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I need more memory for XP pro


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#1 INDIANA_GRILL

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

How do i find out where to get it and install it myself. I know it is just (i think) a matter of just plugging it in once i have the cover off. Can someone walk me through this? I need to know what to look for online and all that.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

First, we need to know the model and manufacturer of your computer. Their website should have specifications for which RAM (Memory) to use. Keep in mind, that unless you have a 64-bit operating system, you are limited to 4GB of memory.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

It is a DEll Precision 360
where do i find the info for the opererating to see how much i have?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

Dell's website is notoriously bad when it comes to looking up precise specifications on your computer. It appears it will take up to 4GB of DDR 400 memory as it says here. If you are using Windows XP or an earlier version, it is very likely you are not using a 64-bit operating system, if you are using Windows Vista or 7, there is a chance you are. You can still install four 1GB sticks of RAM if you wish, however, but not all 4GB will be available for Windows to use.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:13 PM

Well, The problem i am having is a slow computer, and my SIL tells me it is my memory being low. I have upgraded my high speed from our Internet provider. they offer 3 speeds, we took the one in the middle. I have searched where i can and got rid things that i thought were "junk" or anything that i thought could have creeped in as a trojan or malware. I must still have something that is slowing me down on surfing the web. I only go to regular websites for news and such.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

got my paperwork out on it.
2.6 GHZ (2600 MHZ) intel pentium4 processor
512 MEG memory
40 GIG Hard Drive

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:20 PM

Are you using Windows XP or a later version? The CORSAIR 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 RAM should be compatible, if Dell's website it to be believed. You may want to read that Dell documentation I linked to just to make sure you're comfortable with upgrading. You can get one, two, three, or four sticks of RAM. It is suggested to buy them in pairs for best performance.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:31 PM

This will get the specs of your computer.
Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

Speccy is not needed for determing the bare basic specs of an XP PC. Simply right click on "My computer" on the desktop, then click properties. In Windows 7, click start then right click on "Computer" and select properties.

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