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Windows 7: help looking for the right kind of ram

22 Sep 2011   #1
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 
help looking for the right kind of ram

right now im looking at a stick of my current ram, and all it says is 2gb 2Rx8 pc3-10600u-9-10-B0. im running 10 gigs now and am looking to upgrade to 16. i found several corsair models on new egg. if any one can find out if any of the corsair 16gb 4dimm sets on new egg would work for me that would be great. also if some one can edumicate me about replacing dimms and upgrading for future reference that would also be great.


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22 Sep 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try running a scan from crucial ,it will tell you what ram is available for your mobo.
RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com
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22 Sep 2011   #3
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try running a scan from crucial ,it will tell you what ram is available for your mobo.
RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com
thank you, however, the last thing i want is factory. im pretymuch dead set on corsair or kingston. id prefer corsair. i would rather be told i need a new mother board. wich i do plan on upgrading eventualy. but not yet. just keep the answers coming.
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22 Sep 2011   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
right now im looking at a stick of my current ram, and all it says is 2gb 2Rx8 pc3-10600u-9-10-B0. im running 10 gigs now and am looking to upgrade to 16. i found several corsair models on new egg. if any one can find out if any of the corsair 16gb 4dimm sets on new egg would work for me that would be great. also if some one can edumicate me about replacing dimms and upgrading for future reference that would also be great.
Hi Thornton ,You may want to have a look at this article Can you have too much RAM? Is 64bit just a marketing ploy?
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22 Sep 2011   #5
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can of course check your motherboard QVL on their website (usually) unless its manufacturer information is written in chinese.

Although they dont usually test modules larger than 2GB for cost reasons.

How are you running 10GB?, CH0, 4GB 4GB + CH1, 1GB 1GB
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22 Sep 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try running a scan from crucial ,it will tell you what ram is available for your mobo.
RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com
thank you, however, the last thing i want is factory. im pretymuch dead set on corsair or kingston. id prefer corsair. i would rather be told i need a new mother board. wich i do plan on upgrading eventualy. but not yet. just keep the answers coming.
i figured it would do a scan and tell you what amount of ram your mobo can handle as well as other info. , what brand of ram you purchase is up to you.
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22 Sep 2011   #7
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
You can of course check your motherboard QVL on their website (usually) unless its manufacturer information is written in chinese.

Although they dont usually test modules larger than 2GB for cost reasons.

How are you running 10GB?, CH0, 4GB 4GB + CH1, 1GB 1GB
my mobo doesn't require parody. so i have a 4gb+2gb+2gb+2gb.

i am wondering though, i just was searching "motherboard QVL" and i got "motherboard QVL list" it wasnt really a list as much as a bunch of people saying the kind of ram (1333/1600) so on shouldnt matter with newer mobos. that being sayd. i have an HPe300z mobo and would like to know if u might have better luck finding information on hp products than i tend to.
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22 Sep 2011   #8
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try running a scan from crucial ,it will tell you what ram is available for your mobo.
RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com
thank you, however, the last thing i want is factory. im pretymuch dead set on corsair or kingston. id prefer corsair. i would rather be told i need a new mother board. wich i do plan on upgrading eventualy. but not yet. just keep the answers coming.
i figured it would do a scan and tell you what amount of ram your mobo can handle as well as other info. , what brand of ram you purchase is up to you.
it just showed me a factory product image, no info unfortuantly

correction, i found out how to scan my system differently, but it doesnt go above 8 gigs, i have 10, limmiting my options, and its not telling me wether the ram is 1333 or 1600 or niether, just like on my ram, they just dont say
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22 Sep 2011   #9
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 
have some more info that might help and has led me to more questions

so i have little information on the kindof ram my pc takes, but based on the resaults of a curcial test, they have sayed only that my computer takes pc3-10600, pc3-8500 and pc3-12800. finding this out i took a look around at ram and found these...

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

my 2 questions is, with what little information i can provide, do you think it would work. and 2, they are both 16 gigs of ram, but wich one would you buy if you where looking at these 2 sets of dimms as your options?
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22 Sep 2011   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Is this your PC's motherboard?

HP Pavilion Elite HPE-300z Product Specifications and Configurable Options HP Pavilion Elite HPE-300z CTO Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

If so, it takes PC3-10800 (DDR3 1333) RAM, up to 16GB (4 X 4 GB).

There may not be much point in buying faster RAM, unless there are BIOS settings that permit you to use the higher frequency. (It may run at 1333 by default.)

Crucial's listing for the PC:

Computer memory upgrades for HP - Compaq Pavilion Elite HPE-300z CTO Desktop/PC from Crucial.com

I might prefer Corsair or one of the other makers instead, but if you want to play it safe, Crucial guarantees compatibility. I'm running Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 in my own system, but the motherboard is Asus. I don't know whether an HP mobo has a full range of settings available.
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