I had a look earlier to see what kind of RAM i have, and it has the same pins/bits on the edge/whatever that this one has, and i have two spare slots. My current RAM is 128MB of SDRAM and says it is a DIMM module. and its bus speed appears to be PC133 (that refers to bus speed, yes?) and so this 512MB stick of RAM seems to be right up my alley, but i have never bought or installed RAM before, it's not 128 MB like my current RAM, does that matter? i suspect not but just wanted to check. also, i can just slap it in the next spare RAM slot can't i? and then it'll detect it and use it on bootup? hopefully so.
edit: oh yes, i have a celeron 700, is there a lot of point in me throwing a lot of RAM at it? I am faced with the choice of buying 2x 64MB RAM (making a total of 256MB with no more slots left) or getting one stick of 512MB (making 640MB with 1 slot left) - which is best. i know, i know, i meant which is more sensible, there's bound to be a point above which extra RAM makes no noticable difference.
damn! how do i find this out?Motherboard must be able to take 512 MB in each slot
can i do it without taking the 'hood' off? is there something in /proc that will tell me this? damn, i know nothing about hardware...