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I'm on the hunt for new RAM and decided to ask you guys, since I seem to find everything out from y'all. Right now I have 1 GB Dual Channel, and Crysis seems to use 100% of available RAM constantly, so I thought I'd take a stab at upgrading it. I was looking for either 2 or 4 GBs, probably leaning towards 4 if the motherboard will support it.

The motherboard on this particular computer is an Asus A8N-SLI I believe, and I was also wondering how hard it is to install RAM. I've actually never done it before, and it seems quite easy from what I've read, but I don't want to go off and damage one of my computers.
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This RAM is very good, should serve you well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

RAM is very easy to install, it is designed to only go in one way. Just push it in the slot until it clicks into place. If it doesn't seem to be going in, you probably have it the wrong way, just check the divider in the middle, make sure it lines up.
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post #3 of 14
its easy to install ram
just remmember to get the correct ram(ddr or ddr2)

crucial, patriot, ocz are some of the better brands
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its easy to install ram
just remmember to get the correct ram(ddr or ddr2)

crucial, patriot, ocz are some of the better brands
Watch for the single sided new revision as most of them die within about a month.

Look for G.Skill or Team ram, they are both very good
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
now i would say to get that, its not expensive, and its good,
installing it is as easy as saying....noodle!
heres a good pic on how to do it just make sure you dont touch the module sides too much, as the static electricity in your body can cause it to short out

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I'm on the hunt for new RAM and decided to ask you guys, since I seem to find everything out from y'all. Right now I have 1 GB Dual Channel, and Crysis seems to use 100% of available RAM constantly, so I thought I'd take a stab at upgrading it. I was looking for either 2 or 4 GBs, probably leaning towards 4 if the motherboard will support it.

The motherboard on this particular computer is an Asus A8N-SLI I believe, and I was also wondering how hard it is to install RAM. I've actually never done it before, and it seems quite easy from what I've read, but I don't want to go off and damage one of my computers.
RAM is very easy to install... just line it up with the slots and press it in untill it clicks. You cant go wrong, the G.Skill RAM seems to be very popular around here... ive got the HK series and its great, its PC2-6400 800MHz but it overclocks to 950MHz+ with ease. Its also cheap

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This RAM is very good, should serve you well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
I second that, what a good deal
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 5/24/08 at 5:15pm
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post #7 of 14
you would be better off with 2 gig of ram 3 at the most as your operating system can only see and use a certain amount.
it may be faster to have 2 gig and run them in dual channel the having 3 gig which wont be in dual channel

had a look and i think you need ddr 400 maybe 500. thankfully ddr ram is pretty cheap
Edited by urbtree - 5/24/08 at 5:24pm
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muskin is really good imo
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waaait, i see that you have an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard, which is S939, which only supports DDR, not DDR2. I don't know if I can find any good DDR ram but I'll let you know when I find something
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most of the major brands have ddr1 flavours. OCZ, Corsair, those are the two I trust, but corsair is pretty expensive for what you receive...
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