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    RAM upgrade - nevermind, I've decided.


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    http://www.kingston.com/

    Put in the brand of you mobo and follow the steps, itll tell you want you need. You just cant willy nilly pick any sort of RAM, has to work with your mobo.

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    Figured it out on my own, go mee.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820220017

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    Try http://www.crucial.com

    Another option would be just to see what the current RAM says, and then order from tigerdirect looking for the same clockspeed but of the 512mb kind.

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    I never understood why anyone would buy 4x512mb vs 2x1gb. Look at it this way, if you ever upgrade your motherboard/cpu. Chances are it will support up to 4gb, and have 4 slots. So your kinda screwing yourself in the long run. You may say other things like you will never need 4gb, lol thats a joke. But i guess if you upgraded motherboards you would get one with DDR3 and just buy all new sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyMetal
    I never understood why anyone would buy 4x512mb vs 2x1gb.
    Some boards cant support 1gb sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epical
    I think I solved my own problem here. I had to go to HP and found my motherboard model through there: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/gene ... =c00063272 .

    Couple interesting facts:

    - Supports both DDR333 and DDR400 (which basically leaves the 2700/3200 choice up to me).

    - Can't support anything over a 3200 (sorry Rusty ;; ).

    - Cleared up some stuff that I wasn't 100% sure on, so I narrowed my two searches down to : Non-ECC 2.5V DDR SDRAM, Register DIMM not supported (Unbuffered only).

    - An extremely helpful map on what the hell I'm supposed to do when I get my RAM sticks lol.

    Thanks for the help (even though you really didn't give any)! =D

    EDIT: Said narrowed-down searches: 2700s 3200s

    Do I flip a coin now or...? =(
    your CPU also has to be able to support a 333mhz(2700) or 400mhz(3200) FSB. Theres not much to isntalling ram, just open case find the slots. Make sure you line the notch correctly, press it in. You about done after that, might take a look at your bios make sure you have FSB speed set on what you want.

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    All 6 of those will work on your comp, just up to you on how much $ you want to spend. Honestly the 400 patriot looks like itll do good.

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    with Double Sided ram you might be forced to run ddr333 (pc2700) instead of ddr400 (pc3200)

    which is usually 512mb sticks and up

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    I just got 2x 512 mushkin blue for one of my computers, runs very nice and was about the same price, didnt realize the machine had ddr266 in it before, I can notice the boost

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    LOL GO ME... NEWEGG DOESN'T SHIP TO CANADA.

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