computer ram...

jmac

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hi,
my pc doesnt have much ram (256mb) and im thinking of buying some more. my current one is: 256MB PC2100 DDR. can i just by any new memory i want or does it have to be a certain type? would it be better to buy two 256mb cards or one 512mb card?

thanks for any help
 

The_Other_One

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256M is enough RAM to do most things today, unless you are a pretty diehard gammer. My video comp and my laptop(which I do a lot of video and picture editing with) both only have 256Ms and do nicely...

Anyway, no reason you can't upgrade :rolleyes: I don't think it really matters. I have heard somewhere it's better to have one larger chip, and that's how I tipically upgrade my comps. However, as long as the ram speeds match and all, there shouldn't be a problem.

I guess that's all that oculd really cause problems. If the chip speeds are different. Not just the PC2100 and all, but the ns's of the chips.
 

jmac

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so what do i have to look for when choosing more ram? what has to match between the new and the old?
 

jmac

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how do i find out the speed? is the "pc2100" the speed and the thing that needs to match if i buy some new ram?
 

alvino

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well 256mb would work ok, but i recommend 512mb and is it 184 pin DIMM or is it 164 pin SDRAM?
DIMM has only one notch in the chip, and SDRAM has 2 notches.
 

jmac

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the only thing i know about my current ram card is this (256MB PC2100 DDR). the pc is only about 1 year old, im thinkin 512mb PC2100. do u rekon that would work?
 

alvino

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yeah it should be the same slot exept thae fact that its 512mb not 256mb :) i reckon there shouldnt be any problems
 

The_Other_One

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Sorry for the late reply, but I went to bed afterwards :eek:

Anyway, what I was getting at probably wouldn't make that much of a difference, but I know chips can run at different speeds. I'm not sure if it would make that much, if any difference if you had different speeds, even a really fast and really slow speed.

I know you can check this by reading the chips and usally just looking it up on the net, but probably more trouble than it's worth
 
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