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Old 11-25-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default I need help picking out new RAM

Alright, so I had gotten a new computer. It's a Compaq Presario SR2175X Desktop PC (All the info on the system is in that link). What I am trying to do is upgrade my RAM. 512Mb just isn't going to cut it for me, especially since it has Windows Vista Home Basic installed. I would like to know what is the most affordable RAM I can get for it? I'm pretty good with computers, but when it comes to the technical aspects, I draw blanks. I am looking to hopefully get 2Gb, but 1Gb will suffice. I just can't spend a whole lot, and was hoping someone would help me out. Hopefully I provided enough info to help.

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EDIT: I was looking around and found THIS. Is this good?
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: I need help picking out new RAM

Buy from newegg, if you are in the USA. But that kit you selected would be good.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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Default Ddr2

I have reviewed you system requirements and specifications.

I recommend going with an inexpensive DDR2 memory module. One the least expensive, that will definitely satisfy your processing needs, would be the 1GB PC-5300 DDR2 Memory Module offered by MicroCenter.com at a low cost of $29.99 (US dollars).

Here's a link to their page: http://microcenter.com/single_produc...uct_id=0273822

This memory is intended for those on a budget, runs on low voltage (1.8 Volts, reducing power consumption), and is non-ECC.

$30 for a Gig of RAM is a excellent price, and the hardware is moderate in quality.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:43 PM   #4
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So it's a good choice? I mean, is there any chance that it wouldn't work? See, the problem that I keep worrying about is that I am going to spend $50 and up on RAM, only to find that for some reason, it won't work on my PC. I mean, I'm liking the price for it, and am really considering it.

EDIT: So should I invest in that 1GB PC-5300 DDR2 Memory Module? Could I buy 2 and insert them both? I'm sorry if I sound like a newbie, but I just don't want to mess something up. I mean, I'm more of a software guy rather than a hardware guy. I know how to install RAM and such.
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Default Re: I need help picking out new RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=2GB+(2+x+1GB)

Look there, cheaper, and reliable.
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:09 PM   #6
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Wow, thanks! So, can I just pick one out and it'll work for my comp? Or do I have to get a specific brand or what?
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #7
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Alright, so I picked out two that seem to be pretty reliable (judging by the customer reviews). Here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146569
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145015

Are these two good choices? If so, which one should I go with?
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Either one would be good. And they will work just great in your system.
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Okay, Thanks! I think I am going to go with the 2nd one (Corsair). Thanks a bunch, you guys!
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