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Windows 7: W7 and RAM


14 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
W7 and RAM

Is Windows 7 64bit picky about having different brands of 1gig memory? Are people find a conflict with different types? I had XP which didn't see all four gigs I have installed. Now I have Windows 7 64 and there are hesitation and freeze-up problems. I haven't looked at what kind of memory I have installed.

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14 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The rule is do not mix and match.
Yes it does matter
When you buy ram buy all that you need, not just the additional
Most would agree with this.
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14 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

No more than other OSes. Your problems are more likely to be caused by incompatibility issues between the memory modules, particularly if they don't fully match. It is important to ensure that all parameters match (the timings) and not just the rated speed.
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14 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, that's what I thought. I guess it's time to pull them all out and see what I have, if they match. I bought them one at a time on sale then heard there could be a problem.
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14 Nov 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You have 2 posts with the same conclusion. Its best to spend a bit more now and save a lot later.
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14 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've worked in organizations that use Dell desktops...and we have upgraded RAM on many of them over the years and we often just go with Crucial, or Kingston or whatever else we can get for a good price....and mixing and matching RAM in hundreds of desktop computers for our organization hasn't caused any significant problems that I am aware of.
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20 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I pulled out the four RAM sticks in the order they were in the computer and looked to see if any were the same. One in the first group of two and one in the second were the same so I put them back in in the first two slots and it seems to have helped. The machine is a little slower but doesn't have all the problems it had before. I think I will order another matched set.
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20 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Could i suggest getting all new ram and getting it at a higher speed if your system can use it that way you can just max out your units potential

The ram i use is Patriot G-series Viper ram I have been going with Patriot for the last 4 years and it has been good to me
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