Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've got a Compaq Presario and it has got only 640 mb of RAM memory. Can I upgrade it to 1 or 2 gb without any problems? (The computer has got a Pentium 4 at 2 ghz and Ubuntu 11.10, but it is a little old (7 or 8 years).

share|improve this question

migrated from Dec 3 '11 at 12:37

This question came from our site for Ubuntu users and developers.

There should be no problem. Ubuntu wil notice the new ram and wil use it accordingly. If you use hibernate (don't think so on an old computer) than you should consider to increase your swap partition.

share|improve this answer

You can navigate to Crucial, who have a very detailed and well updated catalog. When you find your model apart from the ram chips and models that are compatible with your computer, you can also find information about the maximum ram it can hold and so on.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.