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Trying to buy some ram for a PC

by primomars89 / May 19, 2015 2:05 AM PDT

Hey guys,i'm new on this forum,sorry if i posted in the wrong section.
I just received from a friend a PC because my notebook just broke down.My sistem info is Amd Athlon 64 x2 3800+ with only 2gb ram ddr2.I would like to buy some ram online but i don't know exactly what type i need..I searched online and i found something like this : Memoria RAM 4GB(2X2GB) DDR2-800MHz PC2-6400 240 PIN Desktop Dimm AMD PC2-6400U ..It will work on my pc or i need a different type?
Thank you for your time.

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While I give a nod to Crucial.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2015 2:09 AM PDT

You may want to reveal the make, model of the PC.

BUT FIRST REVEAL THE OS!!! Not all OSes will benefit from more than 2GB RAM. If it's a 32bit Windows, do not change the ram yet.

Not only that but at the office we had an Athlon 64 x2 and it came with Vista 32 bit. Almost every engineer in the shop gave it a try to go 64 bit OS and failed. Be sure to check your machine's creds first.
Bob

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np
by primomars89 / May 19, 2015 2:48 AM PDT

It's a Packard Bell M2NS-NVM with windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

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Off to Crucial.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2015 2:53 AM PDT
In reply to: np

I see they have an app to help and Packard Bell models are there. See if yours is.

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You can go to Crucial.com and see what comes up there
by VAPCMD / May 19, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
In reply to: np

or you get identify the series....Mfg (Packard Bell), Series (????????) and Model # M2NS-NVM.

PB has a lot of different Series so it really helps to know that to them find the model #.

VAPCMD

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go to crucial.com
by renegade600 / May 22, 2015 4:59 PM PDT

if you go to crucial.com, you can let it scan your system and it will tell you exactly what your computer has and what it needs.

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RE: Trying to buy some ram for a PC
by sri345 / June 14, 2015 9:38 PM PDT

Are your laptop is for working purpose or gaming purpose? If for gaming, I suggest you get a higher RAM, but for working purpose only, the RAM you found is okay I guest. Can you give me the specification of your laptop?


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Post was last edited on June 14, 2015 9:42 PM PDT

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