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    Hey,

    Looking for some new RAM for my PC as mine is running a bit slow,

    Anyone direct me to somewhere which sells some that's compatible with the following:

    Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
    Currently Installed Memory: 512MB
    Available Memory Slots: 1
    Number of Banks: 2
    Dual Channel Support: No
    CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
    CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz Model 2, Stepping 9
    CPU Speed: 2800 MHz


    Q: What memory goes into my computer, and can I mix speeds?

    A: DDR memory with support for DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200,DDR PC4000 speeds.

    Because DDR memory is backward-compatible, you can safely upgrade your system with any of the guaranteed-compatible DDR speeds listed below, even if your manual calls for PC1600 or PC2100 speeds.


    Q: How much memory can my computer handle?

    A: 2048MB.

    Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.

    Q: Do I have to install matching pairs?

    A: No.

    No, you can install modules one at a time, and you can mix different densities of modules in your computer. But if your computer supports dual-channel memory configurations, you should install in identical pairs (preferably in kits) for optimal performance.


    Q: Does my computer support dual-channel memory?

    A: No.

    Your system does not support dual channel.



    Q: Does my computer support ECC memory?

    A: No.

    Your system does not support ECC. Because ECC and non-ECC modules should not be mixed within a system, install the same type of modules that are already in your system.

    I've got about £65 to spend, looking for between 1GB-2GB but I want a good quality make,

    anyone know anywhere?

    Thanks

    9 Comments

    Something like this: ]http//ww…910 maybe DDR's quite expensive unfortunately.

    Also if you're PC's running slower than is used to it's well worth defragmenting your hard drive if you haven't already.

    Original Poster

    ah kk... isnt pc2700 more expensive than pc3200 though?

    'cause from that system scan i get the impression i can run 3200 and it will downgrade?

    There's not much in it: ]http//ww…296

    any idea what brand you have in there at the moment? I'd be tempted to get 1Gb of something faster and throw out/sell what's in there already as you can get problems running RAM at speeds other than what it's rated for.

    or if you're feeling flush and can manage an extra £20 (well less if you take advantage of Google checkout): ebuyer.com/UK/…145 OCZ are one of my top memory brands (the lifetime warranty does it for me!).

    Original Poster

    Hmmm, I'm not too sure what brand I have in atm tbh, but it's just what I got with the computer, It's an e-machines PC.

    Yeah I'm definately gunner throw out my current RAM because people are telling me you shouldn't use two different brands of RAM together...

    Yeah, I'd be willing to shell out a little extra for 2GB, and the lifetime warrenty interests me, how do you go about returning it when it packs up? Just email ebuyer?

    And that OCZ RAM will definately work in my machine?

    Sorry to be a pain, thanks

    jjlobban

    Hmmm, I'm not too sure what brand I have in atm tbh, but it's just what I … Hmmm, I'm not too sure what brand I have in atm tbh, but it's just what I got with the computer, It's an e-machines PC.Yeah I'm definately gunner throw out my current RAM because people are telling me you shouldn't use two different brands of RAM together...



    Oh god, throw out the RAM, burn it then draw and quarter it to make sure it's dead. I used to work for Dixons Group you wouldn't believe how many e-machines they used to get back with dodgy RAM.

    jjlobban

    Yeah, I'd be willing to shell out a little extra for 2GB, and the … Yeah, I'd be willing to shell out a little extra for 2GB, and the lifetime warrenty interests me, how do you go about returning it when it packs up? Just email ebuyer?



    All the top memory brands do this, Corsair and Geil for example also do lifetime warranty's.

    Technically you should return it to eBuyer if you get a problem although personally I'd return it direct to OCZ as I've heard some fantastic stories about their support ranging from lightning fast turn around to free upgrades and full refunds years after purchase. Personally I've never needed them as I've never had any of their stuff fail on me.

    jjlobban

    And that OCZ RAM will definately work in my machine?



    Given what you said in your first post it should work no problem, although you wont be able to take advantage of dual channel and it will max out your memory capacity.

    jjlobban

    Sorry to be a pain, thanks



    That'll be £50 technical support fee, thanks......:giggle: LOL just kidding it's no problem.

    Original Poster

    haha! nice one mate, im going to order this right away!

    Don't forget Google checkout if you order from eBuyer...

    Original Poster

    Yeah, will do, brings the price down nicely

    You could probably sell your 512 stick for around £20 on here or eBay, brings the total cost of an upgrade down that bit further.
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