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New RAM bar into my free slot for gaming

  1. Nov 29, 2014 #1
    I am excited to tell you that I will get new RAM bar for my PC.
    Oh I like this site, http://www.crucial.com/
    it can read all hardware thingies on my computer, I now know I have
    • Maximum memory: 16384MB
    • Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)
    • *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
    • 4GB Empty

    that means I still have one free slot to insert a memory bar into. It also suggests me one that is compatible
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.5V 1024Meg x 64

    Yet, could anyone explain what PC3-12800, Unbuffered, 1.5V, 1024Megx64 are supposed to mean ?
    My local computer store is selling this
    Ram PC DDR3 Kingmax 8GB bus 1600 -PC12800
    but I am wondering this also matches with my current free slot and motherboard model.
    So far so good, yeah yeah. Thank you.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 29, 2014 #2
    Cool! RAM is the cheapest way to get better performance. What are you playing?
  4. Nov 30, 2014 #3
    Crazy Arcade
  5. Nov 30, 2014 #4
    I urge you to consult your motherboard manual as some boards are very finicky and specific about what sorts will work and in what combinations. If you don't have a motherboard manual, download one from the manufacturer's website.
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