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#1 Slim Nelson

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:24 PM

I need to get some more RAM. I just recently started using a couple bigger programs and sometimes they freeze and run slow.
Does anyone have a go to website that is reliable and affordable when it comes to their hardware needs? Maybe RAM in particular?


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:30 PM

This is the one I use most often: http://www.crucial.com/ They also have some nice tools to aid you as well.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:59 PM

Oh wow, RAM is a lot more than I expected. :axe:


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

RAM...is cheaper now than it's ever been in computer history...unless you are attempting to buy older versions for older systems.

 

What I often do is...use Crucial's site to get the spec...then do a Google search for that spec/brand and compare prices.  The RAM specced by Crucial is available at various vendors, with prices varying.

 

It's also good to just check the motherboard/system specs/manual...to see what RAM performs in that system or with that board.

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

I need to point out there are limits your OS can support.  Not to mention how many slots you can use on your MOBO.  For example, Win XP can only support 4GB of RAM no matter how much you add.  But, WIN8 standard (x64) can support 128 GB. 

 

So what OS do you have?  and is it 64 bit or 32 bit? 

 

What does Crucial say you can support? 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:43 PM

Windows Vista 32 bit. It says my maximum memory is 4GB and that is what I already have.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:40 AM

With a 64 bit operating system the determining amount of RAM that can be used is the limitations of the motherboard.

 

A 32-bit Windows operating system will recognize up to 4GB of RAM, but will not be able to utilize the total amount because the address space is only 4GB in size, the draw from critical functions such as the system BIOS, motherboard resources, memory mapped I/O, AGP, PCI, PCI-E, and other memory allocations for PCI devices use this space as well.


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