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Chapter 1. Desktop Annoyances > MEMORY ANNOYANCES

MEMORY ANNOYANCES

SHUFFLING RAM IN AN UPGRADE

The Annoyance:

I want to increase the RAM in my system (two 256MB DIMMs) to 1GB. I know the system will take the extra memory, but I only see two DIMM slots on the motherboard.

The Fix:

When a manufacturer fills the only two DIMM slots in the system, you either learn to live with the existing RAM or dump the old RAM in favor of new modules. In your situation, remove the two old 256MB DIMMs and install two new 512MB DIMMs to get your 1GB RAM total. You can use the old DIMMs in another system (maybe the kids' computer), or sell the old RAM to your friends or neighbors.


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