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[SJ]DenDanger

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RAM matching question..
« on: February 15, 2009, 06:52:35 pm »
 Okay so I LOVE me new PC.

 i know RAM is supposed tobe matched and though I don't really NEED more RAM felt I should get 2 more GB while I can still get the SAME RAM. ya know?

 So, my question.

 I have found as close as I can to what I have from the same place I got my PC. (My PC, My G25, my 3D pro, my.....)

 But I notice ONE digit diffrence and though I think I'm okay thought I'd ask here as some of you experts know all this brand name stuff etc and I don't...

 So, what's in it is:
2 1GB sticks of Kingston ValueRAM 1 GB DDR2-800MHz Non-ECCCL5 DIMM with a part number of (KVR800D2N5/1G)

 The 2 extra I want to get are listed as:

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (1GB x 2) 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 Unbuffered DIMM (Kit of 2) (KVR800D2N5K2/2G)

 I THINK but I'm not sure that it's the same RAM and the "K2/2G" at the end merely states the difference between the same RAM sold individually?
 They DO have the 1GB sticks exactly as stated in the PC and the price is roughly the same but I assume the above to be true? Thatthe difference in part number is merely that it's a set of 2?

 I realize to some of you this is rediculously simple but to me it's not and a few minutes asking here will reassure me that I'm ordering the right item.

 I appreciate it. I really do.

 

 


[SJ]nissan man

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Re: RAM matching question..
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 07:03:06 pm »
Ram matching only really matters when the ram sticks are on the same channel. when ever you buy ram it should be in matched sets, but if it's running on a different channel it doesn't have to be the exact same stuff that you already have. just similar.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: RAM matching question..
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 07:21:22 pm »
Ram matching only really matters when the ram sticks are on the same channel. when ever you buy ram it should be in matched sets, but if it's running on a different channel it doesn't have to be the exact same stuff that you already have. just similar.

 Okay. Right now it's one each channel.

 So, is the RAM the same as I have?

[SJ]nissan man

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Re: RAM matching question..
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 09:30:22 pm »
what, you don't have your sticks in the same channel? if thats true, your killing your possible ram speed. i'm assuming your mother board is duel channel as that became standard on AMD boards with the old 939 socket, and i'm sure it was standard in intels around the same time.

[SJ]Swordy

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Re: RAM matching question..
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 09:34:59 pm »
I have the suspicion that the difference in the numbers equates to a version number. I'll do some searching and get back to you.

[SJ]Swordy

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Re: RAM matching question..
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 09:45:27 pm »
I think you'll be okay. The differance in numbers seems to denote that one is

1 Gig x 1 (KVR800D2 N5/1G)


and the other


1 Gig x 2 (2Gig Kit)   (KVR800D2 N5K2/2G)

 :hmm:

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: RAM matching question..
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 09:48:55 pm »
what, you don't have your sticks in the same channel? if thats true, your killing your possible ram speed. i'm assuming your mother board is duel channel as that became standard on AMD boards with the old 939 socket, and i'm sure it was standard in intels around the same time.


 
what, you don't have your sticks in the same channel? if thats true, your killing your possible ram speed. i'm assuming your mother board is duel channel as that became standard on AMD boards with the old 939 socket, and i'm sure it was standard in intels around the same time.


 They're in A1 and B1 and I checked the motherboard's manual and it reccomends the same. Motherboard's an Asus P5QL-E with Intel Quad Core Q6600 CPU. I did notice the rec is also for "best overclocking" and I haven't O/C's it at all, (Though I understand this CPU WILL O/C quite well! lol ) I have no intention of overclocking it though as it runs quite nicely as is. But for the sake of 40 bucks I WILL add the RAM.

I think you'll be okay. The differance in numbers seems to denote that one is

1 Gig x 1 (KVR800D2 N5/1G)


and the other


1 Gig x 2 (2Gig Kit)   (KVR800D2 N5K2/2G)

 :hmm:


 Thanks man. I kinda got that impression but it's nice to be reassured. I probably won't see ANY performance increase but the next year is about to get REAL seriously tight for cash (Now that I'm on a very tiny pension I suspect the insurance company will cut us off for 6 months to a year) so want to get the RAM BEFORE one day I have to start searching for "the right stuff" lol