Memory Upgrade & Crucial

  johnincrete 04:13 21 Mar 2011

The Crucial scan on my system found 4 x 250Mb and recommends 4 x 2Gb as replacement costing £103

Crucial themselves say that my OS XP Home 32 will only recognise 4Gb.

I'm confused!! What should I do? Order 4 x 1Gb, 2 x 2, 4 x 1 or nothing.

This investigation started when I got a memory parity error on startup. I ran Windows diagnostic tool for a long time & it found no problems.

My system is about 7 years old and the only change I have made is to add a hard disk & replace a CD drive. I don't play games or stream videos or TV. I edit 2hrs of Camcorder film every week & burn DVD's from them. Otherwise I use Word & E-Sword extensively. i.e. modest requirements.

  mooly 07:54 21 Mar 2011

I found Crucials scan reported my laptop as having zero RAM installed.

Email then and ask giving all the hardware details and OS etc and then you have a comeback if it doesn't work.

I did that with mine (Acer laptop) and there was no problem. I found them excellent to deal with although that was around 3 years ago.

  Nontek 07:57 21 Mar 2011

XP does not recognize more then 3.2Gb RAM anyway. Though having said that, I am still using XP Home and have 4Gb RAM in my Desktop PC.

  onthelimit 08:52 21 Mar 2011

I've found 2Gb is enough for XP.

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