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Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by byanoseau, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. byanoseau

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    Hi Everyone,

    I currently have the following memory installed in my computer.

    2 X 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR - SDRAM PC2100 - 233-750 (CL2.5 up to 143MHz) (CL2 up to 133MHz. 184 pin

    I don't understand all that but that's what's showing as the type of RAM I have.

    The following is what I'm considering buying but I'm not sure if it will be compatible with what I've listed above. They say it's backward compatible but I don't know.
    I'd appreciate your advice and opinion. Thanks.

    JEDEC Standard 184-pin Dual In-Line Memory Module

    128x4 DDR 400Mhz 184Pin DIMM Module

    Performance: PC3200
    DQ DQ Burst Frequency: 400MHz
    Inputs and outputs are SSTL-18 compatible
    SDRAM have 4 internal banks for concurrent operation
    Differential clock inputs
    Data is read or written on both clock edges
    Bi-directional data strobe with one clock cycle preamble and one-half clock post-amble
    Address and control signals are fully synchronous to positive clock edge
    Programmable Operation:
    Burst Type: Sequential or Interleave
    Burst Length: 4, 8
    Operation: Burst Read and Write
    Auto Refresh (CBR) and Self Refresh Modes
    Automatic and controlled precharge commands
    Serial Presence Detect
    SDRAMs in FBGA Package
    RoHs compliance
     
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    by: The best way to buy compatible memory is to use a Memory finder from one of the companies that manufacture or sell Memory sticks.
    Go to www.crucial.com and use thier memory advisor. It's free to use and they will recommend and guarantee the memory will work.
    You will need to know your computer's name (Dell, e-Machines, HP, etc) or the motherboard name.
    Another source is www.computer-memory-store.com.
    The stick you're looking at will probably work, but why take chances?
     
  3. byanoseau

    byanoseau Thread Starter

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    Hi Flags,
    Thanks for the info. The site you suggested had all the answers I need. Top job.
    Thanks for your help.
    Byn
     
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    Byn: Thank you for getting back on this. Most guys wouldn't have bothered.
     
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