memory upgrade /crucial /is confusing me

  ferretgirl29 22:09 09 Jan 2009

hi i went on the memory crucial website thats recomended on hear to cheack memory

1st i put my comp details in it came back as this
max memory 2048mb upgrade to
slots 2 blank slots
graphice support pci express +16
max of 1gb per slot
and so on

2nd i downloaded the cheack my comp bit of same website it said
max mem 4096mb
CURRENTLY INSTALLED MEMORY 0MB (but there is 1mb installed )
duel channel yes
each mem slot can hold ddr2 pc2 6400 ddr2 pc2 5300 ddr2 pc2 8500 with a max of 2gb per slot
my comp is a desctop emachines E4212

witch one is telling the truth as this was done of same website help how much mem can i put in thanks

  DieSse 22:45 09 Jan 2009

If you tell us what computer you have, we may be able to help further. Make and model number please.

  MAJ 22:48 09 Jan 2009

DieSse's been at the sangria again. ;)

  ferretgirl29 22:58 09 Jan 2009

hi its a desctop emachines E4212

  DieSse 23:07 09 Jan 2009

Oh no - not another senior moment!

According to what I read in several sites, your system has two memory slots with the capability of up to 1 GB in each slot. It uses 533MHz DDR2 RAM

So - is your current 1GB installed in two 512MB modules, or one 1GB module?

  oh 23:10 09 Jan 2009
  mooly 08:40 10 Jan 2009

Thats exactly what happened to me --0GB installed. I emailed them and they said this occasionally happens. I told them what I had, and they listed all the recommends. Is your make and model listed ? Anyway I was very pleased with the service and the product and it made a huge difference on my Acer notebook going from 1 to 2 gb running Vista. I fitted two cards of 1Gb each so as to keep the dual channel function.

  mooly 08:42 10 Jan 2009

My previous post,
click here

  ferretgirl29 15:48 10 Jan 2009

hi thanks people i have 2 512mb installed in

is crucial a good website to buf off and do i have to buy the same 533mhz modules of 1gb thanks

  DieSse 16:01 10 Jan 2009

To upgrade then, you need to remove the two 512MB modules and replace with two 1 GB modules.

Yes Crucial is a good company to buy from, you get a good product and a good guarantee. There are, of course, other good products. When I built systems I always preferred Kingston RAM over others, as I never had a faulty or failed in the field module.

Yes - you should preferably buy 533MHz modules (PC2 2400), as these are the best match for your motherboard. Buying faster RAM is pointless, and just might cause intermittent problems (depends a lot on the specific motherboard design and chipset).

You can sell you old modules, or keep them for emergencies.

  ferretgirl29 16:25 10 Jan 2009

thankyou verry much
1 more prob my ram says freespace 1.04gb totall size 9.03gb

how do i free some of it up thanks.

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