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#1 kev25v6

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:21 AM

Im wanting to upgrade the ram on my computer but im wanting to make sure i get the right type. My computer is a 1.3ghz amd duron with 512mb ram. On the side of the ram it says: 512mb-64mx64dimm pc2100-ddr sdram. Would this be the right type to buy?

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/cat/Memory---Desk...cat/*Clearance*

Im looking to just double the ram up to just over a gig as i only use the computer for the internet mostly and would like it to do it a bit quicker. Sorry if this is in the wrong area but can it be moved if it is, thanks.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:07 AM

If you go to any major brand web site they will have a system where you plug in information about you computer/motherboard and it will list the modules that they know will be compatible with yours.

If you a running PC2100 and they list something faster like PC2700 you should be aware that they may work, but they will only run as fast as the slower PC2100.

One suggestion I would make is to stay away from value RAM, some boards don't perform well with them, Kingston comes to mind when I think about it. I use Crucial, and haven't had any bad modules yet, but everyone has a problem now and then.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:25 PM

Thanks, that site had a self check tool which told me what i had already got, how many slots are available and which i could buy. It says to use two of one type of memoryeg. 2x256 instead of 1x512. Ive oedered one of the same as ive already got so ill have 2x 512mb sticks so hopefully my computer will be quicker.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:50 PM

I bought this in the end http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/cat/Memory---Desk...cat/*Clearance*
and fitted it today and my computer runs alot quicker now and can do things like spyware scans in much less time than before, i can run more than one scan at a time now and not slow it down too much. Ive had my system crash once since installing it but that was a problem with outlook that was sorted by the ms repair tool.




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