Forum discussion tagged with DDR3.
  1. artyily

    Question Risky mismatched ram or Slower matched kit

    Hey guys! I'm going to upgrade my ram in my PC and I found a good deal used (2pairs, different models )but not sure if it would work together okay. MB: ASRock Z97pro3 The new ram that I'm not sure about: HyperX SAVAGE HX324C11SRK2/8, HyperX PREDATOR KHX24C11T2K2/8X Would these 2 pairs work...
  2. judicandus

    Question Performance not as expected (I3-4330 & 4GB RAM)

    Hi everyone, first post here at Tom's Hardware. So, I built my first PC even though I still need some hardware. This is what I got so far: Kolink PSU 600W; ZSUS (not asus) H81 LGA 1150 Motherboard from Aliexpress; I3-4330 3.5Ghz; iGPU (HD 4600) 4GB RAM DDR3 from Kingston running at 1066 Mhz...
  3. W

    Question What RAM to buy for DDR3 531MHz ?

    I’m looking to buy some ram for my windows 7 toshiba satellite pc, the dram frequency is 532MHz? i don’t know anything about pcs so advice on what to buy would be appreciated.
  4. incomingat12

    Question Best gpu for this configuration?

    Intel i7 4790 lga1150 Psu: 600w Motherboard: h81mlv3 (PCI-E 2.0 x16 Slot) Ram: Ddr3 16gbram What's the graphic card I can buy for this old setup?
  5. D

    Question Older MSI Motherboard seeing 4GB RAM Sticks as 2GB sticks

    Hey everyone, got a weird one that is confusing me as I have never seen it before. I am helping slap together a cheap PC for a friend from parts we had knocking around and am running into a weird problem. The motherboard is an MSI H77MA-G43. I know she is old. So anyway I have 4 4GB sticks of...
  6. bitsibx

    Question BIOS doesn't save - I think I tried eveything ?

    motherboard is : https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-P61A-D3-rev-30#ov CPU : Core i7 2600 RAM : 16GB DDR3 This motherboard lost BIOS settings when power was disconnected. As you can see this motherboard has dual bios but I'm just using one OS. what i did to try and fix : change cmos...
  7. M

    Question Manufacturer recommendation for Desktop DDR3L - 8GB - 1600MHz

    Hello Friends My uncle has a Dell - XPS 8700 in perfect conditions. It is a PC/Desktop According with the official specs, about the RAM on page 02 exists: Connectors: four internally-accessible DDR3L DIMM sockets Type: unbuffered, Non-ECC, quad‑channel DDR3 Speed: up to 1600 MHz Capacities: 4...
  8. M

    Question What is the difference between DDR3 and DDR3L for laptops?

    Hello Friends For some laptops, they request about the ram as: DDR3 and DDR3L What is the difference between DDR3 and DDR3L? Which one is better and why? (A) Can a laptop requesting DDR3 accept DRR3L in peace? (B) Can a laptop requesting DDR3L accept DRR3 in peace? Thank you
  9. thenetvines

    Question Help finding correct DDR3 RAM for my old PC

    Hello, I have an old Asus Q87M-E motherboard with an i5-4670, and GTX 1060 using 4 sticks of DDR3 4G on all 4 slots, for a total of 16G of RAM using Windows 10 LTSC. Some of the sticks are failing, and I want to upgrade to 32G of RAM if possible (not a gamer, but use CAD software, browser, 3D...
  10. B


    Hi there, I bought a DDR3 32GB (4 x 8gb) corsair kit off ebay and the thing is the seem to selectively work. I've tried them on 5 diff systems and only 1 actually POSTED. Full specs: Corsair DDR3 32GB (4x8GB) 1660mhz 9-9-9-24 1.5V Model: CMY32Gx3M4A1600C9R System 1: CPU: I7 3770 ivy bridge...
  11. T

    Question Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00 DDR3 Ram Question

    I brought a stick of second hand ram and fitted it into an old pc but when I try to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic scan I am getting a 'hardware problems detected' message. The ram stick is an 8GB Crucial Ballistix with the model number: BLS8G3D1609DS1S00 I believe that this ram stick would...
  12. narkoticici

    Question GPU and CPU both dip down to 20% and my game lags for a couple seconds.

