Memory - RAM

RAM (Random Access Memory) is where data the CPU is working with is temporarily stored. More RAM is generally better, although there are diminishing returns and 32-bit versions of Windows only support a maximum of 4GB. Speed, measured in MHz, is another consideration, but most importantly memory needs to be compatible with your motherboard: it'll either be DDR, DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4. Smaller SODIMM modules for laptops and mini PCs and ECC memory for servers are all available in this category.

Apple Mac DDR3/DDR3L SO-DIMM RAM Memory Kits

The Mac Memory SODIMMs allow users to maximize memory bandwidth and minimize performance bottlenecks to deliver a superior user experience. Built to Corsair’s legendary quality and reliability standards, each module is tested to ensure maximum compatibility. Each Mac Memory module is individually tested and certified to be compatible with Apple products.

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DDR Single/Dual Channel 400MHz RAM Memory Kits

Double data rate is a type of SDRAM in which data is sent on both the rising and falling edges of clock cycles in a data burst. It is usually referred to as DDR as opposed to DDR SDRAM. DDR memory comes in various sizes as well as speeds

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DDR SO-DIMM 400MHz RAM Memory Kits

SO-DIMMs are a smaller alternative to a DIMM, being roughly half the size of regular DIMMs. SO-DIMMS are often used in systems which have space restrictions such as notebooks, small footprint PCs such as those with a Mini-ITX motherboard and high-end upgradable office printers.

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DDR2 Single/Dual Channel 533MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

Like DDR, DDR2 is a type of SDRAM in which data is sent on both the rising and falling edges of clock cycles in a data burst. DDR2 is the next evolutionary step in the DDR infrastructure and has additional features built into it to allow for increased system performance. This memory is designed for users which require faster memory however with still a budget in mind therefore is the mainstream choice for mid range systems.

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DDR2 Single/Dual Channel 800MHz RAM Memory Kits

Like DDR, DDR2 is a type of SDRAM in which data is sent on both the rising and falling edges of clock cycles in a data burst. DDR2 is the next evolutionary step in the DDR infrastructure and has additional features built into it to allow for increased system performance. The PC6400 specification is an ideal choice for users who require faster performance memory such as mid to high end gaming systems as well as demanding applications such as video encoding and rendering.

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DDR2 SO-DIMM 667MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

This memory is designed primarily to be used to upgrade the memory capacity of various laptops and notebooks that are on the market at the current moment, these memory modules are suitable for laptops using the 200 pin DDR2 memory specification.

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DDR3 Quad Channel 1600MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 memory is the most common memory. Excluding Intel X99, all current generation Intel and AMD desktop chipsets (and many previous generations too) use it. The modules here come in all shapes, sizes and colours so you can match your system's aesthetic, but are all clocked at 1,600MHz. They come either in kits of two or as single units, but it's best to use matching modules if you need multiple sticks.

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DDR3 Quad Channel 1800MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 Quad Channel Memory is a set of four matched memory modules, specifically for Intel X79 Chipset Motherboards which feature four or eight memory slots. Quad channel memory will have a higher bandwidth than a triple (3 memory module) channel memory system. These Memory modules come with a clock speed of 1800Mhz or more (check product specifications), and are available in packs of four modules. Always fit Quad channel memory modules as a complete set to your motherboard.
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DDR3 Single/Dual Channel 1333MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 SDRAM is an evolution of DDR2 SDRAM. Designed for todays systems which support DDR3, the primary benefit of DDR3 is the ability to transfer data at a much higher rate than DDR2 due to the higher clock rate. This allows you to take advantage of the high speeds of todays CPU's. These memory modules are available in single, dual and quad packs, and have a clock speed of 1333Mhz.
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DDR3 Single/Dual Channel 1600MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 SDRAM is an evolution of DDR2 SDRAM. Designed for todays systems which support DDR3, the primary benefit of DDR3 being the ability to transfer data at a much higher rate than DDR2 due to the higher clock rate. This allows you to take advantage of the high speeds offered by todays CPU's. These memory modules are available in single, dual and quad packs, and have a clock speed of 1600Mhz.
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DDR3 Single/Dual Channel 1800MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 memory is the most common memory. Excluding Intel X99, all current generation Intel and AMD desktop chipsets (and many previous generations too) use it. These high-end kits range from 4GB to 16GB with speeds from 1,866MHz to 3,000MHz – you may need to enabled the memory's XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) in your motherboard's BIOS to run it at full speed. Each kit has two identical sticks – they're designed for motherboards with just two slots or with four slots that need to be filled in pairs.

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DDR3 SO-DIMM 1066MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

SODIMM memory is smaller than standard modules, and is used in laptops and mini-PCs. As long as you can access your system's memory slots, you can upgrade it. The kits here come in a range of speeds and capacities, so make sure your system is compatible with the memory you choose.

