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    OK I have a Gateway PC - model GT5072b. Currently got 1GB ram but am looking to get another 1GB.

    I have gone onto Memorybits site and they advise "Kingston 1GB D-RAM DIMM 240-pin" can fit.

    Can I leave my existing 1GB and add the new 1GB and this will def work? I'm aware that some PC's have to work in pairs, other's don't, so before I buy 1gb, want to ensure I can simply add another 1GB and my PC will use both!

    Ta!!

    Mel

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    Yeah it'll work fine ;-)

    if your still unsure or for the future
    go to ]http//ww…com
    and do the system test or use the drop down bars to find your laptop

    tells you what you currently have, what type etc and what your maximum is

    also recommends you some but you might be able to pick it up cheaper on ebay

    Yes, it will work ok. Please do not buy from eBay though! You might get duff memory.

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    deadduck_145;3456146

    if your still unsure or for the futurego to … if your still unsure or for the futurego to ]http://www.crucialmemory.comand do the system test or use the drop down bars to find your laptoptells you what you currently have, what type etc and what your maximum isalso recommends you some but you might be able to pick it up cheaper on ebay



    Thanks for this - have tried the crucial scaner but it donlt work on my pc (running Vista!)

    And thanks to all as well! I did check out ebay but they're offering for about £17 anyway

    Hi. I have used orcalogic.co.uk in the past. They also have a memory scanner and I've just checked their site to confirm it is compatible with Vista. HTH

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    Appledore;3456717

    Hi. I have used orcalogic.co.uk in the past. They also have a memory … Hi. I have used orcalogic.co.uk in the past. They also have a memory scanner and I've just checked their site to confirm it is compatible with Vista. HTH



    Cheers Mate! :thumbsup: Apparantly my PC has x2 of 512Mb so i'll buy a further 2! Worked a treat on Vista as well!

    Mine didn't work

    as a caution make sure you back up regularly during the first couple of months, some work fine, some work fine for a few weeks then trash your hdd in the blink of an eye
    best ask advice off users of your particular board

    That Kingston ram appears to be DDR2 so your computer is probably fairly new and you can put in whatever combination of ram you like, it's old RDRAM on older Pentium 4s that must be installed in pairs.

    Check that your PC has four slots though, some cheaper ones only come with two so you may need to replace your current sticks rather than adding more.
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