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RAM Memory Module Upgrade

Q: RAM Memory Module Upgrade

Hello Windows Vista Forums,

I would like to upgrade my Random Access Memory (RAM). I am thinking to put 2GB RAM cards into my machine. I have a small problem though. I don't know what type of memory my I should put into my machine. I own a Alienware Area 51 7500. Here are the system specs:

System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware
OS Vista Ultimate x64
CPU Area 51 7500
Motherboard MB-EVGA122CKNF68B1
Memory 8GB ElPIDA DDR2 PC2-6400 U-DIMM 800MHZ
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Sound Card EAX3
Monitor(s) Displays SAMSUNG 23" GAMERS CHOICE
Screen Resolution Primary 1680 X 1050, Secondary 1920 X 1080
Hard Drives ST3250410AS
Model: ST3250410AS
Size: 250GB
PSU CoolerMaster 1000
Case Alienware Black Head Chasis
Cooling Noctua NH-U12P x 1x120mm fan, 6x120mm case fans
Keyboard Alienware M51 Standard Keyboard
Mouse Alienware M5 Standard Size Mouse
Internet Speed 54.0 MBPS
Other Info Bought in October of 2007 from Alienware.

If anyone can reccomend a type of RAM for machine and where to purchase for a good reliable price, that would be fantastic! All help is appreciated! Thanks!


A: RAM Memory Module Upgrade

Pretty sure you'll be good with 240 pin DDR2 modules. Best to install in pairs, so keep that in mind. While newegg isn't guaranteed to give you the best price, they've always been reliable wherever I am in the world when it comes to shipping. - Computer Hardware,Memory,Desktop Memory,240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

Those are the modules for your board sorted by rating. I personally have Mushkin brand in my tower, but I'm not partial to any brand. Check out the reviews. Maybe someone else here has the same mobo as you and can offer some first hand experience on what you should get. Good luck.

Also for future reference

You can go there and find the proper ram size/timings and then use that info to do a search on newegg or your favorite shopping site.

According to them here's the ram you need (

Package: 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 Laptop having 4 GB RAM. I am planning to add additional 8GB RAM.
So, the Total RAM would be 4+8= 12 GB.

I found the following information in Dell Specifications User Guide:

Inspiron 5521 Two internally-accessible DDR3 SODIMM connectors
Inspiron 5537 Two internally-accessible DDR3L SODIMM connectors
Capacity Up to 16 GB
Inspiron 5521 Dual channel DDR3
Inspiron 5537 Dual channel DDR3L
Speed Up to 1600 MHz
Configurations supported 2 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

I found the following Memory Module information by running Command on my Laptop: 
Total Width: 64 bits

Data Width: 64 bits

Size: 4096 MB

Form Factor: SODIMM

Set: None

Locator: JDIMM2

Bank Locator: Not Specified

Type: DDR3

Type Detail: Synchronous

Speed: 1600 MHz

Question 1: Is it possible to add 4+8= 12GB configuration in this Laptop?
Question 2: Should i use DDR3 instead of DDR3L RAM in this Laptop?
Question 3: Which RAM is best supported with this Laptop, Kingston or CORSAIR Vengeance?

Note: I am using Ubuntu on this Machine.

A:Dell Inspiron 5521 | RAM Upgrade | Memory Module

1. Yes, albeit at a performance penalty.  It's designed for a pair of matched modules.
2.  Either will work by itself.  Don't mix DDR3 and DDR3L though -- if you have DDR3, use that; if L, use that if you're adding a module.
3.  Crucial is hard to beat particularly given its compatibility guarantee when purchased through its memory configurator.  Anything else- ask the vendor about compatibility guarantees (or be sure you understand the possible restocking charge if a return is required).

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 Hello , Product  : HP ENVY Ultrabook 4-1046txCurrent Wifi Module : Broadcom 802.11 b/g/n I need to upgrade my wifi module to a new dual band module preferably the Intel one. anyone confirm that whether my laptop is Whitelist or not ?  Thanks in Advance !

A:Upgrade Wifi Module to a new Dual band module

Hi, Your machine was built long way before mid 2014. The chance to change wireless card is from slim to none. Do you know the whitelist story don't you ? Regards.

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what is the difference in ecc and non ecc memory sticks and does it make a difference which one you can use in a dell optiplex 200. also does it make a difference if it is 40ns or 45ns? currently i have just 256mb and want to upgrage to 512mb. so i guess i need to know what is the correct sticks to buy that work with my dell. the stick in it now is 40ns.

A:memory module

Most desktop don't use ECC (Error Correction Code) Memory. However, this is a link to Dell with what they have available for sale for an Optiplex GX 200 if that's what you have. It is ECC memory. I looked at, usually a good site to do a memory search and they didn't have anything listed, but suggested you might need "proprietary" memory.

Optiplex GX200

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Hi Tech Guy,
Can you email me web URL's to buy a 1 GB Memory Module for a Dell OptiPlex GX270 with a Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 Genuiielntel ~2992 Mhz so I can upgrade my PC & OS ASAP

A:Where can i buy a 1GB Memory Module for my PC?

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My owners manual for Dell 2400 series desktop calls for a PC2700(333-MHz)DDR SDRAM (non-ECC) Memory Module

Will a Kingston 512MB PC2700DDR (KVR333/512R, KVR33350/512R) Memory Module be OK?

I'm confused can some one help?

A:Memory Module

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I have this laptop thats a bit old, I know it has a Pentium3 and 128mb ram. What I am trying to find out is the size,module of the ram? like if its PC100? or PC133? are there any programs out there that do this trick? thanks

A:memory module?

Make and model of the laptop would be useful. You can also go on sites like Kingston ,use their configurator and you will find exactly the memory you need.

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Hi, i was just checking out a site that sells memory upgrades...

I noticed that theyre selling 1 GB laptop memory for hp (it doesnt mention two 512mb sticks).
Im using a compaq m2000 laptop, is it possible to just buy a single 1GB memory stick to place into one slot or would i have to buy 2 x512mb? how many bytes can each slot hold?


A:1GB memory module?

The max ram for that model laptop is 1GB so the safest most reliable way to go would be to purchase 2x 512MB. read this page from
Good website for memory, I use it all the time.

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Dear Sirs,
I recently put together a system that consists of:

Motherboard - Soyo K7VTA VIA KT133 chipset 200 FSB
CPU - AMD Athlon Thunderbird 900 Mhz
Memory - 1 Micron 256 MB, PC133
Hard Drive - IBM 40 GB ATA 66 7200 RPM
OS - Windows 2000 SP 2
Video - Gigabyte Geoforce2 MX400 64MB

This system has been running fine and without incident until I recently purchased an addition memory module. The memory module is identified on the chips as, Siemens HYB39S256400T-8(B). It was advertised as 512 MB Unregistered, PC133. I installed the memory into the next available DIMM socket (3 onboard). When I rebooted the computer several things happened.

1.) The PC booted through BIOS where the memory was tested and recognized (786,432 total memory) them memory and began to load Windows and then suddenly rebooted. This occured over and over.
2.) After booting into BIOS setup (Memory was recognized in BIOS) I exited and when the machine rebooted I received a STOP error.
STOP error = The ACPI BIOS in this system is not fully compliant with the ACPI specification. 0x000000A5, 0X00000011, 0X00000007, 0XEB8680C0, 0X0100000C

I then removed the new memory module and the machine booted normally.

Can you please offer me some suggestions.

Thank You,
Kelly Rudnick
[email protected]

A:Memory Module from .........

What happens if you put just the new module in? Any problems (could be a bad module)? If not:
Do you know if the new memory is ECC or non-ECC? What about the original memory?
Also, do you know if the original memory is also unregistered/unbuffered as opposed to registered/buffered?
If they are of different types, they may not play well together.

