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I wish to transfer some RAM from one computer to another.
The computer it is coming from (C1) was Windows 98
The computer it is going to (C2) has Windows XP SP1 with Longhorn Transformation Pack 10.5.
Can I just push it into the slot and carry on as normal or will I have to clean it somehow.
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The OS isn't relevant here. What matters is whether both motherboards use the same type of RAM. In other words, whether the ram is DDR, PC133, Rimms etc. If one system is significantly older than the other, there may also be an issue regarding the maximum size of ram the older system can recognise one a single module etc

The best thing to do if possible, is download & run everest or aida32 on both systems. This will tell you the motherboard make/model & also the type & size of ram currently being used in that system.
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1. Where can I get aida32?
2.The computer I am taking the RAM from does not work so can't install any programs.
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It will probably be writen on a sticker on the old module what it is, if it is older ram though you probably dont want to slow the newer computer down with old stuff even if it is compatible. For the price of a gig of ram nowadays 40 pounds for a new ddr 3200 module isnt worth the hassle.
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Thanx
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You can download aida32 & everest from :
http://www.majorgeek...downloads9.html

Run it on the working machine, at least then we will know what memory that system requires. After that, its just a case of determining whether the ram from the old machine matches it. As Warriorscot said, there may be a sticker (if you're lucky) on the ram module which will give you this info. But if not, theres other ways of determining the type.
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Ok the RAM fits and has been updated succesfully and my RAM has increased thankyou all.
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