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Solved: memory upgrade question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by t bone, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. t bone

    t bone Thread Starter

    Jul 1, 2004
    i going to add memory to an old compaq owned by a friend.
    it has 192mb now, i want to increase to the max allowed of 256.

    my question is, i've never had to remove any before to upgrade just add on.
    there is only 2 slots for mem. so i have to change a 64mb with a 128mb.
    when i remove the 64 am i gonna loose anything she has stored on her computer?

    this may seem like a dumb question but i'm trying to make points with this girl i just wanna be sure :D
  2. JSanguancheu


    Aug 11, 2002
    LOL.. :rolleyes:

    OK. Well, most likely nothing will happen to the HDD where all the software and data files are stored but you never know when fiddling inside a PC.

    And you sound like you know just enough to be dangerous. ;) Just kidding..

    To be on the safe side, you should probably backup any important files she has to a CD or portable USB drive first.

    Removing the ram stick is fairly easy. Just push the white tabs on either end down till the ram stick pops out. Then plug in the new one.

    When you first boot up afterwards the BIOS may detect the change and require you to go into Setup to confirm the change.

    Hopefully the new stick you're putting in will be compatible (you never really know til you try) with the old 128mb stick and everything will work out just fine.

    Good luck! :D
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    No you won't loose anthing. RAM and Hard drive are two seperate things. You will be replacing the RAM and all the data is stored on the hard drive so nothing should be lost.
  4. t bone

    t bone Thread Starter

    Jul 1, 2004
    thanks guys, that's what i thought just wanted to b sure.

    it's true, i know just enough to be dangerous :p
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