Adding more RAM to Gaming PC.

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    My Gaming PC currently only has 4GB of RAM and I was wondering if I would be able to expand that to maybe 8GB of RAM. Would it be possible for me to do this having no knowledge in how to(maybe follow a tutorial) And which one would I need. (What information do I need to give?)
    I tried freeram.com but it gave me a virus... (Just joking).
     
  2. Temptress Cerise

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    Just download more ram bro. /s

    The info you need is your motherboard info and specs. From there, you can figure out what type of RAM you need, and how much it supports.
     
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    How would I find that out?
     
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    Use Speccy by Piriform.
     
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    Is that a website?
     
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    Google it, you'll find it. It should be the first result.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Or use AIDA 64 for more specifics.
     
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    If you intend on upgrading your RAM you would need to know the following things before making the purchase;
    1. How many RAM slots does your motherboard have? (Always to the RIGHT of the CPU)
    2. How many are occupied by RAM sticks right now? (Incase you want or need to keep the old one, but that is not something I would suggest.)
    3. What type of RAM do you have? (DDR3, DDR4?)
    Once you know how many RAM sticks your motherboard can support, the type of RAM you have, you can make the decision to up-grade your RAM buy buying a 2x 4GB set, or a 4x 4GB set.
    Which ever your motherboard or your wallet can support. Now you need to find a retailer (Online is cheaper by the way) to buy your new RAM from. My personal choice is Newegg but it might not ship to The United Kingdom, a little looking around for an online retailer for your country may be required.

    Feel free to run things over a bit with the information you have if you feel uncertain if the RAM you wish to buy is of any good or compatible.
     
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    I can probably guess your ram. How old is your computer and what CPU do you have
     
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    A couple months old and I have a "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 QUAD CPU Q300 @ 2.50GHz 2.50GHz".
     
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    Once you figure out what type, adding it is really easy. Move the sides of the RAM slot outward, and put the stick in (it will only fit in one way) and then push down until the sides of it go back into their normal position.
     
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz 76 °C
    Yorkfield 45nm Technology
    RAM
    4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
    Motherboard
    Intel Corporation DQ35JO (J1PR)
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    2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (ZOTAC International) 33 °C
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    Thats more then a few months old more like 8 years old

    Anyway you want DDR2-667
    You have 4 ram slots, I dont know how many are occupied with the given information, either open the pc up or run cpuz to find which slots are populated and what size the dimms are
     
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    Few months old with outdated hardware?
     
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    That's as outdated as can be man lol.
     
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    What ever my motherboard is capable of for a good price. Why does it matter what type of RAM I use?
     
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    Is it idling at 76 or were you pushing it when you got this info?
    And just to echo what others have said, your parts are really old.
     
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    It's not really doing a good job at cooling -_- Yeah it was just idling.

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    RAM
    Memory slots
    Total memory slots 4
    Used memory slots 3
    Free memory slots 1
    Memory
    Type DDR2
    Size 4096 MBytes
    Channels # Dual
    DRAM Frequency 332.1 MHz
    CAS# Latency (CL) 5 clocks
    RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 5 clocks
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) 5 clocks
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 15 clocks
    Command Rate (CR) 2T
    Physical Memory
    Memory Usage 44 %
    Total Physical 3.93 GB
    Available Physical 2.19 GB
    Total Virtual 7.93 GB
    Available Virtual 5.24 GB
    SPD
    Number Of SPD Modules 3
    Slot #1
    Slot #2
    Slot #3
     
  20. dfsa3fdvc1

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    That's really, really bad. The temps should be less than half that. Make sure the heatsink is on properly