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noobie computer question on ram

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by FutureCRNA, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. FutureCRNA

    FutureCRNA Newbie

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    I want to make my comp run a bit faster so I took my desktop apart and it has 2 slots with 1gb of memory in each slot. Can I simply put in a 2- 2gb or 3gb memory stick in the slot that the 1gb was in?
    Its DDR2 memory..
     
  2. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    More than likely yes you can. Some motherboards can only support a certain amount of RAM though so make sure you check, or post the model number of the computer and ill look.
     
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    this is true but it doesn't matter if you overload it with ram, it will only use what it is capable.

    if you add 50gb of ram and it can only use 10gb it will still function.
     
  4. FutureCRNA

    FutureCRNA Newbie

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    I cant post the URL because I dont have enough posts, but this is the model. eMachines EL1333G-01w Desktop PC with AMD Athlon 2850e Processor & Windows 7 Home Premium
    If you search on the walmart website, it comes right up.

    the memory i was looking at getting is the Kingston ValueRAM 2GB DDR2 SDRAM Desktop Memory

    thanks
     
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    zacatictac Power Member

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    Certain operating systems can only tap into a certain amount of ram as well i believe. But I think you should be fine just putting in a 2 or a 3.
     
  6. FutureCRNA

    FutureCRNA Newbie

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    it says under the specs "2GB (2 x 1024MB) DDR2 dual-channel memory (expandable to 4GB)" so i'm guessing i'm fine in putting 2 (2gbs sticks in there)?
     
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    you can add as much ram as you want bro but the computer will only use what it can.

    don't worry about how much you put in.
     
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    Hi!
    This depends of your processor architecture.
    Could you tell what is your processor and motherboard?
     
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    Here are the specs and you can bump it up to 4GB:

    2GB DDR2 dual-channel (2 × 1GB)
    Expandable to 4GB
    2 DDR2 slots total, 0 DDR2 slots available
     
  10. FutureCRNA

    FutureCRNA Newbie

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    These are all the specs off the website:

    Processor Type: AMD Athlon 2850e
    Hard Drive Size: 320 GB
    Processor - Clock Speed: 1.8 GHz
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Monitor Size: N/A
    Graphics Type: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE
    Speakers: Yes
    Resolution: N/A
    System Ram: 2048 MB
    Model No.: EL1333G-01w
     
  11. kennyhoc3

    kennyhoc3 Junior Member

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    With your mobo specs and win 7 64bit you can use up to 4gb

    Make sure you have a fast HDD as well if you want the best speeds out of your setup=)
     
  12. dgfalk

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    Yes, put 2x2gb but don't use up to 4GB, 4GB is more than enough for your system. I'm running a AMDX6 with 4GB DDR3 and never need more than this :D