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CQ60 memory module (RAM) compatibility

Q: CQ60 memory module (RAM) compatibility

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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Is Compaq Pressario CQ60-101AU notebook compatible for Windows 8?
Where to get the drivers for Windows 8?(Not found in Manufacturer site)


A:CQ60-101AU compatibility for Windows 8

Just try this first:

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Hello, I have a question about compatibility. Is HDD WD10JPLX compatible with my notebook Presario CQ60-120EC? Thank you for help.

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Hi, I'm having trouble finding CSM( legacy mode ) in BIOS, I'm using this BIOS version: American Megatrends Inc. X551MA.213.
I'm running : Windows 8, 64-bit, ASUS notebook... I'm trying to change from UEFI to legacy mode in BIOS, and I need help because I can't find it on my BIOS.
Thanks for reading.

A:Having trouble finding Compatibility Support Module (CSM)

Fill out your system specs please:

See here: How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

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Could someone give me the heads up if it is still necessary to disable CMS in the bios to fully utilize a UEFI install?

I'm getting conflicting messages from what I am reading, probably because I have no idea what I am doing.


A:UEFI, turn of compatibility support module?

I've turned it on and off and haven't noticed any difference. I don't think I've actually done an install with it on though. The UEFI BIOS on my ASUS laptop is pretty basic though. To me, other than a couple of extra settings, it doesn't look any different than any other BIOS I've used in the past. My laptop is the only PC I have that has UEFI.

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Hi everybody,

I?m afraid that the problem between nod32? Imon module and winxp system/firewall continues. The problem or probably the conflict rises after the big program update of Eset?s software two weeks ago. During this period I have more than twenty installations with permanent (more than 80% unsuccessfully) problems with nod32 antivirus software (mainly old 2.70 versions). I have installed new copies of WinXp with SP3, MSDN copies on both Intel and AMD platforms.

Symptoms/Problems: After clean win installation and main board drivers I normally installing nod32. After reboot and nod32 updates, the problems started. The computers have been losing its internet connection and it?s impossible to open any web pages. Internet connection icon in system tray is missing. The right click on my network places -> properties does not open anything. Even add/remove programs module is frozen and there is neither one program in the list. I have to use extended programs to uninstall nod32? There is a ping i.e. ?ping works and returns normal milliseconds. If last windows updates for august are installed before nod32, the new problem shows ? win firewall stopping to work. And cannot be opened by clinking on it?s icon in control panel.

After stopping the imon module (and restart of course), everything seems to work normally. I found if in windows setup time I enter password for my Administrator account without to change the default workgroup name there are no pro... Read more

A:WinXp SP3 and Eset’s nod32 Imon module compatibility

Welcome to TSF

I am sorry to hear yo are experiencing these issues with ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus. I use NOD32 Anti-Virus on all my machines using Windows XP and SP3. I have no issues at all and the only difference I see at this point is the build. I am using Version 3.0.642.0. I think you should try upgrading to the newest build, those issues may be with the 2.70 version and SP3.

I install NOD32 on all my customers computers and also SP3 and have no issues what so ever.


Originally Posted by kmvasilev

After clean win installation and main board drivers I normally installing nod32. After reboot and nod32 updates, the problems started.

You should always install the service packs and windows updates before any anti-virus and third party software.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good morning, Is  PNY 4gb DIMMs (PNY DDR3, 1600MHz(PC3-12800),  CAS Latency 11, 1.5V a suitable  upgrade for a HP Z400 Gen 2 (six DIMM slots)?  Thanks in advance. Regards, John - Screen name Wareham 

A:Compatibility of Memory PNY 4gb DIMMS as a Z400 Memory Upg...

It calls for 4 GB (1x4 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC Unbuffered RAAs your aware, the config file states 1,2,3,5 for 16GB,During all these RAM swaps, you did unplug the power cord, right ???

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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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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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my laptop is not starting and caplock key is blinking 3times between a pause it means it has a memory failure. I'm using original memory, tell me how to reseat my device.

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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 have a simple .bat file to Robocopy folders and files to an external shared drive for backup.
The .bat runs ok if I launch it.
It does nothing if I launch it with Task scheduler.
I get this error in event viewer. I don't know how to interpret the error.
Any help?

