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I've got an old laptop that really needs more memory, but I'm lame and need a little direction.

It's a Micron Transport NX laptop that can hold 512 MB of RAM but only has 3 of 4 slots filled with 64 MB cards of DIMM.

Can someone please help let me know what I need to get? Can a laptop use 4 normal sticks of 128 MB Dimm(I heard laptop memory is smaller/what's it called)? And how do I know how many "pins" the memory should be?

Of course, the laptop came with no manual and the original provider doesn't offer info anymore. *sigh* Please educate me so I don't sound so lame in the future.
 

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Ack! How can I locate better specs?

< System >
Manufacturer: Micron Electronics,Inc
Model: Transport NX
ID: 00000000-00000000-00000000-00000000

< Mainboard >
Manufacturer: Chicony Electronics Co,ltd
MP Support: No
Model: MP989
System BIOS: 07/24/1999-i440BX-NS338-2A69KC2AC-00
Chipset: Intel 440BX/DX/ZX

< Memory Controller >
Error Detection Method: Parity
Error Correction Capability: None
Supported/Current Memory Inter:1-way / 1-way
Number of Memory Slots: 4
Maximum Installable Memory: 512MB
Maximum Module Size: 128MB
Supported SDRAM Speeds: PC66, PC100
Supported Memory Types: EDO, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages: +3.3V

< Physical/BIOS Memory Banks >
DIMM1 (RASL-0 RASL-1): 64MB DIMM SDRAM single-bank
DIMM2 (RASL-2 RASL-3): 64MB DIMM SDRAM single-bank
DIMM3 (RASL-4 RASL-5): 64MB DIMM SDRAM single-bank
DIMM4: Empty

< Chipset 1 >
Model: Intel Corporation 82443BX/ZX 440BX/ZX CPU to
PCI Bridge (AGP Implemented)
Bus(es): ISA AGP PCI PCMCIA CardBus USB i2c/SMBus
Front Side Bus Speed: 1x 67MHz (67MHz data rate)
Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory:1x 100MHz / 1x 100MHz
Width: 64-bit
IO Queue Depth: 4 request(s)

< Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks >
Bank 0: 64MB SDRAM 3-3-3-0
Bank 2: 64MB SDRAM 3-3-3-0
Bank 4: 64MB SDRAM 3-3-3-0
Speed: 1x 67MHz (67MHz data rate)
Multiplier: 1/1x
Width: 64-bit

Does any of that help?
 
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Not sure, I remember that pc66 boards would not always run pc100 but would run pc133 for some reason. You will still need to buy 144 pin sodimm. You can gamble on the pc100 or pc133 but the recommended is pc66. I would suggest taking it up to 384MB and see if it meets your needs. You would have to buy two 128 sticks and leave in one 64. Or you could try buying one 128 and try filling three slots with the existing 64MB modules. Not sure why your specs show 4 slots and the memory companies only show 3.
 

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Alright. I think I need 3 sticks of 128 MB 144 Pin SO DIMM SD RAM. The max for the online manual I found says 384 Max.

Thanks guys.... i think I'm all set.
 

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Oh, yeah, obviously there are tons for sale at 50 bucks a pop. I just wondered where the deals were - if anyone had a site they preferred for picking up stuff like that. (i.e. Amazon = at least 30 bucks less, ebay even more so, etc?).
 

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Why would you act that way to another user? You said "link post #2" and technically, the SECOND LINK POSTED was the one up at 50 dollars a card. Just because someone doesn't understand you doesn't mean they weren't paying attention.

Your tone in response was poor.
 
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