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Old 06-01-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Upgrade to 4GB

Ok, so I was looking around and saw that my PC can possibly handle 4GB of RAM. I was just wondering if this is indeed possible. My PC is the eMachines T5226. The manufacturer says that the PC can only handle 2GB, but the mobo manufacturer (Intel) says it can handle 4GB. I have tried the Crucial memory scanner, but it does not work on this system. According to Crucial, my mobo manufacturer is @|||||||||; or something like that. I tried a Google search, and it turns out a lot of people have 4GB in a T5226, but I was wondering if a BIOS update or anything like that was required. Wheres TrivumNate, he could answer this, he has the same computer with 4GB if I remember correctly.

eMachines Factory specs: http://www.emachines.com/support/pro...es&model=T5226

Intel mobo specs: http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/945g/index.htm

If PC can support 4GB, I'm thinking about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141239
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Upgrade to 4GB

Just so you know if you're running a 32bit OS you're only every got to be able to use about 3GB.

I don't see why that computer could only use 2gb. You should be able to load it up.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Upgrade to 4GB

I'm thinking about going 64-bit. I a copy of Vista 64-Bit handy, I just don't have the parts to fully utilize it yet (hence the 4GB RAM question)

I should also be getting a 8800GTS G92 in a few weeks as well.

Oh, yeah, how does the RAM kit I selected look? It says pqi is good for gaming systems, and the price isn't too bad as far as I'm concerned.
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Default Re: Upgrade to 4GB

PQI is good memory. Used to run some of their DDR stuff in the wife's machine.

The one you selected is a single 2GB module. Are you looking just to add that one to your comp, or go with two new sticks?

If your going with two new ones, I would suggest getting these: pqi TURBO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800. They are faster at DDR2 800 and are a good deal at that price.
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Don't think my PC can handle PC2-6400. I was always told it could only handle PC2-4200, and maybe PC2-5300. This was the module I was thinking about: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820141241 I forgot to check the link in the first post.
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You may be out of luck running 4GB. I found your system on Crucial's site and it says it can only handle a maximum of 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300. Have a look: memory upgrades for your eMachines T5226 Desktop/PC.

Since that's the case, these would be a nice choice: mushkin Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300).
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I think you are missing the point. I am quite sure eMachines has no idea what they were talking about, because Intel states that the motherboard can handle 4 gigs. I have heard of people putting 4 gigs in this PC and having it work. Besides, Newegg has a pretty decent memory return policy, so if it doesn't work, no biggie. Go look at TrivumNate's profile, he has an eMachines T5226 with 4 gigs of RAM.
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Well then, I'd say you choice of memory would be a good deal if it works out. Good luck.
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Lol, thanks Atomic Rooster. I hope it works out too. I can't wait until I get the money to buy this stuff with (17 days to go).

I'm getting this RAM Kit, an 8800GTS G92, a new PSU, and a replacement DVD drive.
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