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Old 04-02-2005, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a couple of questions about RAM...

I have 128 MB of ram (I guess DDR) isntalled on my P4 and I want to but a new stick of 256 or 512 mb...

First, is there a way to check what is the brand name of the ram, and what type it is (sd or dd...) It is not in the device manager (at least, I didnt see it there!)

Second, how do I know which RAM is copmatible with my PC and which is copmatibile with the existing ones??? (I heard something about PC 400 or something like that...which one do I need to buy??? and are they all compatible with each other?? (If I buy a new one, will it be compatibile with the existing RAM on my PC becuase I want to add it to it, not replace

Also, what brand type do you advise me to get?? I am hoping ot find 512 in cheap price...kingston or something like that...what do you say?

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ok to figure it out take out your stick of ram and look for any stickers that are on it. it will most likely either say pc2700 or pc3200. pc2700 = ddr 333 pc3200 = ddr 400 kingston is ok corsair is pretty good
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I have previously looked at them and, as far as I remeber, wasnt any sticker exept one that said "Samsung"
There wasnt any pc 2700 or ddr 333 or anything else.

Is there a way to check the specifications from the copmuter (like device maneger or something of that sort?

And for my copmuter, I need a PC 400 right?? Are you sure it is compatible with the copmuter AND with the other RAM sticks?

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you want to use ddr400/pc3200 ram
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existing RAM? (I should not have any problems when installing them; windows will recognize them and add them to the exsting 128 mb?)

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