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compaq presario memory help..

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  1. mopower440

    mopower440 Thread Starter

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    I have an older compaq presario 5000 (5wv260), i want to upgrade the memory in it. I know it takes sdram, 168 pin, but i dont know if i need parity or non-parity. OR ecc or non-ecc... anyone know what this computer takes?
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    can you getonline with the PC
    if so

    goto http://www.crucial.com/ and they can scan the PC for the correct memory
    otherwise
    enter the make and model and it will tell you the compatable memory
     
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    Thanks all! One more thing, can i use high density memory in this or does it have to be low density? i read that a lot of computers wont work with the high density, so figured i better ask before i buy. Ive found lots of high density memory sticks cheap.
     
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    Not sure what your system will support, but its best to buy RAM from a site like Crucial or Kingston which gives you a list of compatible memory and guarantees it should work or they'll take it back/exchange it. Most double-sided sticks will be low density, 32Mx64 or 32x8 will be low density for 256MB.
     
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