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#1 alumbagh

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:36 AM

I wonder if I may seek some advice, there is no problem on my machine but a little guidance would be very much appreciated.

Running XP SP2

Motherboard        ALiveNF6g-Vsta (AS Rock)
processor            AMD Athon64x2 dual core.
graphics              nVidia GeForce 6150se

There is installed 1Gb RAM, 240 pin 128mx64 DDR2 pc2-5300 unbuffered.

I do not know the manufacurer of that RAM module, have not yet opened the tower to see.

I would like to increase to 2Gb Ram and have a matched set of two 1Gb modules by Crucial of the correct spec. ( in line with the above)

Not knowing what precisely is in my machine, I would like to remove the existing module and install the matched set I have bought.

I know how to do the physical work, but am wondering if they may be any caveats to be aware of in terms of having to reset BIOS (which I am scared of) or suchlike.

I would really appreciate any advice........thank you.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 09:49 AM

No problem :thumbsup:, just remove the current module properly and insert your 2 matched modules. Make sure that the new modules are properly seated in the proper slots (consult your motherboard manual to see if there is a preference).

When the system is powered on, it will automatically detect the new modules...but it doesn't hurt to see that they are detected correctly/fully, once Windows comes up.

Add info: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Mode...-VSTA&s=AM2

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:00 AM

Thank you for the very speedy reply, your time and trouble and the link.

Will go and get my fingers into the guts of the machine. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:03 AM

Easily done, let us know how it goes :thumbsup:.

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