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Q: Solved: What information I need for a Memory Upgrade

I want to know what information will i need to know in order to get a memory Upgrade

I do not want to pay a tech dude to do it for me I like to build computer myself
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If you need my computer information like the model and everything like that i can edit this so that there is.
I want to put a 2GB of Ram in it

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Hello everyone! I have an  Acer AS5745G-7671 laptop with two 4096MB DDR3 1066MHz memory chips. I am in need of more processing power and would like to upgrade to 16GB og memory. How can I determine if the motherboard will accept 8gb chips and if so which ones would be compatible? Thank you in advance for your help. Roberto 

A:memory upgrade information

Every site I see says 8GB max and Intel says the i3-370m only supports 8GB.http://ark.intel.com/products/49020/Intel-Core-i3-370M-Processor-3M-cache-2_40-GHz

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I'm about to upgrade my RAM from 10gb RAM to 16GB of RAM and the 500-200t only has two memory card slots. When I replace them (2 x 8gb cards) I'll have two 5gb cards left over. I need to know the exact spec's of the left over cards? because I want to put those cards In my 4slot Dell XPS 8500 which already has 2 x 4gb cards in it. And the spec's on the Dell cards are DDR3 1600MHz cards. Can anyone tell me the spec's on the HP 500-200t cards?

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Hi. I have an ACER EXTENSA and want to upgrade its memory from 4GB to 8GB.But am unclear of laptop warranty. And if it has to be done by the ACER service department. 

A:Warranty information on laptop memory upgrade Acer...

What model is it? Does it have a service hatch?

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Hi. I have an ACER EXTENSA and want to upgrade its memory from 4GB to 8GB.But am unclear of laptop warranty. And if it has to be done by the ACER service department. 

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I was thinking of upgrading my memory on my PC. I would rather do it myself since it costs a fortune more to have it done in a shop. My only trouble is which kind of memory should i buy, at what speed, and to which size. Somebody told me that it has to do with the motherboard. Is there a quick way to find out what kind of motherboard i have and then how can i find out which kind of memory can i buy and install?
Thanks in advance
Phil
 

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with help from some very helpfull people on this site i have purchased myself some more memory. but i dont know what is involved in fitting it. is it just a case of turning off my pc and plugging the memory into the spare slot and turn back on, or not. many thanks gary
 

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Hi
This computer has a trigem imperial 1.02 mainboard with 256 mb of RAM.
I would like to increase the size of the memory to at least 512 mb but am confused by the descriptions of the different cards.
How would the memory I need be described?
best wishes
phil
 

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I have an older computer I need to upgrade.

The memory card is 184 pin.
Slot capacity is 1 gig per slot.
Mainboard Mfg. is ECS

Currently slots 1 and 2 show:
Module size: 256 MBytes
PC2100 (133 Mhz)
Manufacturer: Samsung
Correction: ECC
Registered: yes
Buffered: No
SPD Ext. AMP

The major questions I have are (1) where do I get the best board for the cheapest price? and (2) if I go to a memory card like Corsair Memory VS2GBKIT400C3 2 GB PC3200 400MHz 184-Pin DDR Desktop Memory Kit will the Corsair card work with a difference in speed between the PC2100 (old card) and the PC3200 (new card)?

Thank you in advance for your reply.
 

A:Solved: Need To Upgrade Memory From 1 Gig to 2 Gig

What's the complete description of the motherboard in that old computer?

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In most cases, you can mix DDR PC2100(DDR266) or DDR PC2700(DDR333) or DDR PC3200(DDR400) modules.

If you do, all modules will run at the speed of the slowest module(s).

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Hello everybody! Let me explain my query. My computer is a emachines with windows vista. The motherboard has 2 memory slots and allows up to 4gb of memory. The memory it has right now is 2 512mb sticks of pc5300 memory. If I decide to upgrade the memory, does it still have to be pc5300? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: memory upgrade

go to www.crucial.com and let it scan your PC. it will tell you what your options are.
 

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I have an older desktop computer. it is a Compac 5410F. it runs excessively slow. On the advice of a friend, we had it re-imaged in hopes of improving the speed. If anything it is now slower. out of 300GB of space there is a little over 200 GB still available. I wouldn't think it would slow down so much but it really sucks. Can anyone suggest what type of memory upgrade or whatever will help improve the speed. Pulling up anything, especially the internet takes too long for my tastes. the specs for the Compas 5410F are:
General
Packaged Quantity 1.0
Type Media center
Recommended Use Home use
Product Form Factor Tower
Localization English / United States
Processor / Chipset
Type Intel Pentium E2160 / 1.8 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
CPU Qty 1.0
Max CPU Qty 1.0
Chipset Type Intel G31 Express
Front Side Bus 800.0 MHz
Cache Memory
Installed Size L2 cache - 1.0 MB
Cache Per Processor 1 MB
RAM
Installed Size 1.0 GB / 2.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Hard Drive
Type HDD
Capacity 1.0 x 320.0 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300 Serial ATA
Spindle Speed 7200.0 rpm

What would I specifically need?
Thanks,
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade help

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I'm probably asking this question in the wrong place but i want to increase the memory on my computer, at present it is 512. Is it just a case of buying new memory and un pluging the old and pluging in the new if so what happens to all the stuff on the old memory. Any recomends on what to buy? thanks gazbag
 

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I have an HP m7250n Desktop with 1GB of factory installed DDR2 SDRAM 240 pin (PC2-3200) boards. I have 2 open slots that I can install additional RAM. Can I use PC2-5300 speed memory boards as well as PC 2-3200?
Do you have recomendations for board manufactutrer ie, PNY, Kingston, Crucial etc??

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

even in today's world,
still honor their guarentee,
an easy-to-do-business-with company:
http://www.kingston.com/support/SYSTEMMEMORY/default.asp
 

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I have a Dell 4500 computer with 256 Rams of memory. I want to upgrade to
1G which is as much as my computer will hold. I will buy two 512 and take out the 256. I want the best and the fastest that I can get. Have visited several memory sites and cannot decide on the best one for me. There are 3 that I am looking at , but just do not know which one is the best.Here is what I need.

PC 2100 DDR 266MHz
Non-ECC
Unbuffered
c1=2.5 volts
64 meg x64
The three that I am thinking about are:
Cosair
Kingston
Crucial

Please help me decide on the best one. I know it is probably just a preference , but you are all more experienced in this than I am and I do want your input as to which you have had the best experience with.

Thank you very much.

Jillian
 

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade- Which is the best ?

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Hi I am trying to upgrade the memory on my computer. It currently has 256mb in one memory slot and the other slot is empty. I purchased two Kingston KVR400D2N3/1G DDR2 SDRAM's Which according to the spec in my computer manual should be fine. I removed my old memory module and placed both my new module's in the relevent slots. All that happened was the computer fan started spinning faster than usual but nothing else happened. So I removed one and left one in the orignal used memory slot. The fan started again and there was a single loud click about every four seconds but nothing happened again so I removed that a put my old module back and everything was back to normal. Am I doing something wrong or is there a proper way of installing memory upgrade.
 

