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#1 socom 004

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:54 PM

I would like to add more RAM to my computer but I'm not sure what to look for. The computer originally had 256 MB/DDR. I have upgraded it with a 512 MB all ready about a year ago. I would like to remove the 256 and add another 512. Here's the info I have now:
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Installed memory: 768 MB/PC2100
Memory Bank 1: 256 MB/DDR SDRAM
Memory Bank 2: 512 MB/DDR SDRAM
Any help is appreciated. I'm not sure what I need to look for. Thanks.
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:37 PM

I'm a complete newbie, but you could try an online test with Everest to see what you need.
Also i've noted that when you add ram, it's advisable to add the highest to your first memory slot, which your cpu checks first, you seem to have it the other way round. Does it make much difference?Let's wait for the more knowledgeable to answer.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:10 PM

I would like to add more RAM to my computer but I'm not sure what to look for. The computer originally had 256 MB/DDR. I have upgraded it with a 512 MB all ready about a year ago. I would like to remove the 256 and add another 512. Here's the info I have now:
Compaq Presario SR1023WM
Installed memory: 768 MB/PC2100
Memory Bank 1: 256 MB/DDR SDRAM
Memory Bank 2: 512 MB/DDR SDRAM
Any help is appreciated. I'm not sure what I need to look for. Thanks.



If it's PC 2100, go ahead and buy a stick of 512mb PC2100 and replace the 256 stick with it. All should go fine.
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:10 PM

Here's your specs, and the recommended RAM:
HP - Compaq Presario SR1023WM
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:50 PM

So a PC3200 or PC2700 will work in it by the post I just read. Is that the only info I need? It did say RAM for a Compaq SR1023WM.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:06 AM

Use the memory configurator at http://www.crucial.com Not only will it tell you what memory you need, but they'll guarantee that it'll work, they have a lifetime warranty, reasonable prices and outstanding service!
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 09:10 AM

crucial.com says 2700 or 3200 will work. I don't know why the specs show PC2100 when I looked on the BIOS. I guess 2100 is in it now but it will accept 2700 or 3200?
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:34 AM

If your BIOS is showing that you have PC2100 then one or both of the modules intalled are PC2100. If you use either PC2700 or PC3200 with a PC2100 module the faster RAM module will underclock to the speed of the PC2100.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:27 PM

I put a PNY Optima Memory stick in it. It reads:
512MB
PC3200
PC2700/PC2100
That's what on the box. I went to Best Buy and the guy looked up my computer on the net and found the numbers for the upgrade. I removed the 256 which was in the 1st slot and put the new 512 in it.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:00 PM

If you are having problems with memory speed, and not size, you should just run the one you just bought. your system will be faster, but then there is less memory. its up to preference and what you use your computer for. If you go down to 512, and your hard drive is constantly reading and writing, ie, using virtual memory, put the 2100 back in.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:10 PM

If your BIOS is showing that you have PC2100 then one or both of the modules intalled are PC2100. If you use either PC2700 or PC3200 with a PC2100 module the faster RAM module will underclock to the speed of the PC2100.

Is this good or bad? I took the 256 out and replaced it with one that says:
512 MB PC3200
PC2700/PC2100
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 02:49 AM

that site helps me alot lol i been looking to upgrade my RAM.. thanks.




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