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I have an NEC memory module with the following markings on each of the two chips:4318160-70 and 9451AU600. the back of the board has the markings: P7460 and P10-04B74600.

Can someone please advise me as to the capacity of the module and whether or not it is parity.

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By looking at a stick of memory how can you tell how much RAM it is please?


A:memory module

There should be a sticker on the module giving the specifications.

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Hey there,
I checked to c what memory would b suitable for my laptop ( HP Compaq nx6110 ), and it seems i need DDR PC2700..
I was wondering if it matters if i use PC2700,2100 or some other ...
Does anyone know if my system would function with any of the other PC speeds?



A:Memory Module question

Usually, faster speeds are OK (it will just run at the motherboard speed or the speed of any other RAM module also installed, whichever is the slower)

But if you install slower RAM (2100) then all RAM, including any original module that may be faster will run at the slower speed.

I have not experienced issues using faster RAM, but very rarely timing issues may arise and it will fail to work. But it's rare.

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memory module not functional led blinks three times tried other rams still not bootingwifi f12 button blinks simultenuoslyhow to repair

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i just installed a Kingston 64MB PC100 in the next slot to the one already holding a 64MB PC100...... restarted...... no monitor..... black....... took the emodule out again... rebooted....... everything back to normal.... what is going on? Did I miss something? What else do you have to do besides insert the memory into the slot and make sure it's seated and the claps are closed? The Ram is new.

A:New Memory Module = Problems

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hi everyone wondering if anyone can help me please,i have ran malwarebytes and it has picked up two virus and says will delete on reboot but they wont go away it makes my computer bleep now and again and its definitely not running right,slow and keeps messing internet pages and desktop icons in toolbar area not present as to what they were before so on... well i dont want anything thats not supposed to be in there you know what i mean i ran avg and that has picked them up but still when i run malware it still finds the same two trojans and in the log file this is what it says...\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruixjetaspb.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Delete on reboot. the second one is....\\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\hjgruixjetaspb.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. but like i say avg has done full scan and then malware keeps finding them and theyre still there... anyone help please??

A:memory module virus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. The bullet the immediate notification bubble. Then press submit.I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but: One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan. This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identity T... Read more

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Hi I have recently purchased inspiron 5567 laptop and I think I would need to add more RAM to it.
in India I don't find anywhere on the Dell official site, an option to purchase a memory module.
So I wanted to know from where I can purchase a compatible RAM for Inspiron 5567? (do I have to look for any specific brand for memory module?)
Is it okay to purchase from a local computer store or from online store like Amazon or Flipkart?
Secondly, do I have to take my laptop to the service center to replace the module or I can replace it at my home itself?
If I replace it at my own, will it affect my laptop's warranty?

A:Upgrading Memory Module

It'll take up to 2X8G DDR4-19200 modules; yes, you can purchase the memory and install it yourself (simply requires removing the base cover).
Disconnect the battery and unplug the system before upgrading.

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I have read some data that says that Windows Seven has problems with mixed sizes of memory modules. In my system I have three 2 Gig modules and one 1 Gig module. Can this cause any problems. The memory came preinstalled in my system so I assume it is of same type and manufacturer. Still trying to chase a problem with desktop heap allocation failure at boot up.

A:Memory module size

Quote: Originally Posted by arliedog

I have read some data that says that Windows Seven has problems with mixed sizes of memory modules. In my system I have three 2 Gig modules and one 1 Gig module. Can this cause any problems. The memory came preinstalled in my system so I assume it is of same type and manufacturer. Still trying to chase a problem with desktop heap allocation failure at boot up.

The size of the module shouldn't matter as long as they are exactly the same specs. If you think the heap problem is caused by memory download and run memtestx86 for several hours at least.

You can also check in event viewer (type event vwr in search) for log entries. Go to windows logs>application tab (and system)and look for errors (red in the left hand colum) relating to the problem. When found note the event ID and source codes and relay them to us

Let us know if you need help

Ken J+

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I'm currently running my system on a puny (it seems) 512 MB of DDR SDRAM (2 sticks of 256).
However, I've just bought 1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM 1 stick 400mhz to upgrade it & have heard a horror story from a friend that this won't work as I need to buy 2 matching sticks of the same memory for it to work.
Is this true?

A:Memory module query

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I am trying to reformat a friends computer. It is a real mess, so I do not want to clean it out. But when I try to run the xp-setup, it gives me a bsod with different messages, all including setupdd.sys. I can boot normally, setup loads files, I am asked what I want to do, press enter to setup, accept license agreement. When it asks me where I want to set up windwos, partitions etc, it show 4 unknown devices with unknown size, no harddisk, no partitions, after that, whatever I do, a bsod.
I googled this up and it seems to have to do with bad ram. My computer shows all disks and partitions without problems, so I figure it is not a hardware problem, but malware, preventing me from formatting/re-installing windows xp.
The problem is, that all works fine, ram test is fine. I ran several antimalware tools and mbam gave me one time (not the first scan) an infected memory module with a win32 trojan. It said delete on reboot, I rebooted and reran the scan and now it says the same. Sorry, I did not include the log, but I am afraid to use my usb-stick to copy the log, after what I was on that PC, I became a little paranoid.
Malwarebytes, run in normal mode, quick scan, reports memory module infecten with trojan downloader, c:\wiindows\system32\wmimgr32.dll and the file c:\windows\system32\wmimgr32.dll.
When I run the scan in safemode, it does not detect a thing.

I appreciate any help!!

A:Memory module infected

In time I also ran dr. Web, some 2000 infected files with win32.hllp.neshta and win32.sector.204800, file infectors, very nasty, but apparently cured. I ran windows memory test, no errors found. I ran also checkdisk, inclusive surface scan and it found some problems (as a result of file intection?). The problem still remains, I start windows setup, it still does not recognize any partitioned/unpartitioned space (I checked in my computer, 50 Gb partitioned and 100 Gb unpartitioned) and after any choice I make there (create, delete, setup) a bsod.

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Hi Guys,
Thought i'de upgrade my 2 half gig ddr 266 memory sticks, too
2 one gig ddr 266 memory sticks.
when i installed the sticks the system soon started rapid bleeping, and the moniter display the no video input message. I reinstalled the old memory, back to normal. Any ideas would be appreciated.
All the best.

A:Memory Module Issues

What is the make and model of the new memory?

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I went to the Gateway site and found they recommend the following memory upgrade.

Infineon 512 MB PC2-4200 533 MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM

When I place this in the search engine for Newegg, it comes up with nothing. I want to add 1 GB of memory. My computer is a Gateway GT5220.

According to the site I have 4 memory slots, 2 free (512+512+0+0)

With the information above, can you tell me what I need to look for online to order the correct memory for my computer?

A:Solved: What memory module do I need

Here you go

Kingston, Corsair and Crucial are all good brands.

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Memory Test FailedFaiure ID: 90931T 64P84A QFPK1G 407K03Product ID: A5F74AV Memory Module Hi, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my laptop and see what I need to fiix or replace. When you try and boot it, it goes in circles trying to do the "Preparing Automatc Repair" but it always fails and says the PC did not start correctly. Upon hitting restart the process repeats. Ocassionally ading the step of diagnosing PC but nothing else happens.  I am unable to get passed the booting process. Any help or advice would be great!

A:A5F74AV Memory Module

You have a dv6t-7000 model and you have a bad memory module. This is a little fuzzy but watchable. See at 2:50 into the video how there are 2 modules. Try each module by itself in each slot and see if you can boot the machine and also run the test. That should isolate the bad memory module and all you would need to do is replace it. Will also diagnose if a slot is bad if modules work in one slot but neither works in the other slot.  Post back your fuindings and we can go from there.

