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Solved: Asus A7S333 Memory Upgrade

Q: Solved: Asus A7S333 Memory Upgrade

I currently have 2- 256MB of DDR333/PC2700 in my system. The maximum is 2GB of 2700 or 3GB of 2100. I was wondering if I could add one 512MB of DDR266/PC2100 in the 3rd slot for a total of 1024MB Ram. My ASUS user's manual says that if more than 2 DIMMS of 2700 is installed the system will revert to a maximum speed of 266. Since I'm not adding a 3rd 2700 DIMM what will happen? Or should I just get the 2700 and let it revert back to 266Mz?

A: Solved: Asus A7S333 Memory Upgrade

In order to achieve optimum performance you would want to run pc2700 ram. By mixing pc2700 and 2100 you would default to 266 regardless.

Common question really. If i were in your shoes i would think about ditching one or both of the 256mb sticks and install 2x512mb sticks of pc2700.

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Hello. I want to buy a new processor in the next 6 or 7 months. However, when I installed some new DDRAM, I decided to take a look at how I would remove the processor. LOL, the processor isn't the hard part. It is the heatsink. How do I safely remove the heatsink without damaging the mother board? Are there are specific tools that can be utilize?

I am using an asus a7s333 [ ] motherboard. Thank you.

A:AMD Heatsink Removal - Asus A7s333 - Please help - Thank you

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Looking for some advice on a memory upgrade. Currently I have two sticks of generic 512mb PC3200 DDR400 RAM and two empty slots.

I am thinking of geting a other two 512mb sticks.

Is it worth getting these extra sticks twinned - or would that be pointless?
Or should I go and get 1mb sticks (twinned or not??)

What would be best??

El Cap

4800+ AMD dual core processor
1024mb PC3200 DDR400 RAM
Asus 7800GTX
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
Windows XP Pro x64

A:Memory upgrade on ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

The X2 CPU's have supposedly fixed the AMD memory controller problems of earlier cores but from what I have read you will still be limited to 2T timing if you use four dual sided sticks of RAM. Two 1GB sticks is the best method but if you can live with 2T timing then just get the two 512MB sticks.

You'll probably only see the difference between 1T and 2T in benchmarks and some games. Also, most games and applications are more than satisfied with 1GB of RAM but the newer games are using more RAM than older ones and video editing is a real RAM hog. BF2 regularly hits 1.4 GB of RAM used on my system. Nice rig BTW.

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I hope somebody can help me, cause i'm getting desperate! :monkey:

To my ASUS A7V266-E (memory spec PC1600-PC2100) I have 2 x 128 mb DDR memory, and i have now tried 2 new memory (PC 2100 & PC 2700) upgrades without success.

* The computer recognized the PC2700, but the programmes crashed and the computer restarted automaticly.
* With the PC2100 the bios or windows wouldn't start at all!

I tried to relocate the sticks, also the new ones alone, no difference.

Can anyone give me an idea why i'm not able to upgrade my memory?

Regards/ MŚrten, Sweden.

A:Memory Upgrade Failure to ASUS A7V266-E

Visit the Crucial site and run their online test...this will tell you exactly which type of RAM that machine requires.


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Can I plug in my DDR400 1GB DDR RAM into my Asus A7V400-MX (socket A) motherboard (Not A7V400MX SE)?
I read somewhere it supports only DDR333 ..
Is that true?
So , In Short, Will the RAM not work?

A:Solved: Memory for ASUS A7V400MX Mainboard

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Hello. Ok here is the deal. I recenty installed a AMD 2400 XP FSB 266. However it isn't working I think? When I installed I turned on the power, but then only got picture once. Every other time the heatsink and everything is going, but no video. The first time I started the thing the heatsink didn't start up, but now it works fine every time I start the machine. I am confused. I followed all the specs as best as I could there shouldn't be any problems.

Here are some links to the board and processor:

Please asist. TY! Note this is also in reference to the following thread:

HelpOnThe.Net > TSG Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware
AMD Heatsink Removal - Asus A7s333 - Please help - Thank you

A:a7s333 - CPU installed no picture - ATHLON XP 2400 - help please

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HP a1100y [CTO] / XPsp2

Looking to upgrade my processor (just a notch or two, not spending a fortune) and wanna be sure this fella will fly. Looks okay to me, but I'm stupid, and would like another opinion...

Intel Celeron D 336 Prescott
Socket 775 LGA / 2.8GHz / 533MHz
L2 cache Size: 256KB
L2 cache Speed: 2.53GHz

Intel Pentium 4 650
Socket 775 LGA / 3.6GHz / 800MHz
L2 cache Size: 2MB
L2 cache Speed: 3.4GHz

According to HP's a1100y page:
* Socket: 775
* Supports the following processors
o Pentium 4 600 series
o Pentium 4 with HT
o Celeron D

Whaduhya think? There's a deal on these buggers right now - so I can afford it.

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I was thinking of upgrading my memory on my PC. I would rather do it myself since it costs a fortune more to have it done in a shop. My only trouble is which kind of memory should i buy, at what speed, and to which size. Somebody told me that it has to do with the motherboard. Is there a quick way to find out what kind of motherboard i have and then how can i find out which kind of memory can i buy and install?
Thanks in advance

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Hello everybody! Let me explain my query. My computer is a emachines with windows vista. The motherboard has 2 memory slots and allows up to 4gb of memory. The memory it has right now is 2 512mb sticks of pc5300 memory. If I decide to upgrade the memory, does it still have to be pc5300? Thanks.

A:Solved: memory upgrade

go to and let it scan your PC. it will tell you what your options are.

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I have an HP m7250n Desktop with 1GB of factory installed DDR2 SDRAM 240 pin (PC2-3200) boards. I have 2 open slots that I can install additional RAM. Can I use PC2-5300 speed memory boards as well as PC 2-3200?
Do you have recomendations for board manufactutrer ie, PNY, Kingston, Crucial etc??


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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I have a Dell 4500 computer with 256 Rams of memory. I want to upgrade to
1G which is as much as my computer will hold. I will buy two 512 and take out the 256. I want the best and the fastest that I can get. Have visited several memory sites and cannot decide on the best one for me. There are 3 that I am looking at , but just do not know which one is the best.Here is what I need.

PC 2100 DDR 266MHz
c1=2.5 volts
64 meg x64
The three that I am thinking about are:

Please help me decide on the best one. I know it is probably just a preference , but you are all more experienced in this than I am and I do want your input as to which you have had the best experience with.

Thank you very much.


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade- Which is the best ?

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I have an old Dell Dimension 8200 (it's now a little over 5 years old). It has 512MB of RAM and I was thinking about upgrading it. I've been reading that since it runs with RDRAM (PC800, 184 pin RIMM) that I should only put that kind of memory in there. My friend (who has upgraded memory in a countless number of systems but is no technician by any means) says it's ok if I put 2 256MB DDR memory modules in there (I know that the system requires memory modules to be installed in pairs). I don't think it's a good idea to put the DDR in here, but I wanted to know for sure. I was thinking that I just buy two of the PC800 RDRAM modules. Thoughts?

