I want to incease the RAM on my son's old Compaq Presario (4118) desktop. I'm inexperienced but, as they say, on a steep learning curve. Physically I can identify, remove and fit modules but how do I know new ones will be compatible? I do know the modules are SIMM, EDO and 72-pin, and I've found that the machine's capacity is 128MB against the 4 x 8MB now fitted (though the RAM shown comes up as only 24MB). Will any 72-pin EDO SIMM pairs of modules work for me or do I need to know something else before I buy - there seem to be plenty available 2nd-hand? Grateful for any help
I'm amazed and well impressed - thanks folks! I've printed off the Crucial info. I'm being greedy now I know but the memory there's pricey compared to what's avaiable from old, replaced, PCs. Would I be well advised not to try my luck with 2nd hand?
Many thanks all - it's been very helpful. My problem now is that 4 x 32MB new modules will cost £176! Putting those in a machine whose total current value - even with monitor, keyboard etc - is perhaps £50 hardly seems viable. I shall just have to think about it!
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