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How much RAM can I upgrade


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#1 ladytiger16

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:33 PM

I have a desktop that has an Intel ® Pentium ® 4 CPU, 2.80GHz, 2.80GHz, 504 MB of RAM in it and need to know how much RAM that I can safely upgrade to? It is for my 12 year old daughter and she downloads a lot of photos and music on it! Please help me I am going crazy over this!!!!! :thumbsup:

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#2 Platypus

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:37 PM

What brand and model of computer (if it's a brandname), or what mainboard does the system have?

If you don't have this information, System Information for Windows can tell you:

http://www.gtopala.com/

Another way to get the answer is to enquire from a reputable memory manufacturer, such as Crucial:

http://www.crucial.com/

The website can respond to the system information you give, or can scan your computer for the info.

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#3 JonM33

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:39 PM

Depends on the motherboard and how many free RAM slots you have vs how many are currently used. I know the later Socket 478 chipsets (865PE, 875P) supported 1GB per slot for a max of 4GB.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:57 PM

RAM is different from hard drive space. The hard drive is where photos and music are stored. RAM is different, it is where things go in between the CPU and the hard drive. Increasing RAM usually increases performance.

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