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I want more memory but dont know what to get

Rossy87

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#1
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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#2
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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    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
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    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
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Rossy87

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#3
cpuz.JPG

this is what cpu z is saying. any ideas?
 

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  • CPU
    Intel Pentium D 2.8ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI Ms-7301
    Memory
    2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus HD4670 1gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 19" widescreen
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 250Gb Internal
    Western Digital 320Gb External
    Maxtor 40Gb Internal (Win 7)
    PSU
    EZ Cool 700W
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    Coolermaster Elite 334
    Cooling
    x1 90mm blue LED front, x1 120mm blue LED rear
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#4
Hi Rossy87,

Is this your PC?

Information and Instructions - IMEDIA MC 2470 - PB34338701 - iMedia - platform_honeymoon_imedia - Desktop


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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    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
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    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
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    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
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    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
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    Clevo Sager P170HM //
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    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

Rossy87

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#5

My Computer

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  • CPU
    Intel Pentium D 2.8ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI Ms-7301
    Memory
    2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus HD4670 1gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 19" widescreen
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 250Gb Internal
    Western Digital 320Gb External
    Maxtor 40Gb Internal (Win 7)
    PSU
    EZ Cool 700W
    Case
    Coolermaster Elite 334
    Cooling
    x1 90mm blue LED front, x1 120mm blue LED rear
    Mouse
    Logitech mx620 wireless
    Keyboard
    Dell Media Keyboard

smarteyeball

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#6
It doesn't show the sub-timings and voltage, but I'd say it would be fine.
 

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    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

Rossy87

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#7
Ok thanks that has helped massively. Would it do anything bad to my comp if it wasnt 1.8v??
 

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    Intel Pentium D 2.8ghz
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    MSI Ms-7301
    Memory
    2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus HD4670 1gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 19" widescreen
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 250Gb Internal
    Western Digital 320Gb External
    Maxtor 40Gb Internal (Win 7)
    PSU
    EZ Cool 700W
    Case
    Coolermaster Elite 334
    Cooling
    x1 90mm blue LED front, x1 120mm blue LED rear
    Mouse
    Logitech mx620 wireless
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    Dell Media Keyboard

smarteyeball

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#8
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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    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0
#9
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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    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
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That is crazy cheap :)
 

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    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

Rossy87

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#11
Thanks guys you have really helped me. Just one more thing though. Do i just plug it into the mobo and away i go? or is there something i have to do? lol
 

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  • CPU
    Intel Pentium D 2.8ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI Ms-7301
    Memory
    2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus HD4670 1gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 19" widescreen
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 250Gb Internal
    Western Digital 320Gb External
    Maxtor 40Gb Internal (Win 7)
    PSU
    EZ Cool 700W
    Case
    Coolermaster Elite 334
    Cooling
    x1 90mm blue LED front, x1 120mm blue LED rear
    Mouse
    Logitech mx620 wireless
    Keyboard
    Dell Media Keyboard
#12
hm... you should just have to put it in there and boot up your computer and it should work from the get go
 

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    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

smarteyeball

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Power your PC down first! Unplug / switch of the PSU.

From there it's a simple case of matching the slot on the RAM to the notch on the motherboard, making sure it's securely in place. It only fits one way and there are latches on the motherboard that lock into the RAM. You should hear / feel a bit of a click.

After that, you should be good to go :)

If whatever reason the PC beeps and fails to POST (start properly), double check the RAM is seated is correctly.

Good luck :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0

Rossy87

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#14
Thanks. You guys are vista gods! dont know where i would be without you.

Well yes i do i would have a slow computer! lol.

Cheers guys
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Intel Pentium D 2.8ghz
    Motherboard
    MSI Ms-7301
    Memory
    2GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus HD4670 1gb DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 19" widescreen
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 250Gb Internal
    Western Digital 320Gb External
    Maxtor 40Gb Internal (Win 7)
    PSU
    EZ Cool 700W
    Case
    Coolermaster Elite 334
    Cooling
    x1 90mm blue LED front, x1 120mm blue LED rear
    Mouse
    Logitech mx620 wireless
    Keyboard
    Dell Media Keyboard

smarteyeball

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lol, Gods are a bit much... deities perhaps :p

Seriously though, your Welcome Ross. Good luck with it :)

Any other hassles or questions you know where we are :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    i7 3770K HT ON 4.7GHz
    Motherboard
    P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Gigabyte GTX 670 OC WindForce SLI
    Sound Card
    X-FI Forte + ATH-AD900
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 Dell U2410 / 58" Samsung / "40 Sony
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200 / 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x Intel 520 240GB * Crucial M4 128GB * 2x Samsung F3 1TB (RAID 0) * 2x WD Caviar Blacks 2TB (RAID 0)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-V1020A
    Cooling
    NH-D14: 3x140mm Gelid Wing 14: Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme
    Mouse
    Razer Imperator + Thermaltake Theron
    Keyboard
    Topre Realforce // Ducky Shine Cherry MX Black
    Other Info
    Laptop Specs:
    Clevo Sager P170HM //
    17.3 Matte 1920x1200 //
    i7 2720QM // 8GB 1333mhz //
    Dedicated GTX 485M //
    240GB Intel 520 + 750GB + Blu-Ray //

    Samsung Story 2TB USB 3.0
#16
yes good luck :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

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