If you want to update your PC and buy a new memory, then you must ensure that your new memory is compatible with your motherboard.
Memory Compatibility List
First of all, you must go to your motherboard’s memory compatibility list. Usually, motherboards have online a memory compatibility list. If you don’t know your motherboard’s model, just download and istall CPU-Z. Open CPU-Z and go to the Mainboard tab. There, look out for the Manufacturer and Model fields.
Memory not in Compatibility List
Chances are that you may not find a new RAM module in your motherboard’s compatibility list. In that case, you must choose one that fits the motherboard’s requirements.
You must look for the following characteristics:
- Type of memory: DDR2, DDR3 or DD4, etc.
- Frequency: 1066MHz, 1333MHz, 1600MHz, 1866MHz, etc.
- Voltage: 1.5V, 1.65V, etc.
In order to find you current RAM module voltage, open CPU-Z and go to SPD tab.