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I was thinking about upgrading my memory and I wanted to see if I am doing things right

 

I have a gateway system which has

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Gateway Memory - 184 pin DIMM DDR2 RAM

CATEGORY: System Specific DDR

MEMORY SPEED: DDR2-533 (PC2-4200)

STORAGE CAPACITY: 512MB

FORM FACTOR: 184 pin DIMM

TECHNOLOGY: DDR2

 

PS. it has a second Specifications that says it has 240pin everything else is the same as above

 

 

Sis Sandra says it is

Samsung

512 MB PC4200 533 MHz DDR2 Dual-Channel Memory Modules

 

Now I would like to purchase this memory can I do it?

 

From www.crucial.com

1GB kit (512MBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-4200 memory module

 

Reason for not just calling gateway to order more is this

 

Gateway --512 x 1 =$89.00 ------------ 1GB x1 = $159.00 :tchrocks:

 

Crucial – 512MB x 2 = $107.00 or even better 1GB x 2 = $189.00 :)

Edited by mr_lucas

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STORAGE CAPACITY: 512MB

 

If your system specs say 512MB is your max then thats as high as you can go. Doesn't matter if a chip you purchase goes up to 1GB, the system can only address 512MB and you would be waisting your money.

 

So read the specs carefully or call Gateway and see if your system can address higher then 512MB.

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my system can support 4 GB

4 slots

 

highest Module acepted 1GB

 

curently have 1GB "512 x 2"

Edited by mr_lucas

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The important issues are the PC2-4200 number and the number of pins. I buy all my hardware fron www.newegg.com and all the PC4200 memory they show is 240 pin, so you might want to check that. Newegg's prices are half or less than the numbers you mentioned. Check the reviews on their products to see what others thought of that particular memory. Very useful.

 

Steve

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so in my case i look for pc2-4200 memory with 240-pin and it will work

 

is that all or is there more i can look at to make a better decision in choosing my memory

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