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Maximum Ram Upgrade?

by ColtonJiran / June 4, 2008 9:52 AM PDT

Hello, I have 3 x 128 SDRam. And i was wanting maybe 2 GB but I've read that my maximum is 768. I believe... Is there something i can upgrade to make my maximum more?

My Specs:

Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster PCI
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)

This is a fixer upper thats why im asking this question.



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We need to know the system mfg, series and model
by VAPCMD / June 4, 2008 10:46 AM PDT
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number to help.


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A Little Curious, 3 X 128 MB Does Not Equal 512 MB
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 2:04 PM PDT
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Did you make a typo? How many memory slots are available on the computer? If 768 MAX is correct, then you probably have 3 slots with a max of 256 MB each..

But as mentioned earlier, we need to know the specific model number to check the specifications.. Or.. you could do it yourself by clicking on the link below, then typing all the correct data in the Crucial Memory Advisor Tool..

Hope this helps.


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Especially with the older P III boards ...
by Edward ODaniel / June 5, 2008 4:47 AM PDT
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a maximum supported RAM is often less than a gig.

With the info You offerd so far I would bet you actually have one 256 meg SIMM and 2 128 meg SIMMs installed if the system is showing 512 meg RAM.

Unless the manufacturer released a BIOS update that allows recognition of more RAM you just have to go with what is supported.

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