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What Mobo Do I Have


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#1 technophobe

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:37 PM

I ran Belarc and the only info it gave me was...
Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD P4M266-8233
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/27/2004

I cnat seem to find a picture of the motherboard or what ram it supports.
Can anyone help.
Its a TINY computer, bought in the UK about 3 years ago.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:30 PM

download this and run it on the computer that you are looking to get the specs on

it's freeware called cpu-z..everyone uses it..you don't need to install just remember where you downloaded it to and run the app called Cpu-Z

post your specs that cpu-z says, or take some screen shots and post em here if you have any further questions

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:55 PM

I've been to 4 different MSI site's and cannot find anything. I see Tiny Computer's reputation is pretty horrid.
SIW will tell you what you want to know about the memory
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:24 PM

Thank you both, have to go out now but watch this space..
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:15 PM

I suspect that was an oem version, maybe not even made by msi?

http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=do...amp;prod_no=171

best link I could find

and that msi board used an award bios not a pheonix

what a mess

since the northbridge is the same I would assume the memory specs are the same

Edited by DaChew, 01 February 2008 - 10:21 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 10:32 AM

Looks like it's a VIA chipset rather than an MSI board. I'd try several of the other system identification utilities to see if anything else can be determined from them (Everest, SiSoft Sandra, etc).

They'll also give you some specs on your memory - so there'll be a greater chance of figuring out what you can use.

Please let us know which version of Windows that you're using and how much memory is already installed. Also, the reasons for upgrading your memory may also help us figure out exactly how to work with this issue.
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:48 PM

Hi thanks for the replys.
Here's some info from one of the programs you sugested.
Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Model P4M266-8233

Chipset Vendor VIA Technologies Inc
Chipset Model VT8751 ProSavageDDR P4M266 System Controller
South Bridge VT8235 PCI to ISA Bridge
SMBus VIA Technologies Inc VT8235 PCI to ISA Bridge @0500h

CPU Intel Celeron D
Cpu Socket Socket 478
Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket

System Slots 4 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 1536 MBytes
Memory Slots 3
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 32 MBytes

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

Property Value
Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 1536 MBytes
Memory Slots 3
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 32 MBytes


Device Locator Slot 1
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8VDDT3264AY-335GB
Serial Number 1E2729AA
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC2700 (166 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 Ás
Manufacturing Date 2004, Week 31
EPP SPD Support No


Device Locator Slot 2
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Part Number 8VDDT3264AY-335GB
Serial Number 1E2729AB
Capacity 256 MBytes
Memory Type SDRAM DDR
Speed PC2700 (166 MHz)
Data Width 64 bits
Voltage SSTL 2.5V
Error Correction None
Refresh Reduced (.5x)...7.8 Ás
Manufacturing Date 2004, Week 31
EPP SPD Support No
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Most of the scans ive run say I have 3 slots but In fact I only have 2 slots contatining 2x256mb sticks.
I bit the bullet and opened the case to have a look at the mobo.
The number on the MOBO says MS-6787-VER2
but I dont know what ram to buy.
PC 2100 pc 2700 or PC 3200 does this matter or could I use either.
very confused. I just want to make the pc a bit more responsive, I dont really have a problem.
Why does it tell me I have 3 memory slots when I can see it only has 2 ??

Edited by technophobe, 02 February 2008 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:14 PM

http://www.crucial.com/uk/

there's a dash L and a dash V version of that mobo, both use the same memory

I would just do a clean install of the OS and optimize windows and programs myself

good ddr 2700 or 3200 is too pricey to pull good crucial sticks to add more
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:47 PM

Thanks for the reply Buddy.
didnt want to clean install really, as I dont have a problem, just thought a gig or 2 would be better than 512.
Dos it make a differance what I install PC2700 PC3200 etc.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:49 PM

try to stay away from crap cas 3 pc3200, some of it won't run at cas 2.5 at pc2700 and you may find that the new ram actually slows you down

more ram only helps if you need it, I almost always have 100-200 megs free with my 512 megs, my tests with a gig of slightly slower ram showed longer video conversion times, I put the gig in my son's computer,he games, I do not

Edited by DaChew, 02 February 2008 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:23 PM

Is there a way to see how much of your RAM is being used at ony one time ?
as there is for the CPU.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:30 PM

task manager(3 finger salute) in the performance window/tab

physical memory, total and available

the available is what is important

processes pretty much tells you where the in use is going, remember when you get down to 100 megs or so windows will page(move) out some stuff out of ram to make room for something that might need it, this paging is what slows you down as it's writting to the hard drive

Edited by DaChew, 02 February 2008 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:45 PM

Thank you very much Chewy, you've been very helpful.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:46 PM

Sorry, very rude of me.
Thanks to all others that gave their advice, much appreciated.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:18 PM

you may have to look at the motherboard physically to id the model number for it., to be quite honest.




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