Doubling up memory

  snowy30 22:20 06 Jan 2006

Lately I've been thinking of doubling up my memory from 512MB to 1024MB. I have 512 DDR-SDRAM installed in my HP computer, and according to the online manual the motherboard has only 2xDIMM sockets, which I assume are both already occupied.

Can anybody recommend the type of memory I shall consider of buying?


  PaulB2005 22:21 06 Jan 2006

Crucial click here

Consider nothing else.

  PaulB2005 22:22 06 Jan 2006

Oh and it'll scan your PC and tell you if you have any slots free too and which memory is compatible with your PC.

  VoG II 22:22 06 Jan 2006

Try Scan My System click here

  snowy30 22:57 07 Jan 2006

I found my make, but the model wasnt listed

  PaulB2005 00:00 08 Jan 2006

What is it?

  VoG II 00:02 08 Jan 2006

Belarc may tell you more click here

  dms05 08:01 08 Jan 2006

I've said before that the Crucial Scanner isn't always right.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro with the maximum RAM supported by the combination of motherboard and Processor.

The Crucial Scan recommended I should take out both banks of RAM and replace with their RAM with half the capacity 'this will increase your memory' it said. Well it wouldn't and I didn't.

It doesn't give me much confidence in Crucial or their Scanner :(

  snowy30 17:17 09 Jan 2006

My make and model is a HP Pavilion I had a reply from crucial saying they recommend the following PC2100 (266MHz) DDR DIMM modules: Density - Part Number ¿ Timing

128MB - CT1664Z265 ¿ CL=2.5
256MB - CT3264Z265 - CL=2.5
512MB - CT6464Z265 - CL=2.5
1GB - CT12864Z265 - CL=2.5

  PaulB2005 17:29 09 Jan 2006

So you'll want the CT6464Z265. If it's wrong for any reason and i very much doubt it will be Crucial will refund you.

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