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    Installing Additional RAM to PC

    Wondered if someone could advise me please. I currently have 1GB ram in my PC, and i beleive it's made up of 2 sets of 512MB. Can I increase this to 2GB by simply buying 2 more 512MB, thus having 4 lots of 512MB? Here's the link on Memory Bits that i found:

    memorybits.co.uk/com…ory

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    Yes! BUT only if your motherboard cas 2 spare memory slots, its best to make sur eyou can match the memory already on your board too for performance. (else better memory would be wasted if the old memory is slower)

    It depends on the computer, bios, motherboard, type of memory, laptop or normal computer
    All CAN be upgraded, but there are more types of memory available than most people realise,
    what's right and will fit in one computer either may not work in another or be completely the wrong type.

    Help people to give you the right answer
    Tell us the name and model number of the computer
    for example dont just say "dell or Hp" or whatever make it is, like for instance HP model A210.UK
    the more details the bettter info you'll be given
    and please dont just rely on those that will just say you can buy memory and just put it in, in most cases it is that simple, but not all.

    I'm a computer engineer by the way.

    It all depends on your mother board if it has 2 or 4 slots to put memory in

    Have a look on the ]crucial website. It scans your computer and tells you the type of ram you have.

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    karenhornby;4170757

    It depends on the computer, bios, motherboard, type of memory, laptop or … It depends on the computer, bios, motherboard, type of memory, laptop or normal computerAll CAN be upgraded, but there are more types of memory available than most people realise, what's right and will fit in one computer either may not work in another or be completely the wrong type.Help people to give you the right answerTell us the name and model number of the computerfor example dont just say "dell or Hp" or whatever make it is, like for instance HP model A210.UK the more details the bettter info you'll be givenand please dont just rely on those that will just say you can buy memory and just put it in, in most cases it is that simple, but not all.I'm a computer engineer by the way.



    I was being lazy - the model no is in the attachment - Gateway 5072. UK spec

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    Goonieman;4170790

    Have a look on the ]crucial website. It scans your computer and tells you … Have a look on the ]crucial website. It scans your computer and tells you the type of ram you have.



    Tried that and it doesn't run on my pc with Vista. Don't everyone start by saying to uninstall it though - I'm happy with Vista!!

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    Doh - link didn't work!!!! Sorry - details are:

    I have a Gateway 5072b with Intel Core 2CPU 4300 @1.8Ghz

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    smallian;4170835

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/vista/index.aspxhere is the visa scanner.



    Cheers mate - I'm in bed on my little asus at the mo so will try this later - repped!!:thumbsup:

    mrfun1981;4170762

    It all depends on your mother board if it has 2 or 4 slots to put memory … It all depends on your mother board if it has 2 or 4 slots to put memory in



    It doesn't matter whether or not your pc has 4 or 14 ram slots; the motherboard has to be capable of taking the RAM. That is the starting point and it probably will take 2GB as even very old pc's (10 years ago) used to take 2GB. You should check you manual or look up your motherboard on the internet to see how much RAM it can take, it should also give you your RAM type.
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