the specs say it can handle 1024 mb ram. it came with 256 installed. ive never messed with ram before so i'm tryin to get info so i won't be having to experiment.
im wanting to add 512 with the 256 to make me 768. will this work okay?
another question is......
i went to Best Buy an asked them for a 512 that would work in my comp. they give me "something". when i got home i figured i better check the kingston site to be sure they did me right. kingston's site give different product numbers than they gave me. do you think what they give me mighta worked? i'm assuming they would only keep memory for newer comps hangin in the showroom. is this safe to assume?
Some computers will just need as you say in your case PC2100 184 pin DDR SDRAM but some are a bit touchy and require a certain type CL2 or CL2.5 or whatever. That is why it was suggested in the first posting that you go to Crucial. They GUARANTEE the memory will work. If it doesn't they will refund you. Go to Crucial and get what it says you can take, it should also confirm how much memory your computer can take as well.
Took me a while to type. You can use faster RAM no problem but it must be the type your motherboard will support, the computer will just run the memory at the slower PC2100 speed, no problem. If you look further on the Crucial site you will find why they recommend the faster memory even though your PC will not be able to use it at that speed. In short just get what the Crucial site recommends.