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Ram upgrades I am upgrading 2 e-machines computers with Ram. My question is what order to fill the slots with memory. The first machine is a T4200 which has 3 slots in it and holds a 1.5 gb max. I am adding 2 sticks of 512 mb each to the factory installed 256 mb. Assuming the current stick is in slot 1, do I now put in a 512 each in slots 1 & 2, then place the 256 in slot 3? The second machine is a T3624 with 2 slots and a 2 gb max. I am replacing the current 256mb stick with one each at 1gb & 512mb. Does the 1gb go where the current 256 is?

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Although these are all types of double data rate (DDR) memory, the varying numbers refer to the different speeds of memory your computer was designed for. Crucial no longer carries PC2100 (DDR266) memory, but PC2700 (DDR333) memory and PC3200 (DDR400) are backward-compatible with PC2100.

Memory is designed to be backward-compatible, so generally speaking, you can safely add faster memory to a computer that was designed to run slower memory. However, your system will operate at the speed of the slowest module or system component (the "lowest common denominator" effect).

One thing to keep in mind is that the memory does need to be the same type-for example, SDRAM cannot be mixed with DDR, and DDR cannot be mixed with DDR2. We recommend that you use the Crucial Memory Advisor™ or System Scanner tools to find the right memory for your computer.



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Assuming the empty slots are for memory then just add the 2 new sticks to empty locations and leave the original one in place. The order shouldn't matter, just the overall combined amount. With the t4200 you should get a total spec of about 1.25gb depending on the operating system.
With the t3624 you'll have to pull the exhisting stick to free up a slot for one of your new ones. You'll have about 1.5gb once you're done with the install.Again, overall ram total is what counts, not the order.
Just play it safe and make sure you're correct on the locations and memory type/capacity. Check out Crucial.com and run a free system scan for your memory type and capacity. Belarc Advisor is a good program too. Good luck..

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in T4200 since the maximum ram is 1.5 gb you can do that inserting the -2-512mb and 1-256. however this will create error later. It is advisable that you must insert same capacity in each slot and same specs and manufacture's date to avoid further issue sooner. means that if you use 256mb. it should be 3-256m and if u use 512 it should be 3-512mb. but anyway ucan use 1-256 and 2-512.

same is through T3624 -there is no problem with where to insert the 1gb and 512 u can test it one by one. do not insert simultaneously ..one after another. means that when you insert one memory you switch on the computer for test and shutdown and insert another if the first test is successfull.

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Does'nt matter which goes where as long as they are all compatible with the motherboard.

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