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Helloes mates, ive got the following problem thats been annoying me for the last couple days.

I just bought brand new computer parts and im trying to get them to work together.
Ive gotten to a point where motherboard displays an error "C1" continuously(this motherboard has a small led display that shows error messages). Even tried resettin CMOS, changing places of memory modules, only using one module etc. but i still can't get it to work.
Also the memory modules seem to generate alot of heat during that time that motherboard is stuck at C1 phase. I haven't had the balls to keep it going for more than 5 minutes since at that point memory modules heat build-up seems to be too much.

Motherboards manual says for C1 code that:
Detect memory
-Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and EEC
-Auto-detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
Motherboard: Abit AB9 Pro Intel 965 LGA775 ATX
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2,40Ghz, Socket 775, FSB 1066, 4MB Cache
Power: Nexus NX-4090 400W ATX
Video card: Club 3D 8600GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E DUAL-DVI TV
Memory: Corsair Twin2X 2x1GB DDR2 800Mhz kit

A:Memory module/processor?

POST error C1 indicates RAM refresh has failed.

Try the RAM in another bank or try a diff module. Check to make sure the banks are clear and free of obstructions.

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Sorry I am dim, but I can't figure out if the memory I have will work with the mobo i have.

mobo: Asus A7V400-MX
(from the supoprt manual: supports up to 2GB unbuffered PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM)

Memory: 1 x 512 DDR 400 PC3200 UDIMM made by elixir.

I know the 'PC' numbers don't match, but i was assured twice by the tech guy that the memory is backwards-compatible with the mobo specs.

Unfortunately I am having problems with the new mobo, which may be due to the new memory, I'm not sure!!

The full problem I'll describe if I get past this issue. Don't want to bore you with it all stright up at first.


A:Does this memory module fit this mobo?

Yes it should work. It will just run at most 2700 (333MHz) or slower
instead of 3200 (400MHz), depending on the CPU FSB and your settings.

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When I checked my computer screen this morning it was stuck on Reset 2%. After shutting down, my system will not start, just displays hp with very slow blink. I was able to run a system check and received a failure ID: RGFX3F-78387E-QFFV61-402G03. MEMORY MODULE FAILURE. Oh, what to do, can anyone help?

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have CQ60-101AU laptop. I'd like to buy Corsair Memory ? 2GB DDR2 SODIMM Memory (VS2GSDS800D2). Is it compatible with my laptop?

A:CQ60 memory module (RAM) compatibility

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How to remove the memory module?

Get the following message and for me this means that one of the modules is broken:

Memory Error
Address = 00034000H
Read Date = 28034000H
Write Data = 00034000H

For my opinion the computer should boot again when I remove the broken memory slice?

Cheers Australia

A:Tecra R10 - How to remove memory module?


You can remove easily the memory modules.
I think the bay is placed at the bottom of the unit.
You have to remove the screw securing the bay and you will get a access to the module.

Here is a video how to do this on another notebook Satellite L500. But the procedure is not very different on Tecra R10

Hope this helps a little bit

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I have a Dell Studio 1737 laptop, Runs Vista. Bought in 2009.
A month or more ago, the battery stopped working. I haven’t replaced it yet, because, 1. It went from working to not working very abruptly, and I’m not sure that’s how batteries die. 2. Checking online, I read it might be my BIOS. 3. I know someone who replaced her battery and it only worked for a week or so. So her computer must have another issue going on, maybe mine does too.  
The last 2 weeks, the laptop has been freezing at random times.
When it’s not freezing, it’s running great. I run virus and malware checks often. Paid Avast, free Malwarebytes, ADWcleaner, CCleaner, and I ran Windows Repair All in One.
I ran a diagnostic test at Dell, it found a critical hardware failure--my memory module isn’t working properly and should be replaced. My System Info says that my -- RAM is 4.00 GB, Total physical memory - 3.96 GB, Available physical memory - 2.58, Total virtual memory - 8.12 GB, Available virtual memory - 6.62 GB.
Question-could this memory module issue cause the battery issue and/or the random freezing?
I also attempted to update my BIOS at Dell, which was a recommended update. It wouldn’t allow me to complete the update, because there was no battery.
Any advice would be welcome.

A:Battery, BIOS or memory module?

Hello - Yes batteries can die abruptly.. normally you would see a decrease in how long it stays charged and then it would simply fail.  But it could be yours just decided to die.  Also your computer's freezing can be attributed to bad memory and if their memory tester found a problem you may indeed have failing memory, but I would try replacing the battery first ( just in case somehow the lack of battery is affecting the memory circuit. (unlikely but possible).

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Hello everyone: A few weeks ago I pushed the button to start my PC. It started with its usual routine but then stopped booting up and just started beeping at me. After several attempts at forcing it to shut down then starting it again only to have it beep at me I just left it off and used the laptop to do some research about the beeping. Seems it had to do with a memory problem which I managed to locate by removing the memory modules one at a time and replacing them in the same location they came from. I managed to isolate one module that when installed, caused the machine to beep and boot no further, and when removed, the machine booted up o.k. although it was a bit sluggish and acted like it wasn't to sure about what it was supposed to do with itself. It just so happened that it was in an end socket and when I removed a module from the opposite end and placed it in the suspect socket, the beeping started again, so I put that module back in it's place at the other end and left the other socket empty. I'm actually using the PC in question to make this post, it seems to run satisfactorily without the one module in place, but at times seems to loose its bearings. Sorry about running on, my question is. "Is the the memory module the problem, or is it the socket that the memory module plugs into the problem, and what is the solution either way? On this particular machine a H.P. a1250n Media Center desktop; I can install up to 4 1-gig modules, I'm using the 2 512 MB modules i... Read more

A:Memory Module or System Board?


Since the beeping starts when using a known good module in the "suspect" slot it

would seem to indicate a problem with the slot.

You can try testing using one working module in all slots to make sure that the issue is the slot.

If the slot is determined to be defective the board would have to be replaced.

This can be an issue with OEM unless the board is replaced with the same board.

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Hi to all seven forum.
please guide me on this issue. I have a dell inspiron 14 n4050. and it had 2gb ddr3 ram. and I want to upgrade the ram to 4gb. but here is a little confusion. some system information softwares shows that the ram installed on this pc is 667mhz bus. and I want to upgrade the 4gb ram of 1333mhz. I attached those softwares snapshot, check them and guide me that is it really 667mhz or what.? if this is 667mhz then another 1333mhz 2gb ram would not compatible with it and I must purchased the exact same bus ram, either 4gb single or pair of 2gb with exact model and bus.
also tell me the ram model that which model is installed on this laptop.

A:How do I know the exact RAM module for upgrade.

If unsure you can unscrew side panel of machine and there should be a sticker on ram module(s) stating make model speed etc you shouldnt need to remove the ram to see sticker

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I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which currently has 512mb of RAM on board.
I want to add another 512 module.
The Owners Manual states that I should remove the AGP CARD before adding a new module. It doesn't say that I should replace it when the new memory is inserted.
Can anyone tell me what is the function of the AGP card and if it is necessary to remove it before adding the new memory module?
Cobh Rambler.

A:Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

There is no reason to remove an AGP card if you are adding more memory. Unless the AGP card physically blocks the RAM slot (not allowing you to put the RAM in), you need not worry about the AGP card.

