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Gateway Memory Upgrade Question


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JK27

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Hi,
I am wanting to add more memory to my Gateway GT5064. It currently has 1 GB (2 x 512mb). The PC can hold up to 4 GB and has four slots, two which are free. I am wanting to add 1 GB so that I have a total of 2GB. My question is, it is okay just to add a single 1 GB stick of RAM correct and not 2 x 512mb? This would give me 2 sticks of 512 and 1 gig stick.

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Apparently your gateway supports dual channel, so for best performance you need to get 2 x 512mb sticks.

According to this website I found: http://www.memorysto...ewayGT5064.html

You need PC4200 DDR2

Whether you can configure it with 2x512m and 1x1GB I could not find out after searching Gateway and other sites. I imagine it would work (I can't say for sure) but you would not get the speed boost of dual channel support.

So I would definately go with 2 x 512mb.
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Okay, so I'll go with the 2 x 512. Now, does it really matter what brand memory I get? Gateway tech support was very unwilling to help me and basically said nothing but Gateway memory would work. I find this hard to believe since it came with Samsung installed. I figured I'd ask your opinion though. I'm currently watching an auction for 2 x 512 of the same memory already installed.

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Well I already looked up your computer on Kingston's website and found nothing.

The only advice I can give is to buy from a company that guarantees compatibility or your money back.

Just curious, was gateway willing to sell you the memory upgrade and what did they want to charge you for it?
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They're website "memory finder" came up with nothing, that's why I contacted Gateway's support. They did offer "Gateway" memory upgrades, but prices were 200+tax+shipping for a GB. When I asked if other brands would be compatible, they blew me off.

Anyway, I opened the PC and wrote down the numbers from the original memory. I'm trying to find a good deal on the same so that I won't have a problem. This is what was installed when I purchased it from Gateway:

(2x) (LABELS READ:)

Samsung 512 MB 1R x 8 PC2-4200U-444-12-D3
CN M378T6553CZ3-CD5 0603
SEC 6012CD5
K4T510830C
02-32169NO1AB

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This may do the trick for you. They are 70 bucks each and genuine Samgsung memory.

http://www.memorysto...amp;Passfrm=lnk

If you are not sure, you can email their tech support to verify compatibility before you buy, and they seem as a whole to guarantee compatibility to your computer.

I have never ordered from this company however, so have no opinion on them.
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