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Thunderclease

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Ok I have a compaq presario and I heard only compaqs support ram built by their company yadda yaadda yadda , but I want to buy some corsair ram. because corsair is the best , do you think it is compatible with my compaq motherboard? or what do I need to buy to upgrade my ram.
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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. One of my computers is a Compaq. I never heard anything about them only supporting compaq ram. You should be able to use any ram as long as it is supported by the motherboard. If you don't know what the make/model of your motherboard is you can run Belarc Advisor (find it with google). It will tell you. Then you can go to the motherboard manufacturer web page and check what ram it supports or recommends. Corsair is good (I have some). I don't know why it wouldn't work for for you. It is wise to check for compatibility before you make your purchase decision.
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I hate to disaggree with austin, but many older Compaq machines use nine bit parity check ram. You can buy salvaged ram, at a pretty high price because the same ram is used in Deskpro models, which people tend to keep and upgrade with more memory and a new hard drive. If you google your model number +compaq +memory you'll find it listed.
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