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My system is low on memory so I need to hook it up.

How do I figure out what is right for me?

There are different types of memory and some will be incompatible, no?
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Do you have a prebuilt system (such as a Dell or eMachines etc) or do you know the make & model of your motherboard?
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I opened it all up to take a look.

The memory that's in there now has a sticker on:

128MB RAM, 100 MHz, SDRAM.
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OK, theres your answer then. You should be able to use either PC100 or PC133 in that case, but the PC133 will only run at 100MHz.

If you want to buy some ram for it & be certain that you get the right stuff, then go to Crucials memory advisor (link below), select your computer or motherboard & they will tell you which ram sticks of theres are guaranteed to be 100% compatible.
http://www.crucial.c...fgr.asp?cat=RAM
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The Crucials advisor doesn't work for me, but thanks for the advice.
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