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I have an old Dell Dimension 8200 (it's now a little over 5 years old). It has 512MB of RAM and I was thinking about upgrading it. I've been reading that since it runs with RDRAM (PC800, 184 pin RIMM) that I should only put that kind of memory in there. My friend (who has upgraded memory in a countless number of systems but is no technician by any means) says it's ok if I put 2 256MB DDR memory modules in there (I know that the system requires memory modules to be installed in pairs). I don't think it's a good idea to put the DDR in here, but I wanted to know for sure. I was thinking that I just buy two of the PC800 RDRAM modules. Thoughts?
 

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Hello,
I have an older system that i would like to bring some life to for a short time if possible. It is a HP Pavilion 325c. Now specs say it can only be upgraded to 1GB max RAM, which I have done some time ago. Now the MOBO is a MSI MS-6390, and its specs say that it can be upgraded to 2GB RAM. Would like some insight on which to be true. Here are links to both HP and MSI spec sheets.
HP spec
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=us&lang=en&product=307866&docname=c00006230
MSI spec
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/detail_spec/product_detail.asp?model=MS-6390LE-L
 

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Dear Sirs and Madames,

I have expanded memory on my laptops in the past with no issues...not so fortunate this time while attempting to expand the memory on my Desktop.

The vitals of my desktop are as follows:

Gateway 5200X (Desktop)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition) SP2
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory (RAM): 512 MB (two 256 MB sticks)

I will now explain the steps I followed to expand the memory...

1. Turned of CPU
2. Removed power cord from CPU
3. Opened cabinet.
4. Installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz... one (1) in each of the two remaining available slots.

(side note: I have always been under the impression that I needed to install the "New" memory in matched pairs, however, when making the request for "matching pairs" while purchasing the new memory I was informed that this was no longer the case... I hope the was correct guidance.)

5. Re-installed the cabinet.
6. Re-connected the power cord.
7. Turned on the power.

After the normal "Gateway" start up screen appeared I got the following message:

(Black Screen/White Text)

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

I rebooted and the same appeared.

Now... I have "Recovery Disks" That I made... but no "Boot Media" that it's asking for...

9. I removed the newly installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz. memory . (following the previous steps to install it.)

After the normal &qu... Read more

A:Solved: New memory upgrade

Check the cables to your HDD, they may have come loose when you were installing the new memory.
 

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Hi guys well I purchased the correct 1g RAM stick (I Think) for my HP Pavilion a310.UK
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI....m=290236387711&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=019

Worked great for the first hour then I got a couple of messages saying Error sorry for the inconvenience but you will have to shut down, send error report. So like I say this happened a couple of times. But after this the computer wouldn't reboot even in safe mode. So I have removed it and am back to the usual slow 256mb routine. Also when I first powered up the computer it asked me to verify my windows application which I did.
So once again guys any ideas ??
 

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade AGAIN !!

You bought used memory off ebay????? IMO that is just asking for a problem.

I would really go to either corsair, crucial, or kingston's site and input your system. It will find compatible memory for you AND it comes with a lifetime warranty.
 

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I have a Dell Studio 1555 running Windows 7 64bit. I am trying to upgrade the RAM memory from 4GB to 8GB (an upgrade that can be done on this model). The machine has two memory slots and two CPU (cores). When I boot up the computer recognizes that I have changed the memory, however it reports only 4GB (2GB for each CPU) rather than the expected 8GB (4GB for each CPU). In other words, no upgrade. The memory modules are correct - Two modules - 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 - 800 MHz 200-Pin SO-DIMM Laptop Dell Studio 1555.
I have checked to see that the BIOS was current and chipset driver current and installed. I have also run a pre-boot memory test on the new modules.
Any ideas?
 

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Hi, Have a PC running windows ME - Memory is 128MB RAM - Want to upgrade it..
Looking at the motherboard manual says I can upgrade to 512MB.(256 in each slot PC100/133 Tried to install 256 in each of 2 slots. Get bios beep errors. PC will not boot. Not sure if it's 3-3-1 or 4-3-1 beeps on pheonix bios. Get one beep when PC starts - then the sequence 3-3-1
One of which is CMOS battery error and the other RAM error. Tried each module separately but same error. The old memory works fine. No error beeps. Both new memory modules so don't believe can be both memory at fault. Why would the CMOS battery give error when works fine with original memory. (PC is about 7yrs old!!)
Any ideas how to check where the problem lies. Board is a P61WP-Fe (AMR Plus)

 

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I have gotten my hands on an HP Pavilion 304w computer. I replaced the AMD 1.53 Mhz CPU with a 2.0 ghz AMD chip. Now, I am currently looking to upgrade the memory modules and am recieving conflicting reports via HP's website as to the maximum amount of allowed RAM that can be installed. One page, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07963 , says I can only install 2 X 512 mb sticks. The other page, listed under the motherboard specifications link located on that very same page, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07941 , states that the maximum allowed memory is 2 Gig.........???? Can anyone with any knowledge of this FIC AM37 Salsa Motherboard offer any assistance? I hate to place an order for the RAM without knowing. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: HP Memory Upgrade?

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Hello,

I have a Lenovo Y530 laptop. It currently has 4GB of memory (2 sticks of 2GB) installed occupying its 2 expansions slots. What I was wondering is whether or not it can handle additional memory if I installed 2 stick of 4GB each instead. The reason I have my doubts is that a utility I ran showed that the computer's "memory controller has a maximum memory of 4GB" yet it shows under logical/chipset memory banks that the maximum installable memory is 8GB. Sooo.... is the discrepancy a bottleneck of my system or what? By the way it is a windows 7 64bit system so i know i'm good on that.
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade?

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So I want to upgrade the memory on my sister's desktop (the same one we had the nic problem with) and I just wanted some suggestions, this pc is used strictly for internet, email, and research. No gaming, rarely and videos, etc...

Any suggestions on what memory i should look into? I am hoping somewhere between 512-1gb depending on price.

There is currently like 200mb~ on there now. i know its lame, but no one is willing to pay for any more.
 

A:Solved: I want to Upgrade my memory

We'll need to know about your computer. Mainly the make and model of the entire system or the motherboard. You can also go to http://www.crucial.com/ and see if they can detect your system and what they recommend for upgrades.
 

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I am trying to find out what to expect if I upgrade from OEM memory to 512 or 1g memory sip.
COMPAQ Presario SR1110NX
Microsoft XP Home Edition
145g hard drive
I have little to none tech talk knowledge.
 

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PNY - Optima 2-Pack 4GB (8GB Total) PC3-10666 DDR3 SoDIMM Laptop Memory Kit

This is the memory I am looking at from Best Buy to upgrade my wife's computer for her birthday. I was going to buy her a new computer but money and plans changed. I still want to improve her computing experience, so a new battery and upgrading from her stock 3G of memory to 8G seems like the way to go.
She has an Acer Aspire Model 5552

I just want to make sure there's nothing I need to do other than ground myself before pulling and swapping the memory sticks...
 

