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How do you identify RAM in your computer?


1. Physical examination
Find where the ram is installed, desktops will need case removed and notebook should have a RAM access panel on the bottom of the laptop. Once you can see the RAM slots, you can identify the modules, there will be numbers and codes on the modules that identify the speed: look for a part number starting with PC2 or PC3 or PC4.
You can also see how many slots there are and how many are free.

2. Software
There are a few good system scanning software on the internet. We recommend CPU-Z (download from our website) or go to cpuid.com and download the latest version directly. After download; install and launch the program.
There are two ways of identifying the memory:
2A: Use the memory tab. It will show the frequency, that number needs to be doubled and then you can find the right ram on our DDR2 or DDR3 or DDR4 pages. When you are on those pages, just select the speed box and the type of system (desktop or notebook) and it will display all available sizes.


CPU-Z Screenshot of memory tab

This method does not show how many slots there are or what is installed. To do that, use the next method...

2B: Save a specification txt and view it. This file can also be emailed to sales@upgradeable.co.nz and we can identify and recommend an upgrade.

When you view the txt file, scroll down to memory section. The txt file will show each ram slot and the type of ram or no ram installed. Again like example A; you can use the ram you identify to match it on our DDR2 or DDR3 or DDR4 pages. When you are on those pages, just select the speed box and the type of system (desktop or notebook) and it will display all available sizes.

identify via CPU-Z text file

 

How do you identify RAM in your Mac?


To guarantee a 100% compatible upgrade it is best to identify your Mac model then use our Apple page to find your Mac and see all the upgrades available. Buying standard ram for a Mac can be problematic. For example Macs are sensitive to speed type, although the internet says fast ram is backward compatible, in reality it does not work all the time. You can identify your Mac in two ways.

1. Model identifier. Every Mac has a model identifier, it is the ID to use as it is unique to each series. Top left of your screen, click on the Apple logo then Go to "About this Mac" -> Under Overview click "More Info" or "System Report" in newer Macs -> In "Hardware Overview" look for "Machine Identifier" or "Model Identifier" in newer iMacs

 

 

2. You can use just the model and the year to identify your Mac. In the example above, you would go to the Apple upgrade page and find the model Macbook Pro 15 inch mid 2010. We have that model listed and you can see all the upgrades. If your model is not there, please contact us for help.

 

 

What RAM is installed in your Mac?

 

A quick way to see what is installed is top left of your screen, click on the Apple logo then Go to "About this Mac" -> Under Overview click "Memory" tab and it should show the RAM

About this mac

Mac ram installed