I ran a scan through crucial.com, and my results are as follows:
Intel D102GGC2 Motherboard (currently 1gb installed)
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*
* Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
* Currently Installed Memory: 1GB
* Available Memory Slots: 1
* Number of Banks: 2
* Dual Channel Support: Yes
* CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
* CPU Family: Intel® Pentium® D CPU 2.66GHz Model 4, Stepping 7
* CPU Speed: 2666 MHz
* Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.
I also got this from a FAQ in the site:
Q: Will my system recognize the maximum upgrade?
How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS.
I'm just confused since it said that my system can support only another 1gb of RAM, but it said 32-bit Windows can support till 3-3.5gb. (Or is my OS not 32bit? @.@ )
I'm a fan of online RPGs, and mostly I want my games not to be laggy when there are many 'people' around in the game, which is what I'm experiencing now. Will adding 1gb of RAM help me in that sense? Or will adding 1gb RAM not help much at all? Would I need to throw out my PC and build a new one? ><; My vidcard is NVIDIA Geforce 7600GS, in case I need to throw that out as well.
Another question is about the 'twin' pairs of memory. Does this mean that I can't install a 2gb RAM with my 1gb now? As much as possible I want to install the maximum supported memory. Does the RAMs also have to be the same brand? (No idea what brand my RAM is now).
Thanks a lot!