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#1 Tom804

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:02 PM

My system is not cutting edge but works fine for my purposes and rarely gives me problems. Currently I have 512mb of ram and would like to max out to whatever my system will physically hold. It's got a P4 1.6g processor, Radeon X700 video card and a Viarama PE11 SA motherboard. I hope someone is familiar with the motherboard and can tell me how much memory I can stick in this thing.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:13 PM

I have found this link. It appears your system\motherboard can support 3Gbs of RAM.
In my opinion I believe your money would be better spent on an additional 512MB and other components. I do not believe you will get the full use of more than 1 GB of memory. IMO.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:14 PM

Hello,

I believe that it can handle 3gbs
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:22 PM

Good grief, you folks are something else! Fifteen minutes and I've got answers. Everyone who has a computer should use this site.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:24 PM

We are glad to help. Welcome to BleepingComputer.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:22 PM

I purchased an additional 512mb of memory (Super Talent D21PB12A) and on the stick it says:
512mb DDR-266 PC2100 which agrees with what was shown on the link. Unfortunately, some of my applications won't run. When I started Internet Explorer and a sim racing game called rFactor I got a message that says, IE has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience, etc. Same message with rFactor. The "Error Signature" with rFactor says, App Name - rFactor, App Version 1.1.5.0, Mod Name d3dx9_30.dll, Mod ver: 9.12.589.0 offset 0010c258. (If that's of any help)

I took the new stick out and everything is fine. Is there a sequence that the sticks should be in or do they have to be of the same size, or what? The other two sticks are 256mb each.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 05:47 PM

Hello,

That certainly sounds like broken RAM, download this tool,http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php and run it, under the spd tab and memory tab, what does it say that it has you are looking for the PC**** number, there is the possibility that the Ram you have in the case or the new stuff is not compatible.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:19 AM

Recently we've had a problem at work with laptop RAM. I don't know if this extends to desktop RAM or not. There seems to be some compatibility issues between brands of RAM.

This will be evidenced by problems when both sticks are used together - but no problems when either is used alone.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:45 AM

Yep, if one stick is more powerfull than the other, it slows itself down to match the inferior one causing some problems, its best to make sure that both sticks come from the same PC number.
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