Task Compatibility module failed to update task
"User_Feed_Synchronization-(90573B48-7F1A-49EB-B0E2-630E54FB2F9A).job" to the required status 0.
Additional data error value 2147943732.
Frank C

A:Task Scheduler Compatibility module task status update failed

Task Scheduler Actions tab > Edit Actions > Program/Script entry must not be surrounded with quotes It is if you use the Browse button to find your file to be executed.
Mine looked like this:

"C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\System Tools\CopyTask.bat"

I renamed System Tools to System-Tools. I removed the quotes. Now it looks like this


and it works!

I am now trying to get the wake-up user logged on or not combination to work
Frank C

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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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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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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 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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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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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 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'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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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've just purchased another 512mb to add to the other 512 I've had the 512 clocked for some time @ about (effective) 440mhz along with the Prescott processor. Adding the new 512mb seems to have cut it back to 378mhz both lots being generic DDR3200 @ 4x256mb. I've tried every combination and bus setting to get the 4 sticks to at least give me a clock speed of (real) 200mhz, even removing all overclock settings.
1st bank= 2x256 DDR3200 (400)SDRAM "Nanya" mem with "Elixir" chips.
2nd bank= 2x256 DDR3200 (400)SDRAM "PQI" mem with "PML" chips.
Both are described as "Major" memory, I know this is not top quality memory.
I can get both sets running @ 440mhz no problem on there own ie 2x256=512mb but as soon as I mix all 4 it cutts back to max (effective) 378mhz overclocked.
I've noticed that the only difference is the timmings the Nanya only supports 200mhz @ 3.0 but supports 166mhz @ 2.5
The PQI supports ony 200mhz @ 2.5
I've tried setting the timings in Bios to get over this but as they don't match it just uses the minimum 166mhz, and obviously this is the problem.

I think I'm pretty much stuffed to be honest but thought someone might know a workaround, also would I get better performance from the total 1GIG @166mhz or settle for the 512mb @200mhz? Does that sound clear.

A:Memory compatibility

*Bump* Any ideas? can someone just confirm that I'm probably right as to the problem? before I rip out all memory and purchase something else.

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From my motherboard's memory compatibility list, it looks like it only likes certain kinds of memory, very few of which are at Newegg with good reviews. I've heard that memory using the Samsung chips are good, and it looks like it's compatible with the Samsung K4H560838D-TCCC, but how do I know if the memory is using that chip or not? I've got this Kingston memory in my cart right now, but I'm not really sure if it's compatible or not.

A:Memory Compatibility

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has anyone installed PC-2 6400 800Mhz ram in an Intel D946GZIS mobo without any probs?
or does anyone know if i can use PC2-6400?

A:memory compatibility

Here's what Crucial says is compatible with your board.

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I'm looking into getting another stick of RAM for my laptop. (Toshiba Satellite Pro M15-S405.) It came with a 512 stick of DDR266 (PC2100) installed in it already. Toshiba's knowledge base is proving to be useless, so I'm approaching you guys for this one: Can I install a DDR333 (PC2700) module in this thing, or can I only use 266?

I understand that even if I did buy the faster 333 and it did work, my PC would not be able to utilize the extra speed. I'm mainly researching this because when this machine eventually goes, I'd like to be able to migrate this extra RAM to my new one.

A:Memory compatibility

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How do I know what memory I have and what to buy that would be compatible? I want to add another 256.

A:memory compatibility

Go to and enter your system info in their search engine. It will tell you what you need.

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Here is a partial printout of one of my PC's hardware from Everest:

[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Phoenix
Technologies Ltd.
Version HZ.01.09US
Release Date 11/23/99
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk,
Capabilities Flash BIOS,
Shadow BIOS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI,
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP

[ System ]

System Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product HP Vectra
Version VLi8
Serial Number US93502514
Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product HP Holmes
System Board
Version D4066-60001
Serial Number US93502514

[ Chassis ]

Chassis Properties:
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Version N/A
Serial Number N/A
Asset Tag N/A
Chassis Type Pizza Box
Chassis Lock Present

[ Memory Controller ]

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

[ Processors / Pentium(R) III ]
The question I have for you is this stick of memory compatible with my machine:

Kingston KVR133X64C3/256 256MB PC133 DIMM CL3 Memory Upgrade.