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Hi, Have a PC running windows ME - Memory is 128MB RAM - Want to upgrade it..
Looking at the motherboard manual says I can upgrade to 512MB.(256 in each slot PC100/133 Tried to install 256 in each of 2 slots. Get bios beep errors. PC will not boot. Not sure if it's 3-3-1 or 4-3-1 beeps on pheonix bios. Get one beep when PC starts - then the sequence 3-3-1
One of which is CMOS battery error and the other RAM error. Tried each module separately but same error. The old memory works fine. No error beeps. Both new memory modules so don't believe can be both memory at fault. Why would the CMOS battery give error when works fine with original memory. (PC is about 7yrs old!!)
Any ideas how to check where the problem lies. Board is a P61WP-Fe (AMR Plus)


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This computer has a trigem imperial 1.02 mainboard with 256 mb of RAM.
I would like to increase the size of the memory to at least 512 mb but am confused by the descriptions of the different cards.
How would the memory I need be described?
best wishes

A:Solved: memory upgrade

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with help from some very helpfull people on this site i have purchased myself some more memory. but i dont know what is involved in fitting it. is it just a case of turning off my pc and plugging the memory into the spare slot and turn back on, or not. many thanks gary

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Hi I am trying to upgrade the memory on my computer. It currently has 256mb in one memory slot and the other slot is empty. I purchased two Kingston KVR400D2N3/1G DDR2 SDRAM's Which according to the spec in my computer manual should be fine. I removed my old memory module and placed both my new module's in the relevent slots. All that happened was the computer fan started spinning faster than usual but nothing else happened. So I removed one and left one in the orignal used memory slot. The fan started again and there was a single loud click about every four seconds but nothing happened again so I removed that a put my old module back and everything was back to normal. Am I doing something wrong or is there a proper way of installing memory upgrade.

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I have a Dell Studio 1555 running Windows 7 64bit. I am trying to upgrade the RAM memory from 4GB to 8GB (an upgrade that can be done on this model). The machine has two memory slots and two CPU (cores). When I boot up the computer recognizes that I have changed the memory, however it reports only 4GB (2GB for each CPU) rather than the expected 8GB (4GB for each CPU). In other words, no upgrade. The memory modules are correct - Two modules - 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 - 800 MHz 200-Pin SO-DIMM Laptop Dell Studio 1555.
I have checked to see that the BIOS was current and chipset driver current and installed. I have also run a pre-boot memory test on the new modules.
Any ideas?

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I have an older system that i would like to bring some life to for a short time if possible. It is a HP Pavilion 325c. Now specs say it can only be upgraded to 1GB max RAM, which I have done some time ago. Now the MOBO is a MSI MS-6390, and its specs say that it can be upgraded to 2GB RAM. Would like some insight on which to be true. Here are links to both HP and MSI spec sheets.
HP spec
MSI spec

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So I want to upgrade the memory on my sister's desktop (the same one we had the nic problem with) and I just wanted some suggestions, this pc is used strictly for internet, email, and research. No gaming, rarely and videos, etc...

Any suggestions on what memory i should look into? I am hoping somewhere between 512-1gb depending on price.

There is currently like 200mb~ on there now. i know its lame, but no one is willing to pay for any more.

A:Solved: I want to Upgrade my memory

We'll need to know about your computer. Mainly the make and model of the entire system or the motherboard. You can also go to and see if they can detect your system and what they recommend for upgrades.

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Hi guys well I purchased the correct 1g RAM stick (I Think) for my HP Pavilion a310.UK

Worked great for the first hour then I got a couple of messages saying Error sorry for the inconvenience but you will have to shut down, send error report. So like I say this happened a couple of times. But after this the computer wouldn't reboot even in safe mode. So I have removed it and am back to the usual slow 256mb routine. Also when I first powered up the computer it asked me to verify my windows application which I did.
So once again guys any ideas ??

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade AGAIN !!

You bought used memory off ebay????? IMO that is just asking for a problem.

I would really go to either corsair, crucial, or kingston's site and input your system. It will find compatible memory for you AND it comes with a lifetime warranty.

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I have an older desktop computer. it is a Compac 5410F. it runs excessively slow. On the advice of a friend, we had it re-imaged in hopes of improving the speed. If anything it is now slower. out of 300GB of space there is a little over 200 GB still available. I wouldn't think it would slow down so much but it really sucks. Can anyone suggest what type of memory upgrade or whatever will help improve the speed. Pulling up anything, especially the internet takes too long for my tastes. the specs for the Compas 5410F are:
Packaged Quantity 1.0
Type Media center
Recommended Use Home use
Product Form Factor Tower
Localization English / United States
Processor / Chipset
Type Intel Pentium E2160 / 1.8 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
CPU Qty 1.0
Max CPU Qty 1.0
Chipset Type Intel G31 Express
Front Side Bus 800.0 MHz
Cache Memory
Installed Size L2 cache - 1.0 MB
Cache Per Processor 1 MB
Installed Size 1.0 GB / 2.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Hard Drive
Type HDD
Capacity 1.0 x 320.0 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300 Serial ATA
Spindle Speed 7200.0 rpm

What would I specifically need?

A:Solved: Memory upgrade help

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I have a Lenovo Y530 laptop. It currently has 4GB of memory (2 sticks of 2GB) installed occupying its 2 expansions slots. What I was wondering is whether or not it can handle additional memory if I installed 2 stick of 4GB each instead. The reason I have my doubts is that a utility I ran showed that the computer's "memory controller has a maximum memory of 4GB" yet it shows under logical/chipset memory banks that the maximum installable memory is 8GB. Sooo.... is the discrepancy a bottleneck of my system or what? By the way it is a windows 7 64bit system so i know i'm good on that.

A:Solved: Memory upgrade?

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I have gotten my hands on an HP Pavilion 304w computer. I replaced the AMD 1.53 Mhz CPU with a 2.0 ghz AMD chip. Now, I am currently looking to upgrade the memory modules and am recieving conflicting reports via HP's website as to the maximum amount of allowed RAM that can be installed. One page, , says I can only install 2 X 512 mb sticks. The other page, listed under the motherboard specifications link located on that very same page, , states that the maximum allowed memory is 2 Gig.........???? Can anyone with any knowledge of this FIC AM37 Salsa Motherboard offer any assistance? I hate to place an order for the RAM without knowing. Thanks.

A:Solved: HP Memory Upgrade?

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I have an older computer I need to upgrade.

The memory card is 184 pin.
Slot capacity is 1 gig per slot.
Mainboard Mfg. is ECS

Currently slots 1 and 2 show:
Module size: 256 MBytes
PC2100 (133 Mhz)
Manufacturer: Samsung
Correction: ECC
Registered: yes
Buffered: No

The major questions I have are (1) where do I get the best board for the cheapest price? and (2) if I go to a memory card like Corsair Memory VS2GBKIT400C3 2 GB PC3200 400MHz 184-Pin DDR Desktop Memory Kit will the Corsair card work with a difference in speed between the PC2100 (old card) and the PC3200 (new card)?

Thank you in advance for your reply.

A:Solved: Need To Upgrade Memory From 1 Gig to 2 Gig

What's the complete description of the motherboard in that old computer?


In most cases, you can mix DDR PC2100(DDR266) or DDR PC2700(DDR333) or DDR PC3200(DDR400) modules.

If you do, all modules will run at the speed of the slowest module(s).


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I'm probably asking this question in the wrong place but i want to increase the memory on my computer, at present it is 512. Is it just a case of buying new memory and un pluging the old and pluging in the new if so what happens to all the stuff on the old memory. Any recomends on what to buy? thanks gazbag

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Dear Sirs and Madames,

I have expanded memory on my laptops in the past with no issues...not so fortunate this time while attempting to expand the memory on my Desktop.

The vitals of my desktop are as follows:

Gateway 5200X (Desktop)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition) SP2
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory (RAM): 512 MB (two 256 MB sticks)

I will now explain the steps I followed to expand the memory...

1. Turned of CPU
2. Removed power cord from CPU
3. Opened cabinet.
4. Installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz... one (1) in each of the two remaining available slots.

(side note: I have always been under the impression that I needed to install the "New" memory in matched pairs, however, when making the request for "matching pairs" while purchasing the new memory I was informed that this was no longer the case... I hope the was correct guidance.)

