Looking to upgrade my memory.

Kilobyte Kid

Looking to upgrade my memory.

So i just got home i ran the scan, found:

Crucial 8GB DDR3-1866 UDIMM CT5008696
DDR3 PC3-14900 • CL=13 • Unbuffered
• NON-ECC • DDR3-1866 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64

I also opened up my Tower took a peak at what i have currently installed (came with the PC) and this is what i found:

DDR3 1600(11)8GX16 U-DIMM

Now im all messed up lol, First the one that the site has as compatible , the last numbers stick out at me "1024Meg x 64"

The one i currently have installed "8GX16" , admittedly i am not sure if this is an issue or not as im still learning all this.

Then i think back to my first post where i listed the Memory Specifications: DDR3 1066/1333/1600(OC) SDRAM (16GB MAX) 2 DDR3 DIMMS (240) 1.5 Support Dual Channel Mode.


So i took the above to mean 1066(low) 1333(high) 1600 (Over Clock), i was going with the 1333 since im not to familiar with OC, come to find out i already have a 1600 installed..

Just when i thought i had an understanding of this i feel lost again lol.:rofl:


My Mobo: MSI (Micro Star) 760GMA-P34 (FX)

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Re: Looking to upgrade my memory.

@Tubbs Thanks for contacting us. I am sorry for the delay in reply. I pulled up your system and it appears that CT5008696 is a guaranteed compatible upgrade for your system. This means that it has been tested and used with your system. This being said, you may not utilize the full speed of this memory, especially if your current RAM is 1600 mhz. It may be best to just purchase our 1600mhz upgrade part CT7347625.  This RAM will not need to be over clocked. Your system will allow it to run at the speed it can run it at. No changes in the BIOS will need to be made. The 1600 mhz RAM is only a bit faster than 1333mhz RAM. All of our RAM is able to clock down to a slower speed if necessary. Please let us know if there is anything else that I may be able to help you clarify further. 

YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US

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