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Windows 7: Which RAM should I use?

19 Nov 2015   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum I must have got it wrong then because I am sure I had to go though a humongous list of Asus boards but nevertheless it still is good to have it at hand and while I agree the G Skill site could be improved still better than nothing eh?


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19 Nov 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

To me it's nothing because the manufacture is not listed so no sell for G-Skill
See how that works

This is one of the main points of Crucial's 100% compatibility statement which also equals less frustration and shipping items back which by the way return shipping is a loss to the customer plus a possible restocking fee
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20 Nov 2015   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Get the exact speed you have in there now, just get 2 4GB sticks.

The only way to know for sure of what you have installed is to look at the label on the stick.

Right now your memory is running at 1066 MHz, which is PC3-8500, so I would triple check the motherboard specs and see if it supports 1600 MHz PC3 12800 before you buy it.

These specs say it has 1066 in it like you`ve found, but don`t mention any memory speed upgrades.

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6005 Notebook Laptop specs

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6005 Specs - CNET

TOSHIBA SATELLITE A505-S6005 SPECIFICATIONS Pdf Download.

I have 2 4GB PNY 1066/1333 sticks in a box under my desk, used them for 2 months in a work laptop to speed it up, they cost me $19.99 each at Bestbuy, today I see they are up to $45 each

PNY Technologies MN4096SD31333 - Best Buy

One of those links you posted in a sentence says it`s Mac memory, be careful. (Not sure if it makes a difference, probly doesn`t)

I would get something from a local store so you can return it if they don`t work.
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20 Nov 2015   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

yes Brian I am on my Toshiba L550 right now and it only supports up to the 1066 RAM and I am thinking being a 5 year old machine that the A series would be fairly limited to what speed they support.
My RAM on this machine is 2x4GB Corsair sticks (currently $39 per 4GB - about what I paid for them three years ago) and I do have the Asus ROG lappy at home which takes 1600 RAM but I think the speed on that machine comes from the i7 CPU rather than the RAM - though I stand to be corrected.
In hindsight I would have been better off buying the 8GB stick and kept the extra 4GB - original as a spare.

The MAC RAM appears to be ok to use in Windows machines and the basic difference between Mac and Windows machines is that Mac's are more fussy re the type of RAM they require.
Do PC Laptops and Mac Laptops use the same kind of RAM,as in,can i use the same kind of DDR3 RAM in a Mac as i would a PC? - Engadget
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23 Nov 2015   #15
fuzzychicken

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you folks. Getting Crucial, the link that I posted.

@AddRAM, I checked, none of the links that I posted lists it as Mac memory. Crucial actually says, not mac compatible.
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23 Nov 2015   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fuzzychicken View Post
Thank you folks. Getting Crucial, the link that I posted.

@AddRAM, I checked, none of the links that I posted lists it as Mac memory. Crucial actually says, not mac compatible.
Yes mate well just go with Crucial and what they suggest it is good RAM and for what it is worth many component devices/items have their own particular likes and dislikes for different folks. What I would say is take notice of the bad review stuff that people post as that is relevant.
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24 Nov 2015   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This link, which you posted in your 4th sentence says "Mac" memory in it`s description.

Amazon.com: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3/DDR3L 1066 MT/s (PC3-8500) SODIMM 204-Pin Mac Memory CT2K4G3S1067M / CT2C4G3S1067M: Computers & Accessories

I have no clue if that means Macintosh, I was just pointing it out, but whatever
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24 Nov 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Good get it from Crucial.com and no worries
Pretty darn cheap too I paid about 80.us for my 4x2gb Crucial
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24 Nov 2015   #19
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
This link, which you posted in your 4th sentence says "Mac" memory in it`s description.

Amazon.com: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3/DDR3L 1066 MT/s (PC3-8500) SODIMM 204-Pin Mac Memory CT2K4G3S1067M / CT2C4G3S1067M: Computers & Accessories

I have no clue if that means Macintosh, I was just pointing it out, but whatever
That memory is indeed made for Macintosh, and probably won't work in a regular PC.

I just checked. According to Crucial it is not compatible with the OP's laptop.
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25 Nov 2015   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum the searches I did came up with Mac's not liking PC RAM and that most Mac stuff is acceptable to PC's to a point I suppose there will always be the odd bit and piece that won't.

Myself I wouldn't muck around with anything apple based to be honest.
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