Compaq Pentium III memory capacity

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I have Compaq Pentium III with 384 MB RAM, I need to make it 1GB of RAM, but I am not sure if this computer can support 1GB RAM.
Do you have any idea?

Question by:jskfan
    LVL 69

    Assisted Solution

    Hi, you should have 2 memory slots capable of upgrading your current stick X2
    Check the manual or your mainboard specs, could you post the exact model of your Compaq and then we can check.
    Here's one example but need your specific model

    Author Comment

    I need to open it later and take a look at it.
    I have 1 memory stick of 1GB I hope it will fit.
    LVL 69

    Accepted Solution

    probably not as i said I believe you can have X2 of 384 MB RAM
    please dont try and see if it fits one false move and you can fry your system you need to find out how many pins on the ram stick.

    Author Comment

    I have another Pentium 4, that I need to see if it can hold 1GB Ram Stick.

    Assisted Solution

    Yes, it will, buy 2 512 mb sticks
    LVL 32

    Assisted Solution

    Use the memory advisor tool from Crucial. You will need the pertinant model numbers in order to get the info.

    You should be aware that it isn't just the size of the ram but that there are other specifications that need to be looked at such as module density , ECC,  buffered and unbuffered. Clock speeds may also be an issue but less likely.

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    Assisted Solution

    first, you need to check the mobo manual, to see what Ram it supports and how much. it depends on the motherboard . if you do not know, post the mobo or pc model.

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