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Adding more memory

I have a new 512MB and would like to add more memory to my PC, it should be easy from me to put the new card into the computer -correct?

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Re: adding more memory

Padre just be sure that your original RAM would be thesamw as the old one (especially there RAM speed). they should be the same .

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Re: adding more memory

Yes and no. Depends on the motherboard and the type of memory. On some boards you have to add memory in pairs, others you can add one stick, then there's parity, etc, etc. Check the memory that's on the board, check the manual to see how it recommends you upgrade memory. One wrong stick can turn your new CPU into a nice end table.

Let us know what you find out.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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