some that need that amount with what they use their computer for.

If you completely fill in your spec and tell us what you use your computer for we could give better advice.

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Good morning, Is  PNY 4gb DIMMs (PNY DDR3, 1600MHz(PC3-12800),  CAS Latency 11, 1.5V a suitable  upgrade for a HP Z400 Gen 2 (six DIMM slots)?  Thanks in advance. Regards, John - Screen name Wareham 

A:Compatibility of Memory PNY 4gb DIMMS as a Z400 Memory Upg...

It calls for 4 GB (1x4 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC Unbuffered RAAs your aware, the config file states 1,2,3,5 for 16GB,During all these RAM swaps, you did unplug the power cord, right ???

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I have a Linux machine running on a PIII running about 600MHz on a QDI Advance 9 MOBO. I had a stick of 64MB RAM, and a stick of 128MB RAM that worked OK. I recently got a stick of 256MB RAM to boost things a little, and now the 128 stick seems not to work. I have tried all the slot configurations, and no joy in seeing the 128MB. (If I take the 128MB stick out, it makes no difference.) They are all PC100, though not the same brand.

Any ideas anyone?



A:Memory Compatibility

Hi there, Have you checked on your mb spec, some boards only accept memory in certain configerations, ie size of the module in individual banks. Also a memory supply company here in the uk will tell you what memory is suitable for your make of board,it might be of help to you.


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My PC runs DDR400 memory.

Will I be able to drop a DDR333 in there too or will it throw a wobbly?


A:DDR Memory Compatibility

technically yes, but it would not use the full advantage, and it may hurt the ram, spend the extra buck and get 400mhz.

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I have a SOYO MOBO (SY-K7VIA) 950mhz Athlon SlotA, Win98 SE. The system will not boot if I use more than the first DIMM slot. I can use and run on any of the following: PC-100 or PC-133 256mb, 128mb & 64mb but only using a single chip installed in DIMM1. All of my memory test good and works on the other 2 PCs I have. However, all my memory is Viking brand. Is there a known compatibility issue?

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I have two DIMMS of Corsair Vengeance 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB) at 1600MHz, although whenever I try to turn it up to this speed Windows BSODs during boot so I left it at 1333MHz, however I would like to add a DIMM of KomputerBay 8GB 1600MHz to my system but I'm sure the timings are different; the Corsair has timings of 9-9-9-24, and the KomputerBay RAM has timings of 10-10-10-27. Will these run together in the same system? I have an Asus Z97 Pro Motherboard. Thanks in advance

A:Memory Compatibility

I highly recommend NOT running unmatched ram.

Your system should be able to run this at the 1600 speed.

orsair Vengeance 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB) at 1600MHz

What are you looking at that makes you think it isn't running at that speed?

You can use this program to monitor your ram.

CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

I have 2400 ram running at 2332. 1166 X 2

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I have a mobo which uses PC100 Dimms. Currently I have 64meg installed. Ive been offered a new 128meg PC133 chip (new). Can I install an additional PC133 Dimm or will this cause problems?

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I'm looking into getting another stick of RAM for my laptop. (Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405.) It came with a 512 stick of DDR266 (PC2100) installed in it already. Toshiba's knowledge base is proving to be useless, so I'm approaching you guys for this one: Can I install a DDR333 (PC2700) module in this thing, or can I only use 266?

I understand that even if I did buy the faster 333 and it did work, my PC would not be able to utilize the extra speed. I'm mainly researching this because when this machine eventually goes, I'd like to be able to migrate this extra RAM to my new one.

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First off, I have not started a build yet, but plan to soon. So I know my hardware, but some of the more technical aspects allude me. With that said:

I have asked many people and still can't find the answer I'm looking for. I have an hp a1750e (which doesn't come up in most lists for compatibility test etc.). The mobo is a A8M2N-LA (Nodus3). The specs can be found here .

I would like to upgrade my memory because I have Vista (trying my hardest to find a copy of XP) and I only have a gig (2x 512), and a hardware analysis prog I have (if it's correct) says that what I have is only 233mhz.

If I use a compatibility test of a model that has the same mobo, they only have come up with ram that is 533mhz or so. The above hp site states that "Supports PC2 4200 (533 MHz), PC2 5300 (667 MHz) and PC2 6400 (800 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs". So would that mean that all ddr2 800mhz ram work? What are all the things that would make a module compatible or not?

I was planning on getting something like the g.skill 2g(2x1g) 800mhz kit (newegg). Would this work at all? If it isn't compatible, will it not work at all or will it just underclock itself to the mobo's standards, or could the hardware be physically harmed?

