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#1 brag

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

Hey everyone... thanks, in advance, for the help...

 

So, I'm using Vista ulimate with a quad processor, currently 4 gigs of ram and I want to upgrade to 8 gigs... problem is I currently have PC2 8500 Gold serries PN: OCZ2G10664gk and can't find any more of this ram anywhere...

 

so, I'm wondering if I can use a different ram, like a PC2 8500 OCZ2P10664GK Platinum or a OCZ2P10664GK platinum?

 

looking at the specs there is a slight differents in volage... my current ram is 2.1 and these other sticks run with 2.2... is this going to cause a problem?



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:09 AM

Hi brag, welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

Is this RAM what you are looking for?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

yes, it's the ram I'm looking for... do you know where I can find some? This add says out of stock...



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

Houston... we have a problem.  OCZ no longer manufactures RAM.

 

What is the make and model of your motherboard?


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:37 PM

Hey Arachi,

 

The model of my mother board is a EP43-UD3L and the make is Gigabite Technology Co. Ltd.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:39 AM

These modules should match yours.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231246

 

G.SKILL Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPI-B Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Tech Spec Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB) Speed DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Cas Latency 5 Timing 5-5-5-15 Voltage 2.0V - 2.1V

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:49 PM

so, basicly, I want a 8500 model, with 1060 speed and 2.1 or 2.0 volage and 2 gig per stick... can I use anything that falls into those specs?



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

I found this for pretty cheep on ebay, the volage is 2.1V - 2.3V...

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227178



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:12 PM

oh, I just noticed it's a 1 gig stick...



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

this would probably work?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-Skill-F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK-4GB-Kit-2-x-2GB-DDR2-1066mhz-Computer-Memory-/171228383347?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item27de01c873



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

so, basicly, I want a 8500 model, with 1060 speed and 2.1 or 2.0 volage and 2 gig per stick... can I use anything that falls into those specs?

 

Don't forget the cas latency of 5.


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