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#1 phidelt649


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:08 PM

Okay, so I build my own systems and I try to figure all these things out on my own, but I'm beyond lost on what RAM to get my motherboard. Recently, Memtest86+ is registering defective areas in addition to a BSOD BCCode124 (hardware failure), so I'm pretty much positive the RAM is shot.

Since I now have Windows 7 64bit on the system, I'd also like to take the time and upgrade from 4GG to 16GB. My questions are below and pertinent information beneath that. Thank you TH Community for all your outstanding help!!

1.) Is there such a thing as too much RAM? I am a graphic designer so I use the Adobe CS5 suite regularly.

2.) What does the 1066, 1333, 1600 mean? I'm not interested in OCing or anything crazy.

3.) The RAM I want is not on the Qualified Vendor's list because my MB is too old (there isn't a single 8GB or higher listed on the QVL). How can I figure out if the RAM would be compatible with it?

4.) Anything I'm missing? Any tips or suggestions? I'm open to any RAM really, but would like to stay under $150.

Thanks guys and gals! I really appreciate your help!

My motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398
My current RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

What RAM I'm looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

or two sets of this kit from Crucial:


Please let me know if you need any other information!

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:26 AM

I can answer the first 2 questions but not the other 2.

1. No there is no such thing as too much ram, only motherboard ram limit.
2. Those are just the speeds of the ram.

Edited by killerx525, 20 July 2011 - 01:21 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

<<How can I figure out if the RAM would be compatible with it?>>

Purchase it from a vendor that asserts/guarantees that said RAM modules will work with motherboard.



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