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KRay

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Hello,

Thanks for your time. I have an old gateway PC w/ win98 OS. It has a lame 32MB of RAM and I wish to at least upgrade to 1gig. It has two slots on motherboard of which only 1 is used with this 32RAM stick. I want to know if I will have to upgrade the motherboard as well to increase the memory, right now the PC has a MicroATX motherboard. Thank you again and I look forward for a reply.
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Murray S.

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Howdy and welcome to GTG:

I would be very surprised if a system that old could handle a gig of ram.

That being said, go to www.crucial.com and search your computer. They will tell you what you can use and how much.

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Windows 98 falls over with more than 512Mb of memory. A tweak is available for this.
That being said, whether a machine of that age can take 1Gb of memory, I very much doubt. Even then the price of the memory may be prohibitively expensive and most likely more than the machine's worth.
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Go HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system. You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.
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