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Old PC needing new RAM

Ivychat

5 months ago

Everyone:

I have an old PC running MAME and a home media server for me. i7-2600 with 16 GB RAM. I recently was able to identify that my repeated BSODs were due to some bad RAM. The machine had four Crucial 4GB DDR3-1333 sticks. I'm pretty green at this. Can I buy any 4GB DDR3-1333 to replace the bad stick? Any recs on which RAM to buy?

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

RMA the RAM. It should have a life time warranty on it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Crucial should work and Kingston value ram as well preferable with the same specs as speed and latency concerns.

Also the specs of the board may play a role too.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The MOBO is Intel Desktop Board DH61ZE. Does that help your recommendation at all?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The machine had four Crucial 4GB DDR3-1333 sticks.

4 ram modules can't be installed on the Intel DH61ZE board.

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/motherboards/desktop/dh61ze/dh61ze_techprodspec05.pdf

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Then I must have written down the board wrong because I can post a picture of the 4 slots and the 4 sticks.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes maybe. :D

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $64.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-13 23:30 EDT-0400

Says it supports 16GB, so 16GB it will be then.

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