5. Re-installed the cabinet.
6. Re-connected the power cord.
7. Turned on the power.

After the normal "Gateway" start up screen appeared I got the following message:

(Black Screen/White Text)

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

I rebooted and the same appeared.

Now... I have "Recovery Disks" That I made... but no "Boot Media" that it's asking for...

9. I removed the newly installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz. memory . (following the previous steps to install it.)

After the normal &qu... Read more

A:Solved: New memory upgrade

Check the cables to your HDD, they may have come loose when you were installing the new memory.

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I am trying to find out what to expect if I upgrade from OEM memory to 512 or 1g memory sip.
COMPAQ Presario SR1110NX
Microsoft XP Home Edition
145g hard drive
I have little to none tech talk knowledge.

A:Solved: Memory upgrade

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Hi all,
I want to upgrade our computers memory and before I would just open the tower and look at what was used BUT this time I am running into a bit of a problem. The memory in the tower says PC-2 4300 512 mb
This is computer info
Acer Aspire e 380
Windows Vista
1 gb Ram
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor

I am looking at samsung memory and a Ultra memory module How can I be sure they will work for me before I buy them???
The Samsung memory is 2 -1024 mb PC4200 533 mhz 240 pin DDR2 Dimm and the Ultra memory is PC 4200 533 mhz 1024 mb. I tried to find a memory checker for samsung and Ultra but had no luck.
Your help is truly appreciated. Thank you

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I have a HP Compaq dc5100 sff running xp pro sp2 it has 512meg and I want to upgrade to 2gig(2x1gig),the litriture says to use pc2-4200 DDR2, can I use pc2-5300 DDR2, will it work?

A:Solved: memory upgrade for dc5100 sff

The HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor desktop has 4 RAM slots, supports a maximum of 4096 MB(4 GB) of RAM, and uses 240-pin, unbuffered, non-ECC DDR2 PC2-3200 or DDR2 PC2-4200 modules.

It's best to install matching modules of the same brand and speed so you don't risk a conflict or incompatibilty problem. If you mix speeds, all the modules will run at the speed of the slowest module.

Note: The CRUCIAL site says it can use DDR2 PC2-5300 modules, but the HP-Compaq service manual and the MEMORYSTOCK site says to use only DDR2-3200 or DDR2-4200 modules.


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I need advice as to the best way to upgrade the memory on my custom built desktop computer. It is presently outfitted with two 512MB DDR PC2700 modules and has one empty slot. The motherboard (Soyo SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition) can apparently handle PC3200 and up to 2 GB of DDR 400. I'm uncertain as to whether to scrap the two existing memory modules and install two 1MB strips of DDR 400 - PC3200 OR to fill the empty slot with a 1MB strip of the foregoing. I'm obviously in over my head and would appreciate any suggestions. BTW, the unit is running a Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP Pro. I'm not a "gamer" but I do run multiple programs all day and my rig has become agonizingly slow.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

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I have a Gateway M150-XL Slate laptop. It came with two 1GB sticks of RAM, but I would like to upgrade to 3GB or 4GB of RAM. It has two RAM slots, but I've seen places online (CNET/Best Buy) where it says max supported RAM 2GB for my laptop. I went to Gateway's website and put my serial number in and it says:

Memory Upgrade Information
System Serial Number: 1102133509

Motherboard Part Number: 2905935R

Type of Memory Modules (shipped):
1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory Module (CRU/EURP)

Memory Installation Guide
Number of Memory Slots on Board: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Maximum Amount / Type of RAM that can be Installed:
4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300

So what can I do? Can I upgrade with two sticks of 2GB each. If so, where is a good place to find quality/inexpensive DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM? For example, I've been to TigerDirect but I only see PC5400. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: How much memory can I upgrade my system with?

According to what I read on the Gateway Support site the MAX Ram is 2 gig. and that is what the specs say it comes with. 2Gig 667 DDR2. Now that doesnt mean that the computer cant use more. But your OS may limit what would make sense for you to have.

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I have a 4 yr old Dell Dimension E510 with only the 512 memory it came with. The computer is painfully slow while playing online games and sometimes just surfing in general. I've done the disk clean-up, degragmentor, increased virtual memory, deleted cookies and all, and it's still slow. Only thing left I could think of is to install more memory.

I bought a PNY 2 x1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 set from Staples today but before I open in, can anyone confirm that it's compatible with my computer and if it will even help?


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade advice

Looks perfect, Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*

Thats dual channel 2GB. It should make things run much better.

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Good evening all.

Over the years my PC has gradually slowed down until I eventually took the plunge and decided to increase the memory, I used the scanner on and upgraded from 1GB (2 x 512mb), to 2GB (2 x 1GB) and according to these new modules are supposedly compatible with my system. The old modules are labelled M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T 512MB DDR-4000mHZ-CL3 PC32200U-30331 and the new modules are labelled 1GB DDR PC2700 and the installation of the new modules seemed to go without a hitch, also my PC did speed up briefly but after a couple of days it has got even slower than it was before with half the memory and sometimes it freezes completely.

I have since scanned my PC for malware, just in case, and the free Avast did find and remove a couple of things including a trojan but this didn't make any difference whatsoever to the speed, which if anything is getting even slower.

That's about as much as I can manage so I was wondering if anyone can help me to speed up my PC up again or have I just wasted £50 of my hard earned?

Thanks in advance,


A:Solved: Memory upgrade problems.

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Dell Optiplex 990 desktop Windows 7 Enterprise

There were 2 sticks of ram 2gb each, I installed 2 additional sticks of memory 4gb each. Booted it up to a blue screen, I took the 2 4gb sticks out, and I still get a blue screen. I've tried booting up to safe mode, last known good config.. etc. Same blue screen appears. I ran through diagnostics with original memory in, with just 2 4gb sticks, and with the combination and everything for memory comes back fine.

blue screen =

Win32k.sys - Address FFFFF9600011CCA3 base at.......

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I have a packard bell desktop that had 1gb RAM 512 in each slot. Just bought 4gb (2x2gb) to replace the 1gb. Each module appears to work in either slot but not together. When I boot with both modules in I get a very rapid beep when I boot up and windows xp won't load. It all works fine however with just 1 module of 2gb in place.

I am running windows xp home SP3. I have been into the bios/cmos when the 2gb is in to see if I need to change anything but there is nothing I can see to change. It does show 2gb!

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: RAM Memory Upgrade Problem

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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

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

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 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
The stick you're looking at will probably work, but why take chances?

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I wish to have a memory upgrade but I have a few questions.
I have 2 slots both contain non-parity DDR PC27000 256MB memory sticks.
I know that my system supports upto 2048MB (2GB) maximum.
1)If I upgraded both slots to 256MB DDR PC3200 would I notice the difference or can I actually do this ?In other words because my system has PC2700 , is that the only type it supports or can I put in PC3200 and would it be beneficial to do this ?

2)Can I leave a 256MB PC2700 in one of the slots and put say for instance a 512MB PC2700 in the other , 768MB total as opposed to the 512MB I have at the moment ?

3)Can I just take both out and put 1GB PC2700 in both slots , what would happen ?

4)If I put 1GB PC3200 in both slots would there be any difference to putting in 2 PC2700 sticks ?

I apologise if these questions are obvious or trivial to some of you more experienced types but it is not till recently that I have started to fiddle about with the hardware so I am in need of some expert coaching here , as per usual thanks in advance people !

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions.

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I have an HP Pavilion xf125 notebook, and would like to upgrade the memory. It has 384mb now. I don't know how much memory it will hold, or if it's even upgradable anymore since it's so old (2002 I think). The reason I want to upgrade is because it crashes pretty easy. I was thinking more memory would help solve this problem. Any advice would help... but no need to suggest I buy a new computer because I really don't use it all that much to justify the cost of a new one.

