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#1 jonathanmrk

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 11:21 PM

CPU Z shows maximum memory my mobo can take as 1024 Mbytes under DMI Physical Memory Array (max capacity). Is this set in stone, can't I have an extra 1GB piece of RAM in the mobo's free slot? (has two slots one is occupied and one is free)

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Current RAM: DDR2 1GB PC2 5300 333MHz 1.80 volts single channel

Bios info: Dram frequency 667mhz single channel mode

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Model DM Z58 Motherboard Altair 60 R1 03G

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:02 PM

Very hard to find information about that computer or motherboard. CPU-Z information is very probably wrong as DDR2 motherboard supporting at most 1 GB RAM sound very strange.

 

That information is likely taken from BIOS and it's well possible that it's was outdated when bigger memory modules came into market.

 

So I except that besides compatibility problems, you should be able to add another 1GB memory.



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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:13 PM

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&nv=1&prev=_m&rurl=translate.google.lk&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://daehoi.tistory.com/m/post/875&usg=ALkJrhg3q7MQoVprau-hj3cnT2CsI6uRaQ

www.samsung.com/sec/support/model/DM-Z58/E321

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:14 PM

http://www.samsung.com/sec/support/model/DM-Z58/E321

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 02:58 AM

One manual is Korean and another some other language I don't understand so those links are not much help. I really need english manual (not available?) or have to stick with my opinon (on post #2).


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 03:29 AM

the best way as it turned out was to write down current ram's model number and google it. Mine landed here

http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search/?partid=kvr667d2n5/1g

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 03:36 AM

At least this way, I can have an idea about what kind of RAM I should look for. Anyway I decided to give it a shot and stick with your opinon (on post #2). Thanks for the relies.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 04:14 AM

the best way as it turned out was to write down current ram's model number and google it. Mine landed here

http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search/?partid=kvr667d2n5/1g

 

DDR2 1GB PC2 5300 333MHz 1.80 V

 

Is normal DDR2 that can be found from many other manufacturers also. However that does not tell anything about motherboard and that's the problem. So #2 is best I can do. Luckily 1 GB DDR2 is quite cheap so you're not losing much even it doesn't work.



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 07:34 AM

Will it harm the mobo if its built only to take 1gb?

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 07:41 AM

Will it harm the mobo if its built only to take 1gb?

 

Should not, 99.9% not. Nothing on computers is 100%.



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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:50 AM

Thanks

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 03:06 AM

I bought a KPN424-ELG one and it fits in the slot and computer booted to have 2GB RAM without a hitch. Thanks for all for helping me acheive this tour de force. Specially @Drillingmachine. Though it's still single channel I am not complaining. Maybe its the way the motherboard was supposed to behave. Me cheerful.

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 05:32 AM

I bought a KPN424-ELG one and it fits in the slot and computer booted to have 2GB RAM without a hitch. Thanks for all for helping me acheive this tour de force. Specially @Drillingmachine. Though it's still single channel I am not complaining. Maybe its the way the motherboard was supposed to behave. Me cheerful.


With single RAM stick it's always single channel.

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 07:35 AM

I have two 1GB RAM sticks placed in two slots.

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 07:36 AM

Almost identical RAMS.




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