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How can i identify the speed of my DDR RAM?

By stormshadow68 ·
i need to upgrade my pc's RAM but i dont know the speed of my installed RAMs. can i put ddr ram of different speeds on one bank? is the RAM's speed indicated in the RAM itself, i mean, is it on the serial no. on the RAM or something? i really appreciate the help

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by DBrown In reply to How can i identify the sp ...

try looking in the bios setp there I should what type of RAM it will support.

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by TheChas In reply to How can i identify the sp ...

With DDR RAM and newer PCs, the issue is the actual Front Side Bus speed you are running.

The RAM needs to be at least fast enough to support your FSB.

There have been reports of problems with DDR RAM that is a lot faster than existing or required RAM speeds.

As answer 1 stated, look in BIOS setup to verify what speed your memory is currently running at.

Then get that speed, or the next faster speed of DDR.

If this is a name brand system, or has a name brand motherboard, you can use the RAM finder tools at any of the major memory suppliers to see what RAM your system needs / supports.

I like:

www.crucial.com
www.kingston.com

You can also try www.pny.com

Chas

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by stormshadow68 In reply to How can i identify the sp ...

thanks DBrown, especially Chas, your comments realy helped me a lot. one question that you missed to mention about is that " can i put DDR Ram of different speeds on my pc? thanks!!

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by ksdakha In reply to How can i identify the sp ...

need to upgrade my pc's RAM but i dont know the speed and type of my installed RAMs whether sdram or ddram. Please help me to find which ram is fitted to my pc.

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by Keith Hailey In reply to How can i identify the sp ...

Go to pcpitstop.com, run the full test, then on the summary screen, select ram, and there you are.
How much, how fast, what kind, how many slots are available.
you can use their advice and tips to help the overall performance of what you already have, get advice on what you need, clean up spyware and unneccesary programs you have running in the background and so forth.
You can run anonimously or create an account if you do it frequently. Doesn't cost anything and It's been reliable for me for a couple of years now. Lot's of info available, too.
Take it easy

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by dmiles In reply to How can i identify the sp ...

Ans. to your comment question,do not mix the speed of the memory it could cause the system not to boot.

Donot mix Memory of different speeds

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