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Memory Compatibility?

Kingston know what sort of RAM your computer takes: http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/con...ilion+a1750e+CTO&distributor=0&submit1=Search

I would suggest getting a matched pair of 1GB DDR2-667 sticks, doesn't have to be Kingston, as long as they're identical. DDR2-800 will probably work too. That will take your RAM up to 3GB. The g.skill kit you mention should work fine, "DDR2-800" just means that it's rated at up to 800, it will run fine at 667, 533 or 400 too.

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From my motherboard's memory compatibility list, it looks like it only likes certain kinds of memory, very few of which are at Newegg with good reviews. I've heard that memory using the Samsung chips are good, and it looks like it's compatible with the Samsung K4H560838D-TCCC, but how do I know if the memory is using that chip or not? I've got this Kingston memory in my cart right now, but I'm not really sure if it's compatible or not.

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How do I know what memory I have and what to buy that would be compatible? I want to add another 256.

A:memory compatibility

Go to www.crucial.com and enter your system info in their search engine. It will tell you what you need.

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Will someone shed some light on the 66/100/133 mhz chips and limitations regarding upgrades? I have a Thinkpad 600 running 66 mhz and want to upgrade to the maximum. Which chips can I use/cannot use? Explain...

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I have a Inspiron 15 Gaming 7567 laptop with a 8GBs of memory. I'm wanting to upgrade the memory to 16GBs.
Right now I have 'dual in-line memory module 8GB, 2400 , 1RX8 8G, DDR4 S' DIMM. Part number is MKYF9.
There is an 8GB replacement chip recommended for it which is 2RX8 SODIMM and also a 2400MHz chip.
I believe my laptop has a spot for another DIMM since it only has one now. I was thinking of installing the latter one in that spot.
However the 1RX8 for the one already in it, versus the 2RX8 for the proposed addition bothers me. Are they compatible? And what if any issues or side effects might happen if I was to attempt to upgrade the memory in this way? Performance issues?

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Is kingston KHX9600D2K2/1G 1200MHz hyper 5-5-5-15
compatible with gigabyte GA-X38-DS4?
I will install 4dimms 4x1GB=4GB

A:memory compatibility

You can check the Gigabyte site for the approved memory list. Here's the link. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/...ga-x38-ds4.pdf

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Hello there

I have a PC with one 128 MB SDRAM PC100 DIMM ECC with 168pins. Now I want to add another 128 MB but it's hard to find the same memory, because mine is about two years old.

Could I also take memory that is 133 clocked? And what happens to the ECC (error correction?), when I add memory without ECC? Will it be deactivated? Will the system crash? Is the ECC important (maybe (?) my memory has errors all the time, but the ECC corrects it everytime or is the ECC not used anyway?)?

I'm very unsecure about this upgrade and I don't know what to do? Do you have a suggestion?


A:Memory compatibility

You are right to feel insecure as Memory upgrades can be a minefield for the unwary.

It wouldn't be a good idea to mix PC100 and PC133 memory in the same system. Even if the system will boot (which it might not) its likely to be unstable and will only run at the speed of the slowest RAM anyway.

If your existing RAM has ECC then putting in non-ECC RAM to another slot will almost certainly stop the system from starting up.

I would spend more time looking for a proper match for the RAM that you have now. Try out crucial.com's site. It has matrices for the various PC manufacturers systems and the types of RAM installed in them so that you can identify exactly what is in your system, and their prices are always very good.

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Can anyone tell me if the memory from PC1 in the table below will work in PC-2 which is a Latitude E6510? Thanks.

DRAM Frequency
CAS# Latency (CL)
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
RAS# Precharge (tRP)
Cycle Time (tRAS)
Command Rate (CR)

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I've just purchased another 512mb to add to the other 512 I've had the 512 clocked for some time @ about (effective) 440mhz along with the Prescott processor. Adding the new 512mb seems to have cut it back to 378mhz both lots being generic DDR3200 @ 4x256mb. I've tried every combination and bus setting to get the 4 sticks to at least give me a clock speed of (real) 200mhz, even removing all overclock settings.
1st bank= 2x256 DDR3200 (400)SDRAM "Nanya" mem with "Elixir" chips.
2nd bank= 2x256 DDR3200 (400)SDRAM "PQI" mem with "PML" chips.
Both are described as "Major" memory, I know this is not top quality memory.
I can get both sets running @ 440mhz no problem on there own ie 2x256=512mb but as soon as I mix all 4 it cutts back to max (effective) 378mhz overclocked.
I've noticed that the only difference is the timmings the Nanya only supports 200mhz @ 3.0 but supports 166mhz @ 2.5
The PQI supports ony 200mhz @ 2.5
I've tried setting the timings in Bios to get over this but as they don't match it just uses the minimum 166mhz, and obviously this is the problem.

