Upgrading Memory

  Hoodibaba 16:37 09 Feb 2006

Im usin' Win XP n has 256mb would like upgrade to 512 or 1024. what are the precautions 2 b taken? Pls....

  skidzy 16:45 09 Feb 2006

First make sure your new memory is compatible,i recently had a problem by selecting the wrong module.....try this
click here

  Hoodibaba 17:04 09 Feb 2006

Yeah I know dat. I wanna know the compatibility. I checked the module runnin' on my system and it says PC2700 DDR SDRAM DIMM. Anyway Thanx mate....

  Totally-braindead 17:06 09 Feb 2006

Precautions to be taken, make sure power is off and I mean at the wall socket so theres no possibilty of accidently switching on, earth yourself and plug the module in, thats it.

  Totally-braindead 17:09 09 Feb 2006

Hoodibaba the link that skidzy gave is good, you don't just need PC2700 DDR SDRAM you may also need memory with the same latency, its not important to know what this is but it is important to get memory that you're motherboard will be able to use. Crucial guarantee their memory will work.

  Fingees 17:12 09 Feb 2006

Go to
click here

It will tell you what memory is required..

guaranteed for life

Mke sure when replacing new memory touch metal computer case prior to fitting

Tis will prevent any static, or buy an anti static wtristband if you want to make sure.

Never had a problem myself. touch wood.

All the best

  Hoodibaba 17:16 09 Feb 2006

Wud that b alright if I get PC3200, PC2100 or somethin' of dat sort. I still haven't got a clue..

  dms05 17:26 09 Feb 2006

Use the Crucial Memory Tool as recommended by Fingees. Even if you don't buy Crucial brand you need to buy EXACTLY the same spec. So if it says DDR2700 DDR333 CL2.5 etc buy EXACTLY that. Otherwise you might have problems.

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