Ram Compatability

  sharpe 16:17 29 Jun 2005

Just a quick question

I want to upgrade a computer I have just bought, it has 256Mb of Samsung Ram (one stick). There are three slots and so I wanted to get another stick of memory. As long as the tech spec of the ram is the same can I add say a 512 to the already 256 or do all of the slots have to have the same power memory sticks eg three 512,s or three 256 etc.!!

  sinbad1 16:22 29 Jun 2005

click here

just put in your details and it will find memory
that will work with your computer.

very good price is too

  sharpe 16:27 29 Jun 2005

I have taken the memory stick out and noted the details so I know what memory stick I have I am just trying to find out if I can mix the sizes of upgraded memory or do they all have to be the same power

  Aspman 16:31 29 Jun 2005

If it is SDRAM you should be able to mix. Make sure the ram is of the same specification or it will all run at the speed of the lowest specced part.

i.e. mix a PC2700 with a PC2100 and it will all run at 2100.

Crucial have a memory selector tool that might help you out.

  sinbad1 16:42 29 Jun 2005

as long as you enter the correct information to the crucial memory adviser tool you wont go wrong
3 simple steps.

no probs

  sinbad1 16:45 29 Jun 2005

click here

to find your hardware info plus.

  sharpe 16:51 29 Jun 2005

The motherboard book says it is DDR SDRAM DIMMs
I looked at the actual chip and it tells me that it is 256 PC2100 DDR CL2.5

Incidently the crucial tool does not seem to list this comp although it is a common enough make.
Its a Mesh AMD Athlon (TM)XP 2200+ 180 Ghz

  sharpe 16:53 29 Jun 2005

meant 1800 Ghz

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