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Hello members, this is my first day as a member and i got a problem.
I have a ASROCK K7VT2 motherboard with a Athlon 2000 cpu and 256 mb of 266ddr ram, but i have decided to upgrade so i have lobbed the 256 mb of ram out and replaced it with a single stick of 1gb of 266 ddr ram.
Noweverything works and it is faster BUT its only showing as 512mb of ram, the BIOS is fully updated and i have tryed the ram in the second slot to no avail. Have looked in the manual and the board says it takes 2gb of ram and it has 2 slots so 1+1 = 2 YE only this board dont wanna play i have tryed emailing asrock but go no reply so HHHEEELLLPPP can anyone help me please


A:Asrock K7VT2 memory module not recognized!!! HELP

this will definitely not solve your problem, but please read the contents of this link

it says how much asrock sux. sorry man.

by the way

Hello and Welcome to Techspot

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I've just bought a Toshiba NB 510-10D and I can't find where do I have to change the RAM memory,

Can anyone help me?


A:Replace the memory RAM module of TOSHIBA NB510


I found very nice YouTube movie How to replace the RAM for Toshiba NB500, NB520, NB550D Series

Check this.
The plastic cover at the bottom of the unit needs to be removed? there you will see the HDD and the memory modules. Spread out the two memory lock latches so that the memory module pops up. Pull the memory module up and out at an angle, using care to avoid touching the connectors. Remove the memory module.

That?s all.

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I've posted this already but I was wondering if there was anyone else had an opinion on this.
I have a Dell Dimension 4550 which currently has 512mb of RAM on board.
I want to add another 512 module.
The Owners Manual states that I should remove the AGP CARD before adding a new module. It doesn't say that I should replace it when the new memory is inserted.
Can anyone tell me what is the function of the AGP card and if it is necessary to remove it before adding the new memory module?
Cobh Rambler.

A:Is it necessary to remove AGP CARD before adding memory module?

The AGP card would be your video card, you'd definitely want to put that back in or your computer won't work. Normally you don't remove the video card to install more memory.

The only reason I see for doing that, since its not a normal procedure, is that the card may be in the way of the latches on the side of the memory slots.

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This is supposedly what happened to my computer. Is there some way to prevent this or find out early enough to prevent drive erasure?

A:Can bad memory module erase hard drive?

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I get this message whenever I log on; try to run regedit or msconfig. I'm frustrated trying to find out what the problem is...can you help???

Each time the @ # is different...i.e., ". . . in module kernel32 at 5443:91271892" these numbers change each login.

I can't see what is running on startup because this message occurs and never goes into msconfig.


A:Memory Access Violation in Module Kernel32 @ . . .

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I know you're not supposed to mix memory modules, but I have an extra 256 mg module that's a different brand from the modules now in my system. My mb (ASUS) manual says "For dual channel configuration the total size of memory modules installed per channel must be the same for better performance" which I have now w/the 2 512 mg modules installed (Patriot). It also says "Always install modules w/the same CAS latency".

My questions:

1) Could installing the 256 mg module actually weaken performance of the "dual channel configuration"?

2) If it is a different CAS latency, could it harm the mb or other memory modules in any way?

I figure if it doesn't work, the system just won't boot and I'll remove the extra module. But if it does boot, I want to be sure no harm is done to the mb, the other modules, and that it won't actually degrade the dual channel performance of the other 2 modules.

Thanks much,

A:Solved: Can This Memory Module Harm my System?

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Hi. I done a report on my pc using EVEREST because I wanted to upgrade my RAM. It says:

[ Memory Controller ]

Memory Controller Properties:
Error Detection Method None
Error Correction None
Supported Memory Interleave 1-Way
Current Memory Interleave 4-Way
Supported Memory Speeds 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types DIMM, SDRAM
Supported Memory Voltages 3.3V
Maximum Memory Module Size 256 MB
Memory Slots 2

It says maximum Memory Module Size 256MB. Does this mean I cannot put a 512MB memory module in or does it mean the most ive got in it is 256mb?

A:EVEREST - Maximum Memory Module Size

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I have brand new Dell Inspiron 11 3158 2-in-1 .So far loving it.But I hate that I've got the 1x1:1 802.11n adapter, which tops out at 150Mbps and 2.4Ghz only. I want 5Ghz, preferably 802.11ac. Single stream or dual stream if possible.
Any recommendation what card will supported on my Inspiron? Where I can order it? Do Dell offer the modules directly for upgrade?
Current card is Dell Wireless 1810 with new M.2/NGFF Connection (not mini PCI-ex socket), which use mediocre realtek chipset inside.
and, by upgrading this part, do I lose my warranty?
Currently living in Indonesia.

Thankyou before.

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Hello, I am currently experiecing connection drops with my AC7260. I tried changing all the advanced options but looks like my card is already faulty. Yup it's only a year old and it is already faulty. Since my warranty is out already, I just want to know if the new HP Omen-15 is compatible with the new AC8260NGW. Been looking for information everywhere if the laptop has whitelist. No luck so I have no choice but to ask haha. Thank you,Maurice

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Hi my name is Richard.I got a pc here and we got a major problem.   203 - Memory module failed self test and failing rank was disabled (slot 3) I know this a ram , motherboard problem but I don't know how to fix it. My devices does not work, it said LSI Raid error, my keyboard, mouse does not work. I tried to spam f10 for bios but It still showed up the error message. I dont wanna spend too much money on this. I really need to fix this problem before I ever get in trouble. I believe my ram comes with the motherboard because I don't see any ram sticks inside my pc. I tried to reboot but nope, it still gave me the message. This really scared me, I could not get any devices working, I could not go to bios, I dont have a clear disk to diagnose on. I've seen forums thesame as this but non of them worked. Please help us. I will try to be active as soon as possible.  Any replies will be replied and, Please help us and tell us the solution for this. I only saw HP users have this. I don't want to spend $500 bucks for a new pc.  Specs: PC: HP Workstation x8600DDR3 Memory: 6 gbPciE: Zotac Geforce GT 610  Any further replies will be replied as fast as possible. I will try to be active as soon as possible.   Thank you staff, volunteers and members for reading this thread. I've tried everything i could do to fix this, nothing seems to be working.                 &nbs... Read more

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Please help.
Does anyone have a *photo or physical description* on the original 128 Meg module that went in the the 3440CT.

I know the part number and specification I'm specifically trying to identify if the one in my 3440CT is a Toshiba part and therefore under the 10year guarantee. Its faulty.

Paper Label Printed with:-

* square "3d" bar code
* 128MB PC-133
* MTGA83S-86KI3
* S/N:S36000801096

The chips are KTI

it has 4 chips on each side and is a Micro Dimm 144 pin.
Printed on board is T3-0196 REV:1.0

I hope this link works. This is one on Ebay in Poland


Message was edited by: neill.bird

A:Portege 3440CT: What is a orginal memory module spec


Portege 3440 supports 64Mb of internal memory and this memory cannot be removed.
So only one slot is available.

As far as I know Toshiba recommends using these modules for an upgrade:

*SDRAM 64MB (PA3033U-1M06)*
*SDRAM 128MB (PA3034U-1M12)*

I think you could google for these single numbers and you should get a photo or all needed details about these modules?


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Good day to all. Can someone please assist me, advance thanks..

I bought a PC with MSI mainboard, N430GT, with 2-2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G installed RAM (=4GB), 500GB HDD.
Everything works smooth until I read that I could upgrade memory up to 16GB max. BTW my OS is Win7 64 Ultimate.

So I decided first to buy and install 2pcs-4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G (=8GB), for a few days everything works fine as expected, I shut it down one night and the following day restarting my PC, it turned BLUE with messages., and then on as often as every 5 minutes or less it turns BSOD.

I asked my friends and told me to do a clean OS reinstallation and I did that, but the problem persisted as if nothing changed.

So I did a memory diagnostic and It noted that possible hardware problem.

I did immediately changed and swap back my original 2pcs-2GB memory, and surprisingly until this thread writing it is ok.

