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My Gateway DX300X desktop is super slow and only has 0.99 GB of RAM. How do I install more?

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According to specs, your computer can use up to 4Gb of memory. You will need to open the case and see what is currently installed. You should have 4 memory slots and probably it came configured with 2 512Mb memory sticks. You could add 2 more sticks of 1Gb each bringing your total up to 3Gb, but my suggestion would be to remove the existing memory modules and install 4 matching 1Gb modules. You must use DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC) type memory and the best results will be achieved by using all matching modules.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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    Perfect. Thank you!

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Well on amazon you can buy cheep RAM for example for 4Gb its a good 20-30 dollers its really good to point out it have 1tb which is 1000Gb and i am only 14 that is good for 20-30 dollers or you can buy a memory stick on amazon again of 64Gb at 50 Dollers that is the cheapest and easyest way to buy a memory stick

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