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Amy

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#1 11 years ago

Who makes the best? How do you know what your PCs limit on how much ram it can handle? I had a 512 and a 256, bought the 512 not even a yr ago and it went bad already, living with 256, I might as well be on dial up. My pc has decent specs, I can play, or used to be able to play most of the best games. So knowng I need more ram, i bring you those questions, I dont want to get somthing thats gonna take a shit in less then a yr. The ram I bought that went bad was Kingston. I am thinking my system can handle 1 gig with ease, but want to make sure first. What kind of things do I need to know that will help me? Thanks.




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#2 11 years ago

The type and amount of RAM your computer can handle depends on your motherboard.




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#3 11 years ago

Well The two I use and feel are the Best is Kingston,Crucial,and Corsair. I'd have to say corsair would be first in my list. The max number of ram you may have depends on how mant slots there are on your Motherboard Most can Have a 1 Gig Stick No problem. The other Thing we need to figure out is What Kind you need for you system DDR or DDR2 This Is very Important DDR2 Will not Fit in a DDR Slot. DDR2 Has More Pins for faster performance. The DDR has Less As it came first. Let me Know What Kind And How MUch you wanna spend And I can Pull up some Good ideas for you.:)




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#4 11 years ago

Yeah forgot about all that, my pc uses the ddr ram. I have 2 slots in there. As for the price, I am not to worried about that.




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#5 11 years ago

Well since Corsair and Kingston are made by like the same company you might look at OCZ, but I like corsair myself. It has never given me problems and has always answered all my questions.




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#6 11 years ago
Bloodjunky;3397960Well The two I use and feel are the Best is Kingston,Crucial,and Corsair. I'd have to say corsair would be first in my list. The max number of ram you may have depends on how mant slots there are on your Motherboard Most can Have a 1 Gig Stick No problem.

The two you use?

Anyway, I'll state--in no uncertain terms--that OCZ is the "best." It's also among the most expensive. Kingston ValueRAM is a very good choice for someone who doesn't care about overclocking, benchmarking or bragging (three traits that tend to go hand-in-hand).

Other thoughts: -Most current desktop chipsets support up to 4GB officially. I suspect that you can cram more onto some and get away with it though (not that it matters, since your average OS won't even address the full 4096MB). With only two slots, you have either: an old motherboard, or a μATX motherboard. The latter is more likely if your computer plays modern titles well. -The speed of DDR2 has very little to do with the number of pins on the module, nor is there some Secret Rule that demands newer technologies go to 11. -Kingston and Corsair are not made by the same company.