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So my friend is a moron.

NagelFireNagelFire Member Posts: 409

Alright so, My friend is indeed a complete moron.

He currently uses a spyware/ adware/ virus filled machine from downloading a bunch fo porn.  He uses a 1 gig comp to play wow also.  The comp he uses is vista 32 bit, so he has about 500 mb to play wow and run all that adware.

needless to say. Its slow. Very very slow.  Aparantly, He has 2 memory slots on his ocmputer, meaning he can get 2 2 gig ram slots.  The problem is this.  i have absoutly no idea what RAm he has.  I cant just buy RAm and plug it in to the best of my knowledge.  How can I find out what his RAM is?

AND - How do I kow what ram would / wouldnt work when I bought it.

 

Thanks.

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  • unherdninjaunherdninja Member Posts: 331

    Well most computers use one of 2 ram types. So basicly you have a 50/50 chance. But most comps use the first type and only a few use the other type. So unless your apart of the 10% or so(rough guess) pretty much any ram would do. If you want to be even more acurate, bring your ram to best buy and look for the biggest geek possible and he should be able to help.

  • GrooManGrooMan Member Posts: 22

     You can probably find what type of ram the motherboard can handle from the motherbord manufactorurs website. To tell what type of ram is installed there is usually a small label on the ram Dimm its self that says what type and speed it is.

  • kingpeckkingpeck Member Posts: 2

    There is a tool called cpuz, which among other things, will tell you all the information you need to know about the ram currently installed.

    You should recommend that your friend uninstalls alot of the adware stuff, cos for the most part, any program that is adware can be found as an open source free alternative.

  • wolfmannwolfmann Member Posts: 1,159

    http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

    Download and use. Will give you all info about his computer you need.

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  • GrooManGrooMan Member Posts: 22

     That's a great tool thanks

  • NemmerNemmer Member Posts: 14

    CPUID is an EXCELLENT utility that all users should install on their computers!  It's small, free, and gives one just about all the info you will need in finding out just what's inside that mysterious box called computer.

    Once the manufacturer and model number are known for the motherboard simply go to their website and see what RAM will work with that board.  Not all RAM is the same, even if it's the same type ie: DDR2 or whatever.  If the board requires low voltage spec RAM then you'll have issues if trying to use RAM that does not conform to that specification.

    Good luck with your friend... and tell him to get some protection for that computer.  There's tons of great anti-virus and anti-malware programs that'll clean it up for free.  Whatever you do don't use any discs he gives you or open attachments from emails he sends you...

     

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  • geyujungeyujun Member Posts: 1
    Originally posted by Nemmer


    CPUID is an EXCELLENT utility that all users should install on their computers!  It's small, free, and gives one just about all the info you will need in finding out just what's inside that mysterious box called computer.
    Once the manufacturer and model number are known for the motherboard simply go to their website and see what RAM will work with that board.  Not all RAM is the same, even if it's the same type ie: DDR2 or whatever.  If the board requires low voltage spec RAM then you'll have issues if trying to use RAM that does not conform to that specification.
    Good luck with your friend... and tell him to get some protection for that computer.  There's tons of great anti-virus and anti-malware programs that'll clean it up for free.  Whatever you do don't use any discs he gives you or open attachments from emails he sends you...
     
    Sarkazmo

     

  • pussaykatpussaykat Member Posts: 791

    "This file's content does not match it's extention. This may cause unexpected results. Do you want to procede?

    Well, do you want to procede?

    EDIT: i'd also like to point out anti-viruses only ever catches what i'd call the distruptive stuff. Personnaly i belive there's a whole lot of "custom made?" viruses that go undetected.

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