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Old 02-11-2005, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, Im interested in buying some more ram, but i just have a few questions.

1) is it as simple as putting the new ram stick into the opening and then it all works

2) I have a 256ram, so does that mean my second one has to be 256 or can i get a 128?

thanks guys

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Old 02-11-2005, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is that simple providing the new RAM stick is compatible.
Check your motherboard manual to find out :
- whether your system takes DDR or PC133 for example.
- The 2 sticks don't have to match in size but check the maximum RAM size your mobo can support

The existing stick should have the FSB printed on it (i.e. the base frequency) or a number that indicates the FSB. Get a new RAM stick with the same FSB, & if possible matching CAS latency.

If, by any chance, your motherboard is dual channel however, the 2 sticks have to be absolutely identical.

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Old 02-11-2005, 04:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You could get a 1gb stick if you really wanted to.

You should look into getting a 512mb stick or something. Sounds like that'd probably set you for the rest of your comps life.

But like Samm said, you need to find out if you if you have the older SDRAM like PC100 or PC133 or the newer DDR RAM PC2100, PC2700, or PC3200.
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