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#1 spottap

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:36 PM

Hi everyone, I need some help, with installing ram into my kids computer. My son has a game that needs 512mb of Ram and my computer is only running 128mb. Here is what I am running:

OPERATING SYSTEM: MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL (5.0, BUILD 2195)
SYSTEM MANUFACTURER: COMPAQ
SYSTEM MODEL: Deskpro EP/SB Series
BIOS: Default Stystem BIOS
Processor: Intel Pentium III processor, 650MHz
Memory 128MB Ram
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

What type of Ram do I need, and is it at all possible to install new ram into this computer?

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#2 oldf@rt

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:00 PM

Here is the link to crucial for your system:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...tium+III+650MHz
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 04:11 PM

Getting two sticks of 256mb (plus your 128=640mb) would be a huge improvement.

Also, if you don't mind what game is it that he wants to play? That processor might be too slow to run some games made in the past few years.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 07:06 PM

The game is Heros V Might and Magic. I don't think i can put two sticks of 256mb in the computer. I went to the site http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...tium+III+650MHz and from what i could understand, my computer only can support 256 mb. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:02 PM

I'm going to oldf@rt's link,

and it shows:

Maximum Memory: 768MB
Standard Memory: 128MB removable
Slots: 3 (3 banks of 1)

Your link didn't work or me.

So, some things you can do is add 2 256MB sticks to what you most likely have, which is 1 128MB stick.

Or, you could remove that 128, and get 3 256M sticks to give you a total of 768M.

Edited by JohnWho, 25 April 2007 - 08:04 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:50 PM

Ya even with 512mb of ram your computer can't run it. I looked up the system requirements and the minimum processor is: Processor: PentiumŪ 4 or AMD AthlonTM 1.5 GHz (PentiumŪ 4 2.4 GHz recommended)
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:12 PM

RPG games require some pretty serious gaming rigs :thumbsup: . Although they can run on minimum requirements you will pay the price in battle. As a side note there kind of addicting. << Former Dark Age of Camelot player

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