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#1 epic

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 10:48 PM

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but....

I have a 256 (I know, itsn't it sad?) MB 32x64 168Pin DDR 266 MHz, and am looking into getting one, if not two 512MB sticks.

I was wondering, if i needed to get the exact Pin size, because I can't seem to find it. I can find 512MB 266HMz DDR ram fine, but they are all 200 or 184Pin.

If any one can help, it would be much appriciated.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:00 PM

Have you tried going to Crucial?
Plug in your computers specs, and they'll give you the options.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:10 PM

Have you tried going to Crucial?
Plug in your computers specs, and they'll give you the options.

I recommend you use Crucial as well.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:07 AM

Dear Epic,

Before going to a Ram site, do you know the specifics of your computer?

Meaning, the mother board type or your model number of your computer?

It's good to have these when you start looking for memory.

If you don't know these we will help.

If you do know, I recommend going to Newegg.com or zipzoomfly.com to get price comparisons. Both of these websites are reputable and have great customer service.

I use Corsair memory in all my computers,have had no problems, and there customer service is top notch (even through email).

I just checked and it seems your memory is not that easy to get. Here are the results at newegg: Newegg.com

You can also use Pricewatch.com but be wary of a good deal.

Let us know,

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:15 AM

Thanks for suggestions

My computer isn't a brand name...meaning I got it made custom at my local computer shop.

yes, I have looked at newegg.com, but came up with the same results. it says ''133'' but don't I need 266? Or is that somthing completly different?

Thanks again for your help,

Epic.

P.S., my motherboard is a Intel CPU SOYO SY-P4IS2 S478 6PCI 1AGP U100X2 Sound DDR...if that helps at all.

EDIT: One large reason I am strongly thinking of upgrading my ram is, i am an avid photoshop 7.0 user, and it won't open now. It says ''cannot initialize photoshop because there is not enough memory (RAM)."

Edited by epic, 27 July 2005 - 12:17 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:51 AM

Dear epic,

Yes and thank you for the information. Your computer can take any of the above memory I linked you to.

I just entered the same info at either site newegg or zipzoomfly. I get the same price for Corsair memory $78 for one stick of 512MB.

No. The 133 mhz and 266mhz have nothing to do with each other...sort of. Your SOYO SY-P4IS2 is old but not that old. You can still get quality memory for you computer but the prices are rising.

Enter that mother board number at any memory site and see what you can get.

Let us know,

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:22 PM

Thanks for the help junkdk.

Ok, So I did that, and it came up with some matches (thanks).
But, im just curious, but 133 and 266MHz does have somthing to do with the speed, correct? And do I need DDR instead of SDRAM?

Sorry for all the questions...im a computer noob.

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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...oductCode=90003
This (^^^) is out of the question, right? Its too big? (the Pin?)

Edited by epic, 27 July 2005 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:07 PM

real sorry for this, but bump.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:12 AM

Dear epic,

What is bump?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:31 PM

lol, it gets it up to the first page. I was afraid you weren't gunna see it on the 2-3 page...so you say ''bump'' to move it up, kind of ''refresh'' it.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:16 PM

If you run the Scanner I posted in my previous reply it will tell you what type of ram you need, how much you can add, and the number of available ram slots :thumbsup:
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:40 PM

I have tried to do that, but it doesn't recognize my comp, im guessing because i got it made by my local shop, and then I can't get through the memory advisor tool...i can't get past step 2. I don't know which ''VIA technology'' I have...




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