I also need a new battery for it, but don't really want to spend a lot... so looking for an inexpensive one. Not sure it's possible to find such a thing anymore. Yes, I have looked on HP's website and they don't have either memory or batteries for it.

Thanks for any helpful advice you can offer.

A:Solved: HP notebook memory upgrade?

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I have a Gateway Select 1200 computer with 128MB installed. I would like to upgrade it to 512MB - by adding a 128MB module and a 256MB module. I asked Gateway and they advised me I have 2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks memory.

When I ran Belarc Advisor profile, it shows 128MB in Slot DIMM 1, with Slot DIMM2 and Slot DIMM3 as empty. (Three slots) I am not sure what I have. I have ordered one 256MB DIMM module and one 128 DIMM module from Crucial, but now am wondering if I can install both of them.

I am not sure what the terminology "2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks of memory" really means. Would I have to install two 256MB Dimm modules to accomplish the 512MB total, or can I use the existing 128MB and add 128MB and 256MB to accomplish this.

Would I be just about as well off to install just the 256MB module and have a total of 384MB? (Providing I don't have two slots available)

Very confused. Anyone shed some light on this for me? I am in the dark!

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

Well crucial agrees with belarc, seems gateway may be wrong.\

System Info:
Maximum memory: 768MB
Standard memory: 128MB removable
Slots: 3 (3 banks of 1)
Explanation of memory terms
This is for a select 1200 per crucial

3 slots, you should be able to install all three dimms

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PNY - Optima 2-Pack 4GB (8GB Total) PC3-10666 DDR3 SoDIMM Laptop Memory Kit

This is the memory I am looking at from Best Buy to upgrade my wife's computer for her birthday. I was going to buy her a new computer but money and plans changed. I still want to improve her computing experience, so a new battery and upgrading from her stock 3G of memory to 8G seems like the way to go.
She has an Acer Aspire Model 5552

I just want to make sure there's nothing I need to do other than ground myself before pulling and swapping the memory sticks...

A:Solved: Laptop memory upgrade ???

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My daughter has my old HP Pavilion zd4800. It has 768MB of PC2700. I purchased 1 GB of Ultra RAM to upgrade the memory. They are all 333MHz DDR sodimms. According to the specs, the maximum is 1024 MB, so I should be able to just put it in & go, right? But when I do, it won't boot. I've tried in both slots. I've tried with & without the old modules in every configuration possible. (Even though the maximum is 1G, I tried to see if it would work with what I had.) Any ideas?

A:Solved: Laptop Memory Upgrade

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I have a Dell Inspirion 2200 that has 1x256 PC2700, I would like to increase the memory. I have 2x256 PC2100, I can not find anywhere an answer. I know that I have been able to replace damaged PC 2700 with PC 2100 in a desktop. I am unsure it the same is so in laptops. Thank's

A:Solved: Memory upgrade (Sort of)

The Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop comes with a non-removable 256 MB module.

It has an empty bay for adding a second module.

It supports a maximum of 1280 MB of RAM.

That means you can add a 256 MB or 512 MB or 1024 MB(1 GB) module to that empty bay.

It uses 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM modules.

By adding a 1024 MB(1 GB) DDR PC2700 module to the empty bay, you can max out the RAM in that laptop.

You didn't mention which version of Windows you have in that laptop, so I'll assume it's Windows XP.


If you currently have 2 - 256 MB 200-pin DDR PC2100 SODIMM modules, you can add one of them to the empty bay.

I wouldn't advise that you do that though because it'll cause both modules to run at the slower DDR PC2100 speed.


Here is an image of what a 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM looks like.


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I recently upgraded my Gateway Select 1200 PC from 128MB to 512MB - removing the old memory module and inserting one new memory module of 512MB. Everything seems to be working great - guess I got lucky. Now, I am in the process of installing a 2nd computer for my wife - a Compaq 6300US, which is coming with 128MB (got it at CompUSA auction for a good price). I want to upgrade the memory to 384MB and hopefully get as lucky as I was with the Gateway. My problem, no configurators seem to have the Compaq 6300US listed. I know it takes SDRAM DIMM of 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB, with maximuim 512MB. DIMM's must be 3.3v Unbuffered and ECC is not supported (per the limited information on Compaq's site). I have purchased a Kingston Module KVR-PC133/256. I am just hoping it works. I do know it has an empty slot. Should I put the additional memory in the first slot - heard somewhere that makes a difference sometimes If anyone out there has any experience with this particular computer, would appreciate your comments. Thanks!

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

First i would make sure you have the right type of memory - mainly in your case pc66, pc100, pc133. It's not good to mix pc133 with other speeds of ram. Sometimes it works just great but i wouldn't recommend it. With the odd exception all mainboards have more than 1 slot, with 3 being the norm. If all works you may be able to use the piece from your computer as well.

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I have a gateway MX8711 laptop. My processor is 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache and im looking to upgrade my memory. Would adding 2 1gig PC2-5300 667MHz 200-pin SODIMM DDR2 memory work well with the computer even though it is 667MHz and the processor is only at 533MHz. The factory installed memory (2 512mb) is also at 533MHz which I would not use anymore. This is the link for the memory that I am looking at and this is the link for my system specs Crucial says that it is compatable but I just want to make sure.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: Memory upgrade question

Faster memory will run fine at the lower speed.

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I would like to upgrade my memory on the following computer. I have attached a scan from everest. i have 4 memory modules and I have in a 512 stick and in another i have 128.
i ran a scan from crucial and they did not have any "matches" for my system. Ideas?

A:Solved: upgrade memory for my computer

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I want to know what information will i need to know in order to get a memory Upgrade

I do not want to pay a tech dude to do it for me I like to build computer myself
If you need my computer information like the model and everything like that i can edit this so that there is.
I want to put a 2GB of Ram in it

A:Solved: What information I need for a Memory Upgrade

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i going to add memory to an old compaq owned by a friend.
it has 192mb now, i want to increase to the max allowed of 256.

my question is, i've never had to remove any before to upgrade just add on.
there is only 2 slots for mem. so i have to change a 64mb with a 128mb.
when i remove the 64 am i gonna loose anything she has stored on her computer?

this may seem like a dumb question but i'm trying to make points with this girl i just wanna be sure

A:Solved: memory upgrade question


OK. Well, most likely nothing will happen to the HDD where all the software and data files are stored but you never know when fiddling inside a PC.

And you sound like you know just enough to be dangerous. Just kidding..

To be on the safe side, you should probably backup any important files she has to a CD or portable USB drive first.

Removing the ram stick is fairly easy. Just push the white tabs on either end down till the ram stick pops out. Then plug in the new one.

When you first boot up afterwards the BIOS may detect the change and require you to go into Setup to confirm the change.

Hopefully the new stick you're putting in will be compatible (you never really know til you try) with the old 128mb stick and everything will work out just fine.

Good luck!

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Alright, guys. Now before you go dissing my laptop, try to keep in mind that I was looking for a machine that did everything I wanted for $200, and found that (I didnít spend a penny more). My PC handles the intense stuff Ė but this laptop chats with buddies, surfs the web and loads USB homework papers at most, usually. I didnít need anything super, but it came with a docking station, battery, their carrying case, cable, RW drive, PC cards among other little tools I got hooked up with, and happens to support my every camera/scanner/external drive/etc toy that I have!

And unlike other 1999 laptops, this one has a very easy-to-access upgrade area. I can remove the hard drive in the blink of an eye. Just wanted to mention that - in the past, I'd post about a question and all I got in reply was, "You overpaid for that piece of crap" instead of help.

