1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Another Old System Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gateway75, Oct 4, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Gateway75

    Gateway75 Thread Starter

    Oct 4, 2008

    I have a Gateway M350WVN with a Pentium 4 2.4 GHz Processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 120 GB hard drive. Even though it is four years old (it has a 3.5 in floppy disk drive on it and no memory card reader), I like this computer and it works well. But as you can imagine, the increasing complexity of the software we use is outstripping the abilities of this hardware setup and I'd like to improve it as much as I can.

    I've called Gateway to inquire about increasing the RAM beyond 1 GB and they said that 1 is the maximum for this model. Short of a new motherboard (which I understand is hugely expensive), is there some way I can make this computer recognize more than 1 GB of RAM? Are there any software changes that might make such a thing possible? I would like to take it to at least 2 GB, but 3 is my preference. Thank you for your help.
  2. replay


    Aug 12, 2003
  3. Compiler


    Oct 11, 2006
    And it'll be impossible to replace the board... even today - look at two HP computers that look almost exactly alike... but one may have an AMD CPU, the other an intel - doesn't mean the thermal systems are compatible... Or even one with a Celeron CPU vs another with a core2 CPU.

    You can go to a store, drop about $700 for a new 15" notebook with a dual core CPU (AMD or intel), 2~4GB RAM, 250GB HD... hmm.. some with 17" screens for that price. But you'll get vista unless its a business notebook.
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/756179

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice