installing 3 gig ram?

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blitzkreig

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I wish to know if I can install a 3 gig ram, I currently use 1 gig, is it possible to add 2 more gigs and make it a total of 3 gigs? I use windows xp, intel pentium e5200 dual core.
 

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That will depend on your specific motherboard model if it will support a 2GB stick or if its has 3 or more slots for RAM.

Go to www.crucial.com and see what they list for your motherboard. You can click on "Scan My System" on their site and it will autodetect your motherboard/system for you and list the recommended upgrades.
 

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ok, thanks for your info, i'll ask me computer technician to get more ram for me, he was telling me about some compatibility issues incase i install 2 more gigs of ram.
 
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Hi I just checked out the site Triple6 posted. Seems I can upgrade from 2gb to 4gb, though my pc will only be using between 3-3.5gb.

The site is recommending '2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module'. Are Crucial (Ballistix) a good make or could I get RAM that is alot better that will work with my Dell E521?
 
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Quick question, which is better. Ballistix (crucial.co.uk) or Corsair DDR2 Memory? Thanks :p

blitzkreig - sorry for hijacking your post :S
 

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They're both good memory, but Corsair has a huge range of memory going from cheap value series to high performance.

Little point in throwing away your existing 1GB to get a tad more RAM when 3GB is more then enough for most Windows XP systems?
 
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