I think I'm pretty much stuffed to be honest but thought someone might know a workaround, also would I get better performance from the total 1GIG @166mhz or settle for the 512mb @200mhz? Does that sound clear.

A:Memory compatibility

*Bump* Any ideas? can someone just confirm that I'm probably right as to the problem? before I rip out all memory and purchase something else.

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Hello guys!

I want to add memory for my PC. Here's what I have now:

OCZ - PC Vista Performance Gold Dual Channel 2 x 2 GB DDR2-800 PC2-6400 CL5

But I can't get that anymore, so I wanted to know if one of these is compatible:

Dimm 2GB DDR2 Transcend PC2-6400 (800)


Dimm 2GB DDR2 GSkill NT PC2-6400 (800) - http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=63

I thank you in advance for helping a noob guys, cheers!

A:Memory Compatibility

They both should work, but there is no guarantee when you mix RAM.

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Here is a partial printout of one of my PC's hardware from Everest:

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Phoenix
Technologies Ltd.
Version HZ.01.09US
Release Date 11/23/99
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk,
Capabilities Flash BIOS,
Shadow BIOS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI,
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product HP Vectra
Version VLi8
Serial Number US93502514
Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product HP Holmes
System Board
Version D4066-60001
Serial Number US93502514

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Version N/A
Serial Number N/A
Asset Tag N/A
Chassis Type Pizza Box
Chassis Lock Present

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 1-Way
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
Memory Slots 2

[ Processors / Pentium(R) III ]
The question I have for you is this stick of memory compatible with my machine:

Kingston KVR133X64C3/256 256MB PC133 DIMM CL3 Memory Upgrade.

Product Specifications:
Kingston KVR133X64C3/256 256MB PC133 DIMM CL3 Memory Upgrade.
Detailed Specifications:
Standard 32M X 64 Non-ECC 133MHz 168-pin Unbuffered DIMM (SDRAM, 3.3V, CL3, Gold)

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has anyone installed PC-2 6400 800Mhz ram in an Intel D946GZIS mobo without any probs?
or does anyone know if i can use PC2-6400?

A:memory compatibility

Here's what Crucial says is compatible with your board.


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Dear community, is there a memory compatibiliy list available for the "Think Pad - P70", product number "20ER000BGE"?I want to know which memory manufacture are certified for this device. The P70 will be shipped with Samsung memory but we have Kingston available in stock and want to use this memory. Thanks Peter

A:Think Pad - P70 - memory compatibility list

Hi Peter,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As I understand that you have query regarding Memory compatible list for your P70
As per parts list system supports following types of Memory

03X7049         8GB DDR4 2133 SoDIMM Memory
03X7050         16GB DDR4 2133 SoDIMM Memory
03X7051         8G ECC DDR4 2133 SoDIMM Memory
03X7052         16G ECCDDR4 2133 SoDIMM Memory

Note: Max Memory 64GB max7 / 2133MHz DDR4, ECC or non-ECC (ECC function supported only on Xeon processor), dual-channel capable, four DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets
If the Memory which you are having is matching the specifications of RAM listed above you can use it in your system & as your system is having Intel 17 processor you have to check from above two only.
I hope the above information helps.Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I ordered a pair of 1 GB PC3200 DDR400 sticks and they sent me a pair that say
MDD400 128X64. These are not compatible with either of my 2 machines running Win7 64.

What's the difference?

A:Memory compatibility problems

I've not seen it before, but MDDR is mobile DDR.128X16 implies that it's a high density format as well.

I doubt that it's compatible with most desktop PCs.

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I recently decided to upgrade the amount of ram in my system and have ran into a few problems.

I orig had 1 stick of corsair 512mb 3200 memory and added 2x sticks of ocz 512mb ddr memory.

Upon adding them with all 3 in I was getting random pc reboots and gamed crasing, ( WoW and Cs:s ). So i took out the old stick and moved the new sticks to the 1-2 slot instead of the 0-1 slot. It worked fine for a few then they reboots and crashes started again. The reboots werent that many but game crashed were.

So I took out the new memory and everything works fine again.