A:Solved: Laptop memory upgrade ???

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I have a Gateway Select 1200 computer with 128MB installed. I would like to upgrade it to 512MB - by adding a 128MB module and a 256MB module. I asked Gateway and they advised me I have 2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks memory.

When I ran Belarc Advisor profile, it shows 128MB in Slot DIMM 1, with Slot DIMM2 and Slot DIMM3 as empty. (Three slots) I am not sure what I have. I have ordered one 256MB DIMM module and one 128 DIMM module from Crucial, but now am wondering if I can install both of them.

I am not sure what the terminology "2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks of memory" really means. Would I have to install two 256MB Dimm modules to accomplish the 512MB total, or can I use the existing 128MB and add 128MB and 256MB to accomplish this.

Would I be just about as well off to install just the 256MB module and have a total of 384MB? (Providing I don't have two slots available)

Very confused. Anyone shed some light on this for me? I am in the dark!
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

Well crucial agrees with belarc, seems gateway may be wrong.\

System Info:
Maximum memory: 768MB
Standard memory: 128MB removable
Slots: 3 (3 banks of 1)
Explanation of memory terms
This is for a select 1200 per crucial

3 slots, you should be able to install all three dimms
 

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Hi Everyone,

I currently have the following memory installed in my computer.

2 X 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR - SDRAM PC2100 - 233-750 (CL2.5 up to 143MHz) (CL2 up to 133MHz. 184 pin

I don't understand all that but that's what's showing as the type of RAM I have.

The following is what I'm considering buying but I'm not sure if it will be compatible with what I've listed above. They say it's backward compatible but I don't know.
I'd appreciate your advice and opinion. Thanks.

JEDEC Standard 184-pin Dual In-Line Memory Module

128x4 DDR 400Mhz 184Pin DIMM Module

Performance: PC3200
DQ DQ Burst Frequency: 400MHz
Inputs and outputs are SSTL-18 compatible
SDRAM have 4 internal banks for concurrent operation
Differential clock inputs
Data is read or written on both clock edges
Bi-directional data strobe with one clock cycle preamble and one-half clock post-amble
Address and control signals are fully synchronous to positive clock edge
Programmable Operation:
Burst Type: Sequential or Interleave
Burst Length: 4, 8
Operation: Burst Read and Write
Auto Refresh (CBR) and Self Refresh Modes
Automatic and controlled precharge commands
Serial Presence Detect
SDRAMs in FBGA Package
RoHs compliance
 

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

by: The best way to buy compatible memory is to use a Memory finder from one of the companies that manufacture or sell Memory sticks.
Go to www.crucial.com and use thier memory advisor. It's free to use and they will recommend and guarantee the memory will work.
You will need to know your computer's name (Dell, e-Machines, HP, etc) or the motherboard name.
Another source is www.computer-memory-store.com.
The stick you're looking at will probably work, but why take chances?
 

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I would like to upgrade my memory on the following computer. I have attached a scan from everest. i have 4 memory modules and I have in a 512 stick and in another i have 128.
i ran a scan from crucial and they did not have any "matches" for my system. Ideas?
 

A:Solved: upgrade memory for my computer

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Good evening all.

Over the years my PC has gradually slowed down until I eventually took the plunge and decided to increase the memory, I used the scanner on crucial.com and upgraded from 1GB (2 x 512mb), to 2GB (2 x 1GB) and according to crucial.com these new modules are supposedly compatible with my system. The old modules are labelled M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T 512MB DDR-4000mHZ-CL3 PC32200U-30331 and the new modules are labelled 1GB DDR PC2700 and the installation of the new modules seemed to go without a hitch, also my PC did speed up briefly but after a couple of days it has got even slower than it was before with half the memory and sometimes it freezes completely.

I have since scanned my PC for malware, just in case, and the free Avast did find and remove a couple of things including a trojan but this didn't make any difference whatsoever to the speed, which if anything is getting even slower.

That's about as much as I can manage so I was wondering if anyone can help me to speed up my PC up again or have I just wasted £50 of my hard earned?

Thanks in advance,

Andy.
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade problems.

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I have a packard bell desktop that had 1gb RAM 512 in each slot. Just bought 4gb (2x2gb) to replace the 1gb. Each module appears to work in either slot but not together. When I boot with both modules in I get a very rapid beep when I boot up and windows xp won't load. It all works fine however with just 1 module of 2gb in place.

I am running windows xp home SP3. I have been into the bios/cmos when the 2gb is in to see if I need to change anything but there is nothing I can see to change. It does show 2gb!

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: RAM Memory Upgrade Problem

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I have a 4 yr old Dell Dimension E510 with only the 512 memory it came with. The computer is painfully slow while playing online games and sometimes just surfing in general. I've done the disk clean-up, degragmentor, increased virtual memory, deleted cookies and all, and it's still slow. Only thing left I could think of is to install more memory.

I bought a PNY 2 x1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 set from Staples today but before I open in, can anyone confirm that it's compatible with my computer and if it will even help?

thanks!!!!
 

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade advice

Looks perfect, Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*

Thats dual channel 2GB. It should make things run much better.
 

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I have a gateway MX8711 laptop. My processor is 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache and im looking to upgrade my memory. Would adding 2 1gig PC2-5300 667MHz 200-pin SODIMM DDR2 memory work well with the computer even though it is 667MHz and the processor is only at 533MHz. The factory installed memory (2 512mb) is also at 533MHz which I would not use anymore. This is the link for the memory that I am looking at http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202812946&loc=0#cRevSec and this is the link for my system specs http://www.gateway.com/retail/mx8711.php. Crucial says that it is compatable but I just want to make sure.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade question

Faster memory will run fine at the lower speed.
 

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I recently upgraded my Gateway Select 1200 PC from 128MB to 512MB - removing the old memory module and inserting one new memory module of 512MB. Everything seems to be working great - guess I got lucky. Now, I am in the process of installing a 2nd computer for my wife - a Compaq 6300US, which is coming with 128MB (got it at CompUSA auction for a good price). I want to upgrade the memory to 384MB and hopefully get as lucky as I was with the Gateway. My problem, no configurators seem to have the Compaq 6300US listed. I know it takes SDRAM DIMM of 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB, with maximuim 512MB. DIMM's must be 3.3v Unbuffered and ECC is not supported (per the limited information on Compaq's site). I have purchased a Kingston Module KVR-PC133/256. I am just hoping it works. I do know it has an empty slot. Should I put the additional memory in the first slot - heard somewhere that makes a difference sometimes If anyone out there has any experience with this particular computer, would appreciate your comments. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

First i would make sure you have the right type of memory - mainly in your case pc66, pc100, pc133. It's not good to mix pc133 with other speeds of ram. Sometimes it works just great but i wouldn't recommend it. With the odd exception all mainboards have more than 1 slot, with 3 being the norm. If all works you may be able to use the piece from your computer as well.
 

