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Upgrade beyond limits

I want to upgrade my sdram to 1 gig, is that possible, here are my system specs
Proccessor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Class Pentium 4
Processor Speed 1.5 GHz
Cache Size 256 KB
Installed Memory 256 MB
Maximum Memory 512 MB
Memory Technology SDRAM
Maximum Memory Module Max 256 MB module
Number of Installed Processors 1
Maximum Number of Processors 1
Bus Speed 400 MHz

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  • gibby1234 Nov 29, 2007

    Thanks for the help, but that only tells me what i already know, that my systems max is 512 mb sdram, i want to throw 1 gig sdram in, and am not sure if that will do anything.

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If you goto this link it will tell you what you can put into your comp you can only put in the maximum it tell you the link is http://www.crucial.com this will scan your computer and tell you everything about it and anything you can put in it.
It will also tell you everythin that is compatible hope this helps you let me know how you get on ok

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  • paul proctor Nov 29, 2007

    Hi your systme will get loads of errors and will freeze up alot if you put more ram in than what it can take i have done this myself i didnt know what my maximum was so brought more ram and put it in.

    I got loads of problems then yes it was quicker but kept getting loads of error message and comp completely shut down everytime it was on i kept getting severe error warnings kept freezing up so called someone out thinking i needed to change some settings like turning off the error reports but even doing this didnt help just kept freezing every 5 minutes and shutting down their is nothing you can do to add more ram the only sollution is buy onother board.

    I tried everything to get it to work but was then given that link i gave you and was told it wont work if you go over thse limits sorry i couldnt be any more help but i have been through this with my own comp.

    Had to take out the extra ram and just run it at the max

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