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Upgrading gateway GT5432 Ram question.

by TipsyTraveler / July 20, 2013 2:20 PM PDT
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I like to use
by glb613 / July 20, 2013 8:25 PM PDT for memory/RAM. You can find the specific type and maximum amount by entering your brand and model number.

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Link to your computer specifications
by mchainmchain / July 20, 2013 11:51 PM PDT

Look to the Memory specifications here.

533 MHz, (PC4200) dual channel memory & Expandable to: 4 GB total memory (4 DIMM DDR2 slots)

What that means is link provided is for a laptop (which appears to be not what you have) and the memory speed spec is higher (667 MHz) and you have 4 DIMM DDR2 slots. Meaning the two sticks @ crucial will not work as you need four 1 GB sticks with the exact specifications above; 533 MHz, (PC4200) for you to get 4 GB RAM.

The correct sticks are for a desktop, not a laptop. All four slots must be populated to get 4 GB RAM. Sticking 2 GB in one slot will result in system not starting at all or seeing only 1 GB RAM in that slot.

This is assuming you gave us the correct model number.
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Good catch....the Tigerdirect RAM is SODIMMs for a laptop
by VAPCMD / July 21, 2013 12:23 AM PDT

but the Gateway model # provided by the poster is for a desktop.


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Further help.
by TipsyTraveler / July 21, 2013 3:38 AM PDT

Sorry im not really good with computer hardware. This is the correct model number and this is a desktop, can you give me a link to something that will work and allow me to get to 4GB of ram? I have been told by a few people that i have four slots i need to fill with 1GB ram upgrades.

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I second the motion....see link below for your PC
by VAPCMD / July 21, 2013 12:10 AM PDT

Let us know how it works out.

PS...the Tiger kit consisting of Crucial RAM show 2dimms @ 2GB for 4GB and the Crucial webpage shows the PC has 4 slots with a maximum of 4GB. Makes me wonder if 2GB DIMMs would actually work in that MB. Given the information, cost and support... makes it easier to go direct with (link above)

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