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Windows 7: Memory stick upgrade: How to select

22 Feb 2013   #1
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Memory stick upgrade: How to select

Hello

I want to add memory to my Gigabyte board with my processor I5

I know that I could have up to 32 gb on my board. Actiually, I got 8GB (2 X 4 gb). I went on Ebay, just to find out, their is a multitude of manufacturer, voltage etc. I want to add 2 + 8 gb modules

How do I select the appropriate memory sticks. I don't play game, but I do use a lot of charts with a long historic data.

Any info appreciated

Martin.

P.S. Excuse my english.


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22 Feb 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

I would try to get precisely what you have now. There are two ways to find out:
  • Open up your computer and look at what is printed on the stickers (they're attached to your memory sticks)
  • Use CPU-Z
If you use CPU-Z, then look at the SPD tab and go by what is in the "Part Number" field. This will help you find exactly what you have installed right now so that you can buy a matching set. Note: if the SPD tab is blank, then click where you see "Slot #1" and choose "Slot #2".

If you come to find that the memory you have installed right now is no longer sold in stores, then try to find memory with matching specifications. That is, the same clock speed, same timings, and same voltage.
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22 Feb 2013   #3
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Two Cables is correct, and buy from a reputable dealer, not Ebay.
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23 Feb 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, you know you need DDR2, now you just have to figure out what speed you need. As mentioned use CPU-z.

I`m not even sure they made DDR2 in a 8 GB stick. And I`m sure it would be expensive.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1225_6870_6870


Your board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P5B/

It looks like 800 MHz PC6400

Where did you find out it will support 32 Gigs ? The other info should be there also.
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23 Feb 2013   #5
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well, you know you need DDR2, now you just have to figure out what speed you need. As mentioned use CPU-z.

I`m not even sure they made DDR2 in a 8 GB stick. And I`m sure it would be expensive.

Memory DDR2 Memory Type ,Desktop Memory Category at TigerDirect.com


Your board: ASUS - - ASUS P5B

It looks like 800 MHz PC6400

Where did you find out it will support 32 Gigs ? The other info should be there also.
He has an i5, and being that his board supports 32 GB, he probably has an Ivy Bridge i5.

So, his system specs are not up to date.
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23 Feb 2013   #6
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Well, you know you need DDR2, now you just have to figure out what speed you need. As mentioned use CPU-z.

I`m not even sure they made DDR2 in a 8 GB stick. And I`m sure it would be expensive.

Memory DDR2 Memory Type ,Desktop Memory Category at TigerDirect.com


Your board: ASUS - - ASUS P5B

It looks like 800 MHz PC6400

Where did you find out it will support 32 Gigs ? The other info should be there also.
Hello Addram

I did change my motherboard few month ago, but I did not change my specification on this forrum. First I was surprise that you where describing my my motherboard as Asus P5 while I had mot mentionned it.
You are very clever

I will change the spec

Have a good day

Martin
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23 Feb 2013   #7
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I would try to get precisely what you have now. There are two ways to find out:
  • Open up your computer and look at what is printed on the stickers (they're attached to your memory sticks)
  • Use CPU-Z
If you use CPU-Z, then look at the SPD tab and go by what is in the "Part Number" field. This will help you find exactly what you have installed right now so that you can buy a matching set. Note: if the SPD tab is blank, then click where you see "Slot #1" and choose "Slot #2".

If you come to find that the memory you have installed right now is no longer sold in stores, then try to find memory with matching specifications. That is, the same clock speed, same timings, and same voltage.
Hello TwoCables

Using CPUZ: My memory modules are 2x 4GB Kingston PC3-10700 (667 MHz)

I want to add 16 gb. If I don't finf the same module, should I install them in pair like ( 2 X 8 GB) or 1 16GB stick.

Martin
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23 Feb 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I would try to get precisely what you have now. There are two ways to find out:
  • Open up your computer and look at what is printed on the stickers (they're attached to your memory sticks)
  • Use CPU-Z
If you use CPU-Z, then look at the SPD tab and go by what is in the "Part Number" field. This will help you find exactly what you have installed right now so that you can buy a matching set. Note: if the SPD tab is blank, then click where you see "Slot #1" and choose "Slot #2".

If you come to find that the memory you have installed right now is no longer sold in stores, then try to find memory with matching specifications. That is, the same clock speed, same timings, and same voltage.
Hello TwoCables

Using CPUZ: My memory modules are 2x 4GB Kingston PC3-10700 (667 MHz)

I want to add 16 gb. If I don't finf the same module, should I install them in pair like ( 2 X 8 GB) or 1 16GB stick.

Martin
It would be better to have either 2 or 4 sticks installed in order to maintain dual channel.

What does the "Part Number" field say? I'm going to look this up once you tell me, but you can also look this up on the internet yourself as well for shopping purposes so that you have the chances of finding the exact same kit that you have now.
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24 Feb 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

OK, if it`s the wrong board, ignore everything I wrote LOL !!!

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24 Feb 2013   #10
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arjfca View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I would try to get precisely what you have now. There are two ways to find out:
  • Open up your computer and look at what is printed on the stickers (they're attached to your memory sticks)
  • Use CPU-Z
If you use CPU-Z, then look at the SPD tab and go by what is in the "Part Number" field. This will help you find exactly what you have installed right now so that you can buy a matching set. Note: if the SPD tab is blank, then click where you see "Slot #1" and choose "Slot #2".

If you come to find that the memory you have installed right now is no longer sold in stores, then try to find memory with matching specifications. That is, the same clock speed, same timings, and same voltage.
Hello TwoCables

Using CPUZ: My memory modules are 2x 4GB Kingston PC3-10700 (667 MHz)

I want to add 16 gb. If I don't finf the same module, should I install them in pair like ( 2 X 8 GB) or 1 16GB stick.

Martin
It would be better to have either 2 or 4 sticks installed in order to maintain dual channel.

What does the "Part Number" field say? I'm going to look this up once you tell me, but you can also look this up on the internet yourself as well for shopping purposes so that you have the chances of finding the exact same kit that you have now.
Hello TwoCables

Part number is: 99u5471-025.A00LF 4GB @ 667MHZ)

These installed module are 4 GB and I want at least 16 GB of mote memory to get up 24 GB (8 +16) . For that purpose, I will not be installing the same module.

If I recall, even if the new memory installed as a higher frequency of operation like 1660 MHz, my module will operate to the lowest one speed ,667MHz, the speed of my actual one.

Thanks for you help, really appreciate

Martin
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