want to add a 512 ram to windows 7 how do you clean memory

March 24, 2012 at 03:37:54
Specs: Windows 7
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i want to add an 512 ram to my windows 7 pc how do you clean /clear the memory off the ram i want to add
Make: Micro-star international Ms-6712
CPU/Ram: 1.15 GHz / 1023 MB
Video Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Sound Card: VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller USB Audio Device

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March 24, 2012 at 03:59:44
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Your machine has a certain amount of physical ram.(Specs not listed)
Some of that ram may be allocated to shared graphics if the motherboard uses an integrated GPU ( Specs not listed)

Do you have a spare 512mb stick of ram that you want to add to your system?
Q1? Is it compatible with your motherboard? ( Specs not listed)
Q2? Is there a vacant slot available in the motherboard?

And to answer your question about clearing out the memory on it, There is nothing to clear. When power is turned off nothing is retained in RAM.

Did you get the inference that without knowing the specs of your system we cannot tell if you can add a 512mb stick of ram?

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March 24, 2012 at 05:16:04
Well, unless the OP has edited his post, he seems to list the specs, or at least the motherboard details.

RAM is not like a hard disk or a Flash drive. It loses its contents when not powered, so there is nothing to clean or clear.

Assuming that you have enough spare slots (probably just one is needed) you can add the extra memory. But make sure you buy the right type. Have a look at Crucial or Kingston's web sites which can determine what memory you have in your system and what you need to buy to add more.

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March 24, 2012 at 06:29:50
Here's an observation about the specs. The MS-6712 is a socket A board for AMD Athlon/Duron/Sempron CPUs. None of those CPUs run at 1.15GHz, therefore the CPU settings are configured incorrectly. Most likely, the CPU has an 11.5x multiplier, but the CPU frequency is set to 100MHz when it should be either 133MHz or 166MHz. And it's very important that the CPU:DRAM ratio is kept at 1:1. If you have a 266MHz FSB CPU (133MHz frequency), you should be running DDR266 RAM. If you have a 333Mhz FSB CPU (166MHz frequency), you should be running DDR333. If you do not configure your settings to run 1:1 ratio, you're taking a performance hit. And you're already taking a huge performance hit by running your CPU at the wrong speed (underclocked).

Your board accepts up to 3GB RAM, max of 1GB per slot. The following link should be your motherboard. I suggest you download the manual & read up on how to configure the FSB jumper settings:


Do you have a Fujitsu-Siemens system? See page 2-26:


Oh yeah, to clean the RAM, carefully rub a pencil eraser along both sides of the contact edge, then wipe with alcohol. Make sure it's dry before inserting it in the RAM slot.

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