I have the following machine:

Link with the exact photo is here
(Notice the digital display at the top of the keyboard Ė looks exactly like mine)

But the Pentium II version explanation is here
(please read the brief explanation and scroll down to the 333MHz version)

Hard to believe that in 1999, totaling everything I got in the deal would have been over $3000.

ANYWAY. It might also be important to mention that I threw XP Pro on it (auto driver installtion, please!), and am ... Read more

A:Solved: DIMM Memory upgrade advice?

According to Crucial
the Micron Transport NX can hold a maximum of 384MB SODIMM RAM
Since they recommend of 128MB module I would assume that each slot would accept at least that size. At present your notebook has 192MB.

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I''ve just upgraded my Athlon AMD XP computer from 512 Mb to 2G kingston RAM in two sticks. On first boot it gave me "CMOS settings wrong". I went in and noticed the time was incorrect, so changed it, and altered settings to "Best performance settings". I then shutdown as am concerned I might cause damage.

Is there anything I need to do. The HowTo's I've read dont mention CMOS changes.


A:Solved: Memory upgrade gives CMOS error

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I have replaced memory in other computers in the past but this new INspiron seems to have an additional step in the process: temp. removal of PCI cards before new mem. install. What"s up with that?
The instuctions are straightfoward enough but is the procedure necessay? Also, the sticks must be installed in a certain order?
Thanks, Doc...

A:Solved: memory upgrade in Dell Inspiron 531

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vaio won't restart after memory upgrade
My Vaio was so slow I went to and ran their system scan to see if I could add memory. I bought their recommended 2 gig kit and removed my 512 card , installed their two 1 gig cards and then my system started just fine. I re-ran Crucials scan and it showed I only had 1 gig installed and one empty slot. So I shut down, removed and reinserted the two one gig cards, both clicked in just fine, but now when I started my Vaio again I just get a black screen. Lights on, I hear the fan running, but no start up. Any suggestions? Crucial support is closed for the night.

A:Solved: vaio won't start after memory upgrade

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Hi folks!

I'm looking at increasing PC memory and need some pointers, please. I currently have 3 slots for memory. 2 of them are used with a 32MB and a 64MB cards. Both are SDRam.

What I could do with knowing is what can I upgrade to? Is it determined by the motherboard or processor or...what?

Any advise would be welcomed, as I'm not well up on the intricacies of memory!!



A:Solved: Memory upgrade advise sought!

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I really used to be up on the latest and greatest thing in personal computers. Itís easy to get behind. So I learned the hard way that DDR 184 pin memory wonít work in a DDR2 240 pin slot. Oh it will fit into the slot with much persuasion but it wonít work.

I have an HP Pavilion a1120n Media Center PC. It has 4 (2 banks of 2) memory slots. 2 blue slots and 2 black slots. My PC came with 2 256 MB PC-2 3200 DDR SDRAM memory (it says that on the label on the front of the machine). Apparently the PC-2 is what I ignored from the start. I think that was the clue that I missed, telling me that I should have ordered DDR2 memory, which has 240 pins. 120 pins on each side.

I ordered the suggested memory upgrade kit from The 184 pin DDR memory that they sent to me looked like the memory I had in my Pavilion. After some very sore thumbs the memory did go into the slot, but when I turned the computer on, it would not start up. After 4 calls to HP, I still did not understand what was going on. After searching the Web, I was thinking that maybe I did have DDR2 memory in my machine. At a loss, I turned my Pavilion off, grounded myself, pulled one of my DIMMs out and counted the pins on the front of my memory. Sure enough I counted 120 pins. Even on the phone with HP they kept suggesting the 184 pin memory. I did call them back and told them that I counted 120 pins on my memory and the technician did not know what that meant.

At any rate, Iím glad my Media Center PC has... Read more

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Hi all,
I just added an edge 256MB 3.3v 168 pin SDRAM DIMM PC-133 on my Gateway P4 1.5Ghz with 256MB already in there.

After the install, my monitor went to 4bit color on and 800x600 display with no other options available to select. removing the upgraded memory had no effect, neither did;
-troubleshooting the monitor driver
-checking drivers for NVIDIA Geforce2 MX 200
-Reducing the hardware acceleration to minimum

Any ideas on what to try next?

A:Solved: color display probs after memory upgrade

Try reseating the video card. You may have bumped it while you were inside the machine. Ram itself wouldn't cause this to happen to my knowledge.

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Im new here and consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about pc hardware. Hope things wont get too complicated.

Yesterday I've upgraded my memory from 8 to 16 gb. I know that timings are important when adding memory to an existing module, the same goes for voltage. But when I checked my specs after installing it, I noticed different JDEC clock speeds available to the new module. However the 800mhz speeds show the exact same timings

The question is: Will this cause problems?

Added image:


A:Solved: Memory upgrade, Timing difference issue?

Regardless of what is available, the system will only use speeds in common to all installed sticks.

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Hi all. I have a new Acer Aspire One A0722 that I got on sale for really cheap at Target. I really like the machine but sometimes Windows seems slow. I wonder if it needs more memory since I read this forum and it seems like additional memory would make things more responsive for me.

Does anybody know how to do a memory upgrade on this Acer? Pictures would be greatly appreciated as I am somewhat computer dumb and have not done anything like this before.

Thx to you in advance. Really appreciate it!!!

A:Solved: How to upgrade memory on Acer Aspire One A0722

It's a netbook. More memory is not going to improve the performance significantly. If you just bought it, and you think it's slow, I suggest you take it back and buy a regular laptop with a more powerful processor.

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One of our older (2003) Gateway 300S computers at work running Windows XP home gives a low memory warning when opening certain MS-Excel files. When I checked the system settings I found out that it only had 128 Meg of RAM. Entering the serial number on the Gateway site shows that this #5000643 256 MB, PC133, 168 Pin DIMM SDRAM is a suitable part to increase the memory:

Someone went to the local Fry's at lunchtime and, based on the salesperson's recommendations, purchased a 256 MB PQI 48750 / MS3856UOE part as described here:

It fit and locked into the second slot on the motherboard with no problems. All I got was 3 long POST beeps when I turned the computer on and that is as far as it went for boot up. I powered down and then tried just the new memory in the slot used for the original 128 MB part and got the same POST beeps. The computer still boots normally with just the original 128 MB of RAM.

Am I missing some detail in the specs that makes this new memory not compatible with the Gateway 300S or could we have just purchased a bad part?

A:Solved: Gateway 300S Memory Upgrade Problems

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Hi folks,

A simple question...Am wanting to up my XP system RAM to a gig by adding another 512mb (only two slots on the motherboard).
The module currently installed is a 512mb PC2700 (333MHZ).
If I added another 512mb stick of PC2100 @ 266MHz would I really notice a difference?

I realize the slower module would be my weakest link, but would I really notice the slow-down in apps like 3D games and photo editing progs?

Reason I ask is because I found a module on ebay that (for now) is a much better price than what's generally available.
(Spoken like a true cheapskate, no? )

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade (?) question...PC2700 to PC2100

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I have just bought some new memory, 2 x 1 gig, inserted it and ran the test. I get one error in the Stride38 test. Address expected is different to the one returned.

I know which chip it is, should I send it back, or is this 1 error acceptable for the system?

Thanks for your response

A:MEMORY UPGRADE - Windows Memory Diagnostics Flags 1 Stride38 Error

please read the sticky about upgrading memory.

