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Jaekus

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I've got no qualms doing that, however in saying that I'm reluctant to open up my PC as it has a lot of cables running through the back and takes a while to hook it up (I've gotta get under the desk to do it -- took me half an hour when we moved in here a month ago) so I'd prefer to do this only when installing RAM.

I don't mean to be difficult -- is there possibly another way?

Also, from what we know of my PC currently, which would be a good buy on this site to go up to 4GB? There are so many options!

http://www.umart.com...ex2.phtml?bid=5

Edited by Jaekus, 27 May 2009 - 07:38 AM.

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Yes, Umart are pretty good. I worked there for a short stint as sales, and still have an account there.

EMP isn't far from me, you must be close.

You should be able to take the sides off the case without needing to disconnect every cable connected to the rear... Although I would advise taking the power cord out just as a safety precaution.
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Thanks for your help. I've got a retro case and the only bolts to take it off are at the rear. Is it possible to just get some RAM that would be appropriate without opening up the PC? I managed to do fine last time with the old P4 I had.

PS: I live Brisbane southside, I notice you're on the Gold Coast. Small world hey :)

Edited by Jaekus, 27 May 2009 - 06:17 PM.

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You would have to open it anyway to install the RAM. :)

I am sure if you bought RAM, and tried it...it should work!
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Oh indeed I would have to to install RAM, I just don't want to do it twice is all as it's a hassle. Surely I can buy RAM that's compatible no matter if I've got the "plus" version of the motherboard or not... ?
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Download CPU-Z from here.

Take screenshots of both the "Memory" and "SPD" tabs and upload those.

Cheers
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Ok, here it is.

This has taken much longer than I thought, sorry guys.

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I guess it really depends on your uses for this machine. I'd just throw in a similar 1GB to take it to 2GB total. I've seen systems that the specifications say a 2GB stick works but it physically doesn't...
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Hmm, and we can't determine this exactly till I open up and check the motherboard?

I'd like to go up to 4GB but 2GB would be adequate.
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Ok, so I ended up getting another stick the same as the one already installed as it was only $25. Whilst fitting it I checked the motherboard. It's an ASUS M2N-MX SE.
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