Re: ram question
First off, make sure that the RAM takes the same slot, and is the same speed and type. That would be your first step, after you have confirmed that it is compatible, then it's just take the sticks out of your Dell and put them in your Compaq. Be aware though that this will invalidate your warranty on both the Dell and the Compaq. If that matters to you, don't go through this procedure and have the manufacturer or the retailer you got the computer from to upgrade the RAM. I think that Geek Squad guarantees their work, if they come out and do it. You might want to look into them. Let me know what turns up.
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