My mainboard supports dual channel (two slots only) and I want to know how could I checked which one of the two 4GB memory modules is not working, or is it safe to install only one 4GB memory to checked which of the two is working or both are not working?

Any immediate response is of great help. thanks.

A:BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

The Kingston Value Ram (KVR) is known to be marginal and not even work in some PC's. The regular Kingston memory is usually OK but none of the techies that I know will use or recommend the KVR.

Check the MSI (or whoever the motherboard vendor is) site for your motherboard model (you didn't list it so I can't check for your). The N430GT is your video card, not the motherboard. Most motherboard vendors list compatible memory for their motherboards. Best to use memory that has been certified for the specific motherboard.

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I have the small Inspiron 3250 Desktop.  Processor information:  Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz (CPU:0).  Memory type:  DDR3 (1600 MHz).
I want to add another 8gb memory module.  I have asked Dell representative 5 times about which module to order.  I have received 4 different recommendations and one "your PC can't be upgraded).  I do know that my PC has two slots for memory and is only using 1 8gb module so I know it can be upgraded.  I just don't know which module is best suited for my PC.
Any suggestions??  Thanks in advance

A:Inspiron 3250 Small Desktop Memory Module

Have you called Dell Spare Parts directly (totally separate from Dell tech support) and given them that part number?
You can look at They have 2x8GB RAM for this system model for ~$94. The good thing about Crucial is they guarantee it works in whichever system they recommended it for or they take it back. Many people around this forum buy from Crucial.
But do yourself a favor. Start at Crucial's home page and work through their product finder on the left side so you know you looking at RAM for your system. Don't just rely on the link I posted, because -after all- it is your money.  
You will have to click the "Show more" button when you get to the page for your model to see the 8 GB modules.
And I guess you could sell the Hynix module on eBay etc to recover some of the cost of a new pair...

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I have a Tecra 8200 p3 (850 i think) that currently has 2x 128MB RAM.

The laptop only registers 128MB, so I think one of the sockets may be faulty.

I understand the maximum memory the tecra 8200 will address is 512MB, but can this be in a single Dimm, or must it be in 2x256?



A:Tecra 8200 recognizes only one 128MB memory module


You can use 2 x 256MB memory modules 144-Pin PC133 SODIMM or 144-Pin PC100 SODIMM

Best regards

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Hello, I have a dell 8250 that i am pretty happy with but have noticed that i need more ram. I have 512 now but several programs that i run suck up much of it. I have just purchased 2 new 512 modules for this thing and plan on pulling the 256 sticks out and replace them with the new ones. My question is i know i need to put rambus in matched pairs but can i have a pair of 512 and a pair of 256? any ideas? also i was thinking about wiping out my main drive for a complete clean reinstall. Is that a little overkill? opinions requested. thanks for your time.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8250
Motherboard Chipset Intel Tehama i850(E)
System Memory 512 MB (RDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/22/03)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

A:Solved: Rambus Inline Memory Module, 256, 533mhz, 128x16, 8c

rrlr420 said:

Hello, I have a dell 8250 that i am pretty happy with but have noticed that i need more ram. I have 512 now but several programs that i run suck up much of it. I have just purchased 2 new 512 modules for this thing and plan on pulling the 256 sticks out and replace them with the new ones. My question is i know i need to put rambus in matched pairs but can i have a pair of 512 and a pair of 256? any ideas? also i was thinking about wiping out my main drive for a complete clean reinstall. Is that a little overkill? opinions requested. thanks for your time.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 8250
Motherboard Chipset Intel Tehama i850(E)
System Memory 512 MB (RDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (04/22/03)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)Click to expand...

Good question--try it--I don't think it will work, but all it can do is not boot.

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I boot my Hp machine, nothing shown on screen and "capslock & numlock 3 times blink"i tried hard reseting it / AC adapter and battery does not seem to be the reason of this issue. is it memory module error? how to fix it?

A:Memory module error capslock & numlock 3 times blink

@usmanm27? Try reseating the memory boards first."Just remove them and reinsert them." HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation - Remove/Replace Videos REO

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  If I upgrade Avast program through its upgrade function, it generates a dll missing error which can only be fixed by complete uninstall, reinstall, and reConfigure from square one.
Does anyone know how to get offline installs of Avast Pro Anti-Virus?  I think if I simply install the latest greatest, my settings will be saved [I hope!] and I will avoid the dll missing error.
My Avira Anti-Virus Pro's Firewall module is uninstalled, go figure.  Does anyone know how I can reinstall just that Firewall module, or, do I need to reinstall the offline EXE?
  I have three computers, each one has its own stuff.

A:Avast upgrade & Avira Firewall module not installed

Avast! Professional Antivirus direct download <- offline installeravast 2016 Offline Installers (direct download Links)

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I have upgraded one of my old computers from 512MB RAM to 1GB by buying another PC3200 DDR400 512MB module. Upon booting Windows XP after the installation of RAM, BSODs with various errors show up (sometimes before loading to the desktop, sometimes after the desktop has loaded). Some of the errors include: IRQL LESS THAN EQUAL error, and another error that has the word 'Page' in it (I forgot if it is Page fault or Page file).

I have traced this down to the BIOS Memory settings. Before the upgrade, I have set other settings to the optimal setting that the BIOS can allow me, by reading this guide: , without any problems. Upon upgrading, setting the DRAM Command Rate to 2T will prevent the BSODs (before the installation of the new module, this setting was set to 1T and my system worked fine without any BSODs).

I am wondering if there is another way I can get my system to work while still setting the DRAM Command Rate to 1T. As I have seen from various websites like this one: ( , there is a performance increase if the DRAM Command Rate is set to 1T. I also would like to know if the performance gain is not that significant and if it is better if I just leave it at 2T?

I am also wondering if module order matters (based from closeness to the processor) in performance and stability. I have found out thru Everest Home Edition that the ne... Read more

A:DRAM Command Rate BIOS setting Problem with Installation of New Memory Module

Put the slower one into Slot 1 - that ought to ensure it runs at that speed, not the faster sticks timings..

You could try resetting it to 1T if that proves stable. A slight bump in Ram Voltage probably wouldn't hurt - if your board has that Facility in the BIOS.

A quick way to test stablility is to run a 2m SuperPi - it's not foolproof, but if it passes, you know you're on the right track. If you get errors, it's still suss, and you might want to run a MemTest on each stick individually - although it's new, it may still be faulty!

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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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One for all you "Experts"

Hey all, I'm new around here, and I joined because I have bad computer trouble, and maybe someone could identify my problem. The other day, I opened up my computer to put a stick of 512 Mb DDR Ram into it, and i found two 128 Mb DDR sticks already in there. So I took one of the 128 Mb Chips out, and put the 512 Mb in, mixing them up with each other. Anyways, when I turned on my computer to boot it up, it made a bunch of wierd noises, like beeps, so I turned it off fairly fast. I took out the 512 Mb and put back in the old 128 Mb stick. Now whenever I push the button for my computer to come on, It will only make a long beep, pause for a second, then keep making the beeps, over and over again, the screen does not light, the LED stays orange. If anyone could help, anything is appreciated, Thanks.

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A:Installing new memory module (One for all you "Experts")

Take out all the sticks of ram, and then out in the 128 and 512. Be sure to take all of them out first though, and they are pushed ALL the way down, it requires some force.

What I do is, line up the RAM with the slot, then just push down hard on the ram until the clips at the side automatically come up and clip the ram into place

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I have a Qosmio G30-201, with the following spec:
- Intel? Centrino? Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T7400- Genuine Windows? XP Media Center Edition- 400 (200 + 200) GB Hard Disk Drive- 2,048 (1,024+1,024) MB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz)- 17" Toshiba TruBrite? WUXGA TFT display- HD DVD-ROM drive

Running under Vista Ultimate

I would like to upgrade the memory to 4096.

