Gateway® 550GR Memory Upgrades

How to perform memory upgrades in Gateway 550GR?

Gateway Inc. is a computer hardware company headquartered in California, USA. It develops, manufactures, supports, and markets a wide range of personal computers, computer monitors, servers, and computer accessories. Gateway 550GR is a laptop that packs both performance and value in a common package. This laptop is equipped with a standard memory of 512MB which is comparatively less in this highly modernized world. But this memory of Gateway 550GR laptop can be upgrade up to a maximum memory of 2GB and it possesses 4 expansion sockets. The memory comments in this laptop are specified as PC3200 DDRSDRAM DIMM which supports Dual Channel DDR. The CPU available in this Gateway 550GR laptop is of 3.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 with Intel 915G Express Chipset. There are different types of memory upgrades in Gateway 550GR laptop and this can be classified according to the memory speed, pin type and storage memory.

Following are the description, significance different types of memory upgrades that can be done in Gateway 550GR:

  • Description

  • Significance

  • Types of Upgrades


The memory upgrade is one of the popular methods and it already proved its efficiency in upgrading the memory of Gateway 550GR. In this method, Gateway 550GR has 2 memory slots or sockets with module upgrade PIN count as184. The memory speed is specified as DDR 400MHz, PC3200. The PC DIMM type for Gateway 550GR is also specified as UDIMM, Unregistered and unbuffered DIMM.


The significance of upgrading the memory of a system is that it will improve the overall efficiency and performance. The process of installing more RAM in the Gateway 550GR is an easy way to keep the computer running in a fast and efficient manner. The good news in Gateway 550GR is that these computers are designed in such a way that the user can install more RAM without the help of technical knowledge.

Types of Upgrades

The maximum upgradable memory is 2GB in this Gateway 550GR. There are mainly two methods of memory upgradation as per the size of the memory module used. First type is the upgrading with 256MB of module. The second one is the upgrading with the 512MB memory module. The user can select the appropriate method for this after considering the needs and demands of his work. It is very beneficial for the user as he can choose the right one for usage.

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