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Old 07-18-2005, 01:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am looking to upgrade my computers performance with putting more RAM in it. Currently I have 256 MB of RAM. I am probably going to get 512 MB more and put it in with it. I have 3 slots and currently 1 is being used. My PC can hold up to a maximum of 1 Gig. of RAM. Would the 256 MB and 512 MB go over a Gig? (sorry kind of new to RAM and dont know how many MB are in a Gig. ) Also, how would I increase the amount of RAM my PC can have? Thanks

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Old 07-18-2005, 06:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ok first off 1gb of ram is equal to 1024mb of ram (if you care: 2 to the 10th factorial, its binary, hence 256 is 2^8 and 512 is 2^9) if you have three slots and you plan on getting 512 more that would give you 768mb of ram so not quite a GB. So to answer your question about your mobo, you should be fine. As for increasing the amt of ram your pc can have, you need to purchase a mobo which can take in more ram, these days 1gb of ram is very small for a mobo so you could purchase a 2gb max or even a 4gb max for relatively cheap; if your pockets are limited.
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Your motherboard either supports 768mb or 1.5gb not 1gb. If the dimms can only read 256 sticks then its 768. If your dimms can read 1 512 stick then 3 512's - 1.5gb. Got me? Make sure your motherboard can handle a 512 stick.
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yea im sure u would be ok with a 512 stick
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