Memory upgrades in Gateway® E-4100

What are the different memory upgrades needed for the Gateway E-4100 system?


A memory upgrade would enhance your storage space without having to purchase an entirely new machine. A memory upgrade could speed up programs and save time instead of waiting for a response from the computer. With increase in memory by upgrading, newer hardware and software components would be compatible. An upgrade of memory could improve the speed at which the processor does data access and significantly increase the speed of execution. But you need to check if your Gateway E4100 needs an upgrade or not. Given below are tips to check if the system needs a memory upgrade. You could think of a memory upgrade when your Gateway e4100 is running slowly without any other reason. It might take long to open an application or programs saved in the computer. This might happen when your system memory is almost eaten up by the programs and software saved in the computer. In such a case, you need to go for a system upgrade. If you want to install any additional software into your system, then also you need to upgrade the memory in the system.


Following are some of the memory upgrades that can be performed in the Gateway E4100 system:




  • Memory speed

  • Storage memory

  • PIN type



Memory speed



The memory speed of the system is the speed at which the memory in the system communicates with the system. This quantity in the system is normally counted in mega hertz. The most common clock speeds in the RAM are 667 MHz, 533 MHz, 400 MHz, and 333 MHZ. If this number is more, then greater would be the speed and the performance of the system. You could improve the speed of the memory in your Gateway E4100 system through two different ways; by adjusting the settings in the BIOS and the second method is to simply upgrade the memory capacity of the system. You could increase the clock speed in the BIOS. The memory upgrade in the system means the up-gradation of the RAM capacity in this system. The maximum memory capacity supported by this system is 4GB.



Storage memory



The storage memory in the system refers to the hard drive capacity. In this system, the hard drive capacity is 80GB. The up-gradation of this memory refers to the replacement of the lower memory hard drive with a higher memory hard drive. The user could upgrade this to the maximum capacity of the system.



PIN type


PIN type is the type of pin assigned to the RAM in the system. The normal pins available are 184 and 200 types. To upgrade it, the user needs to replace the RAM modules. The memory modules suitable for this system are 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1GB. DDR 3 is the technology used in all these types.




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