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Upgrading RAM on dated XP SP2


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#1 kdavidk

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:05 PM

Microsoft XP SP2
Home Ed.
Intel Pentium 4,
2.4GHz
512MB RAM


Hi, I want to add RAM to my computer and I'm just wondering how to go about doing it and if for example if I added 1GB at least would it (first of all) be compatible with the system I have and secondly worth it?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:21 PM

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:48 AM

DELL, DIMENSION 4600

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:36 AM

According to crucial.com, http://crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?mo...imension%204600, you have four slots which can each hold up to 1gb for a total of 4gb max. If you have 512mb now, I would think you have two slots filled, each with a stick of 256mb (but I'm not 100% sure). On their site you can also run their scanner which will tell you how many sticks you have now. I would recommend getting two 512mb sticks so you would have a total of 1.5gb.

How much ram you need depends on what you do. If you're just browsing the web, 1gb is probably more than enough, but if you like to do a few things at once, say browse the web, listen to music, chat on instant messenger, watch videos, etc. then you may want 1.5gb-2gb.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 11:45 AM

The best way to add RAM that is compatible...is to go to the website of a reliable vendor and look up the modules which relate specifically to your system.

www.crucial. com is the site I would recommend, although it's not the only site with that capability.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 08:06 AM

Thank you both very much. I'll close this topic tomorrow.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 02:42 PM

Closing not necessary, but it would be nice to know what RAM you settle on and whether it does what you expect :thumbsup:.

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