I'm getting more ram and I want to know how many pins my current ram has, because it's obviously compatable with my stuff right now so when I get the new ram it should have the same amount of pins right? Or could I get it with different amounts of pins? I know the basic stuff about ram and all that. If im correct the yellow/gold lines where u insert the ram is the pins. It is hyperx fury 8gb(2x 4gb) and I didn't count anywhere near 200 pins(which I think are the gold lines). if I'm incorrect ease inform me. I can provide further detail in a comment if needed. Thank you.
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There are pins on both sides.
An easier way to check compatibility is by type, with the model number printed on the label. DDR3, or DDR4 for example.
There's most likely an easier way to determine what ram you need to get. First need to know what type of ram it is like DDR3 or DDR4 secondly if it's in a SODIMM or DIMM form factor. DIMM is for desktop computers and SODIMM is for laptops / mobile computers (Small form factor)
If you're looking to find compatible memory then you're indeed going about this the wrong way.
The only thing you should be concerned about for physical compatability is the type (DIMM / SODIMM) and generation (DDR1, DDR2, DDR3, DDR4, DDR5, etc)
For laptops you're always dealing with SODIMM (excluding soldered memory), and for desktops you're 99% of the time dealing with DIMM.
Extra info: My motherboard is M5A78L-M, and the RAM I'm looking to get is HX318C10FWK2/16. )Sorry that's big, I copy and paste it) will this be compatable?
Ok so off of the comments its DIMM and DDR3 and the current ram I have is 240pin, If i got new ram does it have to be the same amount of pins?? I made another comment of it, its HX318C10FWK2/16, I commented my motherboard too (Edit: fixed number of pins I wrote I had)
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