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adding ram memory to desktop pc


pookie

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Hi,

Windows home premium 64 bit. I have a HP desktop with 3Gb ram it came with. I want to add more ram as will be doing some data mining analysis. I have 4 memory slots with a 2gb in one and a 1Gb in the other (it came this way). The Crucial Memory scanner says the pc will support up to 16Gb ram. As 8Gb (2 x 4Gb) is only £30 from them their scanner recommends I put the two new ram sticks in the empty 3 and 4 memory slots. As they are the larger memory sticks should they not going in slot 1 and 2 with the 2Gb in 3 and 1Gb in 4?

I know 11Gb ram is way too much for my needs but it's relatively cheap and should future proof it abit.

Thanks

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dangerusone

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Hi Pookie I think I may have a similar HP to you, mine came with 3GB Ram. I did the Crucial scan then bought two suitable 2GB from eBay very cheap (much cheaper than Crucial) which I just put in the spare two slots. Worked OK for me. They were recognized straight away. Hope this helps

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dangerusone

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Hi Pookie I think I may have a similar HP to you, mine came with 3GB Ram. I did the Crucial scan then bought two suitable 2GB from eBay very cheap (much cheaper than Crucial) which I just put in the spare two slots making 7GB total. Worked OK for me. They were recognized straight away. Hope this helps

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pookie

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Perfect - thank you!

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