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I need advice as to the best way to upgrade the memory on my custom built desktop computer. It is presently outfitted with two 512MB DDR PC2700 modules and has one empty slot. The motherboard (Soyo SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition) can apparently handle PC3200 and up to 2 GB of DDR 400. I'm uncertain as to whether to scrap the two existing memory modules and install two 1MB strips of DDR 400 - PC3200 OR to fill the empty slot with a 1MB strip of the foregoing. I'm obviously in over my head and would appreciate any suggestions. BTW, the unit is running a Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP Pro. I'm not a "gamer" but I do run multiple programs all day and my rig has become agonizingly slow.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a HP Compaq dc5100 sff running xp pro sp2 it has 512meg and I want to upgrade to 2gig(2x1gig),the litriture says to use pc2-4200 DDR2, can I use pc2-5300 DDR2, will it work?
 

A:Solved: memory upgrade for dc5100 sff

The HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor desktop has 4 RAM slots, supports a maximum of 4096 MB(4 GB) of RAM, and uses 240-pin, unbuffered, non-ECC DDR2 PC2-3200 or DDR2 PC2-4200 modules.

It's best to install matching modules of the same brand and speed so you don't risk a conflict or incompatibilty problem. If you mix speeds, all the modules will run at the speed of the slowest module.

Note: The CRUCIAL site says it can use DDR2 PC2-5300 modules, but the HP-Compaq service manual and the MEMORYSTOCK site says to use only DDR2-3200 or DDR2-4200 modules.

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Hi all,
I want to upgrade our computers memory and before I would just open the tower and look at what was used BUT this time I am running into a bit of a problem. The memory in the tower says PC-2 4300 512 mb
This is computer info
Acer Aspire e 380
Windows Vista
1 gb Ram
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor

I am looking at samsung memory and a Ultra memory module How can I be sure they will work for me before I buy them???
The Samsung memory is 2 -1024 mb PC4200 533 mhz 240 pin DDR2 Dimm and the Ultra memory is PC 4200 533 mhz 1024 mb. I tried to find a memory checker for samsung and Ultra but had no luck.
Your help is truly appreciated. Thank you
Cassie
 

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I have a Dell Inspirion 2200 that has 1x256 PC2700, I would like to increase the memory. I have 2x256 PC2100, I can not find anywhere an answer. I know that I have been able to replace damaged PC 2700 with PC 2100 in a desktop. I am unsure it the same is so in laptops. Thank's
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade (Sort of)

The Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop comes with a non-removable 256 MB module.

It has an empty bay for adding a second module.

It supports a maximum of 1280 MB of RAM.

That means you can add a 256 MB or 512 MB or 1024 MB(1 GB) module to that empty bay.

It uses 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM modules.

By adding a 1024 MB(1 GB) DDR PC2700 module to the empty bay, you can max out the RAM in that laptop.

You didn't mention which version of Windows you have in that laptop, so I'll assume it's Windows XP.

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If you currently have 2 - 256 MB 200-pin DDR PC2100 SODIMM modules, you can add one of them to the empty bay.

I wouldn't advise that you do that though because it'll cause both modules to run at the slower DDR PC2100 speed.

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Here is an image of what a 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM looks like.

http://www.memoryx.net/3112962.html

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My daughter has my old HP Pavilion zd4800. It has 768MB of PC2700. I purchased 1 GB of Ultra RAM to upgrade the memory. They are all 333MHz DDR sodimms. According to the specs, the maximum is 1024 MB, so I should be able to just put it in & go, right? But when I do, it won't boot. I've tried in both slots. I've tried with & without the old modules in every configuration possible. (Even though the maximum is 1G, I tried to see if it would work with what I had.) Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Laptop Memory Upgrade

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I have an HP Pavilion xf125 notebook, and would like to upgrade the memory. It has 384mb now. I don't know how much memory it will hold, or if it's even upgradable anymore since it's so old (2002 I think). The reason I want to upgrade is because it crashes pretty easy. I was thinking more memory would help solve this problem. Any advice would help... but no need to suggest I buy a new computer because I really don't use it all that much to justify the cost of a new one.

I also need a new battery for it, but don't really want to spend a lot... so looking for an inexpensive one. Not sure it's possible to find such a thing anymore. Yes, I have looked on HP's website and they don't have either memory or batteries for it.

Thanks for any helpful advice you can offer.
 

A:Solved: HP notebook memory upgrade?

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Dell Optiplex 990 desktop Windows 7 Enterprise

There were 2 sticks of ram 2gb each, I installed 2 additional sticks of memory 4gb each. Booted it up to a blue screen, I took the 2 4gb sticks out, and I still get a blue screen. I've tried booting up to safe mode, last known good config.. etc. Same blue screen appears. I ran through diagnostics with original memory in, with just 2 4gb sticks, and with the combination and everything for memory comes back fine.

blue screen =
0xfffff901c0664384

Win32k.sys - Address FFFFF9600011CCA3 base at.......
 

A:Solved: BSOD After Memory Upgrade

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I have a Gateway M150-XL Slate laptop. It came with two 1GB sticks of RAM, but I would like to upgrade to 3GB or 4GB of RAM. It has two RAM slots, but I've seen places online (CNET/Best Buy) where it says max supported RAM 2GB for my laptop. I went to Gateway's website and put my serial number in and it says:

Memory Upgrade Information
System Serial Number: 1102133509

Motherboard Part Number: 2905935R

Type of Memory Modules (shipped):
1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory Module (CRU/EURP)

Memory Installation Guide
Number of Memory Slots on Board: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Maximum Amount / Type of RAM that can be Installed:
4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300

So what can I do? Can I upgrade with two sticks of 2GB each. If so, where is a good place to find quality/inexpensive DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM? For example, I've been to TigerDirect but I only see PC5400. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: How much memory can I upgrade my system with?

According to what I read on the Gateway Support site the MAX Ram is 2 gig. and that is what the specs say it comes with. 2Gig 667 DDR2. Now that doesnt mean that the computer cant use more. But your OS may limit what would make sense for you to have.
 

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I wish to have a memory upgrade but I have a few questions.
I have 2 slots both contain non-parity DDR PC27000 256MB memory sticks.
I know that my system supports upto 2048MB (2GB) maximum.
1)If I upgraded both slots to 256MB DDR PC3200 would I notice the difference or can I actually do this ?In other words because my system has PC2700 , is that the only type it supports or can I put in PC3200 and would it be beneficial to do this ?

2)Can I leave a 256MB PC2700 in one of the slots and put say for instance a 512MB PC2700 in the other , 768MB total as opposed to the 512MB I have at the moment ?

3)Can I just take both out and put 1GB PC2700 in both slots , what would happen ?

4)If I put 1GB PC3200 in both slots would there be any difference to putting in 2 PC2700 sticks ?

I apologise if these questions are obvious or trivial to some of you more experienced types but it is not till recently that I have started to fiddle about with the hardware so I am in need of some expert coaching here , as per usual thanks in advance people !
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions.

