Identifying ram

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Jun 23, 2011

Identifying ram by Wombo Combo at 5:34 AM (912 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Wombo Combo
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    How would I without the internet determine if a memory stick is DDR, DDR2, OR DDR3?

    Number of pins? Speed etc? The memory sticks are not inside a PC just in a pile.
     
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    Sticker should say so. If it doesn't, the sticker will have a model number which you can google but I guess without internet, that'd be hard to do.

    The key notch should also help in distinguishing between the three types. Bring a ruler.

    Such as this:

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    EDIT: New, more helpful image.
     
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    Does the label PC, PC2, also determine the type of ram into the categories also?
     
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    As far as I know, PC = DDR, PC2 = DDR2 and, shockingly, PC3 = DDR3. [​IMG]
     
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    Thats what I am thinking but was not sure wanted to confirm if it is true from a trusted source.
     
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    Yeah that's what it means.
     
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    You can also find out by going into BIOS and finding out what speed it is. DDR ~400Mhz, DDR2 ~800Mhz, and DDR3 ~1333Mhz.
     

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