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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

Crucial.com 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
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009464/1009464sp2.shtml

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.

VAPCMD

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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
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=GT5432&Cat=RAM

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 Crucial.com (link above)

VAPCMD
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