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Is this where the RAM is? Answered

I'd like to try to upgrade the RAM in my desktop.  it was used when i bought it and frankly i feel like i'm really kicking bill gates and sergey brinn right in the balls when i make this thing last me another year or two.  so, i'd like to upgrade the ram.  I know relatively little about computer hardware, but thought i found where the RAM is.  On the pictures, i've put red arrows.  if i'm right, could you please confirm?

additionally, if you could please explain to me what kind of RAM to buy and give any other tips you have, that'd be swell.  the computer has a Pentium4 3GHz chip and only 512 MB.  it is an older MPC ClientPro.  

thanks instructablers.

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Molten Boron
Molten Boron

11 years ago

Dude! Your computer is really nice.
3 GHz and all that room for more RAM! You'll be using it for years to come. Don't let pimply gamer nerds tell you it's obsolete, they're assuming you want to play Halo 3 and WOW on it at the same time.

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cornboy3
cornboy3

11 years ago

Yeah that's the ram. : )<br /> <br /> As for buying new ram I suggest going to the Crucial site and using their memory upgrade tool. They will tell you exactly how much you need, how much your computer will allow, and how much it costs. <a href="http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/">Link<br /> <br /> </a>Hope this helps<br /> azend, the new cornboy3

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

Answer 11 years ago

The only thing I would add is to make sure to purchase two sticks, and place the originals directly beside each other and the new ones directly beside each other.  This allows them to operate in what is known as dual-channel mode, meaning each pair will work more efficiently.  Mixing them up will at best yield slow performance and at worst cause crashing and instability.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Answer 11 years ago

Best answer for sure. Couldn't add anything else. :)

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iPodGuy
iPodGuy

11 years ago

Yeah, that's it.  Should be a little hinge or something and the chips should pop right out.