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Hello, i plan on replacing my ram from 1gb to 2gb .
Is this good for buying to replace it? im not too sure and i dont wanna buy the wrong parts.

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=8D9D28C3A5CA7304

Here is my info.

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
Name Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
Property Value
HYDEIA-PC (Gateway 945GCT-M3)
Computer
Manufacturer Gateway
Family
Product Name 945GCT-M3
Model 945GCT-M3
Version 3.1
Memory 1015 MB Total, 81 MB Free
Memory Load 92%

Property Value
HYDEIA-PC (Gateway 945GCT-M3)
Summary
Manufacturer ELITEGROUP
Model 945GCT-M3
Version 3.1

Name Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E1200 @ 1.60GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA
Max CPU Speed 4000MHz
Memory Summary Reported by BIOS
Memory Type DDR2
Installed Memory 1024 MBytes
Available Memory 1015 MBytes
Channels Dual
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None
System Slots
ISA 0
PCI 2
AGP 0
VL-BUS 0
EISA 0
PCMCIA 0
ExpressCard 0
MCA 0


Property Value
HYDEIA-PC (Gateway 945GCT-M3)
Memory Summary Reported by BIOS
Memory Type DDR2
Installed Memory 1024 MBytes
Available Memory 1015 MBytes
Channels Dual
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 4

Device Locator Slot 1
Memory Type DDR2 [PC2-5300]
Manufacturer Hyundai Electronics
Model HYMP164U64CP6-Y5
Serial Number 00005156
Capacity 512 MBytes
Speed 333 MHz (333 x 2 = 667)
Manufacturing Date 2008, Week 2
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No
Supported Frequencies 200 MHz, 266 MHz, 333 MHz
Memory Timings
JEDEC #1 3.0-3-3-9-12 at 200 MHz, at 1.8 Volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
JEDEC #2 4.0-4-4-12-16 at 266 MHz, at 1.8 Volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
JEDEC #3 5.0-5-5-15-20 at 333 MHz, at 1.8 Volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
Device Locator Slot 2
Memory Type DDR2 [PC2-5300]
Manufacturer Hyundai Electronics
Model HYMP164U64CP6-Y5
Serial Number 04004159
Capacity 512 MBytes
Speed 333 MHz (333 x 2 = 667)
Manufacturing Date 2008, Week 2
EPP SPD Support No
XMP SPD Support No
Supported Frequencies 200 MHz, 266 MHz, 333 MHz
Memory Timings
JEDEC #1 3.0-3-3-9-12 at 200 MHz, at 1.8 Volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
JEDEC #2 4.0-4-4-12-16 at 266 MHz, at 1.8 Volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)
JEDEC #3 5.0-5-5-15-20 at 333 MHz, at 1.8 Volts (CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC)

wasnt too sure what i should post ..
 

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crucial.com is easily the best. Very friendly to use, and if you put the correct make/model in, you will get directed to the exact ram you need.

And welcome to TSG. :)
 

flavallee

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The motherboard in your computer appears to currently have a 512 MB DDR2 PC2-5300(DDR2-667) module in each of its 2 slots.

It uses 240-pin DDR2 PC2-4200(DDR2-533) or DDR2 PC2-5300(DDR2-667), 1.8 volt, unbuffered, non-ECC modules.

This is the 2 GB(1 GB x 2) kit that you want.

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seeing that u have vista as your OS u probably would be better off with 2 x 2 gig sticks
 
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According to the Motherboard Flavallee has linked to, you don't want to go more than what he has advised, 2G's of Ram.

Two DIMM slots support the following:
DRAM Type 1.8V DIMM DDR DRAM configurations
Two 64-bit DDR data channels
Slot type: 1.8V un-buffered 240 pins DDR2 DIMM socket
Supports DDR2 400/533 MHz modules
Supports maximum memory bandwidth of 10.7 GB/s in dual-channel interleaved mode
Supports 256 Mb/512 Mb/1 GB DDR technologies for x8 and x16 non-ECC DDR devices
Registered DIMMs not supported
Maximum memory size 2 GB
 
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from op's first post..........looks like 4 x 1 gb sticks


Property Value
HYDEIA-PC (Gateway 945GCT-M3)
Memory Summary Reported by BIOS
Memory Type DDR2
Installed Memory 1024 MBytes
Available Memory 1015 MBytes
Channels Dual
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
 
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According to Crucial link above it shows 2 slots only for max of 2G's, and the Motherboard Flavallee has linked to only has two slots. Opacityx, how many slots for ram does your computer have? :)
 
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I would suggest upgrading to a 2GB stick. The chipset can handle up to 4GB, so a 1GB abd 2GB stick would probably max it out.

The thing is, they probably didn't have 2GB sticks when that board was made. Like my laptop. They said the maximum was 16GB, until the 8GB sticks came out. It now has 32.
 
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