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I have a home built ASUS A7N8X2 Deluxe MoBo with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. I upgraded Win XP Pro to VISTA Ultimate with no problems other than upgrading a few drivers. It went smoothly. At the time I had 1 GB in one of 3 available slots. I attempted to add 2 GB more to occupy all 3 slots. This produced a reboot after POST as VISTA started. I rotated the the modules through all slots and finally realized that when I went beyond 2 GB it produced a reboot. During post it tests 3 GB and the BIOS displays 3 GB. I have 512MB of RAM on the video card. Any suggestions ?? I am running the latest BIOS and if I remove one GB the machine boots and runs great... ???? Ron

A:VISTA Ultimate Upgrade Reboots with Memory Upgrade to 3 GB

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I want to upgrade the memory of one of the pc's in our house. I get low memory alerts often and I can't delete much else to create room. I have never opened up a pc before, and I don't want to screw up and make things worse. The pc in question is a HP Pavilion a1150Y with a Intel Pentium 4 (3.00 GHz). OS is Windows XP SP2. It came with 512MB RAM and I would like to go up 2GB. I went to, ran the system scan, and it says that this type of memory can go into that pc: "DDRII memory with support for DDR2 PC2-4200,DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-8500 speeds." I don't know what speed I should be installing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How Do I Check Memory Speed To Upgrade Memory?

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Hello together !

For your information:

Did a memory upgrade today at 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 (1,9 GH, 256 MB DDR-RAM originally), both up to 1 GB, all fine and not problems.

Just wanted to end rumours about "only 512 MB all together" or even less.

If searching for it, remember to think of the specifications:

DDR-266 (PC2100)
200 PIN
CL 2.5

concerning RAM frequency, building form etc.



P.S.: Don`t think a discussion is necessary, thread could therefore be closed...

A:Satellite Pro 2100 - RAM Upgrade - Memory Upgrade

According the notebook specification Satellite Pro has two memory slots and can be upgraded up to 1 GB. It is very useful to have your confirmation about RAM upgrade for this old but still good notebook model.

Have a nice day.

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Does Asus P6T or Asus P6T SE support Triple Channel in Memory (RAM) ?
What's difference between Asus P6T and Asus P6T SE ? Which one you guys suggest ?

A:Solved: Asus P6T vs Asus P6T SE and Triple Channel Support

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Hello. I was reading about where Asus boards are very particular about the memory you can use . Would i be able to match this
motherboard (Asus A8N5X) with this memory
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200). The specs on the Asus board is exactly like the specs of the memory, but the memory isn't on the Asus's Qualified Vendors List . Does that list mean anything, or is it stating only the memory that can be used by Asus boards? Has anyone had problems like this before? This memory is very good memory, and i think it would look awsome on this board :stickout:. haha .Thanks :angel:

A:Asus boards and memory?

Shouldn't be a problem at all. I just took a look at Corsair's site, and it has your mobo listed with MANY different types of corsair ram that they have tested.

Follow the links for your motherboard model here and have a look:

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I have a computer that has two 1 gig sticks of CM2X1024-6400C4 XMS2 DDR2 duel channel memory that run great. This is all set to Auto detect so I just plugged them in and they posted. I decided to go out and buy the same two sticks so I can upgrade to vista with 4 gigs of Ram. I installed the two sticks I just got today and it did not post but gave me a long beep and I had to shut it down with the power button . I then removed 1 of the sticks and it booted up no problem and reads 3 gigs. What could be the problem? I want this system to hold the 4 gigs. I'm using Windows XP now and plan on switching to Vista 64bit tonight. Do I have to set my own timings instead of relying on autodetect? Please Help.

A:ASUS P5N-E SLI and New Corsair Memory

3 DB is a common read with WXP on that board. You may find that VISTA will read all four gigabytes. There is more explanation on the ASUS site.

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I am putting together a new system with the ASUSN8X Deluxe board. I read that Corsair memory was best. Anyone have any comments why the brand should make a difference?

The grandchildren do a lot of gaming on my computer and I would like the memory to be more than sufficient for them:

There is DDR 333 PC2700 512 mb ram which is reasonable.

There is also Twin -X dual channel kits that are much more expensive. Is there a definite benefit in getting this?

Any advice would be most appreciated. I have been reading everything I can find, but am still at a loss as to what is more than adequate and what is overkill.

Thank you!!


A:DDR memory for Asus nforce 2

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Hi guys!

I've been away from the ASUS A7N8X scene for a while.
Could you guys help me out?

I need to know what the best (PC35000 or above) memory is for the A7N8X Deluxe motherboard.

I currently have 1 stick on 256mb OCZ PC3500 not sure if I should stick in another one or sell it and buy a different make of memory that's better...

I'm hoping to stick 2 sticks in for this dual-channel technology on this board.
I'm looking to overclock and I also need the memory to be stable.

Thanks to all replies in advance.

A:Best memory for the ASUS A7N8X

well, if you're looking for the best bang for your buck definately corsair....but I'm not sure if the 3500 sticks are on asus's qvl list.....But I know for sure the the 3200 sticks are...
Anyways, You need to make sure that what ever stick you buy is on the qvl list, because the A7N8X is VERY picky with ram...

But, If you are planning to overclock, then I stand by corsair either the twinx or just the cmx model numbers!

Here 's a link to the QVL page for the asus A7N8X...

Hope this helps

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I've been trying to select memory for an Asus a8n Deluxe. I'm looking to buy 2 x 1gb chips and was looking at: TWINX2048-3200C2PT XMS3200 2x1GB 2x184DIMM CAS2. What would memory would you recommend for this motherboard?

TWINX2048-3200C2PT XMS3200 2x1GB 2x184DIMM CAS2 is costing me £172.10 inc VAT (approx $380). Is this expensive?


A:Memory for Asus a8n Deluxe.

Re: First post

I would use Kingston Extream and only go with 2x 512 as there will not be much demand for even that and it will still give you good room for advancement. unless you are using that motherboard in a game server you realy don't need more then a gig use the money you were going to spend on the other gig and buy the best RAM you can find it will be worth it and remeber the Kingston name is the warrentee anything ever goes wrong with the ram RTM and they will replacce it.

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I want to upgrade my memory for my Asus A7n8x-x board. Right now it has 2 sticks of consair 256 value select 3200. I am not sure, but I want to add 512 to the last slot. I just don't know if there is certain memory it can or can't take. I see info about a single channel mode, does that mean I can only run single channel memory or can I run dual channel memory? I would be thankful for any help.

A:Memory for Asus A7n8x-x

Here is what you need to know-memory speaking...

First, to add memory to already existing memory in your Motherboard, the memory needs to be of same size and speed. So at best, you can only add more 256 sticks at pc3200.

I would assume that your current memory sticks are what they call "Double Sided." That means that the magnetic chips are on both sides of the stick. Nothing to do with DDR or anything like that.

You need to check your user manual. I believe this board is one of those that can be finicky with memory. There should be a guide for configuring your board to use all 3 memory banks. Some banks will support Double, some will only support single.

Give you an example. My motherboard has 4 memory banks. The motherboard will number the banks. On my mother board, for me to use 4 memory sticks, I had to configure it like this:

Memory Slot 1: 512MB PC 3200 (Double-Sided)
Memory Slot 2: 512MB PC 3200 (Single-Sided)
Memory Slot 3: 512MB PC 3200 (Double-Sided)
Memory Slot 4: 512MB PC 3200 (Single-Sided)

Now-what would happen if I placed a double-sided chip in slot 2? Well, nothing really. But my MB would not read or recognize slots 3 and 4, so I would still only operate with 1 GB of Ram instead of 2.

Consult your user manual to see how you need to map out the 3 banks to be able to use them. The memory type is the same, only difference is if it has the memory chips on 1 or both sides...

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I wanted to know if this mobo specified as the topic title supports ddr2 ram and also can i go above the 2GB ram limit and go for like 4GB? Since somewhere in the bios i've seen the limit being specified as 8GB. Thanks!

