Well I went off to Fryes to spend Christmas gift cards and I was looking to enhance my RAM. Right now I am sporting 512 mb of the juice and was hoping to sum around 4-5. I need around that much for my home business and was wondering how my two slot compy can hold that much? I saw 1g RAM sticks, but I only have two ports for RAM so how do I stuff 4g’s in its greedy little fingers? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.
I think Ongodsgreen already mentioned that.
He/she (forgive me but I pressume he, grrrls usually don’t go X-masshopping for RAM) mentioned 2 slots for RAM.
So I guess you can ask yourself “how old is my moboard?”.
Will it accept DDR,EDO, whatever is on now?
Is it possible to combine one with the other? A question of mine actually.
I’ve seen sticks of 1gig so if you can 2gig sticks you can buy two, but I don’t know if they exist.
Moboards go cheap nowadays, so if it’s a no-go you might as well toss over an extra few €€’s.
That way you can go for a 800Mhz FSB and 1MB L2 Cache, which is really cheap nowadays.
Well to demystify my demeanor I must report I am both male and American so the whole euro currency and gender mishap was quite a laugh. But back to the moboard, whewre can I find one? Because so far, that is my only option I can guesstimate. Thanks for the info though!
First of all, i suggest you do not get it from Fry’s, they are insanely overpriced, and the people that work there usually don’t know what they’re doing. I suggest you get your stuff from newegg.com, unless you have a problem ordering stuff online, but newegg has great prices, and i have bought almost everything in my comp from there. If you can’t order stuff online, then have fun with your Fry’s stuff. :
So, to upgrade my computer to, let’s say 6 gigs of RAM, I need to purchase a new mother board, correct? This of course is including the RAM sticks as well, but does that mean I have to replace my old motherboard? I would wish there was a way to just upgrade RAM the way we upgrade memory with external hardrives. Sigh. Thanks, I checked on newegg and it did indeed have better prices. Thanks!
Kinda right, but rather misinforming, as I have a comp right here that can handle 16gigs and is most definately not a server. (I built it myself, so I should know ;))
32bit CPU + Modern Mobo = 4gigs
64bit SINGLE CORE CPU + Modern Mobo = 8gigs
64bit DUAL CORE CPU + Modern Mobo = 16Gigs
I’m pretty sure you can get 4gig dimms for modern mobos, and you should use directron. Newegg gave me a major hard time trying to return a mobo that had blown the two gfx cards, and then fried itself, so they aren’t that good. They may have slightly better prices, but directron is just a much friendlier place.
Actually, you can buy almost the same pc on alienware, obviously doesn’t come with 16gigs of ram, but you can install it. I just decided to build it myself so I could save some $$$ and get it the way I wanted.
I’m pretty sure that my mobo supports at least 8gigs (maybe more, I’ll check the manual if I can find it), but I think it has been agreed on elsewhere that 16gigs is what you get with a dual core amd 64 and a mobo that supports it.