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i going to add memory to an old compaq owned by a friend.
it has 192mb now, i want to increase to the max allowed of 256.

my question is, i've never had to remove any before to upgrade just add on.
there is only 2 slots for mem. so i have to change a 64mb with a 128mb.
when i remove the 64 am i gonna loose anything she has stored on her computer?

this may seem like a dumb question but i'm trying to make points with this girl i just wanna be sure
 

A:Solved: memory upgrade question

LOL..

OK. Well, most likely nothing will happen to the HDD where all the software and data files are stored but you never know when fiddling inside a PC.

And you sound like you know just enough to be dangerous. Just kidding..

To be on the safe side, you should probably backup any important files she has to a CD or portable USB drive first.

Removing the ram stick is fairly easy. Just push the white tabs on either end down till the ram stick pops out. Then plug in the new one.

When you first boot up afterwards the BIOS may detect the change and require you to go into Setup to confirm the change.

Hopefully the new stick you're putting in will be compatible (you never really know til you try) with the old 128mb stick and everything will work out just fine.

Good luck!
 

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I have replaced memory in other computers in the past but this new INspiron seems to have an additional step in the process: temp. removal of PCI cards before new mem. install. What"s up with that?
The instuctions are straightfoward enough but is the procedure necessay? Also, the sticks must be installed in a certain order?
Thanks, Doc...
 

A:Solved: memory upgrade in Dell Inspiron 531

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Alright, guys. Now before you go dissing my laptop, try to keep in mind that I was looking for a machine that did everything I wanted for $200, and found that (I didnít spend a penny more). My PC handles the intense stuff Ė but this laptop chats with buddies, surfs the web and loads USB homework papers at most, usually. I didnít need anything super, but it came with a docking station, battery, their carrying case, cable, RW drive, PC cards among other little tools I got hooked up with, and happens to support my every camera/scanner/external drive/etc toy that I have!

And unlike other 1999 laptops, this one has a very easy-to-access upgrade area. I can remove the hard drive in the blink of an eye. Just wanted to mention that - in the past, I'd post about a question and all I got in reply was, "You overpaid for that piece of crap" instead of help.

I have the following machine:

Link with the exact photo is here
http://www.epinions.com/cmd-review-3275-56E7B6E-389335DF-prod1
(Notice the digital display at the top of the keyboard Ė looks exactly like mine)

But the Pentium II version explanation is here
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_May_3/ai_54531191
(please read the brief explanation and scroll down to the 333MHz version)

Hard to believe that in 1999, totaling everything I got in the deal would have been over $3000.

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A:Solved: DIMM Memory upgrade advice?

According to Crucial http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...&tabid=AM&model=TransPort+NX+Series&submit=Go
the Micron Transport NX can hold a maximum of 384MB SODIMM RAM
Since they recommend of 128MB module I would assume that each slot would accept at least that size. At present your notebook has 192MB.
 

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I''ve just upgraded my Athlon AMD XP computer from 512 Mb to 2G kingston RAM in two sticks. On first boot it gave me "CMOS settings wrong". I went in and noticed the time was incorrect, so changed it, and altered settings to "Best performance settings". I then shutdown as am concerned I might cause damage.

Is there anything I need to do. The HowTo's I've read dont mention CMOS changes.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade gives CMOS error

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vaio won't restart after memory upgrade
My Vaio was so slow I went to crucial.com and ran their system scan to see if I could add memory. I bought their recommended 2 gig kit and removed my 512 card , installed their two 1 gig cards and then my system started just fine. I re-ran Crucials scan and it showed I only had 1 gig installed and one empty slot. So I shut down, removed and reinserted the two one gig cards, both clicked in just fine, but now when I started my Vaio again I just get a black screen. Lights on, I hear the fan running, but no start up. Any suggestions? Crucial support is closed for the night.
 

A:Solved: vaio won't start after memory upgrade

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I currently have 2- 256MB of DDR333/PC2700 in my system. The maximum is 2GB of 2700 or 3GB of 2100. I was wondering if I could add one 512MB of DDR266/PC2100 in the 3rd slot for a total of 1024MB Ram. My ASUS user's manual says that if more than 2 DIMMS of 2700 is installed the system will revert to a maximum speed of 266. Since I'm not adding a 3rd 2700 DIMM what will happen? Or should I just get the 2700 and let it revert back to 266Mz?
 

A:Solved: Asus A7S333 Memory Upgrade

In order to achieve optimum performance you would want to run pc2700 ram. By mixing pc2700 and 2100 you would default to 266 regardless.

Common question really. If i were in your shoes i would think about ditching one or both of the 256mb sticks and install 2x512mb sticks of pc2700.
 

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Hi folks!

I'm looking at increasing PC memory and need some pointers, please. I currently have 3 slots for memory. 2 of them are used with a 32MB and a 64MB cards. Both are SDRam.

What I could do with knowing is what can I upgrade to? Is it determined by the motherboard or processor or...what?

Any advise would be welcomed, as I'm not well up on the intricacies of memory!!

Thanks

Andy
 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade advise sought!

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I'm looking to get a new computer and want address a memory issue. I copied the question below; does 1024 MB memory change to 4GB with an Internal Wireless Card (802.11)?
1024 MB
helps meet the expectations of demanding users
Up to 4GB using Fast DDR2 Memory
2 memory sockets on system board

Also, does anyone know how to remove a corrupted Windows 7 system and replace with my XP disks? I was sold a W7 developer installation and after awhile, it ceased to work properly and constantly wants verification. I've tried to delete it except for wiping my disk, which I'm not exactly sure the best way to do it.

Thank so much for reading my post.
Nita
 

A:Memory information

I'm looking to get a new computer and want address a memory issue. I copied the question below; does 1024 MB memory change to 4GB with an Internal Wireless Card (802.11)?Click to expand...

The only way that the amount of memory(RAM) in a computer is going to increase is by adding more RAM to it.

Nothing you add or do to a computer is going to magically increase it from 1 GB(1024 MB) to 4 GB(4096 MB).

does anyone know how to remove a corrupted Windows 7 system and replace with my XP disks? I was sold a W7 developer installation and after awhile, it ceased to work properly and constantly wants verification. I've tried to delete it except for wiping my disk, which I'm not exactly sure the best way to do it.Click to expand...

What's the brand name and model name and model number of that computer?

What's the version of Windows that's on its Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker?

If that computer originally came with Windows 7, its devices may not support and work with Windows XP.

It sounds like it currently has a pirated/illegal version of Windows 7 installed in it.

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Hello,

I have recently upgraded my ram from 4GB to 8GB, but in the system information it shows that there is 8GB installed, 4GB total, and 6.5 GB available. Anyone know why it is saying I have more available than total?

SCREENSHOT!!1



Thanks,
Blimp
 

A:64-Bit memory information

Didn't catch if thats a 64 bit OS, but it probably is and thats probably not the issue.
Whats your motherboard?
 

