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I've got an old computer from a friend of mine that does not use it anymore i order to use it like a test server. Now, I'd like to upgrade it, by adding to it some RAM.

Wondering about how to know what kind of RAM should I add: SDR or DDR?

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Head on over to crucial.com's website and run their Crucial System Scanner tool.

This will tell you exactly what memory your computer uses, how many slots there are and exactly what memory will be compatible.

They even offer a money back guarantee if you purchase through their website using their scanner and it turns out to be incompatible.

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# Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB # Currently Installed Memory: 1GB # Available Memory Slots: 1 # Total Memory Slots: 2 *** # Dual Channel Support: No *** could I use any type of DDR - DDR II, III or a specific one? –  serhio Feb 28 '10 at 16:26
@Serhio you will need DDR2 667 MHz RAM, preferably with the same timings as the one reported by CPU-z. –  Sathya Feb 28 '10 at 18:24

You might want to install CPU-Z from CPUID.

Here's what you see (with mine, that is):

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*** # Dual Channel Support: No *** crucial.com/systemscanner/viewscanbyid.aspx?id=2BA0E1E131D926C3 could I use any type of DDR - DDR II, III or a specific one? –  serhio Feb 28 '10 at 16:32

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