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Can't Find My Motherboard Specification


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#1 mypenry

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 08:35 AM

I have an Acer E500 desktop computer, and I am planning to upgrade the RAM,
I want to try and find out the MotherBoard specification ,as there was no manual
with this computer, so ive emailed Acer, but no luck so i did a scan with

Belarc Advisor and it came up with the following....

Main Circuit Board b
Board: ACER ERC410M˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. R02-A3 06/02/2006


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Manufacturer ACER
Model ERC410M˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙
Version To be filled by O.E.M.
Serial Number To be filled by O.E.M.

Chipset Vendor ATI Technologies Inc
Chipset Model RS400/200 Host Bridge
South Bridge ALI M1573 South Bridge with Hypertransport Support

CPU Intel Pentium 4 HT
Cpu Socket LGA775 [socket 775]
Processor Upgrade
Max CPU Speed 3400 MHz

System Slots 1 PCI, 1 AGP

OnBoard devices
Video (Enabled) To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes

But this has not really told me much about the MotherBoard , can any one advise me on how to find the motherBoard Specification in more detail...?

Thanks ..... Mypenry

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:20 AM

If all you want to do is upgrade the memory there is no need to manually figure out what is compatible. Most major memory manufacturers have some sort of memory configurators on their websites. Have a look at Corsair, Crucial, Kingston or Patriot to see if to see if they have any memory upgrade recommendations for you model.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:47 AM

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes


Max Capacity 2048Mb = 2Gb RAM Per Stick Capable
Max Memory Module Size 4096Mb = 4 Gb Total System RAM Capabiltiy

What all that Means is that you can run a "stick" of RAM no bigger than 2 gb in size and you may only run 2 "sticks" at a time. It takes DDR2 RAM

What else would you like to know?

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:15 AM

First Thanks Mr Alpha , ive been to the Kingston web site ( Kingston is sold here in Thailand ) and its advised me on which RAM would fit my computer.

BlackSpyder thanks also for your advice, I was told by a friend that I would need to know the memory speed my mainboard supports.
and as I was thinking of installing 2x1GB of RAM , my friend also commented that some motherboards will only let you fit matched pairs. Check out your motherboard manual before you do this.

as this computer did not come with any MotherBoard info, I was looking for more info on the motherBoard as my friend advised me to Check out my motherboard manual before I install any thing...?

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:16 PM

Here is what Crucial says:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...del=Aspire+E500

If this is what kingston lists, you should have no problems.

All DDR2 is backwards compatible, plus this mainboard does not need matched pairs.
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:43 PM

Acer E500 Page

It'll take 400/533/667 MHz RAM DDR2

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 06:49 AM

To get the maximum benefit out of DDR2 memory you should use matched pairs - it allows the memory to function at the max DDR2 speeds. If you don't use matched pairs, the memory will generally be a bit slower since it won't function in dual channel mode. Here's an article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_channel
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:33 AM

Thanks guy's for the advice and info, the Crucial info say's ........

Maximum Memory: 2048MB USB Support: 2.x Compliant Standard Memory: 256, 512 or 1024MB removable Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1) Graphics Support: PCI Express x16

and my Belarc Advisor scan say's........

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 2048 MBytes
Memory Slots 2

and the Email ive just received from Acer Thailand say's.........
Thank you for your question,

about upgrade ram model E500 has ram 4 sockets bus 400/533 ram type DDR2
max ram 4 GB.

Best regards,
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ( Helpdesk )
Acer Computer (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
Tel. 66-02-685-4355
Fax. 66-02-685-4379

now I am even more confused.... ? and ideas please


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:03 PM

So, Crucial and Belarc Advisor says it has two slots and supports 2 GB of RAM. Tech support says 4 slots and supports 4 GB. Just open the computer and check if it has two or four slots.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:31 AM

Thanks Mr Alpha , why did i not think of that , well had a look and its got Two slots , with 512MB in each slot,

The thing I am wondering about is also the info from the Thai Acer web site....

A choice of Intel® CPU, including the dual-core Pentium® D processor, powers multimedia applications with confidence Genuine Windows® XP Professional Home edition The ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200 chipset delivers superior integrated graphics capabilities Up to 2 GB of DDR2 400/533/667 MHz memory enables prompt application response

so the Acer web site for the E500 model say's ......

Up to 2 GB of DDR2 400/533/667 MHz memory

when i ran a search on the Kingston web site it came up with ......

Search Results for: Acer Aspire E500 Series

D3264E40 256MB DDR2-533 DIMM - (Dual In-line Memory Module)

D6464E40 512MB DDR2-533 DIMM - (Dual In-line Memory Module)

D12864E40 1GB DDR2-533 DIMM - (Dual In-line Memory Module)
Standard Memory: 256 MB Removable

512 MB Removable

1 GB Removable

Maximum Memory: 2 GB

Expansion: 2 Sockets

so the Acer web site say's ..Up to 2 GB of DDR2 400/533/667 MHz memory

and the Kingston web site recommends .....

D3264E40 256MB DDR2-533 DIMM

so which would be correct the 533 or 667 MHz memory .....?

or have i got it all worng ...?

any ideas please.....

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:27 AM

Could be that Kingston doesn't have the right kind of 667 module so that is why they recommend only 533. Go with 533, the performance difference is tiny.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 05:18 AM

Thanks again Mr Alpha , so this is the way to go....

2 x D12864E40 1GB DDR2-533 DIMM - (Dual In-line Memory Module)
matched pair , one in each slot,

just curious what would happen if the 667 MHz memory were installed...?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:20 PM

You would pay extra for the DDR2-667, and would not be able to see any difference in the overall responsiveness
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:07 AM

Thanks oldf@rt , I learn some thing about computers every time I come here, for a newbie like me its an up hill task to learn , but i am sticking in there , so thanks for the comment .

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