| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 17:54:14 +0000
| From: "Colm Buckley" <colm at tuatha.org>
| crucial.com/uk will probably be able to identify the kind of RAM you need.
| It's certainly not the case that "standard 1GB modules" will cover it; there
| are as many types of RAM as there are stars in the sky...
| On Jan 22, 2008 5:49 PM, Braun Brelin <bbrelin at gmail.com> wrote:
| > I was just given a free second hand computer [ ... with ]
| > 1GB of RAM in it but I'm probably going to expand it to 4 GB.
| > It used to be the case that you had to know what motherboard
| > manufacturer you had and the type of RAM (SIMMs, DIMMs, SIPPS,
| > etc.) you needed. This was some years back so I'd like to
| > know has this situation changed? [ ... ]
| > The system is probably not more than a year or two old.
unless it's quite funky, for a system that new you
shouldn't have any problems locating compatible RAM;
but you do need to know the type of module yer system
(motherboard) can handle. I second Colm's suggestion
of crucial.com as both a source of generally reliable
info on that point, and of the RAM itself — all the
memory in my box are upgrades from Crucial, fully working
and delivered on time for the advertised (and decent) price,
(since I've never had to return any memory to them, I've no
experience or knowledge of their returns policy/handling.)
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