DDR2 PC2-8500 OR DDR2 800 PC2 6400(RAM questions)

  Crispy Fox 14:17 13 Oct 2013

CPU-Intel core 2 Duo CPU E4500 2.20 GHz INFO ABOUT RAM: Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC) Maximum Memory: 8GB Currently Installed Memory: 2GB Total Memory Slots: 4 Available Memory Slots: 2

USE PC FOR:Programming,Photoshop/visual editing.Talking about games nothing too big.
What type of RAM should I buy?(With my specs/stuff that I do on my pc) DDR2 PC2-8500 OR DDR2 800 PC2 6400

  chub_tor 17:54 14 Oct 2013

From your post it would appear that you have 2 x 1Gb memory sticks already installed. Do you plan on keeping them and adding 2 more? If so you should use the same speed you currently have. If you plan on ditching them and buying new then go for the fastest your motherboard will take. You don't say what OS you are using, if it is 32bit there is no point in going beyond a total of 4Gb as your OS will not recognise it

  Bris 18:13 14 Oct 2013

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You will need the model number of your motherboard. Enter the details into the free compatibility report and it will tell you the type of memory you can fit. The number after the - eg 8500 is the speed of the memory. It is not advisable to exceed the recommended speed as this can result in instability. Try to match the new memory by make and speed with the existing memory and as Chub_Tor said, if you are running a 32 bit OS then 4GB is the max. Any more than that will be wasted.

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