More RAM needed but will my comp...

  golfpro 13:20 10 Apr 2006

When I first bought my computer four years ago (Compac presario), it had 256 MB ram. I did upgrade this two years ago to 512, but I think I need more, but will my computer take it, and how do I find out?

  dms05 13:23 10 Apr 2006

Enter you computer details in the Crucial Memory Selector click here and it will tell you what size memory you can use.

  ed-0 13:26 10 Apr 2006

you don't know your motherboard details, download cpu-z. click here This will tell you your motherboard and what type of ram you already have installed.

If you are using 98 or ME, you don't want any more ram. Win 2000 and XP bang in some more, if you motherboard can take it.

  dms05 13:31 10 Apr 2006

The above produces the following when my laptop details are entered

System Type
Maximum Memory
Standard Memory
512MB removable
2 (2 banks of 1)
The information provided above is a standard setup as shipped from the manufacturer. You can see your current configuration with The Crucial System Scanner

And the System Scanner when run gives:

Scan ID# E0EB75D631D926C3Computer Manufacturer
Computer Model
CPU Manufacturer Acer
CPU Family Aspire 5003
CPU Speed AuthenticAMD
AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-32
Front-Side Bus Speed 400MHz

Aspire 5000 Series

Currently Installed Memory 1024
Maximum Memory Capacity 2048
Total Number Of Memory Slots 2
Available Memory Slots 0

Slot 1
512 MB

Slot 2
512 MB

  golfpro 14:30 10 Apr 2006

Well it tells me I can upgrade to another 512MB in the spare slot, so I will give it a go!!!!!

  stlucia 16:25 10 Apr 2006


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