RAM

What is RAM?
Random Access Memory or RAM is a type of computer memory or storage. RAM is a piece of hardware within your computer that temporarily stores and retrieves data. It is also referred to as main memory, primary memory, primary storage or internal memory.
Essentially, RAM is your computer’s short term memory. It stores all of the data that your laptop or computer is currently using so that you can access programs and multitask without any delays.

What’s the difference between RAM and a hard drive?
RAM is short term memory and only holds information temporarily. Once you have switched your device off, all of the data stored within the RAM will be lost. On the other hand, a hard drive is the long term or permanent memory within your computer or laptop. It retains all information even when powered off.

Why is RAM so important?
RAM is important because it can impact the performance and day to day operation of your device. Acting as short term memory, RAM allows you to open multiple programmes that require greater processing power without impacting on the performance of your machine. When higher capacity RAM with a faster speed is installed within your device, the quicker your computer will run and accomplish tasks.

How much RAM do you need?
RAM is commonly available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB options. 4GB of RAM is typically found in entry level laptops and notebooks, while a system with 32GB of integrated RAM will be suitable for a computer or laptop required for complex photo and video editing, compositing and simulation. If you want to play games, 16GB of RAM is recommended to prevent the game from lagging or freezing.

What is DDR3 and DDR4?
DDR is a type of memory. DDR stands for Double Data Rate, and the number represents what type it is; type 3 or type 4. DDR3 RAM has been in use since 2007, while DDR4 was introduced in 2014. DDR3 provides a higher speed that previous iterations (DDR2 and DDR) and is still commonly available. DDR4 RAM is usually more expensive than DDR3 RAM, but has a higher speed and efficiency. DDR4 RAM uses less voltage but greater transfer rates than DDR3 RAM.

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Description Price Desktop/Laptop Capacity Industrial Speed Memory Class Memory Socket Module Type Pins Voltage CAS Latency
RS Stock No. 804-7707
Mfr. Part No.KVR16N11S8/4
BrandKingston
MYR263.37
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Desktop 4 GB - 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.5V 11
RS Stock No. 804-7713
Mfr. Part No.KVR16N11/8
BrandKingston
MYR580.22
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Desktop 8 GB - 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.5V 11
RS Stock No. 804-7739
Mfr. Part No.KVR16LS11/4
BrandKingston
MYR263.37
Each
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Laptop 4 GB - 1600MHz DDR3L SODIMM PC3-12800 204 1.35 V, 1.5 V 11
RS Stock No. 804-7748
Mfr. Part No.KVR16S11S8/4
BrandKingston
MYR286.31
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Laptop 4 GB - 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM PC3-12800 204 1.5V 11
RS Stock No. 804-7757
Mfr. Part No.KVR16LS11/8
BrandKingston
MYR497.79
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Laptop 8 GB - 1600MHz DDR3L SODIMM PC3-12800 204 1.35 V, 1.5 V 11
RS Stock No. 774-3151
Mfr. Part No.CT51264BD160B
BrandCrucial
MYR260.83
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Desktop, Server 4 GB - 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.35V 11
RS Stock No. 804-7717
Mfr. Part No.KVR16LN11/8
BrandKingston
MYR497.89
Each
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Desktop 8 GB - 1600MHz DDR3L DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.35 V, 1.5 V 11
RS Stock No. 124-2611
Mfr. Part No.CT8G3ERSLD4160B
BrandCrucial
MYR945.31
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Server 8 GB - 1600MHz DDR3L RDIMM PC3-12800 240 1.35V 11
RS Stock No. 774-3155
Mfr. Part No.CT51264BF160B
BrandCrucial
MYR286.87
Each
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Laptop 4 GB - 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM PC3-12800 204 1.35V 11
RS Stock No. 774-3063
Mfr. Part No.CT12864Z335
BrandCrucial
MYR256.75
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Desktop 1 GB - 333MHz DDR DIMM PC-2700 184 2.5V 2.5
RS Stock No. 201-6633
Mfr. Part No.CT2K4G4SFS6266
BrandCrucial
MYR445.26
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Laptop 8 GB No 2666MHz DDR4 SODIMM - - 1.2V -
RS Stock No. 174-1852
Mfr. Part No.CT2K8G4DFS824A
BrandCrucial
MYR663.66
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Desktop 2 x 8 GB - 2400MHz DDR4 UDIMM PC4-19200 288 1.2V 17
RS Stock No. 182-8187
Mfr. Part No.KVR26N19S8/8
BrandKingston
MYR647.58
Each
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Desktop 8 GB - 2666MHz DDR4 DIMM PC4-2666 288 1.2V 19
RS Stock No. 201-6624
Mfr. Part No.CT8G4S24AM
BrandCrucial
MYR398.41
Each
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Laptop 8 GB No 2400MHz DDR4 SODIMM - - 1.2V -
RS Stock No. 174-1853
Mfr. Part No.CT2K16G4DFD824A
BrandCrucial
MYR1,210.23
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Desktop 2 x 16 GB - 2400MHz DDR4 UDIMM PC4-19200 288 1.2V 17
RS Stock No. 195-8318
Mfr. Part No.KVR32S22D8/16
BrandKingston
MYR987.65
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- 16 GB - 3200MHz DDR4 SODIMM - 260 1.2V 22
RS Stock No. 203-0096
Mfr. Part No.LD4AU016G-R2666G
BrandLexar
MYR699.54
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Desktop 16 GB Yes 2666MHzMHz DDR4 UDIMM - - 1.2V -
RS Stock No. 180-5908
Mfr. Part No.IN4V16GNDLRX
MYR1,553.33
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Laptop 16 GB - 2400MHz DDR4 SODIMM PC4-19200 260 1.2V 17
RS Stock No. 195-8316
Mfr. Part No.KVR32S22S6/4
BrandKingston
MYR287.24
Each
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- 4 GB - 3200MHz DDR4 SODIMM - 260 1.2V 22
RS Stock No. 182-8194
Mfr. Part No.KVR24N17D8/16
BrandKingston
MYR847.86
Each
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Desktop 16 GB - 2400MHz DDR4 DIMM PC4-2400 288 1.2V 17