I am not a hardware person but understand that installing memory is not very difficult and have been considering doing an upgrade myself.
I have a Gateway 700s PC with 256M RDRAM pc800 memory. It has an Intel 2.4ghz Pentium 4 processor & motherboard. It is very slow and I want to add more RAM to speed it up. I use the PC for email, Excel, word processing and recently started using Photoshop Elements 6 on it.
I'd like to install another 1G of memory. I checked Crucial.com and Newegg.com for prices and availability. Crucial doesn't stock ram for this machine and Newegg just told me that the memory for this machine is no longer manufactured.
However, memorystock.com states that they do have memory for this machine which is described as "1Gb kit of 2 pcs 512MB, Rdram Rambus 184p RIMM, 533 Bus speed 40ns" which costs $169.95. I'm attaching their link http://www.memorystock.com/memory/Gateway700S24G.html
Can you tell me if this price is reasonable and if this ram is compatible with my machine. Also, if its worthwhile to upgrade ram on a machine that is eight years old.