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Windows 7: what ram DDR do i need?

14 Apr 2011   #1
mf5

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
what ram DDR do i need?

Just wondering if there is a physical difference between a DDR2 and a DDR3 ?

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14 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes there is,they are not interchangeable.
If you fill out your system specs,especially the motherboard part I can tell you which ram is needed
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14 Apr 2011   #3
mf5

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Yes there is,they are not interchangeable.
If you fill out your system specs,especially the motherboard part I can tell you which ram is needed
Motherboard
Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Model P4M266-8233
Chipset Vendor VIA
Chipset Model P4M266 (VT8751)
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor VIA
Southbridge Model VT8235
Southbridge Revision 00
System Temperature 60 C
BIOS
Brand Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version 6.00 PG
Date 07/27/2004
Voltage
CPU VCore 1.312 V
AUX 3.248 V
+3.3V 2.960 V
+5V 5.107 V
+12V 1.763 V
PCI Data
1. PCI Available
RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 3
Used memory slots 2
Free memory slots 1
Memory
Type DDR
Size 768 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 137.0 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 6 clocks
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 66 %
Total Physical 767 MB
Available Physical 253 MB
Total Virtual 1.99 GB
Available Virtual 1.90 GB
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 2
Slot #1
Slot #2

thanks
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14 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com

If you are looking for memory. Try this site.
It is safe to use. ( they ask to install the scanner)
Just get the spects of what you need. You DO NOT have
to buy from them.

Jimmy
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14 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You need to use DDR memory, DDR2 and DDR3 wont fit im afraid and as far as I can find from scraps of posts it has to be no higher than 333MHz.

What is the model of your pc,as in written on the outside?
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14 Apr 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The chipset on that motherboard supports DDR 266 (also known as PC2100),

VIA P4M266 - VIA Technologies, Inc.

which to take it to 2 GB (saw your other thread) will cost you somewhere in the vicinity of 60,

266MHz 184Pin 1GB PC2100 DDR RAM DIMM 2.5V 2.1Gb
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14 Apr 2011   #7
mf5

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
The chipset on that motherboard supports DDR 266 (also known as PC2100),

VIA P4M266 - VIA Technologies, Inc.

which to take it to 2 GB (saw your other thread) will cost you somewhere in the vicinity of 60,

266MHz 184Pin 1GB PC2100 DDR RAM DIMM 2.5V 2.1Gb
Ok many thanks, maybe not worth it if i have to also get a graphic card
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14 Apr 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It isn't, just saw your other thread again,

Graphic problems with windows 7

You didn't say what you paid for the computer, but if you add up what it will cost for a ram upgrade as well as that video card to what you paid for it, you could probably have had something like this,

Novatech Barebone Bundle - AMD X2 255- 2GB DDR2 Memory - AMD 740G Motherboard - 4 Bay ATX Tower Case & PSU

that would run circles around what you have now.
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14 Apr 2011   #9
mf5

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
It isn't, just saw your other thread again,

Graphic problems with windows 7

You didn't say what you paid for the computer, but if you add up what it will cost for a ram upgrade as well as that video card to what you paid for it, you could probably have had something like this,

Novatech Barebone Bundle - AMD X2 255- 2GB DDR2 Memory - AMD 740G Motherboard - 4 Bay ATX Tower Case & PSU

that would run circles around what you have now.
I paid 70 for computer, monitor, keyboard etc. That is a superior system. For the DDR would these work?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HP-PROLIANT-2-...item483fe4fdd5
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14 Apr 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From about half way down the page,

Quote:
**Please Note: This is DDR ECC Registered memory and will not work in standard computers, returns will not be accepted for non compatibility**
Seeing as no returns, not worth taking the chance.
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