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ECC Type = Non-ECC, Form Factor = UDIMM, Pin Count = 240-pin, PC Speed = PC3-12800, Voltage = 1.35V/1.5V, Rank and Configuration = 2Rx8
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Crucial RAM 16GB Kit 2x8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CL11 Desktop Memory CT2K102464BD160B Reviews
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Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF
(i5-3470 version) and tried 2 different sets of memory (Kingston and Patriot) DDR3 1600 PC3 12800 but neither set worked. I found out that the computer preferred low voltage DDR3 1.35v (DDR3L) instead of the regular 1.5v DDR3.Tried this memory and it matched fine w/ the existing Samsung memory in the Dell.
I purchased to upgrade an old Dell XPS 8300 to use for a programming project (running Ubuntu linux, used for Jetson TX1 dev).- turned computer off. left power supply attached so case was grounded, to contain static.- removed old ram , vacuumed out the 4 slots- seated these squarely. very snug fit, check orientation before inserting- booted up with F2 key, went to bios so mem count would be updated. speed listed as 1333. saved & exit- computer ran perfectly. did a sudo apt-get install memtester- sudo memtester 15000 1- memory came up 100% clean no errors :)i would definitely recommend this memory. have never had problems with crucial DDR’sstatic is your enemy. leave PC off but power supply plugged in, as this keeps the pc chassis grounded. if you keep an elbow or foot or something against the frame, you are grounded. also always always avoid touching any of the gold exposed parts of any board or chip. "midas touch" effect lol
Hi My Mother Just recently bought me These 2 4GB Memory Sticks. My Dell OptiPlex 780 Dt is running Really great now. I discovered that for some other people to know. You have to first remove all your memory sticks from your computer, then just install the new Crucial 4GB sticks in Slots 1 & 2 with leaving slots 3 & 4 empty. My Computer wouldn’t boot up with the 2 4GB & 2 2GB in the my computer. Once my Computer Booted up and I signed in on the 2 4GB Memory sticks I then shut off my computer and installed my older 2 GB sticks in Slots 3 & 4. My computer booted up and I saw a total of 12GB of Memory installed. I included a Diagram of which slots are which in my Computer. I hope this helps others if they have a booting up problem.THANKS, Crucial & Amazon for having this Item! I plan on Buying 2 More 4GB sticks for a Total of 16GB in my computer.Thanks again,Sincerely,Billy.
I had to return this package. But only because of a slight incompatibility with the existing RAM in my older machine. I used Crucial’s website scanner and this was the recommendation. The RAM boots but causes lock ups and crashes. After some research I found the RAM I have installed (Crucial’s Balistix gaming RAM) uses 1.5v. This package uses a more typical 1.35v. The Crucial site scanner does not check for this.By themselves the 2 sticks work great with no issues! I’m sure it would work for gaming as well. It’s just not specifically made for gaming like the Balistix line from Crucial. This RAM works fine for most DDR3 applications. I just wanted to warn folks to check your existing memory carefully for compatibility. If these are going in an empty (compatible) motherboard? You should be ok and it works great!
While this will work in both 1.35v and 1.5v motherboards the product page isn’t exactly clear on the fact that this is DDR3L (Low Voltage, 1.35v). I think the product description should be more clear.I’m currently testing my replacement set. The first kit I got worked great for about 3 days, and even passed 4 passes of memtest86. Then after waking from sleep 10 minutes before I was going to return the PC to it’s owner, it did nothing but blue screen. Another quick Memtest86 run just turned the screen red with thousands of errors within seconds.UPDATE: After 2 days of running memtest86, Prime95, several sleep cycles, and reboots, I’m pretty confident that the replacement RAM is OK. This isn’t the first time I’ve had problems with Crucial RAM, but these things can happen with RAM from any manufacturer.These went into a Dell Inspiron 660s, which unfortunately only supports running them at 1333MHz even though the original RAM was also 1600MHz. I went with the low density (chips on both sides) version because I read that there would be less potential compatibility issues and better performance.
My son needed more memory in his PC as 8Gb was not enough to run his VM’s. He had a single 8Gb DIMM fitted so bought this to double it. This of course has had the effect of not just providing 16Gb of memory but also provided a speed increase due to enabling dual channel memory access. Easy to fit by anyone with a bit of reading if you do not already know what to do. The only issue for us was that it was tight getting to one of the memory retaining clamps due to the graphics card cooling but still completed within 5 minutes which included disconnecting the rear connections to enable removing the PC from a desk cupboard to lie on it’s side for easy access.The hardest thing to do was before buying to ensure that the new memory would be compatible with the existing memory.Once fitted double checked with Speccy to make sure that both memory modules where running at the same frequency and on the same timings, etc.
Crucial is a name I’ve floated between for more years than I care to mention. Many years ago, you just selected the right size and speed of your RAM you needed, paid for it…and installed it. Simple! Well…kind of simple…if you knew how. As technology has marched on, DDR has turned to 2, then 3 and now DDR 4 or beyond. Motherboard technology has also marched on a pace, with more boards than you could possibly imagine. This means that your choice of memory to motherboard is a bewildering jungle to try to converse and find the right memory for your precious computer. Thankfully if you visit Crucial’s website armed with the make and model of your motherboard, their website will point you in the right direction. A recent AMD FX build threw a demand for DDR3 RAM, checked the website and went straight for 8gb. Vital for running Windows 10 on because less than 8gb of RAM on a system with Win10 is asking for frustrating times. I will, in time, buy another 8gb of the same RAM to give that build more headroom. And if you asked me if I could recommend Crucial memory for general day to day work and light gaming or decent workloads… then yes… wholeheartedly. If you want “gaming” performance, sling more cash into higher frequency….bigger sized….faster paced RAM which Crucial and their competitors will offer you. Then hey…Crucial will help you out with that need too. Speaking from experience I can honestly say that this type of RAM is a jack of all trades. Most systems these days will need a maximum of 16gb unless you’re doing some serious workloads. And…I…MEAN… SERIOUS. So the short of it is. Is this item worth your money? Yes. Yes it is. Hope this review helps.
Bought to upgrade my desktop PC from 8Gb to 16Gb, to keep pace with modern apps and browsers that are so memory greedy.Made sure I was buying the right stuff by checking various motherboard guides and also recommended hardware suppliers. Landed on this pair of DIMM memory sticks.After they arrived, popped open my PC box, removed the old pair of 4GB DIMMS, the two new ones fitted easily, powered up and Windows recognised it had double the memory, and thats that.PC runs a bit faster but most noticeably there is almost no delay when swapping between apps on a busy toolbar.
Our PC running W10 ( with all updates) had 6Gb of RAM ( 2G + 4G in two slots) and I had noticed it slowing down. Most of the time the existing RAM was running at 5Gb – so not completely full. However , on removing the 2G and adding the new 8Gb, I noticed that whilst the “system drivers and processes” were still occupying about 5-6 Gb, it was clear that the rest of the RAM is being used for “cached data and code not currently being used”. I had missed this use of RAM before. Things do seem to be faster now and so far the hard disc has not been at 100% – which it was before. On this basis , I would conclude that W10 should have at least 12 Gb for best performance.