Product Specifications:
Kingston KVR133X64C3/256 256MB PC133 DIMM CL3 Memory Upgrade.
Detailed Specifications:
Standard 32M X 64 Non-ECC 133MHz 168-pin Unbuffered DIMM (SDRAM, 3.3V, CL3, Gold)

A:Memory compatibility

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Will someone shed some light on the 66/100/133 mhz chips and limitations regarding upgrades? I have a Thinkpad 600 running 66 mhz and want to upgrade to the maximum. Which chips can I use/cannot use? Explain...

A:Memory mhz compatibility

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Hello there

I have a PC with one 128 MB SDRAM PC100 DIMM ECC with 168pins. Now I want to add another 128 MB but it's hard to find the same memory, because mine is about two years old.

Could I also take memory that is 133 clocked? And what happens to the ECC (error correction?), when I add memory without ECC? Will it be deactivated? Will the system crash? Is the ECC important (maybe (?) my memory has errors all the time, but the ECC corrects it everytime or is the ECC not used anyway?)?

I'm very unsecure about this upgrade and I don't know what to do? Do you have a suggestion?


A:Memory compatibility

You are right to feel insecure as Memory upgrades can be a minefield for the unwary.

It wouldn't be a good idea to mix PC100 and PC133 memory in the same system. Even if the system will boot (which it might not) its likely to be unstable and will only run at the speed of the slowest RAM anyway.

If your existing RAM has ECC then putting in non-ECC RAM to another slot will almost certainly stop the system from starting up.

I would spend more time looking for a proper match for the RAM that you have now. Try out's site. It has matrices for the various PC manufacturers systems and the types of RAM installed in them so that you can identify exactly what is in your system, and their prices are always very good.

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Hello guys!

I want to add memory for my PC. Here's what I have now:

OCZ - PC Vista Performance Gold Dual Channel 2 x 2 GB DDR2-800 PC2-6400 CL5

But I can't get that anymore, so I wanted to know if one of these is compatible:

Dimm 2GB DDR2 Transcend PC2-6400 (800)


Dimm 2GB DDR2 GSkill NT PC2-6400 (800) -

I thank you in advance for helping a noob guys, cheers!

A:Memory Compatibility

They both should work, but there is no guarantee when you mix RAM.

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First off, I have not started a build yet, but plan to soon. So I know my hardware, but some of the more technical aspects allude me. With that said:

I have asked many people and still can't find the answer I'm looking for. I have an hp a1750e (which doesn't come up in most lists for compatibility test etc.). The mobo is a A8M2N-LA (Nodus3). The specs can be found here .

I would like to upgrade my memory because I have Vista (trying my hardest to find a copy of XP) and I only have a gig (2x 512), and a hardware analysis prog I have (if it's correct) says that what I have is only 233mhz.

If I use a compatibility test of a model that has the same mobo, they only have come up with ram that is 533mhz or so. The above hp site states that "Supports PC2 4200 (533 MHz), PC2 5300 (667 MHz) and PC2 6400 (800 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs". So would that mean that all ddr2 800mhz ram work? What are all the things that would make a module compatible or not?

I was planning on getting something like the g.skill 2g(2x1g) 800mhz kit (newegg). Would this work at all? If it isn't compatible, will it not work at all or will it just underclock itself to the mobo's standards, or could the hardware be physically harmed?

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Memory Compatibility?

Kingston know what sort of RAM your computer takes:

I would suggest getting a matched pair of 1GB DDR2-667 sticks, doesn't have to be Kingston, as long as they're identical. DDR2-800 will probably work too. That will take your RAM up to 3GB. The g.skill kit you mention should work fine, "DDR2-800" just means that it's rated at up to 800, it will run fine at 667, 533 or 400 too.

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I have a mobo which uses PC100 Dimms. Currently I have 64meg installed. Ive been offered a new 128meg PC133 chip (new). Can I install an additional PC133 Dimm or will this cause problems?

A:Memory compatibility

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Is kingston KHX9600D2K2/1G 1200MHz hyper 5-5-5-15
compatible with gigabyte GA-X38-DS4?
I will install 4dimms 4x1GB=4GB

A:memory compatibility

You can check the Gigabyte site for the approved memory list. Here's the link.

