Upgrading RAM - Compatibility

Corsair Value select 1gb pc3200 ddr dimm...
September 12, 2009 at 00:55:25
Specs: XP, P4 2.4/ 256mb
I'm looking to upgrade the memory on my computer (compaq evo d310 desktop winxp pro P4 2.4Ghz 256 RAM) from 256 to 1 GB. I looked on ebay and see alot of 1 GB memory sticks but am wondering if I have to get a certain type so my computer will accept it. I know absolutely nothing about upgrading memory so this is why I'm asking this question. I ran Everest and found out this about the current RAM....256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-6@133Mhz) (2.0-2-2-5@100Mhz).

I seen one item that looks like it might work, brand name is Corsair, specs are....1GB DDR 184 PIN DIMM 400Mhz. Would that work?

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September 12, 2009 at 01:27:58

check this site out for more info


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September 12, 2009 at 01:45:14
thanks for the reply, I looked at the specs, the other one I was looking at is $15 cheaper, the only difference is that it's 400Mhz instead of 266Mhz like the one in that link, would that matter at all?

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September 12, 2009 at 04:33:52
Go to www.crucial.com and run their online scanner. That will tell you exactly what your machine will use. Don't second guess ram.

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September 12, 2009 at 11:38:27
Crucial recommends PC2700 but also lists PC3200. You don't have to buy from them but at least you'll know what to look for. Your board doesn't support dual channel mode so getting a matched pair isn't absolutely necessary.



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September 12, 2009 at 22:42:02
"Your board doesn't support dual channel mode so getting a matched pair isn't absolutely necessary."

Do you mean it wouldn't make a difference if I had 2 cards running at 512 or 1 card at 1GB? I looked inside and it had 2 memory card slots. I was actually planning on getting 2 512MB cards.

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September 12, 2009 at 22:53:46
You can still do that it is just not required.


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September 12, 2009 at 23:37:35
Just for info, I bought a couple of sticks of RAM from ebay that
didn't work.

Eventually, I found it was because they were high density. I got
low density & that worked fine.

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EU members are worse.

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