Do I have to buy 4096 of memory, or can I add 2048?

What memory do i buy? Toshiba do not seem to sell MB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz) after 4 years. What other memory would be suitable?

Many thanks,

Best regards


A:Re: How to upgrade memory on Qosmio G30-201 and where to buy memory

Your notebook can handle with 4GB of RAM and I recommend you to use 2 x 2GB module.
Compatible 2 GB module has part number PA3513U-1M2G or Kingston KTT667D2/2G.

Put the part umber in Google and you will find a place where you can order it in your country.


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I recently upgraded my Windows 7 laptop from 4GB of physical memory to 8 GB. The Bios immediately recognized the added memory but it appears the Task Manager physical memory has not changed and only recognizes ~3.5 GB of available memory. Is there a way
to have Task Manager recognize the added memory? Is the fact that the Task Manager does not recognize the added memory mean other functions are not recognizing the added memory?

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I ran Malwarebytes several times and always get two infections. One is Trojan.TDSS with the Catagory: Memory Module and Items: \\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\SKYNETnpoysrwi.dll. The other is Trojan.TDSS with the Catagory: File and Items: \\?\globalroot\systemroot\system32\SKYNETnpoysrwi.dll. I make sure they are checked, remove them, restart as prompted, rescan and get the same result. I have repeated this process several times. I tried another method from another site of getting rid of these by disabling the driver in the device manager and running "Avenger" to delete the driver and then I believe reinstall it. It is currently still disabled and the icon has an exclamation on it. I hope this helps you. Thanks.
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mr. Amazo at 11:04:21.00 on Sun 06/28/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.253 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
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A:Infected with Trojan.TDSS Memory Module and Trojan.TDSS File

Reformated drive, so no reply is neccessary. However it would be nice to know what is required for this fix. Thanks.

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I'm running 2GB ram now. Would it help much up-grading to 4GB as far as my desk-top programs (MS Office 2007 mostly)

A:Memory upgrade

Depends. If you're using Vista, upgrading to Windows 7 would help more. If you're running on a low-end CPU, upgrading that would help more.

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I am considering upping my memory from 256MB and going higher, in order to do so I have to replace the current memory cards with higher cpacity ones. I have a Dell computer and am wondering if I must stick with Dell memory or if I can use a brand found commonly at OfficeMax, etc. OM has a "Kingston" brand they are offering that has some rebates, its cheaper than Dell memory sticks, any thoughts?

A:Memory Upgrade

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hi goodmorning can someone please tell me how much memory i can install on my pc and also what size sticks i should buy thanks for any help heres my pc details

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 (build 2600) Compaq Presario 5405EA 470032-640 MODEL1
System Serial Number: 4D23KQNTB02G
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Compaq 073Ch
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 786K5 12/05/2001
Drives Memory Modules c,d
61.12 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
59.06 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Compaq DVD-ROM SD-M1612 [CD-ROM drive]
HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8160B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6E040L0 [Hard drive] (41.11 GB) -- drive 1, s/n E1VEWRKE, rev NAR61EA0, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD200EB-11CPF0 [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAAU1490530, rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy 224 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM2' has 128 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' has 128 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 20.01 GB 18.02 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 1) 41.11 GB 41.04 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
alan 18/11/2006 09:36:31 (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never
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A:memory upgrade


Use the Crucial web site memory selector which will tell you all you need to know.

Select make then model and let the program tell you what memory you need.

Guaranteed to fit and work with a lifetime warranty.



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P4 2.66 533fsb 1mb L2
ECS 848p-a7 mobo
ati 850xt video
512mb corsair 2700

Question will I see an improvement game and overall system with another 512/2700 stick for 1g memory or going with a single 512/3200. Can't afford a 1g/3200 stick right now. Or should I stick with what I have until I can afford the 400ddr.

A:Memory upgrade?

If you are staying with that cpu, then pc2700 will do fine. Get the second 512 stick and it will play today's games noticeably better. Older games, say Tribes and Tribes2 era, will show no improvement unless you are running other apps at the same time. Older games seldome used more than say 170megs. They fit nicely into 512.

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Little info required:
I have a Dell Dimension 8400 (X86 system type, if that means anything).
I currently have 512MB of RAM & I obviously want to upgrade this to something a bit beefier.
I recently got a bargain (or so I thought ) 1GB stick of PC3200 DDR SDRAM (400mhz) RAM but, surprise, surprise, it doesnt fit. The spec is 184 pin & I believe my system needs 240 pin?
Is this the case?
All thanks in advance.
BTW: TSG rules, I should have checked it ut here 1st before I parted with my cash

A:Memory upgrade

Eggenberg4Ev said:

Little info required:
I have a Dell Dimension 8400 (X86 system type, if that means anything).
I currently have 512MB of RAM & I obviously want to upgrade this to something a bit beefier.
I recently got a bargain (or so I thought ) 1GB stick of PC3200 DDR SDRAM (400mhz) RAM but, surprise, surprise, it doesnt fit. The spec is 184 pin & I believe my system needs 240 pin?
Is this the case?
All thanks in advance.
BTW: TSG rules, I should have checked it ut here 1st before I parted with my cash Click to expand...

here is your page from crucial

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Toshiba satellite L670 laptop memory DDR3 8500 memory upgrade to 8 gig max. bought 2 x 4gb upgrade memory modules which are the correct specification according to toshiba, but when inserted will not boot. When I put original module in slot A and new module in slot B it boots displaying correct memory readout, 2gb slot A original + 4 gb new module in B slot. If you try and reverse modules boot fails, so unable to run full 8gb upgrade modules. Anybody got any ideas??

A:memory upgrade

So, you put a 2GB chips in A and a 4GB chip in B, Can you put a 4GB chip in slot A and a 2GB in slot B?
You can reconfirm that the motherboard supports 8 Gb by booting the computer with 6GB and running the Crucial System Scanner.
Then post in the Toshiba forum for better results. Satellite Laptops :: all other models - Toshiba Forums

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bought a new laptop from Best Buy online and can not determine upgrade specs. Was told by Support that it is a model made for BB. product #w2m88uahaba. serial # cnd6220wgn. Delivered with 6GB. What is the maximum upgrade and type?

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I have a K8N NEO4-F MOBO and I have 2x512 of CORSAIR D400 KIT TWINX1024-3200C2 R. I have an AMD CPU AMD 64 |3500+ ATHLON 64 939. I want to add a gig of memory and was wondering, if I can just buy 1 gig of regular ram, eveything being the same except not dual. Will it slow my pc down to have 1 gig of dual channel memory and 1 gig of regular memory?


A:Memory upgrade

I found this thread regarding dual channel memory and from what I get from it all the sticks of memory have to be tha same size as in all 256's or 512's etc...

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I have a toshiba satellite M55-S1001 with 256mb of memory (one of two slots has 256mb, the other is empty) and I want to add 256mb of memory in the other slot. I did a search on and found the specs for the memory I need: PDDR2 PC2-4200 CL=4 UNBUFFERED NON-ECC DDR2-533 1.8V 32Meg x 64

Next, I went to ebay, but am having difficulty determining which of the above specs must match exactly as most of the ebay listings do list as all the specs that does. Please comment on which specs I must make sure are the same as those listed above. Thanks!! Mike

A:HELP with memory upgrade...

Buy it at Crucial, E-bay most likely has poor memory and when Crucial offers you memory for your machine it is going to work. E-bay is a hit and miss and if the memory is bad you will have a hard time returning it and then they will just replace with the same thing.

