pc purchase advice

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  1. Len Cheong

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    I'm looking to buy a used Sony RX PCV550 computer
    thats P4 1.5 with 784 megs of ram. However the specs on this computer are rated only up to 512 megs of ram as there are 2 memory slots. Am I to assume that this guy put in a 512 stick of memory after he bought it (it comes with 256)?
    Can a 256 and a 512 stick coexist in a computer? He's selling it for $550. Thanks, y'all...
     
  2. Len Cheong

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    Help, anyone??? I just got an email from the guy and he said that ...

    "The 512MB limit is a lie...all you have to do is upgrade the BIOS once-the BIOS that came with it would not have allowed it supposedly, though I was told by a friend not even to try, just to upgrade and do it afterward. So yes, I'm sure...I was bragging about it for quite some time, for every single game and application recognized and acknowledged 768MBs including of course, System Manager."

    Can this be done? Appreciate any help.
     
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    Len, that should not be a problem. You should be able to throw 2 512 sticks in there with no problem, as long as the bios recognizes it you should befine.
     
  4. Duncan Barth

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    According to sony's specs, that machine uses an intel 845 chipset. The chipset supports over 512MB of ram, so you're halfway there.

    The big question is the BIOS. The email that you got from your friend seems to indicate that there is a bios update that will allow your machine to recognize the additional memory. If you can acquire this update, and patch your machine with it, you should be good.
     

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