Memory Ram for 8 year computer

nnnnnnnadie

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I have 4gb RAM and i would like to update it with another one. My motherboard is a MSI 2A9C:

http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/msi-2a9c-specs/

and i have 2GB sticks like this:

https://i.imgur.com/ly1lbT6.png

In the board specifications says it can use this:

4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1333/ 1066MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory
(Max 8GB on 64-bit Operating Systems)

But i dont know a lot about this, if for example i could get an ECC memory ram, wouldnt be compatible entirely? or just the ECC feature?

Anyway, im planning on buying something like this:

https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KVR13N9S6_2.pdf

But dont know if is going to work, whad do you guys think?
 

nnnnnnnadie

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Yeah but im from south america and the shipping alone is more expensive than the card :(, you think another samsung 1333 could work?
 

why_wolf

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well since you will be adding more RAM to exisiting RAM (aka mixing and matching) its best to get sticks that are as close to identical as possible to what you already have. The more you drift away from that the chances that the new stick swill refuse to work with the old sticks is higher. Though in general this isn't a big chance (it used to be a major problem long ago) but its incredibly frustrating when you run into it.

So try and get the speed and timings the same. If you could get that from Samsung that would be best.
 

nnnnnnnadie

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I see, what if, instead i got 4 sticks of 2gb from another brand, that would be better?
 

why_wolf

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It's always best to buy RAM in prepacked batches. As those packages are supposed to work together with no problem. So if your budget allows it then a 4x2GB kit would be best.
 

nnnnnnnadie

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I see, thanks a lot man, i will be buying the amazon ones, turns out they are cheaper
 

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