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Adding RAM to HP Pavilion Desktop 550-252na

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I was wondering can anyone suggest the best DDR3 RAM which I can add for gaming purposes. I already upgraded my GPU and PSU. 

 

Looking to upgrade CPU and RAM now. Already know what CPU I want to get which is the Core i7 6700.

 

What I needed to know is can anyone recommend RAM I should get.

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@Alex176 , welcome to the forum.

 

Here is the memory that is recommended for your computer by Crucial Memory.  I suggest that you use CPU-Z to determine the manufacturer and timings of the current memory.  This information is in the tab titled "SPD".  You may have to remove the current memory if it is not compatible with Crucial's memory.  This can be determined by contacting their Tech Support.  It is best to install memory in pairs since the motherboard has Dual channel memory architecture.  If you decide not to go with their memory, it will give you an idea of what is needed.  If you decide to go with high-power gaming memory it is best to contact the manufacturer's Tech Support to assure that it is compatible with the HP motherboard.

 

The best upgrade that you could make for gaming is installing a Solid-State Drive (SSD).  This will decrease boot times and increase system performance considerably.  While you are on the Crucial site take a look at the SSD's that they recommend for your system.  I will never have another computer without a SSD boot drive.

 

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@Alex176 , welcome to the forum.

 

Here is the memory that is recommended for your computer by Crucial Memory.  I suggest that you use CPU-Z to determine the manufacturer and timings of the current memory.  This information is in the tab titled "SPD".  You may have to remove the current memory if it is not compatible with Crucial's memory.  This can be determined by contacting their Tech Support.  It is best to install memory in pairs since the motherboard has Dual channel memory architecture.  If you decide not to go with their memory, it will give you an idea of what is needed.  If you decide to go with high-power gaming memory it is best to contact the manufacturer's Tech Support to assure that it is compatible with the HP motherboard.

 

The best upgrade that you could make for gaming is installing a Solid-State Drive (SSD).  This will decrease boot times and increase system performance considerably.  While you are on the Crucial site take a look at the SSD's that they recommend for your system.  I will never have another computer without a SSD boot drive.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.






I am not an HP Employee!!

Intelligence is God given. Wisdom is the sum of our mistakes!!

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