Adding RAM memory

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v_roma

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I currently have a 256 DDR DIMM. I'd like to have at least 512 Mb. Can I add a 512 DIMM and get 768?
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dustyjay

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if your motherboard will support that much ram then yes you can. And most modern Mobo's will support at least a gig of ram.
 
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Only if you're using Win 2k or Win XP. 768MB is too much for the older Win98 versions (98, 98SE, ME). It won't be recognized or used and will probably cause instability if the pc will even work. What brand/model system? Mobo number/model?
 
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Yes, if you have Win98, Win98SE, or WinME, anything more than pretty much 256 MB of RAM will actually lower performance.
 

v_roma

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Hmmm, I did not know that. I have win 2k, so I guess I'm ok. And I have an intel d845gebv2 board, which, according to their web site, supports up to 2 GB of memory. On a related issue, should I try to get a dimm that's the same brand as my current one (Samsung 333)? Thanks for all the help!
 

dustyjay

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well it would help avoid incompatability issues between the two modules.
 

v_roma

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Ok, one more! What's a good online place to buy ram from (ie, cheap, trustworthy, and that carries samsung)?
Thanks!
 
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