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Old 05-19-2010, 11:19 PM   #51 (permalink)
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From what I can find it looks like it can handle a max of 256MB in two slots, 2 x 128MB.

The difference is the motherboard and chipset. There's nothing you can do about that, unfortunately.

For roughly $200 (including shipping) you can upgrade your case, PSU, motherboard, CPU, and RAM. You can reuse your optical and hard drive. Using SYSPREP you can even move your Windows installation (Google it for a step by step). Here's the parts:

Newegg.com - Rosewill Ebony RA-HG-M-01 Black Steel Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W(Model:LC-8400BTX) Power Supply
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AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX

$91 + shipping

Newegg.com - WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048K
$45 + shipping


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Old 05-26-2010, 06:14 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I actualy got to make 512mb work I just needed to update my bios and now the two 256mb PC100 that I got works and I have 512mb. I talked to a tech guy where I ordered the sticks and he found some forums that said about how to make 512mb work and basicaly the bios update was needed.

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Old 05-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #53 (permalink)
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After spending my time on my emachine rebuild (My first build/case mod.) I'd say ditch this thing and go with what Trotter is suggesting.

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