Posted 07 March 2005 - 06:28 PM
Posted 08 March 2005 - 09:42 AM
Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:43 PM
RAM stands for Random Access Memory - like you needed to know that!
Check out this web site - if you're in the u.k.
These are the cheapest vendors of RAM I know, and there web site is brill
RAM comes in many different flavours, you must get the right kind for your computer.
They have a wizard to walk you through selecting and ordering the right RAM - you'll need to be using Internet Explorer as it uses an ActiveX control.
The wizard will tell you how many slots you have on your motherboard and what the maximum amount of RAM is you can fit.
If you're looking to upgrade to 512MB that may cost a wee bit, depending on what you've got currently - but will be cheaper than buying a new PC
Check it out
If you've never fitted RAM before, you'd be advised to find someone who has, or find yourself a good online resourse - with pics, showing you how to do it.
Basic precautions - buy the right RAM, fit it the right way in the slots, fill up slot 1 first, then slot 2, then slot 3 (if relevant), and start with the largest RAM module in slot 1 eg. 256MB in slot 1, 128MB in slots 2 and 3
Don't rub your feet on a nylon carpet and then touch your chips on your motherboard
Discharge any static electricity you may have (even the smallest amount can fry a chip) by touching the metal chassis of your PC before doing anything. Avoid touching the copper contacts of your RAM modules.
Sometimes, the BIOS setting may need to be changed, depending on your current RAM configuration and how you're changing it.
Nothing in computing is ever easy or necessarily straightforward.
daveB - LinuxWannabee
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