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I need to update RAM on my computer.


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Hi!

I need to add more ram on this computer. It only hass 256MB ram, and one slot is open according to Belarc Advisor. My computer model is MicroStar International Co. MS-6330. Please help!

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Go to 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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Here are my results. I am willing to pay as much as I need, but is it easy to find exactly what I need at, say, Future Shop? Can I install it myself? Do I need to know any dimensions, or are they all the same size? Will I need to Reinstall XP?
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You should be able to install it yourself.
Just make sure you are grounded before you touch anything internal on the system .
Before you get to that you can reply back here and we can help walk you thru it.
How much memory are you trying to get to total?
I suggest going to 1 gig.
This one HERE is what i would suggest.
You get two of them for a total of 1 gig.
That should be about 90.00 total with shipping.
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So two 512 MB Ram cards? I will just buy them at Future Shop or Best Buy if thats correct.
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Yep two 512 meg stick sdram pc133.
If they charge more then 90 bucks for the two sticks then I would look at Tigerdirect.
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Okay, thanks for the help

As soon as I get that, I will ask for help to install them.
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You are welcome and we will monitor this for your request.
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Apparently we are not buying RAM right now because nothing works on the computer. This is according to the computer repair shop. Please explain how this works, doesn't every computer use ram?
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Yes in some form or another since the days of 286 style compters.
They have all used some type of ram.
Can you explain exactly what shop said?
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Sorry for the long wait for an answer


The computer just went back to the shop for hard-drive failure...would that cause a slowdown? We are getting the hard drive replaced and maybe more ram if the hard drive does not fix it. When it comes back in the next few days, I'll tell you what they said
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Yes a failing HD will cause slowdowns.
I still would suggest increasing the ram to at least a gig.
If you reload the drive fresh you will see a speed increase from the start but be warned that as you add software and your Autoruns increase your speed will decrease.
Regular maintenance also will help with the speed.
Temp files cleaned out
System defragged
Cache cleaned out.
all these steps will help keep your system running as good as it can.
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