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  1. #1


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    ram suggestions


    I was hoping to get some ram suggestions. I want to get two, 2 GB cards of DDR2 desktop ram (a total of 4 GB's) on Amazon if possible. I am having trouble understanding the specs. Is 800 MHZ the highest you can get in DDR2 ram? What is considered top of the line in DDR2 ram? What are other important specs to check for? What are the best brands? I kind of like corsair and kingston. Why is most of the kingston stuff double the price of everything else?





    Since I am sure most people are wondering why the hell do I want a DDR2 ram it is to help my dad. He REFUSES to upgrade his computer.

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  2. #2


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 153
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Look at the Motherboard's QVL List. That will tell you the ram that has been tested on that board.
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  3. #3


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 632
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    A business store computer tech told me some time ago when purchasing RAM sticks, keep receipts! because the RAM sticks' architecture [inside guts] have to be completely compatible with what the motherboard calls for. Any mismatch and the sticks won't work well or not at all. Perhaps try the manufacturer's web site first, write down the geek stuff, then shop around. Kingston may be higher price for a reason
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    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 153
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    The motherboard's web site is where you will find the QVL list which will tell you most of that. You can also let the Crucial Scanner see what type ram they suggest. You can the look at the specs and buy any brand ram you want. But, I think Kingston is good ram, but probably no better than the other top of the line brands.

    The QVL list is what brands and models of ram that have been tested on that board. Known to work on it. But, keeping receipts is always a good idea.
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