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I have two DIMMS of Corsair Vengeance 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB) at 1600MHz, although whenever I try to turn it up to this speed Windows BSODs during boot so I left it at 1333MHz, however I would like to add a DIMM of KomputerBay 8GB 1600MHz to my system but I'm sure the timings are different; the Corsair has timings of 9-9-9-24, and the KomputerBay RAM has timings of 10-10-10-27. Will these run together in the same system? I have an Asus Z97 Pro Motherboard. Thanks in advance

A:Memory Compatibility

I highly recommend NOT running unmatched ram.

Your system should be able to run this at the 1600 speed.

orsair Vengeance 4GB RAM (2 x 2GB) at 1600MHz

What are you looking at that makes you think it isn't running at that speed?

You can use this program to monitor your ram.

CPU-Z CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

I have 2400 ram running at 2332. 1166 X 2

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I have a SOYO MOBO (SY-K7VIA) 950mhz Athlon SlotA, Win98 SE. The system will not boot if I use more than the first DIMM slot. I can use and run on any of the following: PC-100 or PC-133 256mb, 128mb & 64mb but only using a single chip installed in DIMM1. All of my memory test good and works on the other 2 PCs I have. However, all my memory is Viking brand. Is there a known compatibility issue?

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My PC runs DDR400 memory.

Will I be able to drop a DDR333 in there too or will it throw a wobbly?


A:DDR Memory Compatibility

technically yes, but it would not use the full advantage, and it may hurt the ram, spend the extra buck and get 400mhz.

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I have a Linux machine running on a PIII running about 600MHz on a QDI Advance 9 MOBO. I had a stick of 64MB RAM, and a stick of 128MB RAM that worked OK. I recently got a stick of 256MB RAM to boost things a little, and now the 128 stick seems not to work. I have tried all the slot configurations, and no joy in seeing the 128MB. (If I take the 128MB stick out, it makes no difference.) They are all PC100, though not the same brand.

Any ideas anyone?



A:Memory Compatibility

Hi there, Have you checked on your mb spec, some boards only accept memory in certain configerations, ie size of the module in individual banks. Also a memory supply company here in the uk will tell you what memory is suitable for your make of board,it might be of help to you.

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Hi all,

I currently have this motherboard:

I'm running this RAM in it (4GB):

Would it support an extra 8GB?


A:Memory Compatibility Question

The motherboard specs list 4 slots and total memory capacity as 32GB, so yes.

Motherboard specs:

The real question, do you need 12GB of RAM.

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I am planning to build a PC with exsiting parts I ahve on hand. However, I saw a great sale for a pair of 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAMs (4 GB total). My montheboard is designated for 533 MHz. I was told that my exsiting 677 MHz DDR2 RAMS would work with this Motherboard but it iwll clock down. Will the 800 MHz RAMS also work with this board? The Processor is of 1066 MHz. Thanks.

A:Memory and Motherboard compatibility

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My MoBo is a ASROCK K7VT6 (VIA KT600 chipset).
Will this memory module work with it (via the ebay link) ? I've been offered it cheap & I don't want to buy it if it's no good (obviously )

All thanks in advance.

A:DDR Memory Compatibility Query

Yes. That memory will work perfectly fine with your motherboard.

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I've been wondering about this for a long time, but now that I'm considering an upgrade, I thought it would be a good time to ask.

The memory my Thinkpad requires is PC2100, 266MHZ, DDR, SODIMM, 200-pin, unbuffered.

I know the number of pins, SODIMM, DDR, and buffering are non-negotiable. But what about the other 2 characteristics. On an older computer I had, it would take PC100 or PC133, and it worked with a higher MHZ stick than the original.

Now, I saw advertised a PNY stick that said it was "compatible with PC2700 333MHZ bus speed" and "PC2100 266MHZ bus speed". It says that both on the package and on the PNY website. I take this to mean that this stick will work in my Thinkpad. Is this true, or am I missing something?

Which then leads me to these questions:

Can I use any mfr's PC2700/333MHZ SODIMM DDR unbuffered memory, or is PNY's special? (Apparently PC2700 is more readily available than PC2100.)

If I do install a PC2700 stick, what's the worst that could happen, aside from it not working? Could it damage my computer?

