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159th_Archer

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RAM boost
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:23:15 AM »
I have 16mb Kingston HyperX PC3 1866Mhz in my (Overclockers built in early 2015) PC atm.

I believe we are advised to run with 32mb as things stand? Have just contacted Overclockers and they don't have anything to match -although the chap on the phone thought I might be fine just trying to get something close as possible -which a quick search reveals as being similar available out there. Would that work, or am I just best and getting 32mb of the latest stuff?

If possible I'd prefer not to spend a fortune but ultimately I want to improve my machine and not possibly hinder it with a cheap bodge.

My PC; i7 -4790k 4.00Ghz, Asus Z97-k DDR3 MB, GF GTX980 4096mb, SSD (samsung 500GB).

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Re: RAM boost
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 10:17:10 PM »
Unless I could get my hands on exactly the same part number (see sticker on RAM), I wouldn’t bother. If you mix and match, you may find that you run into stability issues when you least expect it.

Not long ago, I was in the same boat as you, but lucked out on finding the right - exact same part(s). Otherwise, I would have bit the bullet and started a fresh.

Scout other suppliers, even Amazon. You may get lucky.

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Re: RAM boost
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 09:24:46 AM »
The Kingston HyperX should be fairly common and easy to find Arch. I had 8GB prior and I too lucked out on he exact same model number on Amazon. Have 16GB now.
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Re: RAM boost
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 09:29:03 AM »
Just been searching for my existing RAM and so far, can't see any -anyone any ideas on places I might find other than the bleedin' obvious?! Thx.

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Re: RAM boost
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 08:28:03 PM »
What is the part number, Arch?

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Re: RAM boost
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 09:43:36 AM »
What is the part number, Arch?

HXC18c10bgk2/16-oc

Tried with that but couldn't see anything.

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Re: RAM boost
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 12:32:36 PM »
If you’re on DDR3 I would consider a mobo, cpu & RAM upgrade to DDR4 (obviously a much more expensive prospect though).

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Re: RAM boost
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 04:43:00 PM »
Hey Arch.. found this on Amazon.com US I think. Don't know what the import costs would be though. Maybe you can check if you put your address in?

https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-FURY-2x8GB-1866MHz/dp/B00J8E8Y5C?th=1

This is the closest part number I can find to the one you have.

BTW, after a bit of checking, the Kingston website itself doesn't have your part number listed there..

https://www.kingston.com/en/company/press/article/7141

Look for the table below.