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Windows 7: Help in updgrading RAM+updating to Win7 64bit

12 Feb 2013   #11

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

If you do install additional RAM first, do your self a favour and test It prior to installing x64.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

The reason I recommend this, is that should the RAM be defective, you will know straight away. Otherwise, if the RAM is bad/defective, you might encounter BSODS which will leave you wondering whether its the RAM or the x64 OS drivers. It could save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run.

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Golden

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12 Feb 2013   #12

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
I have one slot free out of 2. I want to buy this ram:-
CORSAIR RAM VALUE 2GB DDR3
because I think I've got the 4gb variant of this installed. No use getting more bigger, powerful & more expensive ram I think, because I've not much room left in my cabinet anyway. Another problem is I think I've got to change my HyperTX3 because if I do get the FX series after a successful (? ) flash; it won't fit,will it?
I recommend making absolutely sure that it's precisely the same memory because mixing two different kinds of memory has the potential of causing problems - especially if something's different between the two such as the clock speed, timings, or the voltage.

To see exactly what you have now, you can either look at the sticker that's on your current memory stick, or you can look in the SPD tab in CPU-Z. In CPU-Z's SPD tab, you would look for the "Part Number" field.

Here's the main page for CPU-Z:

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

("CPUID" is the developer's name)
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12 Feb 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Okay got it- clean format & install, but...shall I test the memory 1st then (because a clean install & then installation is also suggested here)? 2ndly, I couldn't get hold of Corsair Value Ram here, so I had to get Gskill 2gb module: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231252 or G.SKILL- World leading DDR3 computer memory and SSD manufacturer -Products, will it go together? I'm attaching the Corsair RAM details. Really appreciate the help and information folks, I'm totally new to this 64bit upgrade+update process


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12 Feb 2013   #14

 

The stock specs are identical, so it should work. However, I've never tried mixing memory like this. I've always believed that it's best to get matching pairs, like this one for $43.99 shipped:

Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1333HC9DC - Newegg.com

I found this kit by sorting by "8GB (2 x 4GB)" and then sorting by lowest price first.

It would completely replace your Corsair memory.
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12 Feb 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Okay, but recently my budget won't allow that; I've to upgrade to FX series 1st. I hope the Gskill goes okay and I can upgrade to 64bit OS tomorrow. If not I'll have to go through 'return to shop' hassle at the very least!
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12 Feb 2013   #16

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorian hawkmoon View Post
Okay, but recently my budget won't allow that; I've to upgrade to FX series 1st. I hope the Gskill goes okay and I can upgrade to 64bit OS tomorrow. If not I'll have to go through 'return to shop' hassle at the very least!
How much longer would it be before you can upgrade to the FX if you were to get this memory kit I'm recommending?
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12 Feb 2013   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

It would set me back by a month at least; there's a central government budget price revision that will make computer products costlier, scheduled for this month's end (in India).
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12 Feb 2013   #18

 

Oh. Then I would recommend planning on replacing both the Corsair and G.SKILL modules with some 2 x 4GB kit in the future if it's possible (as soon as possible after the upgrade to the FX).

Also, I didn't know that you're India. When you linked to Newegg, I thought you were trying to imply that you can order from them. So now I don't know what the cheapest decent 2 x 4GB kit would be for you.
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13 Feb 2013   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Yes, that's okay. I linked to newegg because they would give correct specs. of the RAM- unlike other sites. Actually, I usually buy from these guys: RAM they have a decent stock of products around this part of my state.
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13 Feb 2013   #20

 

Oh. How much would you be able to spend on the memory?
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