Is this DDR3 RAM compatible with my Motherboard?

  sydsnott 20:36 19 Feb 2018

I have an old Asus P5Q3 motherboard running Corsair 2Gb PC3-10666 TwinX (2 x 1GB) Specs:- Product Description Corsair XMS3 memory - 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB ) - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 Storage Capacity 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB ) Upgrade Type Generic Technology DDR3 SDRAM Form Factor DIMM 240-pin Memory Speed 1333 MHz Latency Timings CL9 unbuffered Voltage 1.7v

Just about to bid on ebay for:- Brand Corsair MPN TW3X4G1333C9A UPC 0843591005142

Key Features Type DDR3 SDRAM Total Capacity 4 GB Modules Quantity 2 Bus Clock 1333 MHz Form Factor DIMM 240-pin PC Rating PC3-10666 (DDR3-1333) CAS Latency CL9

My Mb can take up to 16GB in 4 slots Two Questions:

1) will these from ebay work in my Mb since the current pair are operating at 1.7v and the new ones are stated as 1.5v?

2) If the new ones will be OK despite the lower voltage requirement, can I also add in the existing pair, too so that my total will be 6GB?

  sydsnott 21:39 19 Feb 2018

More info:- M

  sydsnott 21:42 19 Feb 2018

NO idea what happened Mb Specs


Only minutes to go on the auction!!

  sydsnott 21:44 19 Feb 2018

Too late, as ever!

  [DELETED] 21:46 19 Feb 2018

From Asus,

4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture *DDR3 1600MHz or above DIMMs work only on the Orange slots for one DIMM per channel. *When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended. *Refer to or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lists).

From crucial scanner , that will check if the specific mobo will handle the max ram.

Adding a lower pair at lower volts will drag the rest to same. Not bad as you'll not find much difference anyway if you have an old processor. If you have a 32-bit OS then you'll need to reinstall Windows 64-bit to get the max out of ram.

  [DELETED] 21:51 19 Feb 2018

Too late, as ever!

Might have saved yourself a bit of cash. Don't be dumb again, use common sense and do a bit of research before you think of a bargain.

A shit, just thought, you don't have common sense do you? :(

  sydsnott 22:53 19 Feb 2018

Hi Dave, As acerbic as ever I see! ;)

As I said, both mine and those I've just missed are 1333MHz PC3 10666, not that I understand any of that, I'm just pedantically comparing numbers and letters! - What confused me was the fact that mine are 1.7v and those on sale were 1.5v

I was hoping to populate all available slots and get 6GB in total.

Assuming all would play nicely, I would not be unhappy with a drop in the overall performance due to any small mismatches.

As you say, my old CPU (Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz) would be unlikely to notice, as would I.

I have two W10 Machines which I'm using more now and would then use this machine for playing around with Linux 64bit distro's.

  [DELETED] 23:08 19 Feb 2018

sydsnott your reply gave me a smile. Checkout Crucial scanner to upgrade to 4 GB ram as an addition to your two.

I'd go for Mint

Played around with previous Mint editions but soon got bored with the work involved. No time and not lazy, honest.

Luck :)

  sydsnott 23:26 19 Feb 2018

Never really understood the results from The Crucial scanner. This time it's saying I can spend anything between £35 and £150 but only lists PC3 and PC3L 12800.

The ones I missed went for £12, not worth spending that kinda money just to play with 64bit. :(

I already have An Optiplex GX280 running "Mint 17 Mate" and a Fujitsu Esprimo running "Mint 17 Cinnamon". Guess I'll just have to keep prowling around ebay waiting for another chance, long as I can remember what will likely match!

  [DELETED] 23:31 19 Feb 2018

Just looked up acerbic and I don't think I'm that bad. I just say what I think is the truth. Syd you know that damn well :) 4 Gig of ram should be more than enough for Mint so fill the other two slots with 2 x 1 GB compatible ram. Your CPU should handle it well and ram is cheaper to boot. (pun there I think).

  [DELETED] 23:35 19 Feb 2018

Last post of mine was sent after your last one, so out of context. Bit busy at the moment. Ugh

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