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COKEDUDE

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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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essenbe

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

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RolandJS

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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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essenbe

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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.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brew - always under construction
    CPU
    i7-8700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus X Apex
    Memory
    16GB G Skill Trident X DDR4-3200C14
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 1080 TI FTW3
    Sound Card
    On Board Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27" 144Hz/ 2X Asus 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 250 GB, Samsung 960 500 GB, 2X Samsung 850 500 GB
    PSU
    EVGA 1050 W
    Case
    Phanteks Entloo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H 105
    Keyboard
    LOGITECH G510
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 & Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    Foot Messenger speed
    Browser
    ie11, Chrome, Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET, Mbam and SAS
    Other Info
    Samsung RF711-SO1 Laptop, Windows 7 HP, i5-2410
    Dell Inspiron, Windows 8 X64

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