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#1 biferibiferi

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:15 PM

I have a Dell with one stick of DDR3  1600 MHz.

No I can Ad one more stick so I was going to Ad one more DR3  1600MHz stick.

 

Now I have win7 and I have 4. GB installed now.

 

So I was going to Ad one more stick of 4. GB.

 

But if I do not know the specs of the DDR3 stick installed in my system can I just Ad a DDR3  1600MHz and be ok?

 

I think I will be ok because I know they put a DDR3  1600MHz in so I just have to Match it am I right?



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:48 AM

Hello biferibiferi:
 
It would be ideal to follow the recommendations of the motherboard manufacturer so that the pair of DIMMs are matched to each other and meet the proper specifications for the motherboard/processor.
 
https://wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3_SDRAM will give you the basics regarding timings and CAS latencies.
 
The proper/free version of Speccy, by Piriform, will provide you with the part number and specifications of both DIMMs and let you know if they are matched through manual comparison by you.

 

Failure to use the proper DIMMs will possibly lead to Win7 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) stops, etc. "The devil is in the details"

HTH


Edited by 1PW, 19 September 2015 - 12:55 AM.

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 12:06 PM

First check whether or not you have a 64 bit OS to be able to use 8 gigs?   If you have a 32 Bit OS it can only use 4 gig of ram.


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 02:33 PM

Yes my OS and Hardware is 64 Bit and my DDR3 that Dell put in is 64 Bit.

My i3 CPU is 64 Bit and the One Stick Dell has in my System is 1600 MHz.



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:06 PM

great you will enjoy the boost!


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