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Kingston Desktop/Notebook Memory

Reliable memory for your desktop and notebook

Kingston® offers extremely reliable, high-performance desktop memory and sells more notebook upgrade memory than anyone in the world.

  • Kingston ValueRAM Memory

    When you know what you want, you want Kingston ValueRAM®. It’s designed and tested to meet JEDEC industry standards and lets you buy memory according to spec.

  • Kingston ValueRAM is ideal for those looking for the best value in industry standard memory.

  • Kingston Memory for Branded Systems

    Designed with your specific system in mind, Kingston system-specific memory makes it easy to select exactly what you need, based on your OEM system brand and model.

  • Quality

    Kingston engineers use only the highest quality components on the market to ensure maximum performance and legendary Kingston reliability.

    Guaranteed compatible

    All Kingston system-specific memory is guaranteed to be compatible with the system for which it was designed – which takes the hassle out of selecting memory for your notebook or desktop.

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  • HyperX Memory

    Trust the brand used by more gamers and professionals. HyperX memory exceeds JEDEC standards and is engineered and tested to deliver extreme performance.

  • HyperX memory easily endures the most rigorous demands of gamers and creative professionals, with a wide range of modules designed to suit any need.

    Unmatched performance means you’ll come out on top, whether you’re in a LAN death match or presenting a proposal to a client.

Why Choose Kingston?

With over a quarter of a century of desktop/notebook memory expertise, Kingston has the knowledge and resources to support your needs.


Kingston is one of the few manufacturers that qualifies all components and tests modules at all stages of production. More

Lifetime Warranty

All Kingston memory is backed by a lifetime warranty.
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Free Technical Support

Kingston experts are standing by to share their knowledge and help you in the unlikely event that you have any problems with Kingston memory.

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Improve performance

If your system is lagging or a program doesn’t respond or won’t load, you may have a memory shortage. You may see subtle signs, like poor performance in everyday tasks, or you may be receiving “out of memory” messages.

Add reliable Kingston memory and watch your productivity soar. Pages may load faster and launching new applications may be easier and faster, leaving you more time for that important project.

Build your own PC

Thinking of building your own rig? It’s a great way to get exactly what you want in a system.

Before you start, consider your motherboard’s technology. Is it DDR3 or DDR4? How many slots are available for memory? Does it have to be installed in pairs, triplets or quads? At what speed do you want your memory to perform?

By answering these questions, you’ll have a better idea of what you need and what Kingston memory will work best in your system.

Replace your memory

In case your memory fails, rest assured that Kingston can deliver what you need to get back up and running.

If you’re using a brand-name system or you know the name of your whitebox system’s motherboard, use our configurator to find the right module.

If you know the specs of the memory in your whitebox system, our product selection tool is for you. Finding the memory you need is easy with Kingston.


How to install memory in your desktop

It’s easy to install memory modules in your desktop system when you follow these simple steps.

Operating system memory guide

Make informed decisions about memory based on your specific needs with this handy guide.

How to install memory in your notebook

Upgrade your notebook memory – and your performance – in just a few steps.

DDR4 Overview

Learn how DDR4 delivers faster speeds, reduced power consumption and increased capacity over DDR3.
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Kingston DRAM Manufacturing Tour

Take a virtual tour of Kingston's manufacturing floor to see how DRAM memory modules are made.



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out how much memory is installed in my system?

Will additional memory speed up my computer?

How do I install memory into my computer?

Will Kingston ValueRam (KVR) work in my brand name computer?

What is the difference between Kingston ValueRam and Kingston brand-specific memory?

Will a part made for one brand name computer work in a another brand name computer if they have the same specifications (i.e. a Dell-specific part in an HP computer)?

Will a faster memory of the same type run at a slower speed, i.e., 400Mhz DDR in a 333Mhz DDR system?

What is ESD?