Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

How to increase RAM?


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Gameplayer

Gameplayer

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 49 posts
I want to know how I do to increase RAM memory in an old computer 200MMX with 2x32MB ram?
I have put in 2 pcs 128MB ram. But the memory is still 64MB.
So where in the computer do I need to change to get all the 256MB?
Is it in the system, or BIOS or where?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
wizzy2k5

wizzy2k5

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,057 posts

I want to know how I do to increase RAM memory in an old computer 200MMX with 2x32MB ram?
I have put in 2 pcs 128MB ram. But the memory is still 64MB.
So where in the computer do I need to change to get all the 256MB?
Is it in the system, or BIOS or where?


Hello Gameplayer

RAM is an internal part of a computer system, all you need to do is install this and it will automatically reconize you have more ram, I do have some questions to ask though.
  • You have 64mb of ram at the moment, can your motherboard take 256mb of ram?
  • Are you using onboard graphics or do you have a dedicated graphics card? example pci or agp? please note pci is different to pci express.
Although you have 64mb of ram at the moment your pc may not support 256mb, this is one factor to consider, I reccomend getting some software to look at your pc specifications and find a manual for your motherboard and see how much ram it can support.

If you are using onboard graphics then you will lose some ram, for example, lets say you have 128mb of ram and use 64mb for your graphics 64 will be subtracted from 128 which means you will have only 64mb of ram available.

Regards
  • 0

#3
Tyger

Tyger

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,896 posts
You need to go to the computer or motherboard makers website, usually the drivers and downloads section, and get the manual for your model. It will tell you how much ram you can install. Also check to see if any BIOS upgrades will increase the amount of ram you can use. That's pretty much all that you can do.
  • 0

#4
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,300 posts
You can try going to http://www.crucial.com/ or http://www.4allmemory.com/ and see if the scanners will pick up your computer specs.

You can also enter your specs if you know them.
  • 0

#5
Gameplayer

Gameplayer

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 49 posts
Thanks for all help, I will try to see if I can figure out exactly model parts there is in the computer and then download upgrade.
  • 0

#6
Gameplayer

Gameplayer

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 49 posts
I have tried all that, but nothing works.
I have tried to find out what motherboard I have and search for it on the Internet, but it is not there.
And I have go to Dells home page and downloaded an diagnostic tool.
But I don't exactly know how that works.
It just downloaded in a folder.
So I still have only 64 MB Ram with my two 128 MB memory.
Maybe this computer is too old to do something about?
  • 0

#7
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,300 posts
If its a Dell, there should be a service tag on it that you can enter at the Dell site.
You can download everst from my signature and it should show you what you have.

What is the model of the computer?
Did you go to crucial or 4allmemory?

The diagnostic tool, I believe is to help diagnose issues.
  • 0

#8
Gameplayer

Gameplayer

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 49 posts
It is a Dell, and there is also a service tag on it.
But the Dell site doesn't recognize that model, as it seams to, so I guess it is too old.
And I have tried cruical and 4allmemory too, but it don't work either.
So I don't know how to do.
  • 0

#9
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,300 posts
What is the service tag number?
Can you get me the everest report?
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP