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Will DDR3 SDRAM work with DDR3 DIMM slots?


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#1 skullypac

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 03:58 AM

Hey guys! will a Micron 4GB DDR3 SDRAM pc3-100600 work with my already install 4GB Mircon DDR3 DIMM pc3-10600 ram? 


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:11 AM

If the motherboard supports them, yes.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:24 AM

If the motherboard supports them, yes.

Hello and thanks for the reply here is my pc specs including my motherboard.Can you please check it and let me know? TY http://speccy.piriform.com/results/UA3mwTPtv1C8f4Nh2cQkOgL



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 11:41 AM

HMM i did a research and i found out that 240 pin sockets like mine can hold SDRAMs and DIMMs right?

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:26 PM

SIMMs are outdated...no one uses SIMMs today unless they hav3e a really old motherboard/system.

 

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:06 PM

SDRAM (synchronious dynamic random access memory) is a type of memory.  All DDR3 uses SDRAM.  A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the package it's on (a circuit board with an edge connector, with several memory chips soldered to it).  All DDR3 sold for PC's uses 240 pin DIMM's (or 204 pin SO-DIMM's for laptops.  So SDRAM and DIMM are referring to slightly different things.

 

Anyway the simple answer is yes DDR3 SDRAM will work with your motherboard, and in fact you already have DDR3 SDRAM installed.

 

I don't see any prior mention of SIMM's but yes, they haven't been in common use for PC memory since the turn of the century.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:08 PM

SDRAM (synchronious dynamic random access memory) is a type of memory.  All DDR3 uses SDRAM.  A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the package it's on (a circuit board with an edge connector, with several memory chips soldered to it).  All DDR3 sold for PC's uses 240 pin DIMM's (or 204 pin SO-DIMM's for laptops.  So SDRAM and DIMM are referring to slightly different things.

 

Anyway the simple answer is yes DDR3 SDRAM will work with your motherboard, and in fact you already have DDR3 SDRAM installed.

 

I don't see any prior mention of SIMM's but yes, they haven't been in common use for PC memory since the turn of the century.

 

SIMMs are outdated...no one uses SIMMs today unless they hav3e a really old motherboard/system.

 

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Louis

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:57 PM

My worry would be more about capacity, some motherboards have low memory upgrading.


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:59 PM

My worry would be more about capacity, some motherboards have low memory upgrading.

I was worrying about that to but a friend of mine told me that my rig can hold up to 16gb of ram if its DDR3 



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:01 PM

Got a motherboard number laying around?

I can check to see that if you know your motherboard.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:06 AM

Got a motherboard number laying around?

I can check to see that if you know your motherboard.

Hello! i checked my speccy info and i found out this under my motherboard specs MSI 29AC.



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:02 AM

And how much ram do you already have?

The max ram for that setup is 8GB

 

4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333/ 1066MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory
(Max 8GB on 64-bit Operating Systems)

 

keep an eye on what you are buying and you should be okay.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:21 AM

And how much ram do you already have?

The max ram for that setup is 8GB

 

4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333/ 1066MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory
(Max 8GB on 64-bit Operating Systems)

 

keep an eye on what you are buying and you should be okay.

i have only 4gb of ram and i would like to add 4gb more.WOW ONLY 8 though :( its a bit... you know.. meh.. :P although when i search my pc model in hp site it says that it can support up to 16gb on 64-bit pc's pretty weird



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:25 AM

Sometimes manufacturers lie, in any case really a 8 gig cap off isnt that bad as that is more than enough for most modern operating systems.

If you are upgrading RAM for performance its not a bad place to start, if gaming then 8 gigs is plenty even for higher end games.

If gaming you may wish into a better GPU and even a SSD in the future.

If not gaming just get the ram


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:11 PM

Sometimes manufacturers lie, in any case really a 8 gig cap off isnt that bad as that is more than enough for most modern operating systems.

If you are upgrading RAM for performance its not a bad place to start, if gaming then 8 gigs is plenty even for higher end games.

If gaming you may wish into a better GPU and even a SSD in the future.

If not gaming just get the ram

Oh i see.Well yeah i want to upgrade my ram mostly for gaming and especially for GTA v :P hehe :) anyways thank you for all the info and your time :D






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