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How can I find out what memory I need to buy for my PC ?

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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Hi, I am looking to buy more memory (RAM) for my desktop.
How do I find out which one I need to buy and where is the best/cheapest place to buy it from.
I currently have 1gb.
Thanks.
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Belarc Advisor is a free bit of software that will help you.
#3
Most people use this to find out what they need, then post back in here what it is then peeps will help you find the cheapest.

http://www.crucial.com/uk/systemscanner/index.aspx
#4
thanks, ill do that now :)
#5
Currently installed memory:



512MB 512MB
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*



*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096MB
Currently Installed Memory: 1GB
Available Memory Slots: 0
Total Memory Slots: 2
Dual Channel Support: No
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 430 @ 1.80GHz Model 6, Stepping 1
CPU Speed: 1800 MHz
#6
Dxdiag
#7
also where could i get a faster processor from ? as all in all the computer is ok it is just the speed of it that bothers me.
thanks :)
#9
sr5
also where could i get a faster processor from ? as all in all the computer is ok it is just the speed of it that bothers me. thanks :)

Processor isn't as easy to upgrade as the RAM.
#10

Thanks. is it even worth buying just 1 or should i go for the 2 ? Will this make a good improvement on my pc or not much of a diff without a faster processor ?
Thanks for any help
#11
DragonChris
sr5
also where could i get a faster processor from ? as all in all the computer is ok it is just the speed of it that bothers me. thanks :)
Processor isn't as easy to upgrade as the RAM.

Ok thanks for that :)
#12
I am no pc guru but I would imagine going from 1gb to 2gb you would probably see a noticeable difference. In what way do you find your pc 'slow' as I am sure there are folks on here that can advise on tips for getting it 'faster' without having to repace anything. It also depends on what you are trying to do on the pc i.e just surfing or gaming etc. Also what OS you are using.
#13
If you change too many components in one go, windows will have a hissy fit!
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dcx_badass
Crucial is often wrong, I really wouldn't purchase based on that, use CPU-Zand at the person above, it's only changing the motherboard that will make windows need to re-activate and unless you have an OEM copy then that's not a problem anyway.


Crucial is actually very accurate. It is occasionally wrong not because it provides the wrong specification of memory but sometimes it doesn't recognise that some boards will not be compatible with dual density memory. All the checker does is to look up the board model number and cross reference a database but it will not know if some boards are not compatible with dual density RAM.

So, yes it is occasionally incorrect but not often.

CPU-Z gives details of existing memory that is on board but NOT the capabilities of the board and all the compatible memory types.



Edited By: ElliottC on Dec 10, 2010 23:24: .

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