I currently have 1gb of ram (512x2) and looking to upgrade to 4gb-which is the max
I bought a 2gb stick but when I put it in in the 3rd slot the computer makes the 4 *beeps* and doesn't boot. I wanted to ask if it will work if I were to remove the sticks that I currently have in, add the 2gb stick and buy another 2gb stick, or am I better off buying two sticks (1gb and 2gb) to occupy the other 2 available slots. Can I use up the 4gb ram limit by installing ram in 2 of the 4 slots, or a gig in each slot?
And also, any ddr2 stick will work with each other right? Doesn't have to be the same brand or anything?
Most of the time, mixing RAM doesn't work. Because you already have a 2GB module of RAM, I'd buy another of the exact same module and get rid of your old crappy RAM. Make sure to install one module in slot 1 and the other module in slot 3 to take advantage of dual channel.