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Upgredation of ram

I have ibm thinkpad r52 with 256 mb ram .
I want to add 1 gb ram more . which RAM should I purchase , means
ddr1 or ddr2 and with what speed?

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Here are info about that:

IBM THINKPAD R52
Memory:
2 SODIMM 200-PINS Sockets
Supports DDR2 400/533 Unbuffered Non-ECC Memory
Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB

I recomend you to change both of them

I hope this info is helpfull for you

Good luck

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