Media Server Memory (RAM)

Media Server Memory Guide

Memory is fairly straight forward on a computer. You generally have four things to determine:

  1. Pin Number – the motherboard specs will tell you if you require 168 pin, 184 pin, 240 pin, etc
  2. DDR Type – the motherboard spec will tell you if you require DDR, DDR2, DDR3
  3. DDR Frequency – this is a bit more complicated; generally motherboards will offer a wide range of acceptable frequencies. The higher frequencies that are offered are generally for overclocking applications.
  4. Amount of Ram – 2GB, 4GB, 8GB etc.

NOTE: You’ll see that ram comes in different configurations: (2 x 1GB, 2 x 512MB, 2 x2GB, etc). The first number represents the number of sticks in your packaging. The second number represents the amount of RAM on each stick. Therefore a 2 X 1 GB package will have two sticks of RAM at 1 GB a piece for a total of 2 GBs of RAM.

If you have decided to go with a E-350, you’ll need to pick some 2-4GBs of DD3 1066 memory. Here are a few recommendations:

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory

Next we’ll move on to choosing a video card. If you have decided to go with the E-350, you can skip this section and move onto hard drives.

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