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cheapest place to buy ram?

Q: cheapest place to buy ram?

I currently have a dell dimension 3100c

As you can see it says the maximum memory is 2GB

I currently have 512MB

I'm looking to upgrade it to 2GB

any ideas for the cheapeast place?

Provide links if possible, it would help me a lot

Thanks for your help in advance

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Quote: Originally Posted by cheburashka

From what I've gathered here, I need to have an OS of some kind with a Product Key to replace with my new Windows 7 Upgrade disk--at least that's the safest thing to do. Since I'm starting with a barebones computer and have no computers running 2000, XP or Vista which have a product key, I need to get my hands on a legit OS for cheap. Where would be a good place to start looking? Would I be better off buying the complete OS instead of trying to make use of my $8.00 educational upgrade disk?


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Hello jillocity

Do you get the same problem by doing this:

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