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I'm confused on ram

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have 2x4gb ram right now (not sure if ddr3 or ddr4 as it won't say in taskmanager > memory) but i'm getting 2x8gb ddr4 vengeance ram, im not sure if i need to get a new motherboard if it is ddr3 and now ddr4? So i'm wondering if you can take out ddr3 and replace it with ddr4 with the same motherboard?

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Do you know what your CPU is? Task manager should tell you. Unfortunately DDR4 is not backwards compatible, so unless you already have a cpu+motherboard that support DDR4 you'll have to replace both in order to use the new memory. 

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3 minutes ago, Fushiatic said:

I have 2x4gb ram right now (not sure if ddr3 or ddr4 as it won't say in taskmanager > memory) but i'm getting 2x8gb ddr4 vengeance ram, im not sure if i need to get a new motherboard if it is ddr3 and now ddr4? So i'm wondering if you can take out ddr3 and replace it with ddr4 with the same motherboard?

no you cannot replace ddr3 with ddr4 

if you want to use ddr4(and ur pc is using ddr3) u will have to buy a newer cpu and motherboard

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Edit: formatting broke

Task Manager should tell you the type, but if not it tells the speed. What's the speed?

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I got a computer

And now I list my specs

 

Dell Precision T3600

The Main PC

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Warlockben said:

Do you know what your CPU is? Task manager should tell you. Unfortunately DDR4 is not backwards compatible, so unless you already have a cpu+motherboard that support DDR4 you'll have to replace both in order to use the new memory. 

I have an i5-6400 2.70ghz

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1 minute ago, Fushiatic said:

yeah it just says 8.0gb

Sorry, formatting broke, or my wifi, but either way what is the speed of your RAM?

 


I got a computer

And now I list my specs

 

Dell Precision T3600

The Main PC

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

Ubuntu Server 19.10

 

Peripherals

HyperX Alloy Core

Roccat Kone AIMO

Steelseries $10 mousepad I bought at Walmart idk what it is

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, DaJakerBoss said:

Sorry, formatting broke, or my wifi, but either way what is the speed of your RAM?

 

2133MHz

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Warlockben said:

Okay so the I5-6400 has support for ddr4 memory, so you'll be fine just replacing the RAM.

Cheers

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1 minute ago, Fushiatic said:

2133MHz

oh, well that's great because that's right between DDR3 and DDR4
if you can pull out a stick and google around with the numbers printed on it, you might be able to find out which one it is

EDIT: you already know what it is lol, ignore this


I got a computer

And now I list my specs

 

Dell Precision T3600

The Main PC

Intel Xeon E5-1650 (6c 12t @ 3.2GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1600MHz

EVGA GTX 1050TI SC
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB

Windows 10 + macOS High Sierra

still waiting on Mojave NVIDIA drivers wen eta

 

Dell Optiplex 780

The Server

Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (2c 2t @ 3GHz)

8GB [4x2GB] DDR3 @1333MHz

GeForce 8400 GS Revision 3

WD Blue or something, 330GB

Ubuntu Server 19.10

 

Peripherals

HyperX Alloy Core

Roccat Kone AIMO

Steelseries $10 mousepad I bought at Walmart idk what it is

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, DaJakerBoss said:

oh, well that's great because that's right between DDR3 and DDR4
if you can pull out a stick and google around with the numbers printed on it, you might be able to find out which one it is

EDIT: you already know what it is lol, ignore this

Alright, thanks, i'm going to remove that and put in 2x8gb ddr4

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Ftr your ram is 2666 not 2133.


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