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RAM ID

Postby Storm_Sullivan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:27 pm

Probably you all know that Microsoft's cutting support for XP in April. I use XP cause I use a lot of older programs that might not run on a newer system. However, I have a Windows 7 disk so I can upgrade whenever. My thought was just run two operating systems--switch to xp to run my old programs, switch to 7 to use internet.
My machine is decent and can handle this just fine. However, I've been running on one RAM card for a while, ever since I discovered my other was corrupted. Its only about 500 MB, and running on so little, especially playing newer games, I've noticed a bit of lag that wasn't there before I took out the other RAM card.

So, before I add 7 to this machine, I want to get a new RAM or two, so I can have a total of 1.5 or 2 GB.

The problem is, I've got dozens of RAM cards from older computers (I collect a lot of parts), and none of them fit because of a little slot on the card that fits over a little hump o the motherboard (you know what I'm talking about, right?).
So, I need a specific [model?] of RAM card.

The main question I have after all this explanation is, how do I identify the exact sort I need? The corrupt card's label has lots of numbers and letters on it, but which set tells me what I need to know?

If it helps, I have a Dell Dimension 8400.
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Postby Kunal2045 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:03 am

Yes you need a specific RAM thats compatible with you MB. I've done a little research towards your pc model. You need a memory type of DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC). According to crucial.com

For Windows 7, I suggest you increase the RAM to 4GB.

Hope it helps. ;)
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Postby Storm_Sullivan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:02 am

Thanks :)

"For Windows 7, I suggest you increase the RAM to 4GB"

Yeah, wasn't sure if more RAM helped or not. Thanks for clearing me on that as well.
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Postby Storm_Sullivan » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:02 pm

Oh wonderous day to be alive, my new RAM has arrived and I'm getting on splendidly. Within the hour, I will have my Windows 7 transition over and done with!
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