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How to upgrade ram in my old custom built desktop?


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Tom07

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I bought this desktop 3 years ago. It's custom built but I only have 128mb of ram in it. How do I go about knowing how much I can upgrade?
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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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Hi rshaffers,

I did the scan but it says it can't find the right ram. Any other ideas?
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Then I would need to know the exact make and model of the motherboard to find the total memory capacity of the board.
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Thank you. I'll get that information. Here is a picture of the ram that's in the computer now.

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There is a sticker that's yellow with big letters P4M800 is this what you need?

Thank you again
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Is this your mobo HERE

If so it shows a maximum capacity of

Max Supported RAM What is "Max Supported RAM"? 2 GB


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I pretty sure that is it. Thank you so much!
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You are very welcome and if there is more we can assist with just let us know.

Edited by rshaffer61, 06 June 2010 - 02:45 PM.

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As a random comment, you have said in Post #1 that you only have 128MB of RAM, but the picture you later show is a 256MB module. Either something is wrong or the onboard graphics is using up 128MB which can be adjusted to free up more system RAM.

Either way, 1GB would be heaps for your machine, try and get 2x 512MB kit of DDR 266MHz RAM, and lower the onboard video memory to 64MB or 32MB and you should find things cracking a lot nicer.

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