Memory Question????

  paul1975 17:07 17 Nov 2006

Im goingt o buy new memory as my current pc only has 512mb.

I have used the cruical website and they said my pc can hold 2048mb memory.

This is what cruical says..."Each memory slot can hold DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 512MB per slot."
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory."

Yet on the same page they state"Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Currently Installed Memory: 512 MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: Yes
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz Model 4, Stepping 1
CPU Speed: 2934 MHz"

Everest has said i can only hold 1024MB

Who should i believe?

I have only two memory slots in my pc and one is usinmg 512mb. If cruical says that each slot can only hold a max of 512mb why then do they go on to say that i can have 2048mb???

  anskyber 17:13 17 Nov 2006

I think the important part of the Crucial analysis is the "not to exceed manufacturer supported memory"

With that taken into account Crucial and Everest are saying the same.

  paul1975 17:14 17 Nov 2006

So 1024mb is my limit then?

  goonerbill © ® 17:15 17 Nov 2006

your best bet would be to check the motherboard manufacturers website for details. if you dont know what it is, everest will tell you the make.

  Joe R 17:17 17 Nov 2006


what mobo are you using.?

  paul1975 17:22 17 Nov 2006

Joe R my mobo is a Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM-775

  paul1975 17:29 17 Nov 2006

According to the maufacturers website 2GB is my limit

click here

  paul1975 17:31 17 Nov 2006

So is it posssible to put a 1GB stick in the vacant memory slot?

  goonerbill © ® 09:30 18 Nov 2006

yep, you can safely put 2X1gb sticks of ram in your motherboard.

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