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by xjohnx110 / July 3, 2007 4:27 AM PDT

I have been trying to purchase some RAM for my Desktop, but have struggle to find the right one, and the one that will fit my computer.

This is the desktop that i have: &cc=us

The only things i have changed inside that computer are the Graphics Card, and the Sound Card.

I was going to buy 2 GB for my Computer since i needed to play demanding games like Battlefield 2 and 2142.

This is what my friend suggested to me:

Will that fit/work in my computer well? Will have i have to change anything in my computer in order to use it?
If that doesnt work, can someone recommend any others?

Thanks in advance.

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Links Not Working..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 3, 2007 4:49 AM PDT
In reply to: RAM HELP PLEASE

We can't determine which computer you are using or which RAM you're trying to install. Apparently, it's an HP or Compaq computer for which the model number might help us..

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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by phil66 / July 3, 2007 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: My mistake

If you go to there you can enter you computer info and they will tell you.
What you need to upgrade and how much you can install.
They will also tell you what they recommend

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This is strange
by xjohnx110 / July 3, 2007 5:38 AM PDT
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Not That Unusual... Crucial And New Computers..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 3, 2007 7:36 AM PDT
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No one can answer this
by El Alquimista / July 4, 2007 6:28 AM PDT
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because we don't know what memory you were looking at. As Grif said, your links don't work. when clicking on the Newegg link, a message comes back that it is an invalid number. If you will tell exactly what you are looking at, or provide a valid link, perhaps someonem can give you an answer.

A couple of suggestions for the future: Test your links before subnmitting a post. You can do this by going to Preview post and clicking on the link; if it does not work correctly, go back to edit mode and fix it. Also, you will eliminate virtualy all link errors if you copy it from the Address bar of the Web page, and paste it into your post.


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Almost all memory manufacturers
by El Alquimista / July 3, 2007 5:46 AM PDT
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have a configurator on their Web site, so you can find exactly which of their units are suitable for your system. While I personally consider Crucial and Kingston to be top grade, I have not used Corsair (XMS), Patriot, and others that Newegg carries, so they may be fine also.

BTW, Newegg is generally considered an excellent vendor.


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Ram upgrade
by bowacl / July 5, 2007 1:42 PM PDT
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Compaq Presario Media Center SR2032X

Component Attributes
Memory Installed 512 MB
Maximum allowed 2 GB* (2 x 1 GB)

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC2-4200 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

From the working link you provided the ram your computer takes DDR2 type PC2-4200, 240 pin SDRAM. It should read something like 1GB PC4200 533MHz DDR2 in the description.

The link for NewEgg did not work it went to invalid page, so we can't see what ram you were looking at there.

Hope this helps,

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