Can you just plug in a second set of RAM?

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  1. Andy F

    Andy F Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm buying a new computer, from ibuypower.com, and I have a question. I'm getting the MSI 845G motherboard. I eventually want to have 512mb of ram, but for now it would be a lot easier to get the 256 installed, and then add a second 256 later. Is that possible? or would I have to get rid of the 256 and buy a 512 when i'm ready?

    Thanks, here's the specs for the board:

    MSI Motherboard for Intel Pentium 4 Processors, Model # 845GE Max-L
    Specifications:
    CPU Supported: Socket 478, Intel Pentium 4 processors
    Chipset: Intel 845GE
    FSB: 533MHz
    RAM: 2x DDR, 266/333 Memory Bus Speed, 2GB max
    Slots: 1x AGP(4X), 6x PCI, 1x CNR
    Ports: USB 2.0 support, Audio port, 1x VGA port
    Onboard Audio: S/W 6 Channel
    LAN: Intel 82562ET
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  2. NickSo

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    Im pretty sure you CAN do that, coz the board does have two DDR-Ram slots...
     
  3. Chad Ellinger

    Chad Ellinger Second Unit

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    Yes, you can add a second stick of RAM later on. In fact, I just upgraded my 256MB machine to 512MB. Just open up the computer, pop in the new stick, boot up. Make sure you make note of your current RAM specs so that you can match them later on when you decide to upgrade.
     
  4. Andrew Chong

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    And don't do what I did: forget to check the motherboard manual and buy more RAM than the motherboard can recognize per slot.
     

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