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Windows 7: How to buy a proper RAM ?

04 Jan 2014   #1
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How to buy a proper RAM ?

Please help me i have a 2GB ram installed in my PC. I am thinking of putting a 4GB ram. But i have only 2 slots in which the DDR2 Ram in installed in slot 2. Does that mean that i can put only DDD2 ram but not DDR3 ram?

My system specs:
Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60 GHz each
2GB DDR2 Ram
Two slots for Ram
32-bit Windows 7 ultimate

I know that i am using 32 bit but i will install 64-bit after getting a 4 GB ram.


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04 Jan 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. We need to know the Model Number of your Computer .. Do the following go to the Start in search type in msinfo32 click on it .. And please post back what the System Model is ...
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04 Jan 2014   #3
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My system model is DG41RQ_
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04 Jan 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Best is to scan with the Crucial scanner. Then you know exactly what you need. And you can buy the Dimms right there - if you like the price.

Use the Crucial System Scanner software to find out what type of memory is in your computer
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04 Jan 2014   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes i agree with whs .. Below is the Link for your Motherboard Specs ..


ARK | Intel® Desktop Board DG41RQ
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04 Jan 2014   #6
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks a lot friends. I find this useful with my system model.
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04 Jan 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can only use ddr2.

And you don`t have to go to 64 bit, with only 4 GBs of ram, you`d be wasting your time, leave it at 32 bit.

If you were ever to go to 8 GBs total, then you would install 64 bit.

But ddr2 is expensive and not really worth the effort.
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05 Jan 2014   #8
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks addam but can I put a 2 gb ram of different frequency in the other slot because the installed ram is of 333 mHz. So can I put a ddr2 ram with 400 mhz of frequency?
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05 Jan 2014   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vasanth M S View Post
Thanks addam but can I put a 2 gb ram of different frequency in the other slot because the installed ram is of 333 mHz. So can I put a ddr2 ram with 400 mhz of frequency?
The short answer is maybe. However, the modules will run at the SLOWEST compatible speed of all modules. Compatible is the key word. The speed will be reduced to 333mHz (or less) for all modules when the BIOS attempts to find common speeds and timings. If the BIOS can't find a match, it will either disable the module or error out (fail to boot).
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05 Jan 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

LMGTFY <<<Click it.
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