Advice 1: How to find out type of RAM

The user computer may be a need to increase the RAM size. Required to comply with a condition of compatibility with already installed modules. They come in different type and clock frequency. The proposed manual will tell you how to determine the type of RAM that is installed and operates successfully. Consider this for the Windows operating system and the CPU-Z – it's very common in the Network has small size and is free.
Memory modules
You will need
  • Operating system of Windows family;
  • Connecting to the Internet;
  • A web browser;
Instruction
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Connect to Internet regular way, which it provided to your Windows system.
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Start a browser and input prompt ' enter http://cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html, then press Enter. Youíll see the program website CPU-Z. on the right column of the new page, find the version of the program with the word "setup". It is located right under "Download latest release". Click the first option download the English version of the program. After the download completes, run the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions.
On the Desktop will appear a shortcut to run the program. Start it. This will open the main program window, which contains several informational sections. Switching between them organized in tabs. Immediately after start the program displays the first tab, CPU.
The program window CPU-Z
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Switch to the Memory tab by clicking on it with the left button of "mouse". Displays two sections of information about the parameters of RAM installed on your computer:

- General (Basic data) and

- Timings (physical organization) timings, signal time delays of chip RAM, and the operating frequency (DRAM Frequency) at which the chips operate.
In General, next to Type, and will be of interest to us the type parameter RAM. It could be DDR, DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4. For more information you can go to the next tab – SPD, clicking on it with the left button of "mouse". Here you can find information separately for each strip memory if has more than one. To do this, use the drop-down menu Memory Slot Selection.
The CPU-z Tab
Note
If you add new modules to comply with the principle of similarity with the already established, the functioning of the computer is likely to lose its stability. It is not excluded that he will refuse to turn on.
Useful advice
This information will be enough to sort out the requirements for adding memory. Or provide this information to the sellers of computer components, and they'll choose the memory modules compatible with your computer.

Advice 2: How to find memory computer

Under the computer's memory is usually understood either the RAM (working memory) or hard drive size (storage memory). From the first depends on the speed and power of the computer, and the second — the amount of information that can be recorded into the computer. Memory is measured in Megabytes (MB) or Gigabytes (GB), where and how to look read below.
The window "System" containing information about the RAM.
Instruction
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Random access memory (RAM, RAM).

Click "start". Right-click the mouse on the icon "Computer". Before you open the System console, it lists the basic specifications of your computer, including RAM size. In Windows Vista, this inscription looks like this: "Memory (RAM): 1024 MB".
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Hard drive capacity (hard drive, screws, hard).

Click "start". Go to "My computer". You will see a window with a list of hard (local) drive of your computer. Under each of them written by his size. If the signature is missing, hover your mouse on disk image, showing a hint.

Advice 3: How to know the RAM size

Memory is one of the most important elements of the computer. It stores data needed for operating system and applications. Knowing ways to determine the size of the operational memory, you can better assess the capabilities of your computer. To know the size of the main memory in several ways.
How to know the RAM size
Instruction
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Then right-click the icon "My computer" and select in menu line "Properties". In the window that appears will be given basic information about the system, including specified volume of operative memory.
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Vypolnite the following sequence: Start –> All programs –> Accessories –> Command prompt.
In the opened window write systeminfo without quotes and press Enter. Appear all information about your computer, including data about the used operational memory.
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Perform the following sequence of actions: Start –> Run, in the dialog box type dxdiag without the quotation marks. If you are prompted about allowing the collection of information, click "Yes". This window shows the data on the system.
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For information about the RAM memory you can use a specialized program that collects all the information about your computer. An example can be the program "Everest" or "Aida". In order to know the size of the operational memory using Everest, start the program, select the tab "Computer – summary information". In the opened window will contain all the necessary information. When using the Aida procedure is the same.

Advice 4: How to increase RAM size

One of the most important elements of a personal computer affecting its performance is the RAM. Increase the amount of RAM, in most cases, allows to increase the speed of your PC.
How to increase RAM size
You will need
  • - Phillips screwdriver;
  • Everest.
Instruction
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The units of dynamic memory are divided into four main types: DIMM (obsolete), DDR1, 2 and 3. First find out what type of memory module used in your computer. To do this install Everest. To download the utility from the official website of the developers http://www.lavalys.com.
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Install the program. Run it and wait some time while the utility will collect information about the system and the connected equipment. In the left column of the main menu, find the tab "mainboard" and expand it. Go to SPD.
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In the "device Description" displays the names of the connected modules of RAM. Select one of them and view the data in the "memory Type". Learn the characteristics shown in the menu "memory Timings". It is better to view the performance of all installed boards RAM.
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Purchase new memory modules. Select a strap of the type which is supported by the motherboard of your computer. The frequency of the modules should not be lower than the frequency of installed components. This will lead to slow performance currently connected cards. To purchase modules, which are much better established, also makes no sense.
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Unplug the system unit from the AC mains. Open the enclosure of the unit. Install new memory modules in a special socket. In that case, if you have purchased an even number of strips, connect them to the ports that operate in dual channel mode. This method allows to increase the total capacity of the RAM modules.
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If when you first turn the computer got the BSoD error, completely remove all the RAM modules. Connect them one at a time. This will allow the system to determine a new strap.

Advice 5: How to determine the type of RAM

Sometimes user is required to determine the type of operational memory, which is located in his computer or lying in front of him, i.e. to define on external appearance. This can be done using simple analysis.
How to determine the type of RAM
You will need
  • Strap memory.
Instruction
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At the moment there are several types of memorythat is actively used in the Assembly of computers to this day: DDR3, DDR2, DDR DIMM and SIMM. You should make a reservation that the last 2 types of memory used in the system blocks until now, but such rarities have not to buy.
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SIMM. Strap this type of memory is designed for 30 contact. Scope — computers with processors 286, 386 and 486. There is also a kind - SIMM 72 contact, which was set to the 486 processor series and Pentium-I.
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DIMM. This type of memory is merely another name for the type of SDRAM. DIMMs have become the basis for Intel Pentium and was actively manufactured until 2001. If SIMM has only a single groove, like other modern motherboards, the DIMM contains 2 grooves on the contact track. This is the only significant difference in appearance.
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DDR SDRAM came after and became his follower. First appearance dated 2001. The novelty of this type of memory was to double the data transfer for one clock cycle. In external appearance it becomes clear that with the emergence of new models of strips of memory, the number of contacts significantly increased. For DDRmemory , this value is 184.
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DDR2 is an improved version of DDR. The key difference is double the increase in the speed of data transmission for one clock cycle. When inspecting memory DDR2 note the strip of contacts, their number is 240.
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DDR3. Externally, this model would be difficult to distinguish from the model of the last series is related to the similarity of the contact position. However, the same number of contacts does not make their electronic counterparts. The only sign by which to distinguish one memory from another — direction grooves to the contact line. If the fillet looks at the chip, this plank contains DDR3 otherwise DDR2.
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