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RAM upgrade

By ijijijij
Oct 3, 2007
  1. hi

    i want to upgrade ram on my desktop computer

    i am not sure what is ddr1, ddr2 etc

    on my comp bios it lists ram installed (on 3 slots) as follows:

    128mb DDR26
    256mb DDR26
    512mb DDR26

    i am buying ram online & there r different versions for that. it says that some rams are designed for some specific computers, so i dont know if these would work on my desktop.
    i am considering these...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1GB-DDR2-667-53...ryZ74942QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/KINGSTON-1GB-DD...ameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-1GB-PC2-530...ryZ74942QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    so, basically i want to take 128mb eam out and put new 1gb one instead.

    thanks!
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    We need to know the motherboard or the brand and model of the computer to see if this is possible.

    If you know or find out, you can go to www.crucial.com and click on their memory advisor and follow the steps and it will tell you what is compatable. You can use this information to buy from someone else if you choose.

    Actually I think Crucial has a program that will run on your computer and tell you what you need, even if you don't know the motherboard. I've never used it before, its link is here: http://crucial.com/systemscanner/index.aspx
     
  3. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    I agree to what SNGX1275 says and I would like to mention that if you want to have a little more performance in addition and of course if your mobo supports this then you should try to buy and run two equal memory moduls in dual channel mode. I would rather have two 512mib running in dual channel mode then have a mix out of 3 diffrent moduls even if they all together have more than 1 gib.

    cheers, mscrx
     
  4. ijijijij

    ijijijij TS Rookie Topic Starter

    update

    hi,
    thanks for quick reply

    i ran scan through crucial.com
    it says that my computer can support rams for DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200,DDR PC4000 speeds. i just want to get 1gb ram from ebay. please suggest
     
  5. ijijijij

    ijijijij TS Rookie Topic Starter

    more info

    # Maximum Memory Capacity: 3072MB
    # Currently Installed Memory: 896MB
    # Available Memory Slots: 0
    # Number of Banks: 3
    # Dual Channel Support: No
    # CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
    # CPU Family: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+ Model 8, Stepping 1
    # CPU Speed: 1999 MHz
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

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