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Which memory upgrade fits my PC?

By Madder
Aug 30, 2007
  1. I ran SIW and got this?

    Property Value
    Memory Summary
    Maximum Memory Module Size 128 MBytes
    Maximum Capacity 384 MBytes
    Memory Slots 3
    Name Physical Memory Array


    Device Locator ROW-0
    Capacity 256 MBytes
    Memory Type SDRAM
    Bank Label RAS 11 4
    Form Factor DIMM

    Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

    I have already bought 512MB Ram, which unfortunately doesn't fit! OUCH
    This is the one I bought!!

    Samsung 512MB PC133 SDRAM DIMM PC Memory SD RAM 512 MB

    The Plug in part has 2 gaps in it. My current memory only has 1 gap. So the new upgrade won't fir the slot.

    So I need to know am I looking for this

    SAMSUNG NEW 512MB PC3200 DDR 400 DIMM PC RAM MEMORY

    or this

    2GB DDR PC2100 266 266Mhz RAM GB 2 GB Go G nt 1GB

    as both look like they would fit going by appearance?

    Please Help!!
     
  2. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 66

    might be easier to give you the type that you need by posting which motherboard you have , or what model computer you have .. or even what type processor.
     
  3. Madder

    Madder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    AMD athlon xp 2000+ 1.67Ghz.

    SIW motherboard:

    Property Value
    Model K7S8X.
    Version 3.0
    Serial Number 00000000

    Chipset Vendor Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)
    Chipset Model SiS746 CPU to PCI Bridge
    South Bridge SiS 963

    CPU AMD Athlon XP
    Cpu Socket Socket A [Socket-A]
    Processor Upgrade
    Max CPU Speed 3000 MHz

    System Slots 6 PCI

    Memory Summary
    Maximum Memory Module Size 128 MBytes
    Maximum Capacity 384 MBytes
    Memory Slots 3
    Name Physical Memory Array

    Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed


    Does this help? Thanks
     
  4. Madder

    Madder TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    or does this help?

    SIW system info

    Property Value
    Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.
    Product Name Uknown
    Version 1.0
    Serial Number 00000000
    Chassis Desktop
    Infrared (IR) Supported No
    Machine Type AT/AT COMPATIBLE
    UUID FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

    Disk Space Disk C: 40 GB Available, 74 GB Total, 40 GB Free

    Physical Memory 256 MB Total, 42 MB Free
    Memory Load 83%

    Virtual Memory 619 MB Total, 171 MB Free

    PageFile Name \??\C:\pagefile.sys
    PageFile Size 384 MB
    In use 203 MB
    Max used 203 MB
    Registry Size 6 MB (current), 66 MB (maximum)

    Profile GUID {f8444c40-ad52-11da-8ada-806d6172696f}

    The system clock interval 15 ms

    Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed
     
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  6. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 66

    you need DDR1 memory

    DDR PC2100 is fine for you processor .



    if you ever want to upgrade your processor to a 3200+XP (fastest for your mobo), you'll require DDR400, but its more worthwhile to get a new PC.
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    read the upgrading ram guide in the guides forum.
     
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