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Upgrading Ram DDR2 Help

post #1 of 10
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I am wondering if I should upgrade my RAM as it is 3GB DDR2. Probably just going up to 4GB but 6GB is fine if cheap. But will it show a noticeable change? Also I don't know what DDR2 RAM i have as on Best Buy.com it shows like PC2-4200 and stuff.

How do I check that?
post #2 of 10
I don't think you'd notice that much from 3GB to 4GB... Maybe at 6GB but not too sure...

In terms of checking what you have you could download a diagnostics program like Everest or a free alternative. Or if you're a fearless bastard you could open up your computer and check that way... Also the crucial website has a pretty cool ram scanner which scans your computer and then recommends the parts...

Also not to patronise but you know you'd need a 64 bit version of windows right?!

Hope this helps...
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True bout 64 bit. How much does 32bit support? Isn't it just 3GB?
post #4 of 10
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Anyone else?
post #5 of 10
Around 3.5GB I believe...
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Oh So I would have to change OS then. Damn
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Actually 3.4GB.
    
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post #8 of 10
32bits specs says up to 4GB but will be around ~3.5 anyways if you planning to change to 64bits make sure you MoBo handle it, I would suggest think to do a "downgrade" to XP so 4GB would be good and faster.
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post #9 of 10
It really depends on what you're doing as to whether or not this upgrade is useful. Might help to fill out your system specs and let us know what you do on your computer. 6GB of RAM is a good amount for gaming at 1080p, etc, but if you're not doing that or running resource-heavy programs a lot, you won't notice the difference.
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post #10 of 10
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Actually on the Crucial test I did, it said the max memory is 4GB.
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