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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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is RAM simply plug and play?

i have 2 GB now- i want to upgrade to 3 and get a new video card. is the ram as simple as plugging it in and going?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 08:02 AM
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As long as you buy the correct type yes.
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As long as you buy the correct type yes.
is it possible to just pull one of my sticks out and see exactly what kind it is? or do i need to run some kinda diag on my comp to see?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 10:38 AM
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Some motherboards are picky about the brand used. The mfg website should provide a list of verified RAM brands.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 02:16 PM
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I usually order all my RAM from crucial.com. They even have a tool that can run on your computer and tell you the exact RAM you need to order.
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I usually order all my RAM from crucial.com. They even have a tool that can run on your computer and tell you the exact RAM you need to order.
That's actually a great tool and I'm constantly referring people to that site to check for RAM. I was thinking about upgrading the RAM on an old HP box I have (upgraded from 512MB to 1GB a few years back) to 2GB and ran it through Crucial's website and was told that it's already maxed out. Saved me a lot of trouble.




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hmm thats a good idea- ill check that out when i get home

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2008, 12:42 AM
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If you have a cookie-cutter PC, just put more of what's in there.
If you have a custom PC, then RAM timings and voltages might need to be set on the motherboard.
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