How to Upgrade RAM

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How to Upgrade RAM

Postby EDDIEDOW » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:04 pm

Thanks for all the info.
By the way, I am the Stake Tech. Specialist, as well as butt't Clerk, Membership.
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If we want to get more RAM, what's involved? Does the Stake or the Ward or who pay? How much are we talking about, ballpark?

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Postby techgy » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:43 pm

E&LDow wrote:Thanks for all the info.
By the way, I am the Stake Tech. Specialist, as well as butt't Clerk, Membership.
Yes, Heavenly Father has a sense of humor.
You brought up things I'd never known.
If we want to get more RAM, what's involved? Does the Stake or the Ward or who pay? How much are we talking about, ballpark?


If the computer you're upgrading is an administrative computer that's in a ward or stake clerk's office, then the stake would pay for the RAM upgrade. As to how much - I'd recommend a full gig as a minimum. As you're the STS I'd recommend that you discuss your needs with the Stake Clerk to whom you would be reporting or a member of the stake presidency.
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Postby Mikerowaved » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:04 pm

E&LDow wrote:If we want to get more RAM, what's involved? Does the Stake or the Ward or who pay?

The responsibility falls to the stake, but if you follow the figures laid out below, you'll see it can be done for a minimal expense.

E&LDow wrote:How much are we talking about, ballpark?

Any of THESE would probably work well. They run from $30 to $40 a set. (A "set" being two 512MB sticks of RAM.) You CAN install one set per PC bringing each PC up to 1GB, but from my experience, you won't see much (if any) improvement over running them with 512MB. Here's what I recommend instead...

Normally, these are replaced in pairs to allow memory access in Dual Channel mode, however, the difference in performance between Single and Dual Channel mode for what we are doing is negligible. What I suggest is open one PC and remove the two existing 128MB sticks and replace them with a single piece of 512MB RAM. Then use the two 128MB sticks to populate another PC's unused memory slots, bringing it up to 512MB also. This way a single set can upgrade 4 machines, making the total upgrade cost roughly $10 per PC.

if you need assistance, I would be happy to walk you through the procedure. It's not hard once you've gone though it. Just drop me a Private Message.
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Postby jdlessley » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 pm

I upgraded 9 computers to 512 MB in November 2008 for $113 using the approach Microwaved describes.
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Postby EDDIEDOW » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:25 am

Thanks for the info. I'll follow up with the Stake Pres. and see what he wants to do.


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