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Memory upgrade I have a Dell Dimension Desktop PC XPS R450 that is about 1999 vintage with Windows 98. Needs RAM. Seen 1GB Memory Upgrade to Desktop at Sam's Club (Simpletech Model# PC3200) for $69.86. Would it work for me.

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Re: memory upgrade

Find out how many pins the memory slot on your motherboard has (such as 192-pin) and compare to what you want to buy

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Each computer contains two important components---a Central Processing Unit (CPU) and memory chips. The CPU and memory chips work together to process computations within your computer. You can't have one without the other. Your computer has a base amount of memory installed, 512 Megabytes or higher, that can be expanded to beyond 1 Gigabyte, in most cases. Before you upgrade your computer's memory, you need to know what type of RAM your computer takes: SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM), Rambus DRAM (RDRAM), DDR (Double Data Rate SDRAM) or other type.

Open your computer's Internet browser by clicking on the program's icon on your computer's "Desktop," this applies to both Windows and Mac platforms. Enter in the URL box at the top of your browser's screen. The "Crucial System Scanner" tool application website will open. Click on the check box next to the wording "By selecting this box and clicking the download the scanner button, I agree to the Terms and Conditions." Click on "Download the Scanner." The "Opening CrucialScan.exe" dialog box will open. Click "Open" or "Run" to download and set up the program directly. Click "Save" or "Save As" to save the program's setup file on your computer if you don't see the "Open" or "Run" option or you are using dial-up or a slow Internet connection. The program will download and setup on your computer if you selected the "Open" or "Run" option. Navigate to the directory where you want to save the file, if you selected the "Save" or "Save As" option. Select the "Desktop" if you have a hard time locating downloaded files on your system. Double click on the "CrucialScan.exe" icon to open the program, if you selected the "Save" or "Save As" option. Click "Run" when prompted with the "Open File -- Security Warning." The "CrucialScan.exe" program will run and appear in your computer's Internet browser. Scroll to the second section on the "Memory upgrades from -- Determine My Memory Needs" website. The section is labeled "Your XXXXX Specifications." The "XXXXX"s represent your computer's brand and model. Locate the wording "Each memory slot can hold..." Write down the this sentence on a piece of paper---this is the type of RAM your computer accepts. Click "File," "Print," "OK" to print this website, if you have a printer attached to your computer. If you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system you should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility before making any purchase and try to buy for working pairs if possible Hope this helps.

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It comes up wiyh cricital error ram memory usage is cricitally high ram nemory faliure

The error means that there was not enough memory for an application to run. Close other memory intensive applications in order to have enough memory to let it run, or upgrade your RAM.

Mar 01, 2011 | Hard Drives

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How to upgrade the memory

to upgrade the hard drive space capacity of your pc you need to buy another hard disk drive and add it to your computer....

Jan 21, 2011 | Toshiba Hard Drives

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I have a Western Digital WD20EADS 2TB hard disk, within a fantec MR-35US2 disk case, connected with a USB to my computer. The problem is the disk is performing to slow.

sometimes when a hard drive is performing to slow it is because there isn't enough Random Access Memory (RAM) in your tower or laptop all you have to do is upgrade the RAM to 1GB - 3GB is will ensure the hard drives performance will increase

details of what RAM looks like

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My Operation system is window 98 and I wish to use USB memory strick, but I can install the driver for win 98

Both Microsoft and SanDisk stopped support for Windows 98 (that is the 1998 version of Windows) in the middle of 2008 (two years ago). So, if Windows 98 does not recognize the "plug-and-play" device (manufactured since the middle of 2008), then you'll have to upgrade your computer to Windows XP or Vista or 7, or use an "older" flash-drive that Windows 98 did support.

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Want it 2 be main hard drive on desktop,

There seems to be a misconception here. The virtual memory is a part on the Hard drive that your computer uses similar RAM. It only uses it once you have utilized most of your RAM so increasing it would not do much value at all. I suggest you upgrade the physical RAM sticks. (the memory physically attached to the motherboard of your computer). For your Seagate, it would be used just as a storage for data and not as memory. and since it is external, you could also not allocate some part of it to be used as virtual memory.
you could go to a computer store and ask them what memory (RAM stick) would be compatible for your computer if you want to do an upgrade. I'm sure you could also ask them to put it on for you to have the result or your desired amount of memory installed to your computer.
hope this helps.

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Installing Ubuntu on Compaq Armada E500.

NO all system is low spec. low memory, Hd, cpu,and so on, you might upgrade memory to above 256M to run Winxp and use the orignal driver cds, for driver req. as win98 or NT driver, 1st try upgrade memory, and test.

Jan 02, 2010 | Hard Drives

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Hard disk and ram

Hello Kevin Shaggy...

Let me see if I can help you out a bit...
Adding a 160gb to a 40gb does give you 200gb. BUT!!! you will loose a little bit on each one after formatting the harddrive. The new drive will wind up being about 157 or 159gb give or take a little.
ANY harddrive partition, whether it is a c:, d:, DO have to format EACH drive letter.
If you partition your 160gb harddrive into 2 parts, (2) 80gb drives, then they would get two drive letters and both of them get formatted.
IF the 40gb drive is C: then the new 160gb partitioned in half would be D: & E:.
CDROM Drive would be F: and so on....
Floppy Drives, CDrom Drives, DVD Drives, you do not have to format like a hard drive...

If you add a 1gb stick of memory to your existing 256mb stick of memory then you WOULD have 1gb + 256mb. If you remove the 256mb and just add 1gb, then you would just have 1gb.

Nov 24, 2008 | Samsung Hard Drives

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Memory upgrade for Dell Inspirion 4100 notebook

buy 1Gb -one ram, the rices for 512 and 1gb are more or less same now

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