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Old 02-05-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default RAM upgrade help needed

windows XP professional (5.1, Build 2600)
system model: powermate vl350
computer name: SN2953077099
processor: AMD athlon (tm) 64 processor 3200+ MMX 3Dnow 2.0Ghz
A friend wants to upgrade her RAM on her NEC desktop.these are the specs she gave me. Is this enough info? Can you please tell me what 2Gb RAM I need

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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This is Windows XP, so I have to ask. How much RAM has she got at the moment? You might not want to go over ~3.5 GB. Also, which motherboard?

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You need to give the Motherboard because that will determine what kind of RAM it can support.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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Twardy, no need to provide further information unless this is a different computer than the one you mentioned. The Powermate VL350 uses this type of RAM:

Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model 996754

That's a good one to purchase and upgrade her rig with. As mentioned above, though, XP will only recognize about 3.5GB of useable RAM. Don't go over 3.5 or 4GB max.
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