We have to upgrade the RAM on my HP workstation.
Which DDR2 RAM would be best suited for my machine and SW2010?
I have 5 slots available.(see profile for other specs)
Your Motherboard determines what RAM you can use. I would look up the make and model of the motherboard and get the data sheet on it, that will tell you how much, what speed, and what configurations. I know in the past that another rule of thumb was that all of your ram modules (sticks) should be the same. so if you have 2 sticks in your machine they should both be the same size and speed.
Generally I say to get the fastest speed your board can handle. Size is really determined by what you need and can run (4GB is the max on a 32-bit system).
As for manufacturers, personally I always use Kingston. I have tried others and have gotten burned in the past by getting parts in doa, etc. Maybe its bad luck on my end, but I have never had any problems with Kingston.
Websites like www.crucial.com are good for finding exactly what to get for your particular machine. Just plug in the make/model etc and it will list all you need to know.
try http://www.kingston.com/ as well
more important than the brand, is who you get it from, how it is handled and whether or not is is actually new rather than recycled .... muy importante!
Just a heads up, you will want to check what memory speed your processor can handle as well. Some motherboards can handle higher memory speeds than what some processors are capable of and vice versa. Basically stick with the same speed you've already got as far as memory; also see if your system is set up for dual channel or ECC. If dual channel, you may want to consider buying "matched" sticks of ram.
Your Profile does not mention if you are running a 32 bit or 64 bit Operating system so I will go with 32 bit specs. Your system also can use various
Proccessors that you would be able to use different Memory for better performance due to Overclocking. The following should perform well for the basic system
and will also work with the OC Proccessors. If you are OC'ing these Memory modules are not good canidates to OC.
You need to install 4GB of RAM from the same manufacturer. Ensure all modules are the same kind of memory, whether that'sfour 1GB sticks, or two 2GB sticks the rule holds pretty true.
2GB Kit Corsair Twin2X1024-6400C4 (200/800)2GB Kit Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800)Crucial PC2-6400 4GB DDR-2 Memory Kit
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