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Your computer’s RAM (memory)

For desktop computers, memory chips ( RAM) have 3 main types (depending on how old your computer is:-

  • DDR (used inside computers which are now very old)
  • DDR2 (most computers will have this type)
  • DDR3 (the newest type, now widely used)

This picture shows the (subtle) differences between 2 of the types
– meaning that the wrong one won’t even fit !

ddr desktop chips

To find out which are inside your own desktop computer, obtain a FREE report by running a scan at

Crucial’s memory report will tell you:

  • what type of memory your computer uses
  • what speed of memory is used
  • how many memory card slots your computer has – and if any are free
  • the maximum amount of memory your computer can take

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