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    Memory

    Hey guys

    Am thinking of upgrading my ram with a further 1GB ram. Just wanted to double check, do I need to buy memory that is exactly the same as the memory I already have installed?, as in same make etc?

    If it is, do you guys know of a programme that can tell you exactly what memory I already have installed.
    Thanx in advance for any help

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    • blueball's system
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    Try the "System Scanner" available from Crucial at this URL:

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/systemscanner/

    If you want to check which timings your existing memory has then SiSoft Sandra is good at reporting (use the Motherboard Info module)

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    You should really get the same, timings etc.

    Just pop the side of the case off & have a looky to see what youve already got
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    One of the best ways to find out what your current memory is to use CPU-Z, Extract it => run the cpu-z file => go to the SPD tab. It should display some details on your current memory, (although some value generic ram might not) atleast the memory timings. If that fails, do what 0iD said.

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    If your looking at adding it yourself, then do as OiD says and remove the side and look,
    Using the same make is recomended but mixing sticks usually works fine
    Check with the mobo manual what it can take, as some can't have all slots used.

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