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PC ram upgrade



  172 cup
Am wanting to up my ram on my main pc at home. It currently only has 2gb ddr2 and I want to double it. This may sound a stupid question but I take it there are different types of ram available, so how do I make sure I get the right type for my pc?

cheers
Stu
 
there are lots of sites that can give you upgrade options, all you have to do is tap in your pc details.
google is your friend!
 

DrR

ClioSport Club Member
  VW Golf GTD
Whats the reason for upgrading? 2GB is a reasonable amount anyhow.
 
  172 cup
there are lots of sites that can give you upgrade options, all you have to do is tap in your pc details.
google is your friend!

The pc has been altered since I bought it though. Won't that matter?
I'll have a look now. Cheers.
 
  172 cup
Whats the reason for upgrading? 2GB is a reasonable amount anyhow.

Just seems to be slowing a bit more than it used to. I have a little ram/cpu monitor and the ram tends to be getting into the 90% when playing a game on one screen and watching a video on the other. I have a 3.2g dual core processor so I just thought upgrading the ram would be good. I have 3gb ram on my laptop and it seems to run smoother than the pc.
 
  2002 Cup172
there are several things you need to find out and consider first.

1. you need to know how much ram your motherboard can handle.

2. what speed you want and your motherboard will accept.

3. and what operating system you have coz vista dont need or wont use much more then 3Gig

4. and also how many ram slots do you have?
 
Be worth upgrading to windows vista 64bit first.

im running vista 32bit with 4gb ram. It uses the whole 4gb aswell, the latest update service pack allows 32bit to use 4gb, where as before it would only allow a max of 3.5gb.
 
  172 cup
What are the main differences between 32 and 64?
Do you have to pay to upgrade?

Cheers

Ill have a look mr cake :D
 
  2002 Cup172
dont bother going to 64 bit u will never find alot of software for it stay with 32bit.

you also need to find out wether you have

pc3200
pc4200
pc5300
pc8500
pc9600 too!
 
  172 cup
dont bother going to 64 bit u will never find alot of software for it stay with 32bit.

you also need to find out wether you have

pc3200
pc4200
pc5300
pc8500
pc9600 too!

Yeah I was just looking on that site and it lists all the numbers you gave above and more! how do I go about getting such information?
 
  2002 Cup172
type system into search box then click the little comp screen with system next to it and have a look what processor u have have and also type disk cleanup into search box and clean your comp that will hell a little
 
  172 cup
Yeah I'll do it when I get home tonight although it shouldn't need cleaning as its a new install of vista about a month ago. I deleted the entire system and started again.

Thanks for all the help :)
 
  2002 Cup172
no probs and since its a clean install with sp1 too google vista sp1 cleaner coz for some reason sp1 leaves aload of rubbish around that can confuse itself hope it all go's well. Pm i u need any help and ill c what i know can be of use but by no means am i a pro.

bye bye
 
  Better than yours. C*nt.
PC6400 is the best to go for IMHO - it's only a smidge more than 5400, faster 9 times out of 10, and is more than anyone needs for anything up to a Q6600 processor...
 
  Better than yours. C*nt.
I'd also avoid buying from eBay unless it's a branded stick. A lot of stuff that comes from there is made using extremely cheap chips which kills performance...
 


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