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Old 12-12-2007, 06:22 AM   #1
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Default Bigger RAM

I do not know much about computers at all but I have recently bought a Compaq C310ea Laptop with 1gb RAM and windows XP. I have heard you cna make the RAM bigger. I do not know how. Can someone please tell me how to make my RAM bigger.
Here are some of the specs on the laptop:
Brand:
Compaq
Processor Speed:
1.6 GHz
Processor Type:
Intel Centrino (Celeron Intel Core Solo)
Hard Drive Capacity:
80 GB
Memory (RAM):
1 GB
Graphics 128MB Intel GMA 950

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Old 12-12-2007, 06:26 AM   #2
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You need to purchase some more RAM cards. You can get different sizes (and types, like DDR1 or DDR2, etc) like a 512mb card or a 1gig card. Though, I don't think your computer would need much more RAM, 1gig is a good standard at the moment. If you wanted more RAM, it's usually for video editing or extreme gaming, and I don't think the other parts of your computer would keep up with those sort of things.

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1gb should be enough for you. But if you want more then get another gig.
No point in putting more than 2 gigs on that machine. And since you are running win xp I wouldn't even spend money on that other gig. As I said, 1gb should be enough.

But if you want more then you need to figure out if it uses ddr or ddr2. Also knowing the speed of the current ram is usefull since then you can get the same speed sticks. It's not necessary for them to be the same speed but it's recommended since the bios will force them to run at the same speed anyway.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:53 AM   #4
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Make sure you buy the right ram if you decide to do so also. For example 240pin 184pin ect. Download a program called everest to find out more about your ram.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html link for everest dl
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:57 AM   #5
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Make sure you buy the right ram if you decide to do so also. For example 240pin 184pin ect. Download a program called everest to find out more about your ram.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html link for everest dl
CPU-Z will also provide information on your RAM.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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Man iv never seen CPU-Z I just downloaded it and its a great program. I'm not the guy who posted this topic but thanks for the information.
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Man iv never seen CPU-Z I just downloaded it and its a great program. I'm not the guy who posted this topic but thanks for the information.
LMFAO Thanks for the laugh!
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LMFAO Thanks for the laugh!
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You must of missed my thread. This is what he is referring to.

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=64779
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You must of missed my thread. This is what he is referring to.

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=64779
I still don't get it... maybe I should go back to sleep. *yawn*
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