    Hello, I've been having massive issues with some games (Elden Ring,Red Dead 2,GTA IV,Kingdom Come Deliverance)The problem is my CPU after 5-10 mins gets down to lower Mhz and so does my GPU and then the game has massive lag spikes for a few seconds, and then returns to normal for a few...
  13. V

    Question is DDr3 12800u 1.5v pc3 compatible with 12800e 1.35 pc3l

    i have a desktop lenovo m92p sff. currently installed is Kingston 4gb 1rx8 ddr3 pc3 12800u 1.5 kvr16n11s8/4 along with Samsung 2gb 12800u. i plan to remove the 2gb and want to buy 8gb ddr3 1600mhz. (used or machine pulled) i have been offered Kingston /gb 2rx8 pc3l 12800e-11-12-e3...
  14. NisterOwO

    Question Ram is not working with different cpu

    I have a problem with ram sticks. They both were working fine with ga-78-lmt-s2p and Phenom ll X4 945 but after upgrading cpu to fx-8300 it freeze on bios entry screen and won't load up windows. I tested both sticks separately and seems like it won't boot because of another one. I tried to use...
  15. Snxzzy__

    Question CPU-Z See my 20GB of ram but windows and bios doesn't

    I also tried to replace bios baterry change the MHZ change the slots of ram but nothing worked...
  16. M

    [SOLVED] Did Gigabyte mislead me, or am I not reading this correctly??

    Hey guys! Can someone please clear something up for me? I have a computer that uses this Gigabyte Mobo... GA-H97M-D3H rev. 1.0 And in this MoBo's user manual (both the online, and offline version of it), on page 10 (about installing the RAM modules) it says something that seems to contradict...
  17. Budgeteer_262

    Question How do I get my 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance Ram to post?

    Hi All, I purchased ddr3 4x4gb 1600Mhz 9 9 9 24 ram modules. Corsair Vengeance However, upon closer inspection, I realised that they were two separate 2x4gb ram kits. Two of the ram sticks only have memory dies on one side of the pub while two of the modules have dies on both sides of the pcb...
  18. G

    Question Question regarding adding new RAM

    I'm running on a Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Mobo. I currently have G.Skill F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB Was wondering if I purchased G Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Ripjaws X Series 2 x 4GB would this be compatible? Would these just run at the slower speed to the ones I currently...
  19. S

    Question P67 Fatal1ty Professional + 16 GB DDR3 Memory

    Greetings. First of all, I apologize for being a non English native speaker. I want to use the old motherboard P67 Fatal1ty Professional B3 for building a PC as a light photo editing and light gaming machine as well as for VM. The available hardware that I am having now: ・CPU: Intel i7...
  20. R

    Question RAM issues on Asus H97M-E board ?

    Recently I bought a set of "unused" G skill ripjawZ f3-14900CL10Q 8gb x4 = 32gb The Asus H97M-E QVL states the same ram can be used up to 64gb ( although impossible since it only has 4 slots with 8gb per slot total) However when testing single sticks or multiples or moving them around from...
  21. Diesel_.

    Question Problems with Fujitsu Primergy TX200 S6 ?

    I have been having problems with my pc recently. I bought a mobo from ebay(10k+ positive reviews, its an actual german store) Its a d2799 mobo, with a 3x8GB(kingston ktm-sx313k3/24g) ramkit, and a hynix ram. I tried with 2x xeon l5638 and xeon x5570 cpus, pc turns on, recognises everything...
  22. W

    [SOLVED] Can DDR3 2400MHz RAM able to run on Asus B75M-Plus Motherboard?

    Hope you all in good and healthy condition. I just want to ask, Is DDR3 2400MHz RAM would be able to run on Asus B75M-Plus Motherboard...
  23. imogen99

    [SOLVED] Installed Ram 16.0 GB (7.96 GB usable) #Win 11

    Hi there, i recently upgraded my PC ram from 8GB to 16GB by adding another 8GB stick, using the same Ram module from the same buyer. and changed my Mobo from ASROCK N68-VS3 to GA-970A-DS3P. i made those changes without reinstalling windows, the PC started normally all working good, i made all...
  24. Astrałł

    Question Freezing ram sticks

    Hello, So I have a bit of a problem... my RAM sticks are all healty and working fine (I tested each one individually) when I put one at a time, but when I put them all together (4x4 to be exact) my pc freezes after some time and it happens when im doing something in the desktop, chrome or else...
  25. S

    Question Four Crucial DDR3 modules stopped working after regular shutdown

    Here's what happened. I have Gigabyte GA Z77-DS3H motherboard. So I took four Crucial 8GB modules, installed them as a part of my desktop overhaul, and tested them with Memtest86, all is well. Then I worked on that computer until the evening and shut down Windows 10 x64 the usual way. The...
  26. PiusPengui

    Question Red light of death on motherboard and no display output

    One morning, I used my PC normally for like an hour or two, and then I shut it down for around 10 hours. And on the same day, I pressed the power button. The fans were spinning, RGBs were turning on, but no display output and the red light of death showed up on my motherboard. I looked up what a...
  27. Giorgi379

