Can i add extra memory to packard bell

March 8, 2011 at 09:24:55
Specs: Windows XP, 256
hey all.
I have an imedia 5054 packard bell.its quite outdated now I guess,I recently got it reformated ,wiped clean and use it for just surfing the web.And have some music and phots on it.

However it gets ver very slow,i have run anti virus and all that jargon,I am thinking of adding more memory before I decide send it to the pc grave yard.

My question is this,could I get cheap memory on ebay,does it have to be packard bell imedia specific? and is it easy enough to fit>? Do you think this will improve the pcs preformance or is it that its just too old,and time to let it give up the ghost?


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March 8, 2011 at 09:37:36

According to, it will take 1 gig. Look at the type of memory and maybe you can find it cheaper somewhere. Looks like it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $50. With 256 megs now, I'm surprised it runs at all. You will see a noticeable improvement with 1 gig. It still won't pilot the space shuttle, but may be good enough for what you want.

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March 8, 2011 at 09:41:18
See response 5 in this for some info about ram compatibilty, and some places where you can find out what will work in your mboard for sure:
Correction to that:

Packard Bell iMedia 5054 Desktop/PC.

Maximum Memory: 1024MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Standard Memory: 256MB removable

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700 with a maximum of 512MB per slot.*

Once you know which module ID strings (part numbers) work in your mboard, you can get them from anywhere you like that has ram with those ID strings.

If you already have ram modules available..........

If you have brand name ram, it is usually easy to look up whether it's ID string (part number) is in a list of compatible modules found by using your mboard or brand name system model number.
If the ram is generic, that may be difficult or impossible.

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March 8, 2011 at 09:42:52
thanks for the reply. and the link.

yeah if it was a horse it would be put out to pasture or melted down for glue long ago.:) Im considering buying a new one but maybe I can squeeze some life outta her yet without spending a fortune.

thanks again

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March 8, 2011 at 09:52:20
k,just looking at those links,thanks for the advice grasshopper and the detailed explanation tubes n wires,you guys definately helped.

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