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What's my RAM type? Without opening the case

  1. #11



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Yes you can use different brands but they must be the same specs(and amount) because if they're not either they will not work and/or your PC will bottle-neck at the smaller/weaker one. So if you have 4GB you should buy a second 4GB. I highly recommend that you go to a computer store to buy and bring your specs and what PC and model you have with you, it might cost a little more, but if they order the wrong one THEY are responsible for replacing it free of charge. Here in Germany I go to a Euronics affiliate and they have never been wrong(they also build custom PCs), but a friend of mine went the internet route and now has 2 for him useless sticks of RAM.

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm confused? Desktop PC or laptop? I ask because isn't the i5 4210M a mobile notebook processor? If this is a desktop PC the low voltage RAM support comes down to whether the motherboard supports it or not. To my thinking anyway. You want to know what RAM is in it, but you also need to know what the motherboard supports if your going to add more. Type, size, etc.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    That's a laptop
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OK, the 4 RAM slots shown in your other post had me thinking it was a desktop. I didn't know you could get a laptop with 4 RAM slots? It's usually only 2.
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  5. #15



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    OK, the 4 RAM slots shown in your other post had me thinking it was a desktop. I didn't know you could get a laptop with 4 RAM slots? It's usually only 2.
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