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Please can you help me install 4gb of RAM on to my computer?
I have installed win7 64. At the same time I have tried to increase the memory from 2gb to 4gb on my Asrock 939s56-m mobo.
The DOS says 4096 ok
The Bios says 4096
The win7 64 says installed memory 2gb
The memory is new from Crucial. The memory can be moved around in pairs into the new slots, but it only records 2gb.
In MSCONFIG BOOT ADVANCED OPTIONS it records 0 maximum memory or gives the choice of 258. If I uncheck the maximum memory it BSOD's. When in safe mode it sometimes gives the 4096 option in MSCONFIG, but not in standard mode.
The Bios is up-to-date for the cpu and mobo: AMD 64 3700+ (Bios P1.30).
It contains a Radeon X1600/X1650.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Memory upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by richardhm

Please can you help me install 4gb of RAM on to my computer?
I have installed win7 64. At the same time I have tried to increase the memory from 2gb to 4gb on my Asrock 939s56-m mobo.
The DOS says 4096 ok
The Bios says 4096
The win7 64 says installed memory 2gb
The memory is new from Crucial. The memory can be moved around in pairs into the new slots, but it only records 2gb.
In MSCONFIG BOOT ADVANCED OPTIONS it records 0 maximum memory or gives the choice of 258. If I uncheck the maximum memory it BSOD's. When in safe mode it sometimes gives the 4096 option in MSCONFIG, but not in standard mode.
The Bios is up-to-date for the cpu and mobo: AMD 64 3700+ (Bios P1.30).
It contains a Radeon X1600/X1650.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Can we get a screen shot of your task manager with performance tab open?


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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 that came with two 256 modules and wish to upgrade to 1g or more. I purchased two 512 memory modules. My computer has four slots...dimm 1 2 3 4 . Slots 1 and 3 go together and 2 and 4 go together. I put the two new 512s in slots 1 and 3 for a 1024g total upgrade. Can I put the two old 256s in the remaing two slots to upgrade even further or will my computer run at the slower speed?

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HERE IS MY LAPTOP DETAILS. I want to know what's best to upgrade. Logical/Chipset Memory Banks Max memory is 8GB. How do I upgrade it, and with what? is it with DDR2 200 pin soDIMM PC2 5300? I'm about to buy Corsair, but advise me please.

Manufacturer : Acer
Model : Aspire 5720Z
Family : None
Version : V1.45
SKU Number : None

Computer Chassis
Manufacturer : Acer
Can be locked : No
Version : V1.45
Power Cord(s) : 1
Serial Number : Chassis Serial Number
Boot-up State : Safe
Power State : Safe
Thermal State : Safe
Security State : External Interface Locked-out

Manufacturer : Acer
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processing (MPS) Version : 1.40
Model : Nettiling
Type : Mainboard
Version : V1.45
Serial Number : Base Board Serial Number
Asset Tag : Base Board Asset Tag
Location in Chassis : Base Board Chassis Location

Mainboard Properties
Removable : No
Replaceable : Yes
Hot Swap : No

On-board Devices
Intel Video Graphics Controller : Video Adapter (Enabled)
Broadcom Lan Controller : Ethernet Adapter (Enabled)

Computer Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 2
Maximum Installable Memory : 2GB
BANK 0 - DIMM0 : Samsung 0x4D342037305436353534455A332D43453620 0x040AA7AA Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 512MB/64 @ 533MHz
BANK 2 - DIMM2 : Hynix (Hyundai) 0x48594D503136345336344350362D59352020 0x00007140 Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 512MB/64 @ 53... Read more

A:Memory upgrade help!

Now that is detail! The support site for this model states the maximum memory to be:

Up to 2 GB of DDR2 533 MHz memory, upgradeable to
2 GB using two soDIMM modules (dual-channel support)Click to expand...

Am I reading that correctly, because you stated you had plans to upgrade it to 8GB? Newegg has plenty of options for laptop memory, but I think your motherboard may be limited to something closer to what you have, with room for only slight improvement. If I am in error, someone please correct me.

You also posted this:

Maximum Installable Memory : 2GBClick to expand...

EDIT: In other words, it seems to me that you can only double what you currently have in size, but not in speed. Again, I welcome scrutiny. I think that you may be looking for something more than I am providing here.

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My laptop (del) had 128MB installed and a slot for an additional 128MB. I ordered the additional memory from Arch Memory and installed it today. When I restarted my pc I got the message "System32\drivers\isapnp\sys file is missing or corrupt". Do I need to download a file or do something before installing the memory card? I appreciate your help...

T Madden

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You might need to change something in BIOS

Dell desktops are notoriously very picky about the quality of memory installed. I suspect that their laptops will be the smae.

Guaranteed to work, next day delivery and about as cheap as it gets, and I don't even work for them.



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I am in the middle of a problem. I have an Aspire Acer Computer, with Intel Pentium II on it, am running Windows 98. My C Drive is almost completely full. I bought a PNY Technologies Memory Master Upgrade Kit (128mbSDRAM) from the local Staples store today. I got home with it, and opened up the computer to try to install it, and have now discovered even though it looks like it would plug right in, it doesn't. I called Staples, they tell me there's something else in there, (the old memory I guess is what they are telling me) that I am supposed to have to take out and replace with this one. I have no clue what I am doing with this, and they would charge me 69.00 for what they said was a less than 5 minute process. I am in the process of writing a genealogy book, I have massive amounts of information stored in this computer that I could probobly never replace, so I can't take any chances on messing anything up. Money is tight, so spending 69.00 for that is not a good idea.
Also, I am wondering if someone can tell me what these error messages may mean, and what I can do about them too.
When I first boot up computer, I get these three messages that come up right away: the system can't find these three files that the system .Ini or windows registry refers to:
vnetsup.vxd; vredir.vxd; and drs.vxd.
Then after Windows comes up, I get this:
cannott find file specified- msnp32.dll then unable to load dynamic link library- some or all of the following feature not ava... Read more

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I need help buying memory for my VAIO VGC-RB40,
I currently have the 512MB memory factory installed and I want to upgrade to the max
(2GB), when searching in several sites the price range varies. My questions are:

Does it make a difference what brand?
if i have the 512 MB, Should i buy (2) 1 GB modules?

I am looking at this item:

Thanks for your help.


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From the information I am seeing that is the correct memory
and the one you listed is a good choice.
OCZ is a dependable brand.

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I recently added a 256mb pc133 ram upgrade to my motherboard in second slot. I already have 128 in the first slot. For some reason only 31mb of ram are showing up out of the 256mb. I don't understand why this is happening.

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Hi there,
I have an ASUS A7V600-X mainboard, and I want to upgrade the memory because I use the computer for video editing occasionally and 512MB RAM is not enough!!!
I just wanted to see if anyone could tell me if this board will support 2GB RAM or will I have any problems upgrading it etc.
Here is the link to the RAM I want to buy off eBay
Thanks in advance

A:Memory Upgrade

That board has 3 Dimm slots and each can be up to 1gig. So it will handle 3 gigs of memory.

See specs::

note: I'm blocked from ebay here so I can't verify the memory you listed in your ebay link. Here is a site that is also selling memory for that board:

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Hi, i have 512MB of RAM at the moment (its made by hyundai) my motherboard can support up to 1gb of memory and i have one slot free, i was just wondering if i have to buy memory from the same maker or can i buy the same TYPE of memory (DDR SDRAM same speed ect) but from a different maker like "Kingston"?

do Kingston and hyundai work together in other words or do they have to be the same maker and specs not just the same specs.....?


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They *should* work together, but they don't *always* work together.

Most of my systems have a mis-mash of ram modules and they work ok.