A:Asus K8V MX Upgrade Help

The Asus K8V-MX only supports 2GB of DDR. It will not support DDR2 as the slot, voltages and operation is different - on these boards the memory controller is integrated into the AMD processor and it sets the maximum amount of support RAM which is 3GB using three slots filled with 1GB sticks each. This board has two slots and only 1GB per slot is supported. Unless you are running a 64bit version of Windows you'd be limited to about 4GB of total memory anyway, which in reality includes all addressable memory space in the computer, the real maximum amount of RAM for a 32 bit version of Windows is limited to a little over 3GB - 64 bit versions of Windows are required if you wish to use more RAM then that - which unless you're running a server is not required.

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Hey i currently have an ASUS P5N-D Motherboard with an E8400 processor.
I'm looking to upgrade to a i5 760, will the motherboard support this? I can't seem to find an answer by searching through Google.

E8400 is a 775 Socket apprently and the i5 760 is a 1156 but apparently with driver updates it will support it.

Can anyone confirm this please?


A:ASUS P5N-D Upgrade

No, it won't. The i5 requires not only a new socket, but a different chipset.

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I got a refurbished asus laptop. It has no recovery partition. I'm currently downloading the USB windows 8.1from this thread - Need help formatted genuine windows 8 in lenovo

I entered my bios via f-9, but don't see where there is an option to change boot to USB. I'm afraid if I pop the SSD in, I'm going to have issues since my windows media is on the USB stick.

Any pointers or links to guides that will enable me to do this successfully?

A:How do I upgrade to a SSD on an Asus?

Try continually pressing "ESC" key on a restart to bring up the one time boot menu where you can select which option to boot from,obviously make sure the USB drive is connected when doing this.

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I have an ASUS P3W-E MoBo and I want to upgrade the Slot 1 433 Celeron to something quicker. MoBo Manual says it supports "Celeron 266mhz and faster,PII 233-450 mhz and PIII 450mhz and faster". Supports FSB/66/100/133.Intel 810e Chipset,PC 100 SDRAM and no AGP. I would like to go PIII800 if I could. Please explain simply as I am still learning abot FSB/Clock speed/L2 Cache etc
Any Ideas

A:Asus CPU Upgrade

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I am an ASUS P3B-F owner. Currently I am running this board with a PIII 500 Mhz. I want to update this board to the maximum possible CPU speed. As I am technical but not a PC-specialist I would like to have your 'expert' advise.

So I have checked the bios >> currently 1006 : I have to update this to 1008.004 ; no problem for me

I have checked the revision of this board ; it is 1.04

So normally it must be possible to install a 1 Ghz CPU. (see also :

My questions are :

Is this CPU still available on the market ? Prduct nr ? Website?

If I can find such a slot 1 1Ghz CPU ; which other parameters should I verify before I buy it ?

It should be also possible to work with an adapter board to 370 and to install another type of CPU. What are the (dis)advantages ? Limitations ?

Can maybe somebody help me with partnumbers ?

If somebody did already such an upgrade ; please let me know if you were succesful.

Many thanks to you all !!

[email protected]

A:CPU Upgrade ASUS P3B-F to 1 Ghz.

Power Leap has a 1.2ghz celeron for most slot 1 mobos. You may be able to find 1.4ghz, but it's rare.

This is a socket 370 adapter with a cpu for $119

I've look at it, it's just for a little more money you can do much better with a new mobo, cpu, and ram.
Like - mobo - cpu - ram
for $165 shiped

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Anyways i wanna get the new AMD 64bit 3000ghz 800fsp for the ASUS A7V
600-X. anyways i wanna know how the maximum CPU usage this motherboard can use? and if not the 64bit processor whats a good motherboard to use?


A:the Asus a7v 600-x and CPU upgrade

Your board will not accept Athlon64s. If you want to keep that board, your fastest CPU upgrade would be the AthlonXP 3200+ provided you have PC3200 Ram & that you can actually find one of those CPUs.

Otherwise if you're going the Athlon64 route, you can either get a cheap but longevity limited Socket-754 CPU & motherboard or go with a slightly more expensive Socket-939 Athlon64 & motherboard.

Get something in the 3000+/3500+ area, that's where you have the best bang for the buck. As for motherboards, it's really down to brand preference & features as the performance won't really change from one motherboard to another.

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my question is this i have just put together a new PC thermaltake case (the one with all the fans in to keep it cool) I'm using the asua a7n8x deluxe MB i just burned out my 5 week old xp3000+ CPU so thought what the hell go to 400 fsb and get the xp 3200+ CPU sod the cost I've got Seagate SCSI hd 15000 rpm 38GB ultra 160 adaptec 29160 SCSI card gf4 4200 leadtek gc memory is elixir 512 3200ddr 400fsb I've done the bios all sorted but when i try to load windows xp sp1 i get the blue screen of death ive done the Microsoft serch for the error codes point to memory or driver issues anyway i under clocked the chip to 2500 333fsb and put 3 sticks of 2700 mem333 fsb managed to load windows didn't seem to mind in that config done all drivers got it running OK so reset the bios to 400fsb mem to 400 fsb boot up and as soon as windows desktop came bsod so restart and all loaded ok this time ah i had to put 512 ddr in middle slot on MB runs OK starts shuts down ok but i have had intermittent bcod checked every where read forums after forum all seem to b down to mem so does anyone know about the same sort of probs with this board and sorted it iv got a list of recommended ram from asus but i cant find anyone to sell me it so is there other ram that u know of that works with this mb or a solution to this issue please please don't say try another mbo this is num3, 4 vid cards 9 sticks of ram 2CPUs 4 different hdd ide 2 SCSI cards the only other thig i haven't c... Read more


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My ASUS A7A266 board seems to have a problem recognizing all the memory in the two DDR slots. with 2 512 Meg DDR modules, it will sometimes find 1 gig of memory, but more often than not it finds 768 megs. It does this with several different modules. Does this seem like the motherboard?

A:ASUS A7A266 memory problems?

oddds are your ram modules are incompatible, or that one or both are bad. try each one individually and reply with what amount your system recognized.

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I can't seem to find the list of memory brand/type that is qualify for this motherboard. I check and could not find the list. Please help.

A:Memory Compatibility list for Asus A8N-SLI

I would say PC 3200, but I will find a link.

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I've got an older (P4) Compaq desktop with an ASUS Piranha motherboard. It has four DIMM sockets. Looking at the board from the left, the first socket is blue, the second is black, the third is blue and the fourth is black. I'm confused with the color coding. Do I put two matched DIMM's in sockets one and two, or in one and three?

A:Memory configuration on ASUS motherboard

They run in pairs, the 2 blue ones are the first pair, the 2 black are the 2nd.

They run better in pairs...

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Hello this is my first post here so if i've posted this in the wrong place i apologize

I have a custom built pc running windows xp pro sp3 with an asus p5q deluxe motherboard with two 1 gig sticks of corsair xms2 memory 800mhz (installed in the yellow slots). This has ran fine for a couple of years, but has slowed down a bit when a lot of programs are open so i bought 2 more sticks of the same memory and installed them in the black memory slots and now the pc wont boot. It will boot fine with 2 sticks, but not 4. I have altered the voltage from 1.8 to 1.9v (which what it says on the sticker on the memory and the timings to that of the sticker 5-5-5-18, but no joy.
I have also removed the old memory and put in the new memory in its place and it doesnt post with the new memory. The only difference i can see with the new memory is that its a different version no, but would this stop it from posting?

Im now stuck as to what to do. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks very much

Pc specs

asus p5q deluxe
Intel core 2 duo 3ghz
geforce 9800gt
windows xp sp3
soundblaster xfi xtreme music
600w power supply
2 sata drives

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Anyone know what memory works best with Asus P5B-E mobod? Any specific brand? Also, will I notice a difference between the 667 or 800 speed?