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DDR3 Triple Channel 1333MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 Triple Channel Memory is a set of three or six matched memory modules, specifically for Intel X58 Chipset Motherboards which feature three or six memory slots. Triple channel memory will have a higher bandwidth than a dual (2 memory module) channel memory system. These Memory modules come with a clock speed of 1333Mhz, and are available in packs of three or six modules. Always fit triple channel memory modules as a complete set to your motherboard.
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DDR3 Triple Channel 1600MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 Triple Channel Memory is a set of three or six matched memory modules, specifically for Intel X58 Chipset Motherboards which feature three or six memory slots. Triple channel memory will have a higher bandwidth than a dual (2 memory module) channel memory system. These Memory modules come with a clock speed of 1600Mhz, and are available in packs of three or six modules. Always fit triple channel memory modules as a complete set to your motherboard.
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DDR3L Single/Dual Channel 1600MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR3L differs from traditional DDR3 as it runs at 1.35V rather than 1.5V. This means it consumes less power and runs cooler. DDR3L is required for Intel Skylake CPUs using the Z170 chipset. For the best performance choose a pair of DIMMs running together in dual-channel mode at the highest frequency you can afford. These are the entry-level kits, with speeds between 1,600MHz and 2,133MHz.

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DDR3L SO-DIMM 1600MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

SODIMM memory is smaller than standard modules, and is used in laptops and mini-PCs. As long as you can access your system's memory slots, you can upgrade it. The kits here come in a range of speeds and capacities, so make sure your system is compatible with the memory you choose.

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DDR4 Quad Channel 2133MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. At present, it's only compatible with Intel's X99 motherboards, which run in quad-channel. That's what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of four or eight. These are the most premium, fastest kits around, with speeds starting at 2,666MHz and reaching 3,333MHz.

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DDR4 Quad Channel 2400MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. At present, it's only compatible with Intel's X99 motherboards, which run in quad-channel. That's what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of four or eight. These are the most premium, fastest kits around, with speeds starting at 2,666MHz and reaching 3,333MHz.

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DDR4 Quad Channel 2666MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. At present, it's only compatible with Intel's X99 motherboards, which run in quad-channel. That's what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of four or eight. These are the most premium, fastest kits around, with speeds starting at 2,666MHz and reaching 3,333MHz.

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DDR4 Quad Channel 2800MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. At present, it's only compatible with Intel's X99 motherboards, which run in quad-channel. That's what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of four or eight. These are the most premium, fastest kits around, with speeds starting at 2,666MHz and reaching 3,333MHz.

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DDR4 Quad Channel 3200MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. At present, it's only compatible with Intel's X99 motherboards, which run in quad-channel. That's what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of four or eight. These are the most premium, fastest kits around, with speeds starting at 2,666MHz and reaching 3,333MHz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 2133MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's only compatible with Intel's Haswell E which run in quad-channel and Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channel. The latter is what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the most basic kits around, with a speed of 2,133MHz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 2400MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's only compatible with Intel's Haswell E which run in quad-channel and Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channel. The latter is what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the mid-range kits, with a speed of 2,400MHz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 2666MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's only compatible with Intel's Haswell E which run in quad-channel and Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channel. The latter is what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the mid-range kits, with a speed of at least 2,666MHz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 3000MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's only compatible with Intel's Haswell E which run in quad-channel and Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channel. The latter is what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the high-end kits, with a speed of at least 3,000Hz.

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SDRAM 133MHz RAM Memory Kits

SDRAM or Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory or Synchronous DRAM. A DRAM designed to deliver bursts of data at very high speed using automatic addressing, multiple page interleaving and a synchronous (or clocked) interface. Speeds of these modules are either 100Mhz and 133Mhz

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Server DDR 400MHz RAM Memory Kits

Server Memory is specifically designed for rock-solid stability in demanding server applications. Data lines are carefully engineered for noise immunity; clock lines are optimized for minimum skew.

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Server DDR2 400MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

Server Memory is specifically designed for rock-solid stability in demanding server applications. Data lines are carefully engineered for noise immunity; clock lines are optimized for minimum skew.

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Server DDR2 800MHz RAM Memory Kits

Server Memory is specifically designed for rock-solid stability in demanding server applications. Data lines are carefully engineered for noise immunity; clock lines are optimized for minimum skew.

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Server DDR3 1066MHz RAM Memory Kits

Server Memory is specifically designed for rock-solid stability in demanding server applications. Data lines are carefully engineered for noise immunity; clock lines are optimized for minimum skew.

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Server DDR3 1333MHz RAM Memory Kits

Server Memory is specifically designed for rock-solid stability in demanding server applications. Data lines are carefully engineered for noise immunity; clock lines are optimized for minimum skew.

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Server DDR3 1600MHz RAM Memory Kits

Available as regular DIMMs or SO-DIMMs for micro-servers, these DDR3 modules are designed for servers and are engineered and clocked to provide rock solid stability 24/7. ECC (error correcting code) modules are immune to errors, while registered/buffered sticks reduce memory controller load and ensure additional stability when using many modules together. Motherboards need to support ECC and registered memory for these features to work.

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Server DDR4 2133MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 server memory brings maximum speed and efficiency to Intel's latest quad-channel Xeon platform. Server memory is designed to have rock solid stability 24/7. ECC (error correcting code) modules are immune to errors, while registered/buffered sticks reduce memory controller load and ensure additional stability when using many modules together. Motherboards need to support ECC and registered memory for these features to work.

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