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I received two 4 gb memoy chips and they would not work.  Verifed that they were seen by the system but system would not boot.   Removed and tried just one,  same issue.  Put back the two 2gb and it worked.   It seems unlikely that both are bad.   This unit should recognize and work with 8gb or with one 4gb chip, as it is a 64bit using intel i3 and is running win10 and doing pretty well with 4gb but had the opportunity to upgrade and did not expect this issue.     Replacement chips were from a list including the G72 and ar 4gb ddr3 pc3-10600 sodimm/1333mhz  which matches the 2gb in use.  

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A:upgrade memory from 4 gb to 8 gb

Update on this issue.   It is not resolved but I decided to try the memory in another HP using an AMD processor that was older and a little slower but it accepted the memory and is working fine in that unit.   Interesting is that unit is NOT listed as being able to accept the additonal memory.    The issue is clearly with that individual unit and it appears that others have had a similar event.   So it apparently is isolated to this version of the G72. 

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i want to upgrade my memory and am not sure what all info i need to purchase extra memory. also i am not sure where to find the info i need. i have a packard bell 1850 with a 233 intel pentium processor. it came with 40 mb edo ram and is upgradeable to 128. is this what i need to get some lead out my computer, short of buying a new one! thanks for any help at all and thanks for at least looking! you all are great people for helping us out!!!

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This laptop has i believe one slot with 8 megs of memory. Can i upgrade to a high amount like 16 or 32 ?                                                                                                

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I recently upgraded my memory from 768MB of PC2700 cas 2.5 to 1GB PC3200 cas 2.5 and my 3dMark03 went from 4573 to 4425. Also, according to SiSoft Sandra, my
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System Specs:
1 GB Crucial cas 2.5 value select

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Is your memory speed Diffrent for example on the sticker it say like Memory Speed 133MHz PC133 or higher.. Also u have 2 diffrent types of ram.. lol

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I'm trying to upgrade my memory from 24MB to 128MB and I have no clue where to put the chip. I'm using a toshiba computer, with a pentium(r) processer with 24MB RAM. The chip that I bought is from Centon. I don't know if your suppposed to put it on the motherboard or on the cpu board. I have went to Centon's website to find out where to put it but the pictures are so poor and it doesn't give me an accurate picture of what I need. the part number that I got is desktop pc133. If anyone can help me I would gladly appreciate it!!

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I am looking to purchase some RAM for my Dell Demension 2400. It came with the base 128MB and I want to get another 512MB. My user manual states that I can use PC2100 or PC2700 up to 1GB but it doesn't say anything about the design(example 64X64). What should I look for to give me the best bang for my dollar?

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Also, this should work for you too.

(you can email mushkin and they help you also)

Your current 128 stick probably won't run at cas 2:2:2 latencies, so if you get a new stick of memory that can run at those latencies, you might not be able to use those latencies if you keep the 128 installed.

It would help to know what settings you have in the bios for your mainboard for the memory.

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I;ve purchased a new laptop from a high street supplier in the uk, and as the memory was a bit light (4gb) I've purchased a new memory module (8gb). However there  is no obvious way to get at the memory bank - to i really have to unscrew 16 screws. Any ideas anyone - Acer support not interested !!! Mark

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OK - I went for it,This is for a F5-571-36fdNo Pictures at the moment ............. 1) Place the laptop screen down with the hinge away from you **There is no quick release for the battery**There is no access to anything  2) Remove "all" 18 screws3 Along the battery2 in the right hand courner by the hinge2 in the left hand courner by the hinge4 along the front1 at the side of the CD case2 on the right hand side4 in the middle of the laptop3) Remove the DVD player 4) Remove the 3 flat dumpy screws 5) Remove the case (it's tight), so I did it this wayUse a plastic/wooden tool here !!!! Start at the battery and lift the case awayRepeat for booth hingesNow do the DVD sideThe front right corner by the SD reader was very tight for meNow push the case away from the vga/usb port on the right side6) Be careful removing the ild, there is a single cable for the SD card reader Be patient and go slowly - I'm far from being a techie and it only took me 20 mins

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I have a Dell Dimension 8200 with only 1.8 processing speed. I added a Radeon ALL-IN-ONE 9600 video card to view tv and mess around with multimedia. My system is now a bit sluggish. I currently have 512 RDRAM for memory and thought I would uprade it to 1G. This uprade is about $200. Is this a good idea or should I think about investing in a new CPU? If so, any suggestions for a new system or other upgrades for under $650? Thanks to all!

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A:Memory upgrade or buy something new ?

I doubt that you will notice any difference with the increased RAM. As far as changing the CPU must likely your motherboard won't support much of an increase. What generally happens with time is a combination of things. Your Windows operating system getting clogged with odds and ends, spyware and similar programs, itmes running in the background using up resources etc.

Often a reformat works best (after doing appropriate backups). However before going to this somewhat drastic step, check to see what is running at startup, run an antiviurus program, run programs like Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy. Defragmenting your hard disk is often helpful also.

Of course you can't beat a new system for speed!

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 with XP. It worked really good for 3 years and then something happened and I couln't boot up or use any of my restore points. My discs that came with my computer wouldn't work.

I was about to give up when I tried the restore OS disc from my HP Pavillion 8755c with Windows 2000. It loaded and has worked fine for a couple of years. I want to put more memory in the computer and want a clean slate to start. I went to Dell to restore my original system. They said to use F11 key on start up so I tried it several times to no avail. I tried doing a manual restore and it took me about 4 hours. When I turned the computer back on nothing had changed.

I've been looking on the internet for a solution and found one that says Dell put a trial version of Symantic Ghost on my machine and partioned it so that it disabled my F11 key. It tries to explain how to fix it but I'm not very good at this kind of thing and am hopeful that you can explain it to me in simple english.

Is there a way to restore my computer to the original settings and get rid of the HP Windows 2000 that I've obviously been using. I'm not familiar with partitioning and master slave, etc. but am willing to try anything you can suggest.

I went to Dell's forum and couldn't figure out how to do anything. Your's is soooo much easier to navigate. Thank you.

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Hello,I have a emachine T1140 that currently has 128 ram. I wanted to upgrade with another 128 but when I install it my monitor won't work. If I install it while the computer is running my mouse pointer won't work. What is the problem? And can ANYONE HELP me?

A:Memory Upgrade

Welcome to TSG.

You are very lucky you have not fried your motherboard.
NEVER install any component in your computer without first unpluging it.

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HI , i have a laptop , a HP pavilion dv5000 & its a couple years old now.
its time for a memory upgrade .
i dont know much about laptop memory and or where to find it . we have a couple shops here in Sthlm ,Sweden where i generally buy all the desktop pc parts . BUt i cannot seem to find any laptop memory parts on thier sites .
Anyone here know where is a good place to buy memory for laptops . [email protected]
the laptop has 2 slots and i am looking to get 2 GB on 1 card .

Cheers T

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Original system shipped with:
Installed Memory8GB (4GB x 2)
Max. Memory 16GB
Memory Type/SpeedDDR3/1600MHz
And I upgraded to : (16GB)
It?s a SONY all in one with a Intel?Core? i7-3610QM and a Samsung 850 SSD. Really happy with it all so far. Very stable.
One question - Is there anything to be gained by upgrading the memory again? And if so ? to what and will I see adifference beyond a modestly higher numerical improvement ?


A:Will a memory upgrade help ?

This would be money thrown out of the window. There would be quasi no efffect.

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I was just wondering if I can upgrade my memory on my laptop (I have 12 GB in it already)? But I can't find the spec's for the laptop.

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I have

Gateway E-4000
Windows XP
Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
1x512mb of pc2100

I want to upgrade my memory to 2x512mb of pc3200, however my system bus is 533mhz. The upgrade will put me at 800mhz. Will this upgrade work? Or is there a way to increase the system bus speed?

Thank you.

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