Difficulity to find RAM and windows not using it to its full potential?

  Exteez 12:11 23 Jan 2015


My RAM type is: Crucial 8 GB, DDR3 RAM, 1333mhz

What I wanted to do is add another 8GB in there, because it is only one stick, and I heard RAM runs better on two, and another 8GB won't bite me. So firstly I decided to do some research. I downloaded Speccy and CPU-z, and the information scared me. It said my DRAM frequency is 665.1MHz. Why is that? Is my computer not using RAM to its full potential?

My second question is that I can't find the same RAM type on the internet to buy, someone posting a link to eBay would be awesome!

  northumbria61 12:28 23 Jan 2015

Plenty of choice in this LINK

  Secret-Squirrel 19:15 23 Jan 2015

"....I heard RAM runs better on two"

That's true to a degree but the increase in performance is likely to be so slight you probably won't notice.

Note too that a dual-channel memory configuration usually requires matching pairs so you should have two bought identical modules at the same time from the same manufacturer.

My advice is for you to stick with what you've got and not waste your time and money. 8GB is usually more than enough for everyone.

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