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Windows 7: RAM Upgrade

21 Oct 2010   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Ram works better if bought and used as a matched pair. It will work using singles.

So you can buy two singles if that is what you wish to do.

But if no matched pair is available at the moment two singles are not a big difference to the matched pair, are they ???

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21 Oct 2010   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dino13 View Post
But if no matched pair is available at the moment two singles are not a big difference to the matched pair, are they ???
If they are two identical singles, then they are a matched pair. Yes, I's very technical.

The "kits" are only sold so people can take the guess work out of matching their memory...but further proof that you should matching your memory.

Most times, you can find individual sticks to make your own kit when you are looking for older memory. Above, when I mentioned looking for Patriot memory, I bought two single sticks that were the same as the ones from the kit I had purchased a year before. That's why i said to match part numbers and search for'll find it.
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21 Oct 2010   #33
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

OCZ Gold is $41 + $4 shipping. Best match. DDR-2 800 CL-5 1.8v - OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8002GK

If you want a matched pair order the above.

If you want the Apacer then buy them.

You asked our opinion I have posted mine.

Again a matched pair is the best way to go but you can use the Apacer singles.
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21 Oct 2010   #34

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dino13 View Post
ok thx, now I have 2 x 1gb ddr 2 800mhz ocz value cl5.

So, if I understood you all I can now add every ddr2 800mhz ram, no matter to the other specs..

Right ????

NO, not advisable. You are better off buying all new ram.

Either buy 2, 2GB sticks or buy 4, 1 GB sticks.
You want same MHz, voltage and timings, and manufacturer. Some people may have unmatched sets and get away with it, but I would not risk damaging your mobo.
Look at your mobo specs for what will work with your mobo.
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21 Oct 2010   #35

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

its best to have all the ram tuned in like mine PassMark RAMMon - Identify RAM type, speed & memory timings

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