I would like to give my older PC a little boost.
Having recently put in a slightly better AGP graphics card and DVD-Writer, I would like to bump the RAM from 1GB to 2GB.
As it is an older PC, I doubt there is much more that I could do with it. The problem is that I last bumped the RAM, from 512MB to 1GB, a while back. When I did, I just asked for "RAM" and what I bought was from the PC builder and worked. I didn't really note what it was.
Fortunately, from having to solve issues surrounding my earlier upgrades, I installed Everest. What an amazing bit of software, eh?
CPU Type Unknown, 2000 MHz (12 x 167) 2800+
Motherboard Name ASRock K7VT4A+ (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377A Apollo KT400A
System Memory 1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (06/25/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
I am not sure why it says CPU type unknown, when I know that it's a Sempron, but there you go.
DDR2 RAM is, I expect, too much for me. What is the difference between RAM and SDRAM and does the upgrade need to be SDRAM also? Must it be PC2700 or can it be PC[bigger number]?
I thought that I might look at ebay for RAM.
My first search was:
Thinking that I couldn't have the whizzbang DDR2 and DDR3, I refined that search to:
corsair ram -ddr2 -ddr3
As you know what I am dealing with, which would you say is the best RAM that I could get, without overdoing matters, in my desire to boost to 2GB?
As I am located in the UK, what would be my best ebay search or, where would be my best source of RAM and (if not ebay), what should I ask for?