How to purchase the correct memory for your computer, camera, PDA and more.

This document will show you how to use the DoIT online memory configurator powered by Crucial.

How to purchase the correct memory for your computer.

Finding the correct RAM to install in your computer can be a daunting task, but with a few simple steps you can identify RAM that is compatible with your system. For most computers, you only need to know the manufacturer, the product line and the specific model that you own.

The DoIT Techstore stocks and sells Crucial brand memory, and Crucial maintains a useful online memory assistant they call the Crucial Memory Advisor tool. The DoIT Techstore online catalog ties into this online assistant and outputs to the DoIT catalog to help assist either an online or in-person order. Simply by knowing the three pieces of information noted above, you can find out what the standard RAM configuration is for your machine, how many RAM slots your computer has, the maximum amount of RAM you can install, part numbers and current pricing, and even place your order.

You can access the Crucial Memory Advisor through the Tech Store online catalog or by clicking the appropriate link below.

For students, faculty and staff

Crucial Memory Advisor

For departments

Crucial Memory Advisor

The following steps display the procedure for selecting the appropriate memory options for your system. A Dell Latitude D610 is used as an example.

1. Select your system's manufacturer - (1) click the downward arrow to display manufacturer options, then move your mouse over Dell and click. (2) Then click the "Go" button to proceed to the next step. manufacturer
2. The Advisor will now display a list of products lines from the selected manufacturer. (1) Select your system's product line and (2) click the "Go" button. productline
3. The advisor will now display a list of all models in the selected product line. (1) Select the model identifier for your system and (2) click the "Go" button. model
4. Memory information and upgrade options for your model are now displayed. You'll notice that the Crucial configurator displays useful information: (1) the maximum amount of memory you can install, (2) the amount of memory that comes standard with your system, (3) how many memory slots your system has and the typical number of slots used, (4) and also what memory upgrades are available for your computer. (5) Click the cart image for the desired memory option to add the selected item to your shopping cart. You can then use the DoIT item number to research availability, description, and so forth. results
5. If you are ready to place an online order (1) just click approriate payment option and follow instructions. (2) To save information or to purchase in person click the "Print Shopping Cart" button and bring the printout to the Tech Store. If you are calling to make a purchase or cannot print, be sure to write down the DoIT item number (3) for the piece of RAM you need. cart

Keywords: crucial ram memory   Doc ID: 4023
Owner: Patrick J.Group: DoIT Tech Store Consulting
Created: 2005-09-13 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-08-06 12:01 CDT
Sites: DoIT Tech Store Consulting