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Old 05-31-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Default i need help choosing the right Memory

ive recently had a new pc but it is so slow i was told that upgrading
my memory would solve the problem. but i dont have a clue what type to ask for i have a-
AMD Sempron 2800+
256mb DDR
120gb hard drive
DVD Drive
DVD writer
64mb via unichrome graphics on board.
please help me!!!
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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Hmm... 256mb of DDR ram is actually quite good for a system

Do you want to go to 512mb by inserting another 256mb RAM stick?

When you say its slow, what you mean?

We'll need the motherboard name to check this. Anyway you can find this out?
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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its a ASUSTec board
with a bus clock of 166mhz
bios-phoenix technologies.
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Old 05-31-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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i mean its slow when i log on and can usaly slow right down and become non responsive i had windows xp clean re-installed but it didnt solve the problem.
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Hmm... yeah, it seems it could be RAM in that case. bit weird though, 256mb is quite alot.

What make of AsusTec board is it though? The model? It should be printed on the board itself as well as the make.

After I get that, I can specify a type of RAM.
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it just says Kelnut 2.02
dont know if this helps
thats all it says on it.
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hehe, that doesn't even come up with any searches...

Download this. Its called Everest, and it will scan your pc for what hardware you have, and so it'll come up with the motherboard you have

Download the free Home Edition:

http://www.lavalys.com/products.php?lang=en
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:36 AM   #8
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Alright this is what it told me.
Hope this helps!
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 09/02/2004-KM400-8237-6A6LYA0E-00
Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-LA (Kelut)

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 2667 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 2667 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (ODR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 533 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 462
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 2 DDR DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset KM400A

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Information http://www.asus.com/products1.aspx?l1=3
BIOS Download http://www.asus.com/support/download/download.aspx
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Yep, this is it

Asus A7V8X-LA

This is about it:

http://www.e4allinc.info/dir1/mother...a/a7v8x_la.htm

This is the type of memory:

256/2700 MB 333DDR SDRAM
Maximum: 2 GB (2x1024MB DDR SDRAM)

Now it can support a maxium of 2gb, and you have 256Mb at the moment.

If you update to 512mb, this should run better, and it has two dimms to update with, so one spare

You'll need to ask for 256mb of PC 2700 Ram, or DDR333 is another way of naming the same thing.

If you wanted a gig of RAM, you'd need to throw away your old 256mb one and get 2x 512mb chips at that rating, though I wouldn't as you might gain a boost from an extra 256mb anyway

Hope this helps
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Thanks for all your help mate.
though do you have any ideas of prices for the memory?
ive only got 60 to spend on it is this enough?
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