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I really used to be up on the latest and greatest thing in personal computers. Itís easy to get behind. So I learned the hard way that DDR 184 pin memory wonít work in a DDR2 240 pin slot. Oh it will fit into the slot with much persuasion but it wonít work.

I have an HP Pavilion a1120n Media Center PC. It has 4 (2 banks of 2) memory slots. 2 blue slots and 2 black slots. My PC came with 2 256 MB PC-2 3200 DDR SDRAM memory (it says that on the label on the front of the machine). Apparently the PC-2 is what I ignored from the start. I think that was the clue that I missed, telling me that I should have ordered DDR2 memory, which has 240 pins. 120 pins on each side.

I ordered the suggested memory upgrade kit from hpshopping.com. The 184 pin DDR memory that they sent to me looked like the memory I had in my Pavilion. After some very sore thumbs the memory did go into the slot, but when I turned the computer on, it would not start up. After 4 calls to HP, I still did not understand what was going on. After searching the Web, I was thinking that maybe I did have DDR2 memory in my machine. At a loss, I turned my Pavilion off, grounded myself, pulled one of my DIMMs out and counted the pins on the front of my memory. Sure enough I counted 120 pins. Even on the phone with HP they kept suggesting the 184 pin memory. I did call them back and told them that I counted 120 pins on my memory and the technician did not know what that meant.

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Hi all,
I just added an edge 256MB 3.3v 168 pin SDRAM DIMM PC-133 on my Gateway P4 1.5Ghz with 256MB already in there.

After the install, my monitor went to 4bit color on and 800x600 display with no other options available to select. removing the upgraded memory had no effect, neither did;
-troubleshooting the monitor driver
-checking drivers for NVIDIA Geforce2 MX 200
-Reducing the hardware acceleration to minimum

Any ideas on what to try next?
 

A:Solved: color display probs after memory upgrade

Try reseating the video card. You may have bumped it while you were inside the machine. Ram itself wouldn't cause this to happen to my knowledge.
 

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Hello,

Im new here and consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about pc hardware. Hope things wont get too complicated.

Yesterday I've upgraded my memory from 8 to 16 gb. I know that timings are important when adding memory to an existing module, the same goes for voltage. But when I checked my specs after installing it, I noticed different JDEC clock speeds available to the new module. However the 800mhz speeds show the exact same timings

The question is: Will this cause problems?

Added image:

 

A:Solved: Memory upgrade, Timing difference issue?

Regardless of what is available, the system will only use speeds in common to all installed sticks.
 

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Hi all. I have a new Acer Aspire One A0722 that I got on sale for really cheap at Target. I really like the machine but sometimes Windows seems slow. I wonder if it needs more memory since I read this forum and it seems like additional memory would make things more responsive for me.

Does anybody know how to do a memory upgrade on this Acer? Pictures would be greatly appreciated as I am somewhat computer dumb and have not done anything like this before.

Thx to you in advance. Really appreciate it!!!
 

A:Solved: How to upgrade memory on Acer Aspire One A0722

It's a netbook. More memory is not going to improve the performance significantly. If you just bought it, and you think it's slow, I suggest you take it back and buy a regular laptop with a more powerful processor.
 

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Hi folks,

A simple question...Am wanting to up my XP system RAM to a gig by adding another 512mb (only two slots on the motherboard).
The module currently installed is a 512mb PC2700 (333MHZ).
If I added another 512mb stick of PC2100 @ 266MHz would I really notice a difference?

I realize the slower module would be my weakest link, but would I really notice the slow-down in apps like 3D games and photo editing progs?

Reason I ask is because I found a module on ebay that (for now) is a much better price than what's generally available.
(Spoken like a true cheapskate, no? )
 

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade (?) question...PC2700 to PC2100

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One of our older (2003) Gateway 300S computers at work running Windows XP home gives a low memory warning when opening certain MS-Excel files. When I checked the system settings I found out that it only had 128 Meg of RAM. Entering the serial number on the Gateway site shows that this #5000643 256 MB, PC133, 168 Pin DIMM SDRAM is a suitable part to increase the memory:

http://accessories.gateway.com/Acce...=Browse&static=1&tpcid=1000&productid=3053821

Someone went to the local Fry's at lunchtime and, based on the salesperson's recommendations, purchased a 256 MB PQI 48750 / MS3856UOE part as described here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141205

It fit and locked into the second slot on the motherboard with no problems. All I got was 3 long POST beeps when I turned the computer on and that is as far as it went for boot up. I powered down and then tried just the new memory in the slot used for the original 128 MB part and got the same POST beeps. The computer still boots normally with just the original 128 MB of RAM.

Am I missing some detail in the specs that makes this new memory not compatible with the Gateway 300S or could we have just purchased a bad part?
 

A:Solved: Gateway 300S Memory Upgrade Problems

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Hello,

Recently, I've been getting tons of crashes in pretty much any programs. Firefox, Skype, games... everything. Even Windows Updates fails and never finishes.

AS far as BSOD's go, I've only got one, but it flashed quickly and didn't see what it said, and the DMP file apparently wasn't saved. I can't seem to reproduce the BSOD, so I can't be of much help there.

So I tried troubleshooting... and I'm pretty sure the problems are from bad memory slots on the motherboard... but this is where I completely get lost and need some help.

I have 2 sticks of 4GB RAM. So I tried to take out a stick and see if I could pinpoint a problem with one of the sticks. Only problem is, with 1 stick in, the computer won't POST. So I moved the stick into all 4 slots with the same result. So I assumed that was a bad stick... but the same exact thing happened with the other stick. Computer wouldn't POST at all.

So, this is where I'm totally lost... I thought I'd try to reaarage the sticks into different slots, and nothing POSTs. I've tried all combinations and nothing changes, the ONLY way I can get the computer to POST is if the sticks are in certain slots. Nothing else works, not even swapping the sticks (into the same slot), work. Just ONE configuration.

So I grabbed working RAM off another computer I use, which I know for certain is good, and end up with the same result. I can't get the computer to POST.

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A:BSOD and Memory; need information

WMD is not a very efficient tool. Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

First run it with all the existing/installed RAM modules. If it comes with no error, all is good.

But if it starts showing errors, Stop testing. Errors/red lines means one or more RAM is faulty. But the fault may occur due to a faulty DIMM slot, too, which is a motherboard component. Using memtest86+, you can discriminate between a faulty RAM and a faulty motherboard.

How? Say you have two RAM sticks and two DIMM slots. You obtained errors at the test with all RAM sticks installed. Now, remove all the sticks but one. Test it in all the available slots, one by one. Continue the same procedure for all the available sticks.
How to make the inference that is it a RAM issue or it is a motherboard issue? Suppose you have got the result like that:
testSlot1Slot2RAM1ErrorErrorRAM2GoodGood It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:
testSlot1Slot2RAM1ErrorGoodRAM2ErrorGood It is a motherboard issue. The particular slot is bad.

