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Stiks 09-09-2005 12:01 AM

Adding RAM
Well I have a PC from like 2000 that is running 128. I dont really have the full specs and model because its not around here and I cant remember. Anyway, the thing is using RIMM RAM or something like that. I hear it would be hard to upgrade any suggestions besides "get a new pc."

megabyte800 09-09-2005 12:15 AM

The actual process of installing new RAM modules is probably the most simple and effective upgrade you can do for a PC. The hard part is doing your homework to make sure you get compatible memory for the upgrade. You should check in your system profile, in your control panel, to find out for sure what type of RAM you're using, or possibly contact the manufacturer of your motherboard. Until you know exactly what type you need, there's not much you can do.

Stiks 09-09-2005 12:17 AM

Now where exactly do I find this Information. I got the computer long before HP had like a sort of reform or whatever, so when I looked my model up online I couldnt find it.

megabyte800 09-09-2005 12:24 AM

Well, that can be kind of tricky. I can't tell you exactly where to look, but I would first try rooting around the control panel area. Check anything that says system configuration or hardware profile. If push comes to shove, you could open the case and physically examine the RAM modules to see if they list what type and brand they are.

BTW, what model HP do you have?

UPDATE: Don't know how I could have been so stupid, forgetting Try, use the little tool there to see if you can't find your model.

Stiks 09-09-2005 12:32 AM

Ill do that when I get to it I think the model is like hp pavilion 9870. I dont really like it but I cant afford another one cause I got the laptop Im on now.

Lovin Celery 09-09-2005 07:08 AM

Go to and download CPU-Z, this program will probe your computer and tell you exactly whats in it.

If it is a 9870 Pavilion then you are running RDRAM PC600, at least according to there web site. Spend a little time on Google searching and you might find more but this is what I found.

Also remember these need to be installed in pairs or you need to use a C-RIMM (continuity module) in the spear socket.

Link for specs on HP Pavilion 9870

DJ-CHRIS 09-09-2005 07:41 AM

It sounds like you are using RD-RAM

In my opinion, RD-RAM is too expensive to upgrade to any decent amount of ram. Everything needs to be installed in MATCHED EXACT pairs in order for it to work.

Stiks 09-09-2005 09:34 AM

Yeah the last person I talked to said something like that. Maybe I should just get a new PC.

**UPDATE**-Hey so in order to install my RAM I need to buy 2 of them? Im not sure what the whole C-Module thing is all about. The model at
is the one I have so should I buy 2 of the


Lovin Celery 09-09-2005 12:57 PM

I don't know what a C-module is either, I never had to use one. However if you open your computer you should see it. I assuming this because your system only has 128MB and there are four slots on your board. One channel will have one slot populated with your memory and the other one with the C-Module(CRIMM). The other channel will have two empty slots.

Yes you will either need to buy two or buy one and a C-Module(CRIMM).
Heres a link for one

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