Current system
amd athlon 3200
asus a7n8x-x mobo
nvidia 6600 gt gfx card

The new memory that was being put in says its a dual channel kit. Found out the motherboard doesnt support dual channel. Can that be causing the problem? I dont know if I have bad memory or its the memory itself that the pc doesnt like, or Ive even heard that I should just replace the board. I cant figure out what to do here.

Any help? Thanks

A:Memory problem? Compatibility?

Try different slot combinations. On an older Asus I had, I needed to use slots 1 and 3 if I put in 2 sticks.
Also check if your mobo has problems using/mixing single-sided/double-sided memory sticks (on the Asus website or Google)

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I have an Asus P5KPL-VM Motherboard and I would like to know if this motherboard will support DDR2 1066 ram or anyting over DDR2 800. The owner's manual say it will only support DDR2 800, but I have heard people say otherwise. I just need to confirm this.

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Hi all
This is my first post here - so greetings to all.
This problem is about memory compatibility with several Tecra A11 laptops.
I have two - a A11-12F, and a A11-1F4.
Both computers run well with a pair of Kingston 1333 2x2gb=4gb ram sticks.
Recently I have bought two separate pairs of 2x4gb sticks - neither works - both reboot after seconds, and they don't get more than 10 seconds into memtest before rebooting.
The first pair - which I had bought but now returned - were Samsung 1600 2x4gb. I don't have the model number because they are now sent back. I thought they were too fast or incompatible.
So I bought a pair of Kingston 1333 KTD-L3BS/4G - hoping they would run because my other Kingston 1333 sticks work (even though the Toshiba specs say 1066). Again they did the crashing and rebooting after seconds.
What are the varibles here?
I can't get these specs from Toshiba, and various ram sites like MrMemory or Crucial recommend different things:
1.35v or 1.5v?
C11 or C9?
R1 or R2 (what kinds of chip layouts on the sticks?)
I thought it might be bios - maybe they can't recognise 8gb - but I have having trouble with the Windows-based bios updater, and it didn't work.
I am a bit perturbed now, because I have now bought 2 separate memory pairs, and I really thought the Kingstons would work.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Please don't simply recommend that I buy memory of a Toshiba part number, because I'm sure a major-brand ram will work.
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Hi all,

I currently have this motherboard: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59095&promoid=1244

I'm running this RAM in it (4GB): http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42745&promoid=1244

Would it support an extra 8GB? http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=57953&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.Skill&promoid=1034


A:Memory Compatibility Question

The motherboard specs list 4 slots and total memory capacity as 32GB, so yes.

Motherboard specs: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-G43--B3-.html#/?div=Detail

The real question, do you need 12GB of RAM.

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Im a new builder and this is my first time building my own RIG.

I have a:
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard

and Im planning to get a:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS - Retail
Model #: F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS

Is it gon be compatible? I have read some of the feddbacks from newegg who bought same motherboard and memory and they said the motherboard is having a problem detecting the memory. Is this something that i have to believe on or its just probobly their mistake.

Anyone know tha fact please help! Thanks in Advance.

A:MOtherboard/Memory Compatibility

Why not just go to the Asus site, look up your mobo and download the list of 'APPROVED' memory and then buy the one of those you like the best?

And yes, some memory (almost ALWAYS not approved) won't work right or won't work at all.


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What kind of Rambus Memory Sticks are there and are they all compatible to the same type of slot?

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I just upgraded my Dell E310 memory with a 1GB memory board, which I purchased via Ebay. When I learned it could take up to 2 GB I ordered another one, but the second one didin't look anything like the first one and my computer began to sho signs of glictches and slow down at times...each board was made from a different manufacturer...

Dell suggests using only un-buffered memory boards with the same memory output.

