Can I upgrade the RAM on my Windows XP Media Center computer?
I have a computer that runs Windows XP Media Center. It has two Kingston 1G ram cards and 2 empty slots. I want to add more memory and was wondering if I can can add two 4G memory cards in the 2 empty slots at a higher megaHZ rate? Intel motherboard is
2 core duo @2.13 MHz.
original title: Adding more memory?
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1. Your version of Windows (XP Media Center edition) can support a maximum of 4 GB of RAM (it actually won't be able to
use all 4 GB, but that's another story).
2. Your unidentified motherboard may or may not be capable of supporting 1 G in each of two slots and 4 G in each of another 2 slots.
3. Your unidentified motherboard may or may not tolerate mismatched memory speeds. If it does, all memory will run at the speed of the slowest module.
If you decide to upgrade to a 64-bit operating system (that could use 8 -- or 10 -- GB of RAM), either look up your motherboard's specs or use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool
http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx or the one from
Kingston or another memory vendor to determine what your system can support.
----- LemP Volunteer Moderator MS MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) 2006-2009 Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC) 2011-2012
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