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upgrading SDRAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by plasterer, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. plasterer

    plasterer Thread Starter

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    I am upgrading my ram and i was wondering if you replace the new ram in the same pot as the old or do you keep the old and put the new in the next port?:confused:
     
  2. RandyG

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    Depends on how mauch ram your motherboard will support, but the general case is, if you are adding ram to your system, then you just add it, not replace it. Make sure the new ram is compatible with the old ram, meaning that if you have 66 mhz ram, then you willneed to buy the same, etc.

    If you provide the specs of the ram and motherboard, we can check to tell you what compatible ram there is available, whct max your motherboard can take, and what is the optimum configuration.

    Just noticed you are in UK, so you could go to the likes of http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.asp
    if your system is from a manufacturer, it will tell you exactly what the info you need.

    I buy my memory from a crowd here in Ireland that has very good prices,a nd depending on the exchange rate between Euro and Sterling, might be preferable to you. there price also covers the cost of posting it out to you.

    http://www.shop4memory.com/
     
  3. plasterer

    plasterer Thread Starter

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    i have my results fron belarc so maybe they will help

    Operating System
    Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222)

    Processor
    366 megahertz Intel Pentium III
    32 kilobyte primary memory cache
    256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    Main Circuit Board
    Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. CUWE-RM REV 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS CUWE-RM ACPI BIOS Revision 1008 11/25/1999

    Memory Modules - Buy More
    64 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM 1' has 64 MB
    Slot 'DIMM 2' is Empty

    Local Drive Volumes
    c: (on drive 0) 13.64 GB 6.46 GB free

    Installed Microsoft Hotfixes
    W98.TELNET (Windows 98 TELNET Update) Reinstall!
    Internet Explorer
    Q313829 (details...)
    Win98.SE
    UPD238453 (details...)
    UPD249973 (details...)
    UPD256015 (details...)
    UPD259728 (details...)
    UPD273991 (details...)
    Win98
    UPD245729 (details...)

    Printers
    Lexmark Z31 Series ColorFine on LPT1:

    Controllers
    Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    Intel 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)

    Bus Adapters
    Intel 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller

    Display
    Intel(R) 810e Chipset Graphics Driver PV1.1 (DC133) [Display adapter]
    Plug and Play Monitor

    Communications
    SupraSST 56i PRO DF [Modem]
    Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter
    WAN Miniport (ATW)

    Other Devices
    SUP2850 PCI Modem Enumerator
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    WHEEL MOUSE PS/2 MOUSE
    USB Root Hub

    Multimedia
    Brooktree Fusion/Audio Capture Device
    Brooktree Fusion/Video Capture Device
    Closed Caption Decoder
    Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)
    NABTS/FEC VBI Codec
    SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    WaveTop (TM) NABTS/CC VBI Codec

    i hope this is some help
     
  4. plasterer

    plasterer Thread Starter

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    i have run belarc and i hope these results will help

    Operating System
    Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222)

    Processor
    366 megahertz Intel Pentium III
    32 kilobyte primary memory cache
    256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    Main Circuit Board
    Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. CUWE-RM REV 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS CUWE-RM ACPI BIOS Revision 1008 11/25/1999

    Drives
    13.64 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    6.46 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    HITACHI DVD-ROM GD-2500 [CD-ROM drive]
    HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4120B [CD-ROM drive]
    Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

    Generic IDE hard disk drive (13.64 GB) -- drive 0


    Memory Modules - Buy More
    64 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM 1' has 64 MB
    Slot 'DIMM 2' is Empty

    Local Drive Volumes
    c: (on drive 0) 13.64 GB 6.46 GB free

    Printers
    Lexmark Z31 Series ColorFine on LPT1:

    Installed Microsoft Hotfixes
    W98.TELNET (Windows 98 TELNET Update) Reinstall!
    Internet Explorer
    Q313829 (details...)
    Win98.SE
    UPD238453 (details...)
    UPD249973 (details...)
    UPD256015 (details...)
    UPD259728 (details...)
    UPD273991 (details...)
    Win98
    UPD245729 (details...)

    Controllers
    Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    Intel 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller
    Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)

    Display
    Intel(R) 810e Chipset Graphics Driver PV1.1 (DC133) [Display adapter]
    Plug and Play Monitor

    Bus Adapters
    Intel 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller

    Multimedia
    Brooktree Fusion/Audio Capture Device
    Brooktree Fusion/Video Capture Device
    Closed Caption Decoder
    Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)
    NABTS/FEC VBI Codec
    SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    WaveTop (TM) NABTS/CC VBI Codec


    Communications
    SupraSST 56i PRO DF [Modem]
    Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter
    WAN Miniport (ATW)

    Other Devices
    SUP2850 PCI Modem Enumerator
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    WHEEL MOUSE PS/2 MOUSE
    USB Root Hub

    i hope this will be of some help
     
  5. RandyG

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    Is your processor REALLY a 366 Pentium III? I would assume it is meant to read 366 Celeron, yes?

    You have 64 MB of Ram, and more than likely each one of those slots would take at least a 128 MB Chip, maybe even 256 MB Chips, but I can't tell from the info you provided.

    The reason why I am not able to find concrete info, is everywhere I have looked, CUWE-RM motherboards normally have 3 RAM slots, but you only have 2. It seems to suggest that you can have a max of 512 MB (2x 256 chips) and it would be the 100/66 Mhz type.


    Next to the Belarc listing for Memory Modules, there is a "Buy More ". Is that a link by any chance? Have you tried clicking on it? It may connect you directly with someone who sells memory, but you don't have to purchase it. The good thing is it may connect you there with the correct memory you can buy specified.
     
  6. plasterer

    plasterer Thread Starter

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    no it says in my books that it is a intel pentium 3, i am still a bit confused as to the type of ram, i went to the link you gave me earlierand gave them the make of my mainboard, they came back with several differnt sdram types, i noticed they were pc100 so i gave them the make of board again and bus clock 66mhz and it still come back with pc100 so is it ok to install pc100 sd ram on 66mhz???
     
  7. plasterer

    plasterer Thread Starter

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    well im going for the pc100 and see what happens :rolleyes:
     
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