Any insight from the experts would be most appreciated. Thanks to all.

A:Is memory compatibility FLEXIBLE?

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I ordered a pair of 1 GB PC3200 DDR400 sticks and they sent me a pair that say
MDD400 128X64. These are not compatible with either of my 2 machines running Win7 64.

What's the difference?

A:Memory compatibility problems

I've not seen it before, but MDDR is mobile DDR.128X16 implies that it's a high density format as well.

I doubt that it's compatible with most desktop PCs.

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very new to digital--own a fuji for which i needed a larger card so i wouldn't have to download all the time. found card on sale at costco--purchased the proper xd, type m card. however, it was an "olympus" brand---and i own a fuji. when i contacted fuji, they stated that i did need the xd-and type m was fine---but they couldn't guarantee compatibility because it is an olympus card rather than a fuji. are they just blowing fuji smoke, or is that true. i figured as long as it was an "xd"--it was okay. ???

A:memory card compatibility

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A friend gave me his old PC sans memory. I downloaded the user manual for the mobo. It's an Abit LG-95Z. In it, it states that you can use DDR2 or DDR, as long as you don't mix them. It has two 240 pin slots. This is a bit confusing as I thought that DDR had a different pin count (184). There are no separate slots for DDR on it. In my research, I found that some manufacturers put both types on one mobo, but this doesn't appear to be the case. My hunch is, the manual just plain wrong. Anybody have any insight?

A:Memory compatibility question

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I recently decided to upgrade the amount of ram in my system and have ran into a few problems.

I orig had 1 stick of corsair 512mb 3200 memory and added 2x sticks of ocz 512mb ddr memory.

Upon adding them with all 3 in I was getting random pc reboots and gamed crasing, ( WoW and Cs:s ). So i took out the old stick and moved the new sticks to the 1-2 slot instead of the 0-1 slot. It worked fine for a few then they reboots and crashes started again. The reboots werent that many but game crashed were.

So I took out the new memory and everything works fine again.

Current system
amd athlon 3200
asus a7n8x-x mobo
nvidia 6600 gt gfx card

The new memory that was being put in says its a dual channel kit. Found out the motherboard doesnt support dual channel. Can that be causing the problem? I dont know if I have bad memory or its the memory itself that the pc doesnt like, or Ive even heard that I should just replace the board. I cant figure out what to do here.

Any help? Thanks

A:Memory problem? Compatibility?

Try different slot combinations. On an older Asus I had, I needed to use slots 1 and 3 if I put in 2 sticks.
Also check if your mobo has problems using/mixing single-sided/double-sided memory sticks (on the Asus website or Google)

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I just upgraded my Dell E310 memory with a 1GB memory board, which I purchased via Ebay. When I learned it could take up to 2 GB I ordered another one, but the second one didin't look anything like the first one and my computer began to sho signs of glictches and slow down at times...each board was made from a different manufacturer...

Dell suggests using only un-buffered memory boards with the same memory output.

Q. Do the new boards have to be the same configuration (Components look the same)?
Q. What is an un-buffered memory board?
Q. Does buffered or un-buffered really matter?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi all
This is my first post here - so greetings to all.
This problem is about memory compatibility with several Tecra A11 laptops.
I have two - a A11-12F, and a A11-1F4.
Both computers run well with a pair of Kingston 1333 2x2gb=4gb ram sticks.
Recently I have bought two separate pairs of 2x4gb sticks - neither works - both reboot after seconds, and they don't get more than 10 seconds into memtest before rebooting.
The first pair - which I had bought but now returned - were Samsung 1600 2x4gb. I don't have the model number because they are now sent back. I thought they were too fast or incompatible.
So I bought a pair of Kingston 1333 KTD-L3BS/4G - hoping they would run because my other Kingston 1333 sticks work (even though the Toshiba specs say 1066). Again they did the crashing and rebooting after seconds.
What are the varibles here?
I can't get these specs from Toshiba, and various ram sites like MrMemory or Crucial recommend different things:
1.35v or 1.5v?
C11 or C9?
R1 or R2 (what kinds of chip layouts on the sticks?)
I thought it might be bios - maybe they can't recognise 8gb - but I have having trouble with the Windows-based bios updater, and it didn't work.
I am a bit perturbed now, because I have now bought 2 separate memory pairs, and I really thought the Kingstons would work.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Please don't simply recommend that I buy memory of a Toshiba part number, because I'm sure a major-brand ram will work.
Thanks ... Read more

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A few years back I purchased 4-1GB Kingston Value Ram sticks:

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3N7K2/2G

I used it on an Intel X38 board that was glitchy, finall gave up and swapped it on to an MSI X-48 board, with a Q6700 processor, that was glitchy so I scrapped the whole thing and did an I-5 build. Decided to revisit the Q6700 and the Kingston Ram and do a Home Theater build using an Intel DG43 RK.

