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Please help me with ugrading my ram.


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I am interested in upgrading my RAM.
It's currently at 112 (I know, how does it even open the internet, right?)
I'm not looking to upgrade to anything crazy, 512 is fine for me.

Here is the info it says under "Computer" in System Properties.
AMD Athlon[tm] XP 2400+
It's just a regular Compaq Presario.
I took the stick of ram out,
to search for an upgraded one on ebay.
It's made by Hynix.
So my question is will the following ram be compatible with my computer.
I don't want to buy it, and then be out the money.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

Thank you for your time in advance.
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Update*

That link doesn't work because I clicked the buy it now option, and made (If it's compatible i'll buy it, if not he relists it) arrangements with the seller.
But here is the info listed on the auction page.

Hynix KOREA 01
PC3200R-30330
512MB DDR 400MHz CL3 ECC
HYMD564G726CFP8N-D43 AA-T
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What are the specs of your original RAM? Without knowing that it would be hard to say. The ram you linked to is ecc, which isn't in very common use and may even damage your machine if it isn't made for it. If your ram has 8 chips, or 8 chips on either side it's non-ecc and the other isn't compatible. Also your machine may run faster with two sticks than with one, even if it was originally supplied with one. And they would need to be inserted in the right positions to work best. Far and away the best way to find out about upgrading your machine is to go the the maker's website and find the upgrade data for it. It should tell you what you need to know about upgrading your system.
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I'd steer away from buying RAM on eBay. Go to http://www.crucial.com, enter your computer brand, and model, and it'll tell you what you need.
When you know, you can also check prices at http://www.newegg.com

Edited by Broni, 26 February 2008 - 04:04 PM.

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Oh, wow. I did the scan on Crucial and found exactly what I needed.
Thanks a bunch.
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Cool :)
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