    [SOLVED] Best DDR3 RAM for my MOBO

    Hi, i was wondering what is best DDR3 RAM for my Motherboard? max RAM: 16GB MOBO: ASUS P8H61-MX CPU: i7-3770 https://www.manua.ls/asus/p8h61-mx/specifications
  28. T

    [SOLVED] need help with picking a cpu that works for my pc.

    my specs - Processor AMD FX-8320E motherboard Product 970 GAMING ram 24.0 GB 120 ssd(boot) 1tb hhd i just need a cpu that will work for windows 11 without me having to buy a new motherboard or losing performance.
  29. Giorgi379

    [SOLVED] Asus P8H61-MX and DDR3 RAM Hertzs

    Hi, my motherboard Asus P8H61-MX support this ram hertzs 1066,1333 MHz i have 2x4GB DDR3 kingston RAM: 99U5584-005.A00LF 1600 MHz how can i increase memory speed to 1333 MHz and it will affect with computer speed and increase it?
  30. C

    Question Is a Asus Tuf gtx 1650 compatible with a ASRock 960gm-gs3 fx motherboard.

    I am tryin to put together one of my old computers so my nephew can play modded Minecraft and other steam games on it but the only graphics card i could find at the time was a gtx 1650 which doesnt seem to work with the motherboard i have, to my understanding all pcie graphics cards and slots...
  31. wooziefub

    [SOLVED] Crazy ram speed in task manager

    Hey, so i dont think this needs much explaining: Im running on MSI H61M-P22 B3 (there are total of 2 ram slots) 1x8 GB DDR3 1333Mhz Any idea whats going on? Its running stable, but i feel like im getting bad performace in games. Also could this be because of Windows 11? Thank you.
  32. B

    Question What's better?

    1666MHZ 2x8 or 1333MHZ 4x4
  33. N

    [SOLVED] DDR2 vs DDR3

    Hello everyone, I Want to buy a new laptop for Normal gaming and Trading purposes. I do not have so much knowledge about PC and Laptops, so I visited one of my friend's shops, he is too good in technology as well, he suggested me some Laptops: 1: HP 15s-GR0011AU Laptop 2: DELL Inspiron Ryzen 3...
  34. Y

    [SOLVED] Getting 1866MHz RAM for 1600MHz Motherboard

    I currently have 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL11 HyperX Fury sticks on a Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H motherboard, the motherboard only supports RAM speeds up to 1600MHz. I found a good second hand deal on two more 4GB HyperX Fury sticks that are rated at 1866MHz, I just wanted to know if installing these...
  35. H

    [SOLVED] Can i use ddr4 ram with another ddr3 ram

    i have one 4gb ddr3 ram. Now i wanna upgrade ram so thinking to buy new 4gb ddr4 ram. So question is like, will ddr4 ram work fine with ddr3 ram?
  36. Airlo

    Question Is the AMD Athlon 3000G compatible with DDR3?

    I've had a ddr3 pc for quite a long time and am hoping to upgrade but haven't had the chance for several reasons. I know somebody with a different pc that has integrated graphics but has a better cpu performance and I thought to myself, what if I just upgrade the cpu to a ddr3 compatible cpu. I...
  37. E

    [SOLVED] PC Upgrade Advice - Haswell

    Hi all, I currently running a PC from a 4th-Gen Intel system, all is working fine. I am looking into possibly upgrading my RAM to 16GB and GPU but I'm still running DDR3. Have dipped into some casual SIM-RACING, eg. F1, AC F1 2021 PC Requirements - Looks like the PC will run it (minimum...
  38. A

    [SOLVED] Need help upgrading my PC please

    Hello! tldr I need a better CPU but the one I want (i7) does not fit my motherboard. I've been trying to research it myself but with my knowledge I might as well buy a new pc but I cant spend 4k. thankyou for any advice or help my current set up is Processor: AMD FX6300 6core Motherboard...
  39. R

    Question Black screen after adding a certain ram module

    Hi, so my problem is that my pc turns on but the screen stays black after installing a certain 2GB stick. This module is part of the 2x2GB kit that I've had since 2011. It didn't cause any problems until now. Memory banks seem to be ok, I've checked them with 3 different modules, I've also...
  40. S

    Question DDR3L RAM died after 1.5 years

    I bought a new 4GB 1.5 years ago for my laptop (K55VJ an Ivy-bridge core i7 with HM77) and because of available stocks I got a DDR3L RAM with similar specs with the old ram (Samsung 4GB PC3-12800S-11) that I mixed it with (the old one is DDR3 while new one is DDR3L). After installing it, all was...