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I am wanting to upgrade my memory, I'm unsure if my motherboard "holes"will suit .

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by rat_bane, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. rat_bane

    rat_bane Techie7 New Member

    My details are:
    Motherboard.
    Manufacturer EVGA
    Model 141-BL-E757 (Socket 423)
    Version OEM
    Chipset Vendor Intel
    Chipset Model X58
    Chipset Revision 22
    Southbridge Vendor Intel
    Southbridge Model 82801JR (ICH10R)
    • RAM
      Memory slots
      Total memory slots 6
      Used memory slots 3
      Free memory slots 3
      Memory
      Type DDR3
      Size 6144 MBytes
      Channels # Dual
      DRAM Frequency 530.6 MHz
      CAS# Latency (CL) 8 clocks
      RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 8 clocks
      RAS# Precharge (tRP) 8 clocks
      Cycle Time (tRAS) 20 clocks
      Command Rate (CR) 2T
      Physical Memory
      Memory Usage 57 %
      Total Physical 5.99 GB
      Available Physical 2.53 GB
      Total Virtual 12 GB
      Available Virtual 7.68 GB
      SPD
      Number Of SPD Modules 3
      Slot #1
      Type DDR3
      Size 2048 MBytes
      Manufacturer Corsair
      Max Bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
      Part Number CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
      SPD Ext. XMP
      Timing table
      Frequency CAS# Latency RAS# To CAS# RAS# Precharge tRAS tRC Voltage
      JEDEC #1 444.4 MHz 6.0 6 6 16 23 1.500 V
      JEDEC #2 592.6 MHz 8.0 8 8 22 30 1.500 V
      JEDEC #3 666.7 MHz 9.0 9 9 24 34 1.500 V
      XMP-1600 800 MHz 8.0 8 8 24 1.650 V
      Slot #2
      Type DDR3
      Size 2048 MBytes
      Manufacturer Corsair
      Max Bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
      Part Number CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
      SPD Ext. XMP
      Timing table
      Frequency CAS# Latency RAS# To CAS# RAS# Precharge tRAS tRC Voltage
      JEDEC #1 444.4 MHz 6.0 6 6 16 23 1.500 V
      JEDEC #2 592.6 MHz 8.0 8 8 22 30 1.500 V
      JEDEC #3 666.7 MHz 9.0 9 9 24 34 1.500 V
      XMP-1600 800 MHz 8.0 8 8 24 1.650 V
      Slot #3
      Type DDR3
      Size 2048 MBytes
      Manufacturer Corsair
      Max Bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
      Part Number CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
      SPD Ext. XMP
      Timing table
      Frequency CAS# Latency RAS# To CAS# RAS# Precharge tRAS tRC Voltage
      JEDEC #1 444.4 MHz 6.0 6 6 16 23 1.500 V
      JEDEC #2 592.6 MHz 8.0 8 8 22 30 1.500 V
      JEDEC #3 666.7 MHz 9.0 9 9 24 34 1.500 V
      XMP-1600 800 MHz 8.0 8 8 24 1.650 V
    • ________________________________________________________


    • [​IMG]
      This item Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (4GBx4) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS4K4G4D240FSB (Gray)
      Customer Rating 5 out of 5 stars (266)
      Price $99.99
      Shipping FREE Shipping
      Sold By Amazon.com
      Capacity 16 GB
      RAM Size 16 GB
      Item Dimensions 0.44 x 7 x 5 in
      Memory Speed Information not provided
      Memory Storage Capacity 16 GB
      Number of Items 4
      RAM Memory Technology Kit (4GBx4)
      Size 16GB Kit (4GBx4)
      RAM Type DDR4 SDRAM
      • [​IMG]
    • ______________________________________________________________________
    • Hope someone can help, I'd hate to buy them only to find they won't fit!! Regards, Patrick. (I'm not an expert at this so careful what you ask me).
     
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Hi Patrick and welcome to Techie7.

    First and foremost, your motherboard supports DDR3 RAM. You can NOT put DDR4 RAM in there! They are not compatible, physically or electrically. If you look here, you will see DDR4 has more pins and the key notch is in a different place. While the width of the sticks are exactly the same, you will destroy the motherboard RAM slots and the RAM sticks if you force the wrong RAM in a motherboard. :(

    You say socket 423 but the specs for the EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR show the socket is a LGA1366. The specs also verify it supports DDR3 1600 RAM.

    I note also it appears you have 6GB of RAM installed. That is a pretty decent amount and it is not likely you will see any performance gains by adding more - unless you are a serious hard core gamer, or you use your computer or serious graphics design or computer aided engineering tasks. And even then, the gains will be marginal for most tasks, if noticeable at all. If you primarily use your computer for Microsoft Office, email, surfing the Internet, Facebook, YouTube or similar tasks, 6GB is already more than enough.

    Are you not happy with your system performance? An upgraded graphics solution may actually offer a better performance gain. I also recommend you make sure the system is fully updated, clean of malware and clutter, and you have a decent chunk of free disk space for Windows to optimally run in.

    If you still want to add more RAM, I recommend you visit the Crucial and/or Corsair website and run their respective memory advisors/finders. The Crucial version provides the option to download and run their scanner or enter your motherboard information manually. The Corsair is manual only. Both will tell you what you have and what your system will support, then offer suggestions. You don't have to buy from either but if you do, both guarantee compatibility. In any case, both will also provide the specifications of the compatible RAM so you can then buy any brand that meet those specs - though the general consensus when adding RAM is to try and match brand and model numbers of the currently installed RAM.