The "tested ram" spec for that board calls for 1333, 1.5 volt, non ECC ram. However when I go on the Kingston website and plug in that motherboard, it specifies the 1066 ram.

If I plug in the 2-2GB sticks of 1333 that I use in the I-5 build everything works fine. But when I plug in the 1066 ram, 2 of the 1GB sticks are accepted by the motherboard and two are rejected with the 3-beep code. When I was running this ram on the previous motherboards, they were always glitchy, beep codes at startup, lock-ups. I must have run Memtest86 100 times and always showed no errors.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should look for the problem? Ram always says "limited lifetime warranty" but when I have run Memtest86 in the past, it shows no problems. Does anyone have any suggestions about warranty replacement? I think that will be a waste of time.

A:Memory warranty, compatibility...

Compare the votages and timings in BIOS against the designed specs of the RAM. Do they match?

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I have just purchased a DELL XPS M1730 laptop. It comes with 2 GB of DDR2 (667 Mhz) SDRAM. The machine's FSB is 800 Mhz.

Can I upgrade its memory with OCZ's 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 (800 Mhz)?

I don't know anything about memory and DELL's site gives no info whatsoever.

A:Memory compatibility query

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Hello, I am trying to upgrade my system while getting rid of a failing motherboard, I recently bought a stick of 512mb PC133 ECC DIMM CL3 KINGSTON RAM, I also have 2 256mb PC100 and PC133 sticks of ECC DIMM CL2 Ram, in my old motherboard 2 of the 3 Ram slots have failed, I believe cause when you put a stick of memory in them, the pc wont boot up, they used to work before with the same memory but do not now, my motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-71XE4, kingston says it only makes 256mb sticks for the board so im assuming that it can only support 256mb sticks, but I read the mobo's faq sheet and it says nothing of this, it only says it supports 768mb of ram total, so I guess it wont use a 512 and a 256 stick together to make 768mb just 3x256, basicly I have 2 questions, First CAN New BIOS and Mobo drivers make my mobo support the 512mb stick I have, SECOND question CAN you use CL2 and CL3 Memory in the same PC as long as it supports both memory sizes. By the way the motherboard I will be upgrading too is a MSI K7T Turbo2(MS-6330 v5.0) this is what memory it says it supports # Main Memory Three 168-pin unbuffered DIMM using six memory banks.
# Maximum memory size of 1.5GB (32M x 8).

# Supports 3.3v SDRAM DIMM.

A:Memory and MotherBoard Compatibility

It will work with either cl2 or cl3, the cl3 is just a bit slower so it would be the limiting memory speed.

Problem is the MSI board does not support ECC parity memory so I don't believe it will work

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I just recently built a new computer, installed 16GB ram (two 8GB strips)....
Crucial Ballistix 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0

Newegg also sent me two memory strips....
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS2K4G3D1609ES2LX0

I do have four memory slots, so I can install these as it seems these two 4GB strips are compatible, but the reviews on this memory isn't the greatest. This would give me 24GB instead of 16GB, but my question is would these 4GB strips help or hurt my performance?

My System:
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
Mobo: MSI Z87 MPOWER LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC Flagship High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Platform Intel Motherboard
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Memory(16 GB): Crucial Ballistix 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256N/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Western Digital ... Read more

A:Memory compatibility question

So what exactly is your question.

Will the memory work together ?

Yes it will.

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I have an Asus P5KPL-VM Motherboard and I would like to know if this motherboard will support DDR2 1066 ram or anyting over DDR2 800. The owner's manual say it will only support DDR2 800, but I have heard people say otherwise. I just need to confirm this.

