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#1 CDB52

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 05:35 PM

Mod Edit:  Split from https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/636159/upgrade-a-computer/ - Hamluis.

 

I am considering a project to upgrade an older desktop from XP to Win 7 and pound up the RAM. My spec file is attached. I need to know what specific RAM sticks I need to buy as it is not clear what I need. The most I know is that I have  2-1 GB RAM UNIB 667 PC5300 CL5. What pin qty ( e.g 168, 200, 240) do I need and are there available compatible substitutes? Thanks.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:52 PM

Removed attachment...Windows license data reflected.

 

System is 10 years old...if I wanted to replace/add to that RAM, I would just use the crucial.com to get modules guaranteed to work.

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:28 AM

Cant really help cus i don't know what the hardware is that were talking about, if you want more help on the topic please post the following.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

Thank you Hamluis for the help. Installed the RAM this AM. Running like a top. Checking the available RAM, I only have 3.21 Gb usable. Is that OK? And again thanks.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:46 PM

If you have 4GB installed...or have the 32-bit version of Win 7 ihstalled...that figure is within the normal range of what should be reflected.

 

Glad you resolved it...happy computing :).

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:37 PM

I would like to add to what Louis posted regarding a 32-bit version of Windows.  A 32-bit Windows operating system has an address space of 4GB.  The address space is used for RAM, network, video, hdd, etc.  The total amount of memory used for these averages around .5GB, this means that the maximum amount of RAM available is around 3.5GB.  Any amount of RAM added beyond the 4GB would be superfluous since it will only recognize 4GB.  In order to add any additional RAM you would need to install a 64-bit operating system.  You can not convert a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit operating system, you have to install a 64-bit operating system. 

 

Before you lock yourself in on upgrading to Windows 7 you should download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

 

It would be helpful if you would post the make and model of this computer.

 

As previously requested, please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 

 
The one piece of information the Speccy will not provide is the make and model of your PSU.  If you know what it is please post this along with the Speccy link which will be generated.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
speccy...1png_zpsr3irze6o.png
 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
speccy...2_zpsia3rp09d.png
 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
speccy...3_zpsnj1twsfh.png
 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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