I've found out that my mother board is a MSI (MicroStar) MS-6545 (850 Pro 5) (BIOS Version: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG) with a Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.00GHz (version x86, Family 15, stepping 9, Speed 1992 MHz).
The RAM that I have in my PC are 2 Kingston KTH - ZVL600 256 MB RAM chips.
When checking out Kingston they do not manufacture this type of RAM any more making it out dated. They did how ever say that I need "rhombus" (sp?) RAM memory for the mother board that I have.
I've come across basically identical chips for auction on eBay the only difference being that instead of ZVL"600" they have VL"800", everything else is the same.
Can I use the VL "800" instead of the VL "600", replacing the 2 VL600s with 2 VL800s and adding 2 more VL800 chips to give me a total of 1 GB RAM? Would that work?
The general question being what is "rhombus" (sp?) memory and where can I find what I need?
PS Also, Keith the person that I purchased my PC from suggested that I check out "Task Manager" for the CPU and the PF Usage outputs.
With my PC loaded with all the programs that I think of as basic which is about half of a 40 GB hard disk I find that the PF Usage output was generally hovering around 800 MB apparently warranting an increase in RAM memory. However, I found that my CPU would spike and sustain a peak at about a 100% more often then not causing Keith to suggest that I could use some more CPU?
What do I need to know about CPU to increase it? What is CPU for starters?
Edited by Johnz414, 06 October 2007 - 06:34 PM.