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How to find the right memory for your system

There are thousands of different memory upgrades, but only a few of them are compatible with your system. Finding the right memory for your system can be daunting and confusing: memory comes in a wide assortment of different types, speeds, and densities, and part numbers like DDR3 PC-1600 can make it hard to understand what type of modules you need for your system. That’s where our award-winning compatibility tools come into play. In a matter of seconds, our tools find compatible memory for your system out of more than 250,000 available upgrades. Using our compatibility tools is easy – here’s how.

Two ways to find compatible upgrades

Crucial Advisor tool

If you know  your system's specs, use this tool.

With the Crucial Advisor tool, simply tell us your system’s manufacturer, make, and model, and we’ll provide a list of compatible upgrades that will work best with your system’s specs and capabilities.

Crucial System Scanner

If you don't know  your system's specs, use this.

To use the Crucial System Scanner, download and use our scanner tool, which will analyze your system’s hardware and provide a list of compatible upgrades that will work best with your system’s specs and capabilities.


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Using either tool guarantees compatibility when you order on Crucial.com

When you use either compatibility tool and order on Crucial.com, we guarantee compatibility – or your money back. That’s our 45 money-back guarantee. Our tools have helped identify compatible upgrades for millions of systems and counting. Finding the right memory should be easy. Let us do the work for you!

Two ways to find your upgrades

Crucial Advisor tool
If you know your system's specs, use this tool.

Crucial System Scanner
If you don't know your system's specs, use this tool.