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#1 rwswan

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 03:12 AM

Hi,
Let's say I buy a second hand computer. And let's say there are 2 slots each holding 1GHz each and there are no other slots. What would be the best or easiest way to check and see whether I could put in more RAM?

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:22 AM

If all the Ram slots are used you can't fit anymore Ram into it. The easiest way to check it, is by open the computer.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:35 AM

You would need to know the specifications of the motherboard. Once you identify the brand and model of the motherboard, or the computer system if it's a brandname computer, you can find out if higher capacity memory can replace the existing DIMMs.

For example my ASUS N4L-VM DH has 2 slots which can each utilise up to 1GB DIMMS, so it's limited to 2GB total. But a different board may accept two 2GB DIMMs.

If you aren't sure of the board model, you can find out with a utility like SIW:

http://www.gtopala.com/

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