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#1 figgis41

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:31 PM

Hi all ,,, im thinking of getting some faster RAM for my pc,,, this is what i have at the momment and my chip set specs


General Information :
NorthBridge : VIA P4M890
SouthBridge : Standard PCI to ISA Bridge

NorthBridge Information :
Architecture : Northbridge

Manufacturer : VIA (VIA Technologies Inc)
Revision : 00
Bus Speed : 266 MHz
FSB Frequency : 1064 MHz (QDR)
V-Link Bus Width : 0-bit
V-LinkRate Speed : 0x
V-Link Host Clock : 66.97 MHz
V-Link Speed : 0.00 MHz
V-Link Bandwidth : 0.00 MB/s
AutoDisconnect : Yes
DownStream Priority High : Yes
UpStream Priority High : Yes

Memory Information :
Type : DDR2-SDRAM PC2-4300
Frequency : 266 MHz
DRAM/FSB Ratio : 1/1
Supported Channels : Dual (128-bit)
ECC Diagnostic : No
Interleave : 8-way
CAS Latency (tCL) : 4 clocks
RAS to CAS (tRCD) : 4 clocks
RAS Precharge (tRP) : 4 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) : 12 clocks
Command Rate : 2 T
Shared Memory (video) : Yes

Do you think this would work in my system

http://www.memoryc.com/products/descriptio..._kit/index.html

the price is right,,, thanks all,,,,,,,, Figgis

Edited by figgis41, 13 November 2007 - 03:35 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:45 PM

to be safe we would need to identify your motherboard exactly, maybe even the bios revision

download everest home free and post the overclock under computer/quick report

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer HOME
Generator XXXX
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-11-13
Time 15:54


--------[ Overclock ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CPU Properties:
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64 3500+
CPU Alias Venice S939
CPU Stepping DH-E6
CPUID CPU Name AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3500+
CPUID Revision 00020FF2h

CPU Speed:
CPU Clock 2216.09 MHz
CPU Multiplier 11.0x
CPU FSB 201.46 MHz (original: 200 MHz)
Memory Bus 201.46 MHz

CPU Cache:
L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)
L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)
L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 11/25/2005-NF-CK804-A8N-E-00
Motherboard Name Asus A8N-E (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x4, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce4 Ultra, AMD Hammer
Memory Timings 2-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Command Rate (CR) 1T

SPD Memory Modules:
DIMM1: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM2: Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)

BIOS Properties:
System BIOS Date 11/25/05
Video BIOS Date 04/09/06
Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Award BIOS Message ASUS A8N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1010
DMI BIOS Version ASUS A8N-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1010


Edited by DaChew, 13 November 2007 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:01 PM

I'd suggest PC Wizard instead, more up to date and user friendly than everest.

http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

Edited by Robert Isbell, 13 November 2007 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:27 PM

everest puts more useful information in a smaller space without posting a screenshot

using my son's info as an example you can see where his bios is out of date and not identifying his ram correctly with the spd function

cpu-z(cpu-id) confirms
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:08 PM

I find everest okay, but not very informative and not easy to use for normal people. I see you have to use 2 programs while PC Wizard can do all that Everest can and more, plus CPU-z, and 3dbenchmark too.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:50 PM

Hi all ,,, i have pc wizard,, here are the specs to my mainboard,, i hope this helps,,,, thanks all,,,,Figgis

General Information :
Manufacturer : Packard Bell BV
Product : Cuba MS-7301
Version : 1.0
Serial Number : 50424E
Support MP : Yes, 2 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4

Chassis Information :
Manufacturer : Packard Bell BV
Type : Desktop
Version : Unspecified
Serial Number : 50424E
Asset : Unspecified

Sensor Information :
Monitoring Chip : Winbond W83627DHG

Slots Information :
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 5.0v
Slot PCI : Available (32-bit) 5.0v
Slot PCI-Express : In Use (x16) 5.0v
Slot PCI-Express : Available (x1) 5.0v

External Connectors :
Keyboard : PS/2
Mouse : PS/2
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
USB : Access Bus (USB)
Audio : Mini-jack (headphones)
Network : RJ-45
FireWire (IEEE P1394) : 1394
FireWire (IEEE P1394) : 1394

Internal Connectors :
PRIMARY IDE : On Board IDE
SECONDARY IDE : On Board IDE
SATA port 0 :
SATA port 1 :

here's the BIOS to my pc aswell,,, hope it helps

General Information :
Manufacturer : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version : W7301VP2.311
Date : 03 April 2007
Address : 0xE000 on 512 KB
Copyright : Copyright © 2006, Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Motherboard ID : 04/03/2007-PT890-8237A-6A7L8M4BC-00
OEM Signature : PT890 W7301VP2 V3.11 040307 20:15:20
DMI Version : 2.4

Characteristics :
Flashable : Yes
Socketed : Yes

Functionality :
APM : Yes
ACPI : Yes
ESCD : Yes
PnP : Yes
PCI : Yes
ISA : Yes
AGP : No
USB : Yes
PCMCIA : No
Smart Battery : No

Boot Information :
Selectable Boot : Yes
CD-ROM Boot : Yes
PC Card (PCMCIA) Boot : No
I20 Boot : No
LS-120 Boot : Yes
1394 Boot : No
ATAPI ZIP Boot : Yes
Network Boot : No

Edited by figgis41, 13 November 2007 - 05:54 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:58 PM

oi, not another Packard Hell.

let's see.....

"System Memory

* DDR2 400 / DDR2 533 / DDR2 667 (2 banks)
* Support for up to 2 GB system memory"

here's a reliable brand of memory for your system.

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurat...;submit1=Search


here's your motherboard specs

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/ind...;ppn=PB80100201

all thanks to the handy dandy PC Wizard

Edited by Robert Isbell, 13 November 2007 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:42 AM

I find everest okay, but not very informative and not easy to use for normal people. I see you have to use 2 programs while PC Wizard can do all that Everest can and more, plus CPU-z, and 3dbenchmark too.


SIW, Sandra, PC Wizard, Everest, CPU-Z, Belarc are all good programs, and all are easy to use, but each has a feature that the others don't so if you want to get right down to it you need to know exactly what those differences are. But I do have to agree with Chewy in regards to Everest. As for only abnormal people being able to use Everest with ease, well that just plain funny. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:15 AM

hi all thanks for the answers,,, SO, as i asked will my system take dual channel RAM ??????? I allredy looked on the packard HELL site and checked my mobo specs,,, but i still dont know if the matched pair in my link will work or do i have to use 2 single sticks of DDR2 667, thanks all
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:36 AM

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DDR2 400 / DDR2 533 / DDR2 667 (2 banks)
* Support for up to 2 GB system memory


since you only have 2 slots, the ocz matched 1 gig sticks should work fine, if they don't then you would have to try to update your bios, there's nothing sure about all this
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:08 AM

Thanks for that Chewy,, thats what i was thinking, and it says on the chipset to my system that its ok for dual channel,,,, once again thanks,,,Figgis
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:15 AM

If you go to Crucial you can use their scan which will look at you computer and tell exactly which RAM you have in there and provide you with what they know will be compatible with that computer.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:27 AM

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/memoryconfigurator/

is another check to see if similar memory is supported
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 01:02 PM

I posted a link to ram that will work in your system, you'll replace what you have with it.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:16 PM

Hi all,,, i've been there & looked at that chewy, thanks,,,,, i took a look at your link for ram robert, but im in England and the ram works out about 85-90,,,,, which is about double the price here,,,, thanks for your help all i have decided to go for this

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114722

once again thanks for the advice all,,,,,,,,Figgis
Figgis,,,, LUFC




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