Feb 25, 2011

The Hardwareguide (part 5 of 11)

The RAM (random-access-memory)

Size: 2GB for budget users, 4GB for normal, 8GB for enthusiasts. Getting more does not improve performance, other than in extremely specific situations in a few professional programs.

Corsair Dominator DDR3

Brand: Corsair, G.Skill and Kingston have well-known reputation for quality control. Crucial and Mushkin are also good. Getting RAM from another manufacture is fine as well.
Kingston Hyper X DDR3

Speed: Get DDR3 RAM. 1333MHz or 1600MHz makes little difference: get what is cheaper. Same goes for CAS latencies. DDR3 usually runs at 1066MHz by default: You must OC to get higher.

G.Skill Trident DDR3

Tips: RAM is also very easy to replace or upgrade. If you need to save up, drop to 2GB, and add more when you have the funds for it. Mixing different types of RAM is not recommended.


  1. i need to buy some of these ddr3 stuff

  2. yeah its about time for some more ram me thinks ;)

  3. My ram has never been so cool looking, they are always green and gray, I should stop buying the cheap ones.

  4. Do old motherboards accept DD3?

  5. I own 4GB worth of DDR3 RAM. Was going to get 8GB, but I've done anything to fill up the 4GB as of yet.

  6. informative post, cheap & easy way to improve computer speed without having extensive knowledge of computers.