Installing more memory

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Old 12-04-06, 07:21 PM
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Question Installing more memory

I have just bought 1gb dimm memory upgrade and im wondering if theres a way to tell if this computer uses it.
Its a small chip thing and it doesnt look like it fits anywhere specific.
Ya i know i shouldnt have bought it if i didnt know for sure it would be compatible with my computer but i could always sell it to my mom or sister who are going to buy computers soon.
I have searched on the computer in a few different search engines with no luck at all.
I dont know what my computer is besides compaq and it needs more memory

Thanks for the help
 
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Old 12-04-06, 07:35 PM
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What you need to figure out is:

How much memory your computer has.
How that memory is installed (one stock, two sticks, etc.).
How much memory your computer can handle.

You can figure out the first two by looking at the information in the BIOS.

You can figure out the third b consulting the documentation that came with the computer.

When that fails, because you can't find or didn't save the documentation that came with the computer, you can find it out from the manufacturer.

Then, consult an on-line site like crucial.com to figure out your options.
 
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Old 12-04-06, 07:44 PM
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How do i look at the information in the BIOS?
Whenever i buy a computer i dont get any documentation
they want me to go in to see them all the time i guess.
The manufacturer is compaq?
 
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Old 12-05-06, 05:22 AM
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Simplest thing to do is call customer service for the memory you bought. They should be able to tell you what your computer uses and whether this stick is compatible.
 
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Old 12-05-06, 06:00 AM
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I'm as pc dumb as they come What I did on mine was to open up my pc and look at the RAM card, copy the #s and then I bought a memory card with all the same #s, except with more mb.

I was pleasantly suprised at how big a difference adding 512 mb to 128 mb made!!
 
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Old 12-05-06, 07:30 AM
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ya i think ill take my memory stick in to a store.
nobody elses response maybe a bit of sense.

thanks marksr
 
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Old 12-05-06, 03:23 PM
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you really didn't tell us anything useful to help you. If you really don't know anything about this computer, like the age, the operating system, etc. there are programs you can download for free and run, that will tell you everything about it, like the cpu chip info, all the memory info, motherboard info, drivers, etc..
 
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