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#1 computergeek522

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:47 PM

So I've been considering adding a little more RAM to my system (I've currently got 512 MB and would like to move up to 1 GB), but here's my problem. I'm not sure how many RAM slots I have in my computer. I'd rather not go pulling the casing off the tower if I can help it, you know? I'd like to know whether I've got two slots, or only the one -- because that will determine the size of the RAM stick I'll be buying.

I downloaded a program called AIDA32, and it's telling me, under the heading "Module Size" that I have 512 MB of RAM (2 rows, 4 banks). I have no idea what the "bank" or "row" stuff means. I'm *hoping* that it means I have two slots, but I really am not sure.

Anyway....I'd really appreciate any enlightenment any of you might be able to provide. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:50 PM

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 07:18 AM

medab1:

THANKS for that link! Now I've got the answer to my question, plus I know of a bunch of memory sticks that are compatible with my computer. You rock!

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:14 AM

I'm glad things went well. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 04:34 PM

Hi computergeek. Glad you got things sorted.

There is no such thing as a stupid question - if something is bothering anyone, just ask.

eg. I have always been annoyed at having Folder and File options in the left panel instead of the directory tree. Only stumbled across the answer yesterday (click the 'Folder' button). I should have asked ages ago. It is the simple little things that sometimes elude us.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 06:14 AM

Another easy way to figure that out is to find a program called "CPUZ" It's a diagnostic for your comuter. Shows everything from the exact frequency, to the code name. And shows what motherboard you got, then RAM, manufacture and the frequnecy of the RAM as well. You can find it here
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 03:36 PM

there is such a thing as a stupid question. Although that was not one because there is so many types of rams that it is very confusing.
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#9 rowal5555

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:13 AM

Now now Rabbuk. Be nice. That's what this site is all about, helpful friendly advice for those who may not be as computer literate as others.

Some of us more mature members weren't brought up with computers at home and at school and may not have the peer resources that younger ones are lucky enough to enjoy.

A question which may seem stupid to a person who knows the answer, can be totally baffling to one who doesn't. That is why they are asking for your help and for you to share your knowledge.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:46 AM

Keep in mind that to install more RAM you will need to open up the case. Well, you may as well do that now and confirm the number of available RAM slots.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:43 PM

i wasnt being mean... i was telling him his question was a legitimate one.
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