Q. Do the new boards have to be the same configuration (Components look the same)?
Q. What is an un-buffered memory board?
Q. Does buffered or un-buffered really matter?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi all,
i added memory card today to slot no. 3 (2048 MBytes).
windows can read the added amount, and windows memory test -passed.
i see that slot no. 3 card is ddr2 as well, but other info (Speed,Supported Frequencies ect..) are not the same as memory cards 1 and 2 (are the same 1024 MBytes).
What do you think about this combination?
is it ok ?
PropertyValue (Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA790X-DS4)
Memory Slots4Error CorrectionNone
DRAM Frequency334.9 MHzMemory
Timings5-5-5-15 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Slot 1ManufacturerKingstonPart Number9905316-026.A01LFSerial Number7822F782Capacity1024 MBytesMemory TypeDDR2 (PC2-5300)Speed333 MHz (DDR2 667)Supported Frequencies200.0 MHz, 266.7 MHz, 333.3 MHzMemory Timings3-3-3-9-12 at 200.0 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)Memory Timings4-4-4-12-16 at 266.7 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)Memory Timings5-5-5-15-20 at 333.3 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)Data Width64 bitsManufacturing Date2007, Week 30EPP SPD SupportNoXMP SPD SupportNoDevice Locator
Slot 2ManufacturerKingstonPart Number9905316-026.A01LFSerial NumberA41BAE40Capacity1024 MBytesMemory TypeDDR2 (PC2-5300)Speed333 MHz (DDR2 667)Supported Frequencies200.0 MHz, 266.7 MHz, 333.3 MHzMemory Timings3-3-3-9-12 at 200.0 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)Memory Timings4-4-4-12-16 at 266.7 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)Memory Timings5-5-5-15-20 at 333.3 MHz, at 1.8 volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)Data Width64 bitsManufacturing Date2007, Week 34EPP SPD SupportNoXMP SPD ... Read more

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I was going to buy a stick of this ADATA 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model ADDS1600W8G11-S - Newegg.com to install in the extra slot of this Laptop MSI GP Series GP70 Leopard-010 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5 4200M (2.50GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-bit - Newegg.com which is rated to handle 16gb. The only difference about the actual Laptop we purchased is ours has the i5 4210H processor the memory in the laptop now, has the exact same specs and is also Adata looks the same. Thanks!

A:Laptop memory compatibility

This is a good tool. Don't have to go with Crucial but they do make good RAM at a good price. The tool will at least show what is compatible.

systemscanner | United States (USD)

Also Advisor here: memory | United States (USD)

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I've been wondering about this for a long time, but now that I'm considering an upgrade, I thought it would be a good time to ask.

The memory my Thinkpad requires is PC2100, 266MHZ, DDR, SODIMM, 200-pin, unbuffered.

I know the number of pins, SODIMM, DDR, and buffering are non-negotiable. But what about the other 2 characteristics. On an older computer I had, it would take PC100 or PC133, and it worked with a higher MHZ stick than the original.

Now, I saw advertised a PNY stick that said it was "compatible with PC2700 333MHZ bus speed" and "PC2100 266MHZ bus speed". It says that both on the package and on the PNY website. I take this to mean that this stick will work in my Thinkpad. Is this true, or am I missing something?

Which then leads me to these questions:

Can I use any mfr's PC2700/333MHZ SODIMM DDR unbuffered memory, or is PNY's special? (Apparently PC2700 is more readily available than PC2100.)

If I do install a PC2700 stick, what's the worst that could happen, aside from it not working? Could it damage my computer?

Any insight from the experts would be most appreciated. Thanks to all.

A:Is memory compatibility FLEXIBLE?

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I just recently built a new computer, installed 16GB ram (two 8GB strips)....
Crucial Ballistix 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0

Newegg also sent me two memory strips....
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS2K4G3D1609ES2LX0

I do have four memory slots, so I can install these as it seems these two 4GB strips are compatible, but the reviews on this memory isn't the greatest. This would give me 24GB instead of 16GB, but my question is would these 4GB strips help or hurt my performance?

My System:
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
Mobo: MSI Z87 MPOWER LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC Flagship High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Platform Intel Motherboard
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Memory(16 GB): Crucial Ballistix 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Western Digital ... Read more

A:Memory compatibility question

So what exactly is your question.

Will the memory work together ?

Yes it will.

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Hi All,
    I just got my Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop as an upgrade to my Inspiron 15R 5537.
   My question js this: I have in my previous Inspiron 4 GB RAM (DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 4GB, 1600, 2RX8, 2G, DDR3L, S), and I'd like to add it to my new laptop, which has a 2GB and a 4GB, so basically, removing the 2GB and outting in the 4GB from the 5537.

Will that work?


A:MEMORY COMPATIBILITY Question.................

It depends on the processor you purchased and the exact model system.  If it's the newest generation of CPUs (seventh generation Kaby Lake) it requires DDR4 and the DDR3 from the old system will not work.
If it's a model that uses an older-generation CPU, the DDR3L you now have should work.

