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    I want more memory but dont know what to get

    Hi there, I need some more memory but i dont know what to get. The numbers on my memory i have at the moment are 1024MB UMB DDR2 633 CL4. I know it is a 1gbk DDR2 i have at the moment. Can anybody help?

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    hm..... do you have cpu-z? if so it will show what it is
    also pc-6400 will prolly work and right now it is dirt cheap about 4gigs for $15 so.... that is prolly your best bet

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    -cpuz-jpg

    this is what cpu z is saying. any ideas?

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    Hi Rossy87,

    Is this your PC?

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    You'd be looking for either:
    DDR2-533 (PC2-4300) CL 4
    DDR2-667 (PC2-5400) CL 4
    DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) CL 4

    Your current RAM is DDR2-533 with a Cas Latency of 4 (CL4)

    You can run most higher speed RAM as long as it 'drops down' to a lower speed that your motherboard can support.

    ie DDR2-800 that will run at DDR2-533

    If you plan to keep the existing 1 GB stick, whatever extra RAM you choose must support DDR2-533 with a Cas Latency of 4-4-4-12 or CL 5-4-4-12 which runs at 1.8v.

    Mixing and matching different voltages and Cas Latency RAM is a recipe for trouble. I believe your mother board can support up to a maximum of 4GB.

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    Thanks Smarteyeball that has helped alot!

    Would this be ok?
    Corsair Vs1gb533d2 1gb Ddr2 533mhz: Amazon.co.uk: Your Store

    Many thanks Ross

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    It doesn't show the sub-timings and voltage, but I'd say it would be fine.

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    Ok thanks that has helped massively. Would it do anything bad to my comp if it wasnt 1.8v??

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    Nothing damaging

    If for example that particular RAM required 1.9 / 2.0v to run, the worst thing that would happen would be system instability / BSOD.

    There's a high chance it's 1.8 so I'd say it's a pretty safe bet it's fine

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    good luck oh and smarty..... have you seen the 4 gigs of pc-6400 ocz sli edition @4-4-3-15 for $15? that is crazy cheap

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    Re: I want more memory but dont know what to get

    That is crazy cheap

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