There are many ways to find out which RAM
you need, you can look up the device manufacturer’s website, in my case it
would be Dell, there are also free tools that will display all the information
about your RAM, and CPU-Z is one example.
However this might be confusing to some, so
the easiest thing to do is to visit Crucial’s website and on the first page you
will find a grey box saying "Two ways to find compatible upgrades",
just like the picture below.
You can choose whatever option you like,
but the easiest is to choose the scan your system option. Once you click,
it will redirect you to a page that will ask you to download the scanner,
but prior to that you need to read the terms and conditions and select
the agree box before you can get the small exe file.
Then you only need to run the Crucial
executable file, which after a few seconds will open a new window in your web
browser, and after a few more seconds, will give you the info on the machine prompting
you with a possible combination of RAM and also an SSD.
As it was expected the Crucial tool did
find the RAM that I was currently using, and it was able to give me a list of
Crucial supported RAM for my ASUS X99-A motherboard.
Let’s head to the next page where we
take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.