Update Clerk Computer Memory

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Update Clerk Computer Memory

Postby chfran-p40 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:52 am

We would like to upgrade out Clerk's computer memory from 256MB to full capacity.

When I put our Service Tag # in Dell.com's website it says our computer was bought outside the USA.

Anyone have any idea how we can upgrade our system without jumping through too many hoops?

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Postby techgy » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:02 am

chfran wrote:We would like to upgrade out Clerk's computer memory from 256MB to full capacity.

When I put our Service Tag # in Dell.com's website it says our computer was bought outside the USA.

Anyone have any idea how we can upgrade our system without jumping through too many hoops?

Bp. Francom


Can give provide the model of the computer and whether you're in the US or somewhere else?

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:34 am

First, before spending money, I'd suggest you assess when the computer will be replaced. The church should be replacing them after 5 years. Some of the GX270 (and possibly GX280) should be replaced next year. I'd suggest checking with your FM group on when they plan on replacing them.

Second, I'd suggest shopping around. I don't know as I'd buy the memory upgrade from Dell. I'm partial to Crucial, but they are by no means the only good choice. I wouldn't go with anyone who couldn't look up your computer model and tell you what you need.
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FM Group says computer replacement

Postby srweight » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:36 am

We were told that our computers would be replaced in March 2009

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Postby lajackson » Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:35 pm

srweight wrote:We were told that our computers would be replaced in March 2009


Because our computers will be replaced in 2009 as well, we have made the decision not to upgrade the memory in most of them. We have also made the decision to upgrade immediately if the new computers do not come with sufficient memory.

In retrospect, we should have upgraded all of them a little less than five years ago. [grin]

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:28 pm

lajackson wrote:We have also made the decision to upgrade immediately if the new computers do not come with sufficient memory.


The new ones have been arriving with 1GB of memory, which is plenty of memory for WinXP.

The memory from the old GX270 won't fit in the new machines.
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Postby crislapi » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:27 pm

RussellHltn wrote:The new ones have been arriving with 1GB of memory, which is plenty of memory for WinXP.

The memory from the old GX270 won't fit in the new machines.


Anyone know if there is any talk of eventually switching them to Vista? I hope not, but if so, 2Gb is recommended just for that.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:05 pm

crislapi wrote:Anyone know if there is any talk of eventually switching them to Vista? I hope not, but if so, 2Gb is recommended just for that.


Only speculation so far. Currently MLS doesn't run under Vista, so it's not going to be in the next few months.
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Postby lajackson » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:21 pm

RussellHltn wrote:The new ones have been arriving with 1GB of memory, which is plenty of memory for WinXP.


And MLS. Good to know. Thanks.

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Postby mkmurray » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:56 pm

crislapi wrote:Anyone know if there is any talk of eventually switching them to Vista? I hope not, but if so, 2Gb is recommended just for that.

And here's more info on MLS and Vista if you're curious:

http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1686


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