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I have an IBM T30 ThinkPad Laptop that I want to upgrade the RAM in. My laptop has two slots for the 2700 RAM. Each slot is populated with 256 megs of RAM, I want to remove one of those strips and replace it with a 512 Meg strip.

Can I do this or will the mis-matched sizes cause problems? Thanks.
 

A:Need Information On RAM Upgrade

Go to http://www.crucial.com and click on scan my system fo a report
 

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I am unable to locate information about intel core i5 or core i7 upgrades for this pc











Solved!
View Solution.

A:CPU upgrade information

Greetings, Please see this HP document on your PC's product specs. Scroll down to Processor and click on Upgrade Information. Cheers!

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Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to users running licensed versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This is not the same as a free OS, it is an free upgrade; you have to have Win7 or Win8.1 installed and genuine.

The upgrade path is being worked out now while Windows 10 is still being developed and tested. You won't be able to upgrade until after Windows 10 is Released To Manufacturing (RTM) and is available to the end user.
The offer is very generous, but it is also a time limited offer. Users can upgrade from Win7 or Win8.1 for up to 1 year after the RTM. That is also very generous - not 30 days, not 90 days, a full year!

Anyone who doesn't take advantage of this offer will have to purchase Windows 10. Why not prepare your system for Win10 over the next year and a half?

But wait, you say. I just moved up from XP to Win7 or from Win7 to Win8.1 ... now I have to upgrade again?
No, you don't have to accept the free upgrade.

Some might say: I don't like Win8.1 (insert reason here), is the GUI the same?
The user interface in the January Technical Preview release makes Win10 different from Win8.1. There is still a separation of Desktop and Modern GUIs, but the coordination between the two is much better.
A common misconception is that the Desktop interface takes second fiddle to the Modern interface. The is just wrong, both interfaces can be used as peers. Which interface you choose to use is your choice. It's more a matter of knowing what can be done an... Read more

A:Windows 10: upgrade information

Very well written and informative!!! Too bad I have to spread the Rep.

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Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to users running licensed versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This is not the same as a free OS, it is an free upgrade; you have to have Win7 or Win8.1 installed and genuine.

The upgrade path is being worked out now while Windows 10 is still being developed and tested. You won't be able to upgrade until after Windows 10 is Released To Manufacturing (RTM) and is available to the end user.
The offer is very generous, but it is also a time limited offer. Users can upgrade from Win7 or Win8.1 for up to 1 year after the RTM. That is also very generous - not 30 days, not 90 days, a full year!

Anyone who doesn't take advantage of this offer will have to purchase Windows 10. Why not prepare your system for Win10 over the next year and a half?

But wait, you say. I just moved up from XP to Win7 or from Win7 to Win8.1 ... now I have to upgrade again?
No, you don't have to accept the free upgrade.

Some might say: I don't like Win8.1 (insert reason here), is the GUI the same?
The user interface in the January Technical Preview release makes Win10 different from Win8.1. There is still a separation of Desktop and Modern GUIs, but the coordination between the two is much better.
A common misconception is that the Desktop interface takes second fiddle to the Modern interface. The is just wrong, both interfaces can be used as peers. Which interface you choose to use is your choice. It's more a matter of knowing what can be done an... Read more

A:Windows 10: upgrade information

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are good Operating Systems. But, I would like to upgrade when it comes out. Reason being, is because of the Mail app, and the Windows Store apps. But, hardware requirements do apply. Mine seemed to apply. I looked it up, and supposedly Windows 10 will require the same requirements as Windows 8.1.

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I ran a program last night to help me determine whether or not I would want to upgrade to Windows XP. The results are shown below.

After running this program, I went to Wal-Mart and bought XP Professional, but haven't tried to install it yet. First, I decided to show the program results to my nephew today and he told me that I should be concerned about the possibility of an incompatibility issue with my Hard disk controllers -- that Hard disk control is usually an integrated part of the motherboard. Also, he said I should find out the brand name of my Hard drive. [By the way, I have no idea what is meant by Sony USB Device Driver (not currently present)].

Aside from this one possibility, I don't think I should have any major problems during upgrade, but if anyone sees anything else potentially troubling here, please let me know.

I'm pretty sure that I'll at least have to uninstall and then reinstall Norton Utilities. (Or perhaps I'd be better off with just an AV program.) I'm figuring that I shouldn't have any problems with my monitor, printer, and scanner, and that, if necessary, I can just update or reinstall other programs such as IrfanView and AOL Instant Messenger, as well as Creative Labs SoundBlaster Accessories. I'm not really sure what, if anything, I should do about Java Plug-in 1.3.1.

Once again, if anyone sees any potentially serious upgrade problems here, would you please tell me.

Thank you,
Bill

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A:XP Professional upgrade information

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Alright so i have a hp pavilion 23-p112 all in one PC, i was wondering if im able to change or add a graphics card to it to help it play games better? or if theres anything i can do to make it play high graphic games?
 

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ive got a story to tell, it began long ago on the dingy streets of swansea, when I bought a shite pc for £200 to word process my way through uni!

after various purchases it ended up as my music library, while I could play gaming on my weapons grade computer at my dads house!

this is the spec it is at now due to various bits and pieces I picked up free from friends its in a very strange state!

cpu: amd athlon xp 3000+ (forgotten precisely which, but I know it is supposed to run at 2.2ghz)

graphics card: geforce fx5500 (agp I think)

sound card: audigy 2 creative

ram: 512 of some terrible sdram

motherboard: asrock k7vm2 (more writing = via vt8235)

as you can see it is pretty much a pitiful machine but I am trying (with as little cost as possible) to get it up to speed to play a bit of counterstrike 1.6 again!

my plan was to buy primarily a new motherboard (the present one is so old school it can only run my processor at about 1.4 (!!) and 1 gig of ddr ram...

what I needed to know was if anyone could tell me:

a) what type/makes of motherboard will 'accept' my processor
b) some suggestions as to a cheap motherboard I could buy
c) some suggestions as to whether the graphics card is sufficient to competently run cs 1.6 (I assume it is as its a ghetto game)

thanks for the brainstorming in advance: you guys have always been very helpful in the past!
 

A:Motherboard upgrade information needed!

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I've recently ordered this laptop after reading its favorable reviews and excellent potential for upgraded RAM and SSD bump.  It comes stock with 8GB RAM and with potential for 32 GB.  I'm interested in upgrading the RAM to 16GB, however I'm unsure if this should be done in a x1 16GB formation or x2 8GB formation.  I'm unable to find the official specs on acer's website, however CNET provides a nice spec summary for the laptop  here which shows that there's two total memory slots with one slot free in the stock setup.  I've cruised Crucial and Kingston for memory upgrade information, but they offer products that adhere to both single and double configuration (x1 16GB and x2 8GB) to upgrade RAM to 16GB.  What kind of product should I buy to achieve 16GB RAM?  Will I have to remove the 8GB RAM that comes stock or should I use that in a x2 8GB configuration?  

