Posted 24 March 2009 - 01:55 PM
I've been trying to find the right RAM to upgrade my computer and have been having trouble finding anything that works. I'm just wondering if there is something that I need to look for beyond the type and speed of the RAM.
I have an HP Media Center PC m1070n that currently has two sticks of 256 in it. There are 4 total slots. I checked crucial.com and found that I need: 184-pin DIMM, DDR PC3200.
Now I've tried twice to upgrade my RAM without success. The first time was with some that I bought from Bestbuy. It cause a BSOD for some reason and I returned it. So then I tried some high density RAM from ebay, this didn't work at all either.
So I'm thinking of getting the memory off crucial, but am also looking for a little better price if at all possible. I've been checking Amazon and ebay for compatible memory and there are a lot of sticks of pc3200 available, but I don't want to buy it and have to return it again because it doesn't work. I know that I don't want high density and will want a name brand.
Is there anything else that I need to look for when shopping for RAM to decide if it's compatible?
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