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?
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 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.
Sorry for the late reply, but I went to bed afterwards
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