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Windows 7: upgrading ram help!

31 Jul 2010   #1

 
 
upgrading ram help!

ok so i am upgrading ram and i dont know what type do i have to get the sam type in the screen shot you will see but i cant seem to find one with the same max band width does it matter?



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31 Jul 2010   #2
whs

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I suggest you scan your system with the Crucial tool ( RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com ). That will tell you what your options are and even give you prices. But it does not hurt to shop around although Crucial is usually pretty competitive.
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31 Jul 2010   #3

 
 

  • Maximum Memory Capacity: 2097152 MB
  • Currently Installed Memory: 512 MB
  • Available Memory Slots: 1
  • Total Memory Slots: 2
  • Dual Channel Support: N.A.
  • CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
  • CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz Model 2, Stepping 9
  • CPU Speed: 2800 MHz
can i put any ddr ram in or do i have to match it here is were i am buying it from techbuy.com.au screen shots of the ram below which on is ok to use?


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31 Jul 2010   #4
whs

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You should be looking for PC2700. That is a rather old RAM type and may not be as cheap as some of the more recent types. I would have Googled it for you, but all I get here in Germany are German sites that sell it. Once you are at it, you may want to get 2x1GB .
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31 Jul 2010   #5

 
 

ok so long as it pc2700 it will be fine?
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31 Jul 2010   #6
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
ok so long as it pc2700 it will be fine?
Yes, that's what you have now.
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31 Jul 2010   #7
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Don't get hung up on looking for just PC2700 as PC3200 will likely be a bit cheaper. It may have a faster spec than PC2700 (166 vs 200), but it will work just fine at the slower speed. Also from that first screen shot you may have PC2700 installed, but it is only running at PC2100 (133) speed.

P.S. What is the make and model of the motherboard in question?
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31 Jul 2010   #8

 
 

the mother board is a gigabyte 8i865gme
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31 Jul 2010   #9
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That board actually supports PC3200,

GA-8I865GME-775 - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification

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  1. Type: Dual Channel DDR 400 / 333 / 266 support
  2. Max capacity: 2 GB
  3. DIMM slots: 2
which means just about any PC3200 up to 2 GB will work. One thing after getting it is you will need to go into the bios and set it to run at the proper speed, as the current stick of PC2700 is only running at PC2100 speed.

Having a quick look at the manual this is what is has to say for memory speeds,

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which says to me it is either on the wrong setting or the auto setting isn't detecting the memory correctly.

Which CPU is in it, a 533 MHz or 800 MHz FSB one?


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01 Aug 2010   #10

 
 

not sure what you mean but heres a screenshot with details


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