Increasing adding RAM

  MarkAnthony 12:23 20 Feb 2006

This is more of a hypothetical question than a real problem.

The manufacturers of various computers and motherboards list "compatible" makes of RAM. What is it that makes one product compatible? Isn't RAM just RAM? If it fits into the slot doesn't it work in the same way?

Could anyone educate me on this please?

  Devil Fish 12:42 20 Feb 2006

ram runs at different speeds so dependant on the speed of the mobo processor would determin speed of ram

click here

the above link will give you an overview the examples are older type memory but the principle is the same

  MarkAnthony 12:46 20 Feb 2006

Thanks Devil Fish. I spent ages trying to find something like that site, one for the favorites.

  Devil Fish 12:47 20 Feb 2006

sorry should add when a manufacturer recommends a particular name this is normally a brand that has been tested and known to work with that particular mobo though it is more than probable that other brands provided they run at the right speed will work

  spuds 12:51 20 Feb 2006

There are only a number of actual memory chip manufacturers world-wide, whose products are usually made under a re-badging arrangement.So it could be a case, that you would see two similar memory chips with different name labels and different prices, yet both originated from the same source. Different 'copyright' production methods are used, very similar (as an example) to the print ink used in printer cartridges.

When you purchase memory, you will find different references to type and model ( buffered/unbuffered etc). It is always best to do a memory compatibility check before you place an order. Crucial offer such a service.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5 review

See the work of famous artists playing with toys

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

Comment faire une capture d’écran sur un Mac ?