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I want to speed up my comp a little.....


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I have 512mb DDR ram left over from my old Gateway comp. How would I find out if it is compatible with my new comp which is a Dell? Would I just have to open her up, or is there a way to find out what kind she takes without major surgery?
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks! :whistling:
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Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for system memory

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what would the difference between ddr2 and ddr be? would ddr work in this comp?
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Everest will tell you what is already installed, most likely DDR (double-data-rate)
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it did..it said DDR 2 and my ram is only ddr. would it still work? could I put it into my new comp to speed it up?
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http://www.hardwares...m/article/167/2

DDR and DDR2 modules have the same physical size, but DDR modules have 184 contacts, while DDR2 modules have 240. On Figure 1 you can compare the difference between DDR2 and DDR edge contacts.

Thus there is no way to install a DDR2 module on a DDR socket and vice-versa.
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Bummer...thanks for your help!
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