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I'm building a desktop PC from a box of bits , collected over the years of playing trivial pursuit with Bill Gates, but have forgotten most of the rules!
I have an old Gigabyte m/b GA P41T-D3p which specifies DDR3 at1333 Mz. However, all I have in the Memory bin is a pair of Corsair Vengance 4Gb DIMM cards at 2333Mz.
I know its overkill, but will it work without frying something.
I have a450W power supply but I think I need to up that t0 600+

A:Solved: Memory compatibility

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very new to digital--own a fuji for which i needed a larger card so i wouldn't have to download all the time. found card on sale at costco--purchased the proper xd, type m card. however, it was an "olympus" brand---and i own a fuji. when i contacted fuji, they stated that i did need the xd-and type m was fine---but they couldn't guarantee compatibility because it is an olympus card rather than a fuji. are they just blowing fuji smoke, or is that true. i figured as long as it was an "xd"--it was okay. ???

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My new motherboard (Asus M4A89GTD PRO) says it supports DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz memory. Although it is not listed, could I use 1600 MHz because its inbetween 1333 and 2000, or can I use only the speeds listed?

A:Memory-> Mobo Compatibility

YES, it is fine on that Mobo. And your assumption is correct... the mobo also supports 1800 & 1866MHz!

According to the ASUS Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)
Here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

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My MoBo is a ASROCK K7VT6 (VIA KT600 chipset).
Will this memory module work with it (via the ebay link) ? I've been offered it cheap & I don't want to buy it if it's no good (obviously )


All thanks in advance.

A:DDR Memory Compatibility Query

Yes. That memory will work perfectly fine with your motherboard.

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A friend gave me his old PC sans memory. I downloaded the user manual for the mobo. It's an Abit LG-95Z. In it, it states that you can use DDR2 or DDR, as long as you don't mix them. It has two 240 pin slots. This is a bit confusing as I thought that DDR had a different pin count (184). There are no separate slots for DDR on it. In my research, I found that some manufacturers put both types on one mobo, but this doesn't appear to be the case. My hunch is, the manual just plain wrong. Anybody have any insight?

A:Memory compatibility question

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My Device is : Ideapad Z500 Corei7I upgraded my RAM From 6GB(2+4) to 12GB(8+4) and now there's another question for meThe RAM I currently have is a 4GB Remaxel and a 8GB Samsung with frequency and bus and Voltage the same delay, but with different ranks.This means that the 4GB RAM has a Rank 1, but RAM 8 has Rank 2I did an investigation and found that Rank 1 was better than Rank 2, but now that they are installed together, will there be a problem? Or would it be better to have the same rank? is there any touchable difference ?

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I am planning to build a PC with exsiting parts I ahve on hand. However, I saw a great sale for a pair of 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAMs (4 GB total). My montheboard is designated for 533 MHz. I was told that my exsiting 677 MHz DDR2 RAMS would work with this Motherboard but it iwll clock down. Will the 800 MHz RAMS also work with this board? The Processor is of 1066 MHz. Thanks.

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Hi, Can i upgrade my existing memory from 4GB to 8GB on this model? HP G42-366TX? Because from the manual they saying can only be upgrade into 8gb if you have this model 1.2 and 1.3 4-GB, PC3-10600, 1333-MHz (for models 1.2 and 1.3 only)

A:Memory upgrade compatibility

Hello @jaypee17,  Your PC will support upto 8GB of RAM and has Customeraccessible and upgradable 2 SODIMM slotsYou may use 4GB *2= 8GB (DDR3 1333 MHz )   See this : https://www.archmemory.com/memory.cfm/HP-RAM-G-Series-Notebook-G42-366TX-Notebook-125470 Use the following site to scan your computer. It will tell you exactly what you need and where to buy or you can also use the information to buy elsewhere:    http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner    Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I have just purchased a DELL XPS M1730 laptop. It comes with 2 GB of DDR2 (667 Mhz) SDRAM. The machine's FSB is 800 Mhz.

Can I upgrade its memory with OCZ's 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 (800 Mhz)?

I don't know anything about memory and DELL's site gives no info whatsoever.

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Are G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) (F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL) compatible with Inspiron 560?
Based on the recommendation in  http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19524134.aspx, I bought these, but I get double beep error code, which corresponds to "No RAM". I've seated them correctly, so installation was not a problem.
Perhaps Inspiron 560 cannot house a 4GB rams?

A:Memory compatibility with Inspiron 560?

Hi NewDaddy,
Dell Inspiron 560 offers two memory module sizes that can be used in memory slots: 1 GB and 2 GB. These offerings allow memory configurations as follows:

2GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz (1x2GB)
3GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz (3x1GB)
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz (2x2GB)
6GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz (2x2GB, 2x1GB)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3SDRAM at 1066MHz (4x2GB)

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