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Purchasing Ram

As I stated in the hardware introduction, desktops should have 1gb of RAM, with a minimum of 512mb. Laptops should have 512mb, with a minimum of 256mb.

The below link will take you to a web site which will scan your computer and tell you exactly what ram you need to purchase. You will need to install the ram, so if you don't feel comfortable doing it, ask someone you know who is, or bring it to a CompUSA or other computer store.

Crucial System Scanner will tell you exactly what type of ram you should purchase.



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