What RAM to buy? Any websites that could help me out?

By biggusignoramus
Dec 26, 2004
  1. Hi,

    I have a compaq presario 3015ca. for specifications

    The model was shipped with 512MB/PC266 (2-DIMM) upgradable up to 1024 (2 X 512 MB DIMM).

    Now this is the question. How do i choose the right ram? I understand that laptop ram is incompatible with desktop. (why?) So I assume there would be laptop ram! is there? For example a local shop has a huge selection of different ram speeds and types. Which should i choose? Are all the speeds compatable with the system. So if my system was shipped with pc266 can I upgrade to 333Mhz? And what is 144pin ram? etc etc.

    Since there have been many threads on the issue of RAM are there any helpful website which you could suggest. (My google search came up with more confusion than solutions).


    any help with be appreciated.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    www.crucial.com will tell you exactly what you need. Follow their 3 easy steps.
  3. biggusignoramus

    biggusignoramus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a million 'realblackstuff'. Brilliant website. Gives concise and useful overview of all the ram out there and specific information regarding computer model. Puts everything back into perspective.
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