Hey there. I've got a Compaq S3000nx (crappy I know) that I'm planning on putting in some more RAM, it currently has 256. I'm going to upgrade to 512 and was just wondering if I'd be better off to take out the old PC2100 256 that's in there and put in something like Crucial RAM. Think it'd be worth it. Shuold I go with 2X256 or 1X512. What's the difference? Thanks!
The brand of the RAM really doesn't matter all that much. The only thing that would make a preformance increse was if you changed from PC2100 to PC3200 or something, but your motherboard can't handle higher quality ram, so just buy a stick of 256. The compaq RAM will be just as fast as Crucial RAM. At least at PC2100 speeds.