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Upgrading RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by saiyuki, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. saiyuki

    saiyuki Thread Starter

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    I have 512MB RAM, and i want to upgrde to 1024.

    However, im a n00b, and dont know if i need to have the same type of RAM as the other 512 stick. Plus, i dont know what RAM i have...

    does it have to be the same type, or can it be any sort of 512MB stick?

    EDIT: This is my computer - http://support.packardbell.com/uk/mypc/index.php?sernr=031356520650
     
  2. crjdriver

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    From that link, it looks like you need pc2700 ram. You can go to crucial.com and input the make and model of your computer and it will show all compatible ram.
     
  3. saiyuki

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    Aah, thanks just what i needed :)

    Just out of interest, is it possible to have 512 along side a 128?

    and what would happen if you had the wrong type of ram in the other slot?
     
  4. crjdriver

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    As long as the board supports that amount of ram, it should work fine. I like to have memory from the same mfg [ie all crucial or all kingston, etc] and the same speed, however it is not necessary. If you install faster ram, it will down-clock to the speed of the slowest chip.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    I took another look at your link. It should support up to 1 gig in each bank; so 512 will work fine.
     
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