A:Anyone know what memory works best with Asus P5B-E mobod?

Without benchmarking it you will not be able to tell the difference. Most cheaper DDR2-800 uses Promos chip, the better ones use Micron D9GMH chips. If you want to save some money some CL5 DDR2-533 will work just fine.
I know that works fine with that mobo, but you will need to adjust the timings and voltage to spec. It is D9GMH.

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Please don't type in all caps.

It is quite possible that the memory chips you are using are not compatible. They may have differnt speeds, which would cause a problem like this, for instance.

PC133 is still new, and some of the makers of PC133 chips aren't doing a very good job of meeting the specs that they are supposed to. Based on your problems, the motherboard is doing what it should.

So, what brands are these chips? Do they have model numbers on them?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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Hi there,

Can anyone give me advice on DDR memory compatibility with my ASUS P4P800S-X motherboard please?

I currently have 1 GB of PC2100 266mhz memory in my system but I want to upgrade. I can only afford a stick of 1GB Kingston DDR400 PC3200 serial number KVR400X64C3A/1G which (I hope) will work on its own in this mobo. I want to know if I could mix the 2 sorts of memory (DDR400 & 266Mhz) to give me 1.5 GB of memory. Next month i will buy another 1GB stick and replace the 512MB PC2100 so this is only a short -term problem.

Thanks for the advice.

A:Memory compatibility with ASUS Mobo

check the compatible list on ASUS site.

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Hello everyone,

I have an ASUS A7N8X-X with just 1GB of RAM in it (2 x 512mb PC3200). When I have tried to upgrade to 3GB which the asus website says is possible the computer doesn't boot. If I put a 1GB stick into 1 of the slots it doesn't notice that it is there. Any Ideas? I have tried different sticks of memory as this was being attempted at a computer repair and upgrade shop.

Any ideas would be great,

Thanking in advance


A:ASUS A7N8X-X Memory Problem

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I have 2 x 512 mb DDR 400 in my system running Dual and I have added another 2 x 512 mb DDR 400 ...

Now I have a few questions if any one can answer as Im a noob to Memory etc etc ..

As Im aware the Asus A8V Deluxe has a problem when running 4 x 512 sticks, it some how reduces its speed from DDR 400 to DDR333 as seen on the Asus Web site ..

Why does A8V Deluxe automatically down-grade from DDR400 to DDR333 when four DIMMs of memory are plugged?Click to expand...

Answer *

It is a protective function when system cannot boot up or any instable symptoms due to memory itself. Please enter BIOS setting and manually adjust memory frequency to 200MHz.Click to expand...

So , Im unsure as to manually set my clock speed in the A8V Deluxe becuase it doesnt really make it easy for me. Ive tried reading this forum thread Here

They talk about setting the command rate to 2T and set the RAM speed manually to fix the problem... Im not sure how...

their is a noticable difference becuase when I run the Hl2 / CS S Stress test I loose 20 fps overall. So I guess If I was to change the Memory clock Speeds etc etc it would improve ..

Also The ram I have is off different Latency.. 2 @ 2.5 Latency and 2 stick of 3 Latency... Does this make much difference knowing it runs a slower speed...

Thx for any help/

A:Memory Configuration Asus A8V Deluxe...

If this is your mobo you have problems.Read this link and what it say's about memory time settings.

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Hi guys,

Do you know if the latest BIOS update will allow my motherboard support DDR3-type memory cards?

A:asus m2n68-am se2 memory support


DDR2 SDRAM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I have a Asus F5RL Laptop, by default it has 1GB memory, and I decided to do a memory upgrade.I bought a Corsair 2GB DDR2 667MHz memory.I installed the memory but the Windowd/BIOS sees only 2GB instead of 3GB.

A:Asus F5RL memory problem

have a read of brinks tutorial How to Set the Maximum Memory to be Used by Windows 7 and see if this helps
Memory - Set Maximum Amount Used by Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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Dividebyzero found (hell, maybe he wrote it) a story at stating that Asus is making some of their high end 890 motherboards Bulldozer compatible with a bios flash. So I looked up bios revisions for my Formula IV Crosshair, and there she is. You have to hand it to AMD on this one. Unless the Bulldozer is a flop, this is very consumer friendly.

Here is the story DBZ posted:

Here is the bios revision from Asus:


A:Asus AM3-AM3+ BIOS upgrade

Here G is an English version:

* I was over at AndanTech and there are still those contesting that there is no way BD will work in AM3 boards. I'm just passing this along.

* Sigh *

By the way, G, will you be doing any benching yourself or do you know if Z will?

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Hey guys, my wife and I both have Asus G50VT gaming laptops. I'm upgrading them from Vista 64bit to Windows 7 64bit. We both wanted better performance for playing games like World of Warcraft and Diablo 3. I updated hers first, everything went smoothly with the install, reinstalled all the drivers and now she is happy playing WoW smoother and faster than before.

Mine on the other hand, despite being the same exact model is not going too well. Installation of windows 7 went fine. Downloaded the drivers again and loaded up Diablo 3. Right off the bat i noticed it was struggling to run it at all, graphics were lagging, tearing jumping. I noticed on my information center that the RAM usage was normal but on the CPU usage it just sets on 0%. Like it is only running off of one processor. Has anyone ran into this or know of a way to make sure it is running both processors? Under device manager it lists both processors and the drivers are up to date, i even uninstalled the processors and rebooted the system so windows would find and install them. Will running msconfig as administrator help? I went under boot and the box was not checked and the pull down menu for "number of processors" showed 1. I checked the box and set the number of processors to 2. Does that only affect when the machine is booting up? My CPU usage still sits at 0%

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Asus G50VT upgrade help!

It may help to verify that your bios is version 213 for the G50VT. If it is not, then I would recommend to upgrade your bios. Or maybe just reinstall bios if it is updated because sometimes there can be an inconsistent file that puts the bios out of whack and then you will see weird issues.

As a side note, when the device manager lists that the "device is working properly", there could still be an issue due to the device manager is a general/basic system evaluation tool. Maybe you could go to CNET and download a free (but not one of the ads) system checkup tool and that may show you the issue.

You can google, "how to upgrade bios" and find a method that you like if you decide to do it. Some people teach weird so my how to recommendation may not work for you. Also, I would recommend to backup any data on your computer you want to keep. Go to the asus website and also download all drivers (which Im sure you've done since you upgraded your wife's) and have them handy.

Hope this helps and good luck! Let us know how it goes.

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I have added a 128GB SSD to my Asus E402MA laptop and cloned the 32GB EMMC to it using EaseUS to do backup but the new SSD is not bootable.
How can I make this Bootable and drive C:

A:ASUS E402mA SSD upgrade

Hello, can you check through threads like this and post further detail:
Solved SSD not booting Windows 10 after cloning from HDD. - Windows 10 Forums

Exactly which partitions do you believe are on your SSD - a screenshot showing them would be ideal.


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I have a Asus A7A 266 mobo with AMD Athlon-PECM, 1200 MHz.
I had one 512mb DDR dimm (PC266) and bought yesterday a second one. For some reason, it is not being detected. I shuffled the dimms around to be sure both DDR sockets and Dimms work: they do. The new DIMM is detected in both sockets, as well as my older DIMM when placed alone. But placing both at the same time only detects one of them. I flashed my bios so that it's now updated to Revision 1012.

Anyone have any clue on what else I can do?


A:DDR Upgrade Problem with Asus A7A 266

what are the brands/chips/specs of your memory dimm modules? (seems they probably are incompatible with each other, or your bios settings refuses to run the new one @ the speed/latencies of the old one.)

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