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RAM i want to upgrade my desktop. its almost six years old and i dont know which RAM i need for my computer and how can i back my whole computer?

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  • pcMEM Jun 22, 2008

    I have a HP Pavilion mx75 desktop computer with Intel Pentium 4 processor @2.0GHz CPU and only 512-DDR SDRAM. I'm trying to find out whether it is smarter to buy new or upgrade this one? I hear Windows Vista is a real Pain. Thx. pcinMEM

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1st......Operating System?????
2nd.....Run Device manager to ascertain RAM installed
3rd.....Download Sandra Lite to find M/B specs.(Free Download)
4th.....Check if RAM is SODIMM,SDRAM,DDR,etc
5th.....Open PC case to ensure RAM slots available.
6th.....Purchase correct RAM.e.g.128MB->256MB,256MB->512MB,512MB->1024MB
Check to see if RAM slots are paired or not
If paired....2X128MB=256MB
2X256MB=512MB
2X512MB=1024MB

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