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First I will give a short backstory on my problem. Every day I will get a blue screen and do a system restore and it will work again for a day or two, but then I will get the same BSoD again. I have recovery discs should I use them? Or is there a way to fix this? Thank you.


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005
BCP2: FFFFF800030C273D
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000007D93
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

A:BSoD: Memory Management + additional information inside

Follow the instructions here> http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.

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I have just bought some new memory, 2 x 1 gig, inserted it and ran the test. I get one error in the Stride38 test. Address expected is different to the one returned.

I know which chip it is, should I send it back, or is this 1 error acceptable for the system?

Thanks for your response
 

A:MEMORY UPGRADE - Windows Memory Diagnostics Flags 1 Stride38 Error

please read the sticky about upgrading memory.
 

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Hi community members.

I found the latest Toshiba information page about the Windows 10 upgrade process and details about the driver availability for the single notebook models.

All products listed below are eligible for a Windows 10 upgrade.

Although the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to download from Microsoft on July 29, the full set of Windows 10 software components for your product will be available by the following dates:

More info:
http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows10/

http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swup...spx?region=TEG

http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com

Additional pages:

Toshiba models supported for upgrade to Windows 10
http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swup...spx?region=TEG
Models not listed do not support an upgrade to Windows 10.
Find Software Updates for Windows 10
http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swup...spx?region=TEG
Also Microsoft provides information about own upgrade on this page:
http://www.windows.com/windows10upgrade

and here you will find all Microsoft Windows 10 FAQs - Q&A
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq

A:Toshiba Windows 10 Upgrade information website

Thank you, I appreciate it.

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Hi Guys
 
I've seen the following version of windows advertised on Amazon.co.uk...
 
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit MAR SP1 UK DVD + COA Hologramm (£25.70)
(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Home-Premium-bit-Hologramm/dp/B01848HD40/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449223184&sr=8-2&keywords=Windows+7+Home+Premium+Refurbished+DVD+-+32bit)
 
My question is can I legally upgrade my wifes Vista laptop using this DVD?

A:Vista to Win7 laptop upgrade information

That link did not have comments. But the one below has 20+ comments from purchasers. You should read those and decide.
Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit MAR Version Hologramm English UK: Amazon.co.uk: Software

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Identify What Edition of Windows 10
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A:How to Upgrade to Windows 10 - Information on Obtaining a Clean Install

Helpful videos Philip, if a bit quick with all those menu choices. I had to keep pausing and rewinding to catch things.
What this doesn't show though is whether the upgrade to Windows 10 or the subsequent clean reinstall from a recovery drive would remove any third party programs including Dell apps, as your Windows 10 desktop screen is empty.
I would guess the initial upgrade would not remove third party programs as the W8 to 8.1 didn't. But if the Recovery Drive is created through Windows 10, does this also keep everything on the machine, or does it reinstall just W10 and anything Microsoft is providing?

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A:VISTA Ultimate Upgrade Reboots with Memory Upgrade to 3 GB

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Hello together !

For your information:

Did a memory upgrade today at 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1,9 GH, 256 MB DDR-RAM originally), both up to 1 GB, all fine and not problems.

Just wanted to end rumours about "only 512 MB all together" or even less.

If searching for it, remember to think of the specifications:

DDR-266 (PC2100)
DDR-SDRAM, SO-DIMM
200 PIN
CL 2.5

concerning RAM frequency, building form etc.

Greetings

L0nestar

P.S.: Don`t think a discussion is necessary, thread could therefore be closed...

A:Satellite Pro 2100 - RAM Upgrade - Memory Upgrade

According the notebook specification Satellite Pro has two memory slots and can be upgraded up to 1 GB. It is very useful to have your confirmation about RAM upgrade for this old but still good notebook model.

Have a nice day.

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Hi,

I have a Qosmio G30-201, with the following spec:
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Running under Vista Ultimate

I would like to upgrade the memory to 4096.

Do I have to buy 4096 of memory, or can I add 2048?

What memory do i buy? Toshiba do not seem to sell MB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz) after 4 years. What other memory would be suitable?

Many thanks,

Best regards

Nick

A:Re: How to upgrade memory on Qosmio G30-201 and where to buy memory

Your notebook can handle with 4GB of RAM and I recommend you to use 2 x 2GB module.
Compatible 2 GB module has part number PA3513U-1M2G or Kingston KTT667D2/2G.

Put the part umber in Google and you will find a place where you can order it in your country.

Bye

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Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.

This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.
Before you begin
Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in any USB or other attachable peripheral devices (such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners) that are regularly used with the PC that you're evaluating.
Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
Additional information

The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor works with 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. It will not work with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Here are answers to some common questions about the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor does not collect or send any personal, identifiable data to Microsoft Corporation or third parties. See the Upgrade Advisor privacy statement for details.
once again i did not do this i did a lil search
 

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A:information about (Information Advantage’s DecisionSuite Eureka)

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A:Does a IP address contain information information about your geographic region?

I think I have the answer. So, there is no need to reply and thanks for reading it.
 

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Computer
Manufacturer : Acer
Model : Aspire 5720Z
Family : None
Version : V1.45
SKU Number : None

Computer Chassis
Manufacturer : Acer
Can be locked : No
Version : V1.45
Power Cord(s) : 1
Serial Number : Chassis Serial Number
Boot-up State : Safe
Power State : Safe
Thermal State : Safe
Security State : External Interface Locked-out

Mainboard
Manufacturer : Acer
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processing (MPS) Version : 1.40
Model : Nettiling
Type : Mainboard
Version : V1.45
Serial Number : Base Board Serial Number
Asset Tag : Base Board Asset Tag
Location in Chassis : Base Board Chassis Location

Mainboard Properties
Removable : No
Replaceable : Yes
Hot Swap : No

On-board Devices
Intel Video Graphics Controller : Video Adapter (Enabled)
Broadcom Lan Controller : Ethernet Adapter (Enabled)

Computer Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 2
Maximum Installable Memory : 2GB
BANK 0 - DIMM0 : Samsung 0x4D342037305436353534455A332D43453620 0x040AA7AA Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 512MB/64 @ 533MHz
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A:Memory upgrade help!

Now that is detail! The support site for this model states the maximum memory to be:



Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533 MHz memory, upgradeable to
2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)Click to expand...

Am I reading that correctly, because you stated you had plans to upgrade it to 8GB? Newegg has plenty of options for laptop memory, but I think your motherboard may be limited to something closer to what you have, with room for only slight improvement. If I am in error, someone please correct me.

You also posted this:



Maximum Installable Memory : 2GBClick to expand...

EDIT: In other words, it seems to me that you can only double what you currently have in size, but not in speed. Again, I welcome scrutiny. I think that you may be looking for something more than I am providing here.
 

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A:Memory Upgrade

You can't. It's a hardware limitation.
 

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A:Memory Upgrade?

You will notice a difference especially with applications that eat up resources like Ms Office If you upgrade to 1Gb. slightly on startup more so when opening applications and loading Internet pages.
 

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