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#1 adkron

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 03:49 PM

HI,

I donít mean to be redundant but here is another question about RAM. I have read the other RAM treads but am still unsure which RAM to purchase for my aging Compaq Presario 6410 NX computer.

I did an SIW Scan to identify my current RAM and here are the results:

Device Location Slot 2
Manufacturer Smart Modular
Capacity 256 Mbytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC2100 (133 MHz)
Data width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Manufacturing Date 1967, Week 2 (This has to be a mistake as the PC was not yet invented)

I went to a number of memory sites and they all did scans and they recommended which RAM to buy, so whatís the problem? After reading about memory on forums and from memory suppliers I have received the following:

Stay with the same RAM manufacturer. Unfortunately I canít find anyone selling Smart Modular memory. I also saw more than one thread that says that is not necessary. Most memory sellers say the same. So which is correct?

I also read that 512MB are all I need and it is better to use tow 256s than one 512. Is this true?

If so should I buy two 256s and discard my existing Smart Modular RAM?

Thanks,

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:19 PM

Your computer is also capable of using PC2700 and PC 3200 RAM

check this link from Crucial.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...X&submit=Go

I would recommend adding the 1 Gig size to your existing 256.
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#3 adkron

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:46 PM

Hi,

I went to crucial, did a scan, and after the scan my computer blinks and than goes back to where is was. I've done this many times and crucial and my computer don't get along.

Other web sites say I don't need more than 512Mb of RAM. How do you feel about that?

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:57 PM

Having 512 would help alot for your Athlon, but if you really want 1GB will increase it alot as well. Depends on what performance you want.
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:05 PM

go to crucial.com and they have a memory manager that tells you what kind of memory is compatible with your computer and the prices, you can even buy it from there i believe to.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 08:43 PM

if you have the money go for a gig, its worth it
the 2 top things to increse pc performance is
1.ram
2.graphics card
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 04:14 PM

Hi,

Thanks to everyone for your help. I apologize for all the typos in my previous posts. My typing isnít what it used to be, but what is?

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:42 AM

Use the Crucial wizard.
If you use it they guarantee the memory will work in yoiur computer.

The more RAM the better, but make sure your system will support it - amount and type.




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