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Ram Confusion?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ace_Mak, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. Ace_Mak

    Ace_Mak Thread Starter

    Jul 2, 2002

    I have Matsonic MS8157E with an AMD Atholon XP 2000+. Anyway, I downloaded a program called Everest that is suppose to give you accurate info about your PC. I wanted to find out if it could find the manufacture of my RAM, but it didn't. But I did find out something else.

    It says that I have installed a 256MB RAM at PC2700. But my mobo only supports PC2100. The RAM is the same RAM that was installed by the people who I bought my computer from. Could this information be accurate? And now if I want to upgrade RAM, then I should get one that is PC2700 instead of PC2100 because I will probably have less errors. Also, mixing the size of the RAM shouldn't have any problems correct? Becuase I'm thinking of getting a 512MB RAM and at the moment I have only 256MB.

    Last thing, for some reason, instead of me having a full 256MB of RAM, it shows I have only 224MB of RAM. Is there anything that caused this? I believe this happened already when I bought the computer as well.

  2. Arcadion


    Sep 1, 2004
    You have 256MB of RAM with 32MB of that being used for your onboard video. If you get a videocard it will come with its own RAM and won't need to use your system RAM. As for buying new RAM, PC2700 will work fine.
  3. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
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