I have a Gateway GM4019E computer with Windows XP. It has 1 gb ddr dual channel ram. On their site it says its expandable to 4 gb. Here:
- Installed: 1024 MB 400 MHz (PC3200) DDR memory (two 512 MB modules)
- Expandable to: 4 GB
It has one of these 3 RAM: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1008907/1008907cl2.shtml
The computer is very slow so I want to upgrade the RAM to the fastest compatible RAM. I was wondering the following:
1) what type and speed of RAM is compatible? I am guessing 4 gb would be the best but Win XP 32 bit supports 3 gb max? But I could put 4 gb in and it would support 3gb of that 4gb?
2) what brand is the best?
3) can you recommend any to purchase?
(I think it's 184 pin ram but not sure, it is ddr, not sure if PC supports ddr2 or ddr3 etc, not sure if I should get 1 stick of 4gb or 2 sticks of 2 gb).
Edited by Dream1, 29 October 2013 - 09:39 PM.