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  • Started 6 years ago by mcharlton
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mcharlton
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This may seem like a really stupid question to somehere .... but ... right I want to upgrade my RAM from 1 gb to 2 gb. The installed memory sticks are 512 DDR2 SDRAM PC4200/4300 533 mhz.
Can I install 2 1024 MB PC6400 DDR2 800 Mhz EPP Memory? Or will this %&() up the system? The processor is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800 2Ghz. and mainboard has a 4gb capacity.

Thanks

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Yes you can, but it will need to run at PC4200 533 MHz. Just to be safe, I'd go into your systems BIOS and copy the RAM settings, that way if your new memory does not clock down automatically you can make the changes manually.

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mpc104
mpc104
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you could go to crucial.com,they can scan your pc tell you what ram you have and what you need.i got 2gb for $44

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pcflash
pcflash
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Question I have upgraded my CPU to 6g of ram, but Vista only recognized only 3g of ram. How can I get Vista to recognized all of my Ram?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Are you running 32 or 64 bit Vista?

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pcflash
pcflash
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I am running 32 bit Home Premium

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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To get over 3 gigs you need a 64 bit operating system.

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pcflash
pcflash
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pcflash
pcflash
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Thanks for the information!

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whs
whs
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As an alternative you could look into a VM setup and run other operating systems next to Vista - that is if you have a need or an urge for that type of configuration.

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