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#1 craneop

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:32 PM

Hello Forum, I would like to add ram. I have a compaq presario, amd athlon, motherboard,KM266-8235
currently installed memory is 256MBytes,type=DDR. Can you tell me what would be the best type/amount to add. Thanks joe mc

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:17 PM

If you go to the Crucial you can use their scan to see what you have and what they suggest, or you can plug in your information and view what is suggested. Not knowing what model your presario is I don't know if your motherboard is capable of dual channel. If it is you will want to purchase RAM that matches the specs of your existing module or purchase two matching modules.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:19 PM

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 63-1408-000001-00101111-063005-K8T800P$A0036001_BIOS DATE: 06/30/05 17:34:14 VER: 08.00.09
Motherboard Name Asus A8V Deluxe (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)

Chipset Properties:
Motherboard Chipset VIA K8T800Pro, AMD Hammer
Memory Timings 2.5-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
Command Rate (CR) 1T

SPD Memory Modules:
DIMM1: Micron Tech. 256 MB PC4000 DDR SDRAM (2.5-4-4-10 @ 250 MHz) (2.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Micron Tech. 256 MB PC4000 DDR SDRAM (2.5-4-4-10 @ 250 MHz) (2.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz)



this program shows a lot of data that can be used to answer your question

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

I used the overclock part under computer

then at the top, report, quick plain text
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:30 PM

ok thanks i will run these programs then post back. thanks

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:42 PM

The next post should be what you asked for DaChaw, That everest is pretty cool. joe

Edited by joemccaffreync, 21 March 2008 - 11:51 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:44 PM

Field Value
Motherboard Properties Field Value
Motherboard ID 03/04/2003-KM266-8235-6A6LVF0BC-00Field Value
Motherboard Name FIC AM35 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)Field Value
Chipset PropertiesField Value
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266 Field Value
Memory Timings 2.5-3-3-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) This is probable what i shoudl have inserted . Field Value
SPD Memory Modules Field Value
DIMM1: Smart Modular SM5643285D8N6CHIBH 256 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (2.5-3-3-6 @ 133 MHz) (2.0-2-2-5 @ 100 MHz)

Edited by joemccaffreync, 21 March 2008 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:04 AM

dc3,crucial didn't list this comp. Probably not worth it. lol It isn't much but it's mine s3100nx thanks joe

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:07 AM

They did too. Guess i just didn't look good enough. I'm assuming that you just plug it in and go. Thanks joe mc

Edited by joemccaffreync, 22 March 2008 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:58 AM

now the crucial results can be verified

looking at the mobo compatibilty pdf I found a crucial part number for a 512 meg stick and did a google on it

http://www.memoryten.com/001494.htm

One place had it for 90$
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 03:58 PM

Thanks Dachew,dc3. I appreciate the help.Crucial states that I can change existing ram to 512mb and add a 512 mb in second slot as well.I was reading in The Elder Geek, my understanding is that the more ram you have the better. Do you think this would be beneficial for this comp. It's to slow for gaming,basically all we do is surf. The kids like to play there online games and music, but that is really the extent of it. Thanks joe mc

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:07 PM

just get 1 512 to help with the surfing and online gaming and all that protection they reccomend
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

ok Thanks, joe




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