Hi all

I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM that my computer has and I was hoping that someone could help me out as to what RAM I should I get and how I determine whether it is compatible with my PC.

My budget is $150NZD (maybe a bit more if it's really worth it).

I was looking at this which looks pretty good I think - http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=357307. Is it good in your eyes?

This is the site which I want to get it from - http://www.ascent.co.nz/Category.aspx?majorcatID=31

My specs are:
Win XP
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+ 2.2GHz
1GB of RAM (not sure which type though)
Geforce 7600GS
AOC Monitor 17"
Motherboard - not sure

I'd really appreciate it if someone could take the time to help me out.


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do not install more than 2gb ram (3gb ram if vista) or else windows will not use it (due to the way memory is allocated)

if its DDR or DDR2 it MUST be installed in matching pairs

e.g 2x 1024 sticks of the same speed

try looking at Crucial Memory and running thier scanner, it will find out what RAM you need

yes, 2 sticks of 1gb = better

DDR2 @ GB ram will be good for u.it will definitely suit ur needs.you can run their scanners and find if they suits to u.

amd ram controllers are a bit funny, they will run faster if you have all ram slots occupied. so, if you have 4 slots and want to run 2gigs, my advice would be to buy two sets of 512meg sticks. i've always had good luck with corsair and ocz memory.


here is a good article on how amd's sledgehammer architecture operates, a good read before you settle on your ram choice.


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