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Old 03-15-2012, 10:51 AM
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Compatible Memory

Hi, I'm upgrading my computer and I need to know if the motherboard and memory are compatible.

Memory

Kingston Technology HyperX Blu
8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G


Motherboard

BIOSTAR H61MLB LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Number of Memory Slots 2x 240 pin
Memory Standard DDR3 1333 / 1066
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:13 AM
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There's a couple ways to do this. Note that most RAM makers have RAM "wizards" that will scan your computer/motherboard, or prompt you for motherboard brand and model numbers, and determine compatible RAM. Here are some of the more popular ones:

Crucial - Memory Advisor
Corsair - Memory Finder (manual data entry only)
GeIL - Memory Configurator (manual data entry only)
Kingston - Memory Search (manual data entry only)

Or, you can visit your motherboard's website and check out the QVL - qualified vendors list - for compatible RAM. The QVLs (one for RAM and one for CPUs) for your board can be found here. Note there are too many RAM makers and RAM modules for board makers to test and list them all, so you don't have to buy listed RAM, but you do need to buy RAM with the same specs as listed RAM.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:07 PM
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Once you look around those places, if you still have questions, post back. Better now than after you spend your money.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:41 PM
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Can someone tell me what kind of disk drive is compatibe with this motherboard.
(motherboard above) Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:25 PM
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Nevermind, I think I got it.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:08 AM
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Well, in case you are not sure, it is SATA.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:16 PM
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I installed 8gb of ram. When I boot up it reads 8192mb total memory. Why does system properties say that I have only 2.91gb of ram ?
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:44 AM
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Hi, what OS is installed win7 32 or 64 bit?
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