windows vista home basic
1024 MB DDR2 dual channel memory 533 MHz (2 × 512)
expandable to 2gigs
I really want to upgrade my ram. I called gateway support and they told me that if i have to upgrade, I HAVE to upgrade to 2 gigs, i.e. two 1 gig sticks. Is this right. Why cant i just buy a separate 1 gig stick and use 1 gig + 512mb?
They also said I MUST buy ram from them. Their 1 gig stick costs $126. If i do not buy the ram from them, i would void my one year warranty.
What are my options and do i need to buy ram from gateway???? I really do not care about that warranty because after one year, it will be worthless.
If i order ram from crucial.com, i am guessing everything should still work right? I really do not want to buy ram from gateway because that is obviously a ripoff. Any advice, any help, any suggestions?