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Gateway E4100 Mid Tower RAM install

Need to know if I have to install RAM in pairs on this PC or can I buy and install RAM modules one at a time?
I know there are four available slots and I can max out the RAM at 4 Gigs!!

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No need to install RAM in pairs.
you can buy and install memory but it should be the same model that you have now e.g. DDRII RAM Modules.
you can max out the RAM 4 gigs

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