I want to purchase some RAM for my computer and am a bit unsure on what to get. Here is some info:
My computer is an HP Media Center PC m8125x: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Media-Center-m8000-Desktop-PC-series/3440688/model/3442911/product-info
HP Media Center m8125x PC Windows Vista Home - 32 bit Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 @ 2.40Ghz Currently has 2GB DDR2 Memory (two 1 GB sticks)
According to CPU-Z the sticks are each:
DDR2 Modular Size: 1024 Mbytes Max Bandwidth: PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Upon checking "Performance Information and Tools" in control panel, my computer is in fact 64-bit capable.
I want to buy one 2gb stick of RAM to bring the total to 4gb, and then in about a month I want to wipe the computer and install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and buy an additional three sticks of 2gb RAM to bring the total to 8GB.
I am just wondering what RAM I should buy for this purpose?
According to the manufacturers memory upgrade section it says:
Dual channel memory architecture Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets Supported DIMM types: PC2-4200 (533 MHz) PC2-5300 (667 MHz) PC2-6400 (800 MHz) Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered Supports 2 GB DDR2 DIMMs Supports 8 GB on 64 bit PCs Supports 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs
I've never bougten RAM before so I am just wondering which is best to buy for my computer and purpose?
Edited by billgateskickedmydog, 10 March 2015 - 03:43 AM.