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questions on upgrading memory Lenovo 3000 K100 57061308

2009-06-25, 23:41 PM

I bought my pc here 



Currently I have 2 gb of memory installed and two open slots.  I have gone to some memory websites and they recommend getting ddr2-667 pc2-5300 1gb so-dmm memory, which appears to be the same that I have based on the above link.  Other sites recommend pc2-5400.  Will both memory types work? Can I have 2 pf the pc2-5300 and 2 ps2-5400.  Also could I replace the existing pc2-5300 and put in 4 pc2-6400 to improve performance.


The website for my pc mentions this:  Maximum Memory Supported:  4.0GB - 32bit / 8.0GB - 64 bit

Does the 64-bit, mean that I need a 64-bit OS to support 8 GB?  If so, what type of memory would I need to buy to max it out at 8 GB?



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Re: questions on upgrading memory Lenovo 3000 K100 57061308

2009-06-28, 3:32 AM

I also have a 3000 k100.  I upgraded the memory to 4 GB of PC2-5300.  The Vista 32bit operating system will only recognize 3GB of the 4GB.  The other 1GB can be used as video memory.  You must upgrade to 64bit Vista to be able to access more memory.


I would be safe and buy the exact same memory that you already have.  I believe that there are 4 slots on the motherboard for memory sticks.


When I upgraded, I added the memory and turned the machine on.  It recognized the extra memory immediately without problems.  It's an easy upgrade.


John Zwiers 

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