Upgrading RAM

  simon_lambert 21:37 09 May 07
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If I want to upgrade my RAM on a old machine from 256 to 1gb, what would I need to consider? Are there special types I need to buy, or compatibility issues? Thanks

  MAJ 21:40 09 May 07

Does your motherboard support such an upgrade? Can you still get the memory at a reasonable price? Let us know the make and model of the PC or the motherboard.

  simon_lambert 21:41 09 May 07

How can I find this out? I dont have any documentation for the PC?

  SANTOS7 21:42 09 May 07

When you say old, how old, the first thing to consider is it worth it,

click here

If this PC has internet access go to link and follow
links for "memory upgrades" it will tell you exactly what memory you have in and what you can upgrade to...

  simon_lambert 21:42 09 May 07

Cheers I will try that. It is quite a new machine but quite a low-spec one.

  MAJ 21:44 09 May 07

Run a scan with SIW. click here it should tell you the name of the motherboard, Or if the old computer has internet access, go to click here and run a scan with The Crucial System Scanner.

  Ho-Lin-Sok 22:03 09 May 07

If you can get hold of the motherboard manual it should give you recommended DIMM configurations for optimum max speeds.

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