Quick Help finding right RAM for my pc?

Aldo99

Active Member
Hi guys I'm looking to upgrade the ram in my PC from 2GB to 4GB.

Just wanted to ask here to be sure I get the right kind.

I ran the Crucial scanner and it tells me the following about the RAM I currently have installed..

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Currently Installed Memory: 2GB
Total Memory Slots: 4
Available Memory Slots: 0

512MB
DDR PC2-5300

512MB
DDR PC2-5300

512MB
DDR PC2-5300

512MB
DDR PC2-5300




Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*


And the specs on the HP wedbsite here says ...

HP Compaq dc5750 Small Form Factor PC specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products

8 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
(For systems configured with more than 3 GB of memory and a 32-bit operating system, all memory may not be available due to system resource requirements. Addressing memory above 4 GB requires a 64-bit operating system.)

Memory
256 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
512 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
512 MB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

So what I gather from this is I currently have 4x512meg of 667MHZ PC5300 ram installed but If i wish I can go for 800MHZ PC6400? Am I right?

I was going to make a wanted add here in the classifieds section so what do you think I should advertise for and whats the going rate on 4gb (2x2gb) of this type of RAM?

Many Thanks :).
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
So what I gather from this is I currently have 4x512meg of 667MHZ PC5300 ram installed but If i wish I can go for 800MHZ PC6400? Am I right?

As long as it's DDR2 yes, DDR3 800 wouldn't work for example. You also want to avoid SODIMM sticks as they're physically smaller modules for laptops. You haven't said what you're doing with it but speed generally makes little difference.

I was going to make a wanted add here in the classifieds section so what do you think I should advertise for and whats the going rate on 4gb (2x2gb) of this type of RAM?

It can be had for £40 new and ram doesn't age much so I wouldn't expect too much of a discount - mainly for the lack of support/warranty.
 

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