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Please Help With Memory

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by MissMinerva, Apr 1, 2004.

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  1. MissMinerva

    MissMinerva Thread Starter

    Mar 2, 2004
    I want to upgrade my memory. But, I don't understand all the info re: what to buy. I just ran the Belarc Advisor. I did try getting the info from Crucial.com but, once again, I JUST DON'T GET IT!!

    Can anyone look at this and tell me what I should get?



    Computer Profile Summary
    Computer Name: Touch (in OEMWORKGROUP)
    Profile Date: Thursday, April 01, 2004 6:53:46 PM
    Advisor Version: 6.1
    Windows Logon: TOUCH

    Click here for Belarc's PC Management products, for large and small companies.

    Operating System System Model
    Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222) Giga-Byte Technology CO., LTD i440BX-8671 1.0
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    450 megahertz Intel Pentium III
    32 kilobyte primary memory cache
    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Corporation Name i440BX-8671 1.0
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 4.51 PG 08/18/99
    Drives Memory Modules c,d - Buy More
    13.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    8.76 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    SONY CDU5211 [CD-ROM drive]
    Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

    FUJITSU MPD3130AT [Hard drive] (13.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 01004245, rev DD-04-44, SMART Status: Healthy 64 Megabytes Installed Memory
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (on drive 0) 13.01 GB 8.76 GB free

    Network Drives

    Users Printers
    No details available AGFA-AccuSet 1000 on LPT1:
    Canon BJC-250 on LPT1:
    Canon Bubble-Jet BJC-240 on LPT1:

    Controllers Display
    Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
    Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) ATI Rage 128 All-in-Wonder 128 AGP (English) [Display adapter]
    Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (15.7"vis, s/n HCCRA15202, October 2001)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)
    HID-compliant game controller
    HID-compliant game controller
    MachOne Joystick
    MachOne Legacy Sound System
    MachOne MPU-401
    MachOne PCI Sound System
    MachOne WebSynth
    Rockwell Voice Modem Serial Wave Device
    Communications Other Devices
    Generic SoftK56 Data Fax [Modem]
    AOL Adapter
    Microsoft PPP over ATM Adapter Generic PCI Modem Enumerator
    CanoScan LiDE 30/N1240U
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    USB Root Hub
    Virus Protection
    No AntiVirus details available
    Installed Microsoft Hotfixes [Back to Top]
    UPD961118A (details...)
    Q318203 on 3/15/04 (details...)
    Internet Explorer
    SP1 (SP1)
    UPD238453 (details...)
    UPD239887 (details...) Reinstall!
    UPD256015 (details...)
    UPD259728 (details...)
    Win98.SE (continued)
    UPD273991 (details...)
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    UPD323172 (details...)
    UPD323255 (details...)
    UPD329115 (details...)
    UPD811630 (details...)

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    Microsoft - Internet Explorer 55736-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Microsoft - Office 2000 Premium 50106-XXXXXXXXXXX

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    America Online, Inc. - AOL Instant Messenger Version 5.0.2938 *
    ArcSoft Inc. - PhotoBase Version *
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    Belarc, Inc. - BelManage Client Version 6.1 *
    CANON INC. - CanoScan Toolbox Application Version *
    Eastman Kodak Company - Kodak DC File System Driver (Win32) Version 3.2.0400.0 *
    Eastman Kodak Company - Kodak EasyShare software Version 2, 1, 0, 55 *
    Eastman Software, Inc., A Kodak Business - Imaging for Windows® Version 1.01.1311 *
    EnDisService Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1 *
    GRISOFT s.r.o. - AVG Anti-Virus System Version 6, 0, 0, 0 *
    GRISOFT(c) SOFTWARE - AVG Anti-Virus System Version 6, 0, 0, 0 *
    GRISOFT, s.r.o. - AVG Anti-Virus System Version 6, 0, 0, 0 *
    interMute, Inc. - AdSubtract PRO Version 2, 5, 5, 0 *
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    Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus Version *
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    Microsoft Corporation - Windows Telephony Version 4.10.2000 *
    Microsoft imgstart Version 1, 0, 0, 1 *
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    Microsoft Outlook Version 9.0.2416 *
    Microsoft Photo Editor Version 3.01 *
    Microsoft Pointing Device Software Version 2.20 *
    Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows Version 9.0.2716 *
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  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    I editted out your product keys as it's not good to post them

    The 440bx chipset generally use pc100 non ecc memory if that helps. There is not enough information about your motherboard to get an exact match. Can you post the make and model of the computer
  3. MissMinerva

    MissMinerva Thread Starter

    Mar 2, 2004
    Thanks for the reply, Brian. All I know is what's in the Belarc report. I bought it used and don't have any manuals or disks or anything.

    Is there somewhere in the computer that I can look for more info? I was just at Giga-Byte.com and was getting nowhere trying to find this model.

    Would it hurt to buy the pc100 non ecc and try it? You can usually return stuff at BestBuy.

    Thanks and please don't give up on me! :) :) :)
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    Depending on the motherboard, when you first turn on the computer, during the POST, which is before Winodws starts to load, it should show what type of memeory you have.

    You might want to leave a floppy disk in the drive when you do this. In case you miss it, the computer won't continue to boot to Windows. Then you can just press the reset button and wait until it comes around again.

    Also, with only 64 megs of memory, and upgrade would likely be a good thing.
  5. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    It shouldn't hurt anything to try the pc100, if for some strange reason it doesn't work it should just be a matter of removing it.
    Most of that era board had a limit of 512 total
  6. MissMinerva

    MissMinerva Thread Starter

    Mar 2, 2004
    Thanks, Brian, I think I'll just try that. It would be quicker than trying to find it on the 'net!
  7. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    As Brian said, the pc100 memory should be exactly what your computer nees. Also I've found the tech support at a few of my local BestBuy stores to be pretty good. And it if doesn't work you can always return it. CompUSA on the otherhand has given me a lot of misinformation and then charged a 15% return fee.
  8. MissMinerva

    MissMinerva Thread Starter

    Mar 2, 2004
    Thanks, Bob.

    Now, where would I get the best price? ;) Is it safe to buy things like this on eBay? I also need an ethernet card. What should I look for when buying that?
  9. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    Generally for things like that, my preference is to by locally. The reason is if something goes wrong or doesn't work correctly it is fairly easy to return. This would be especially true for the memory. A network card isn't going to cost that much to be concerned about saving what would only amount to be a few dollars.
  10. darkjedi


    Nov 22, 2002
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