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I'm building a desktop PC from a box of bits , collected over the years of playing trivial pursuit with Bill Gates, but have forgotten most of the rules!
I have an old Gigabyte m/b GA P41T-D3p which specifies DDR3 at1333 Mz. However, all I have in the Memory bin is a pair of Corsair Vengance 4Gb DIMM cards at 2333Mz.
I know its overkill, but will it work without frying something.
I have a450W power supply but I think I need to up that t0 600+

A:Solved: Memory compatibility

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What kind of Rambus Memory Sticks are there and are they all compatible to the same type of slot?

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Im a new builder and this is my first time building my own RIG.

I have a:
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard

and Im planning to get a:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS - Retail
Model #: F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS

Is it gon be compatible? I have read some of the feddbacks from newegg who bought same motherboard and memory and they said the motherboard is having a problem detecting the memory. Is this something that i have to believe on or its just probobly their mistake.

Anyone know tha fact please help! Thanks in Advance.

A:MOtherboard/Memory Compatibility

Why not just go to the Asus site, look up your mobo and download the list of 'APPROVED' memory and then buy the one of those you like the best?

And yes, some memory (almost ALWAYS not approved) won't work right or won't work at all.


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My new motherboard (Asus M4A89GTD PRO) says it supports DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz memory. Although it is not listed, could I use 1600 MHz because its inbetween 1333 and 2000, or can I use only the speeds listed?

A:Memory-> Mobo Compatibility

YES, it is fine on that Mobo. And your assumption is correct... the mobo also supports 1800 & 1866MHz!

According to the ASUS Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)
Here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

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I was going to buy a stick of this ADATA 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model ADDS1600W8G11-S - to install in the extra slot of this Laptop MSI GP Series GP70 Leopard-010 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5 4200M (2.50GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M 2GB 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-bit - which is rated to handle 16gb. The only difference about the actual Laptop we purchased is ours has the i5 4210H processor the memory in the laptop now, has the exact same specs and is also Adata looks the same. Thanks!

A:Laptop memory compatibility

This is a good tool. Don't have to go with Crucial but they do make good RAM at a good price. The tool will at least show what is compatible.

systemscanner | United States (USD)

Also Advisor here: memory | United States (USD)

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My cousin wants to buy new Dekstop computer.

Help for 100% compatible and quality for gaming...

No CPU overclock.

CPU = i5 3550

Memory= Gskill Ripjaws X 8GB 4gbx2 DDR3 1600 CL9

Power Supply = Corsair 600w CX600 V2 Builder Series 80Plus Certified

Videocard = MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC

The only problem he cannot decide if Asus or MSI for Motherboard.

If you were to choose?...


Asus B75 M LE

MSI B75 MA-P45
MSI Global ? Mainboard - B75MA-P45

MSI B75 A -G43
MSI Global ? Mainboard - B75A-G43

MSI H77MA - G43
MSI Global ? Mainboard - H77MA-G43

Is this all compatible?

A:CPU + Motherboard + Videocard + Memory Compatibility

They should be compatible with each other. I would go Asus for the motherboard, or my personal fav of Gigabyte. I only buy from three brands of motherboard overall....Asus, Gigabyte, and Intel.

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My motherboard supports PC2-5300 and PC2-6400 RAMs, but it doesn't support dual channel memory. Does that mean PC2-5300 dual channel kit won't properly function on my motherboard?

A:Memory and Mobo compatibility question

That only means it will operate in single channel mode.

Still, the speed (PC-xxxx) doesn't mean everything in compatibility. You should go to Corsair, Crucial or Kingston website and look up your system/motherboard model to find guaranteedly compatible RAM. Easiest to use is Crucial's automatic scanner.

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Hello everyone

I would like to ask if anybody here can tell me if my Kingston DDR2-667 SDRAM memory chips are compatible with Windows 7. I've searched for a Kingston support forum but couldn't find any.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:My Kingston memory and Windows 7 compatibility

Quote: Originally Posted by rfe777

Hello everyone

I would like to ask if anybody here can tell me if my Kingston DDR2-667 SDRAM memory chips are compatible with Windows 7. I've searched for a Kingston support forum but couldn't find any.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Memory compatibility is more so a motherboard thing then an OS thing. You do not need to worry about it at all.

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