Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-23-2007, 07:51 AM   #1
Baseband Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 28
Send a message via Yahoo to mcfelpe
Default memory help!!!

my computer is quite old (pentium 4 1.7 ghz), since I dont have a budget and i want my computer to increase its performance, I will just buy bigger memory (currently running @ 256 mb), Im not familiar with memories so i read my motherboards manual to know what kind of memory my computer is using... it says the system memory uses PC2100/1600 DDR DIMMs. but when i opened my computer and took a closer look at the memory installed in my motherboard. it has a sticker that says (pc266 256 mb)...

Is pc2100 and pc266 just the same? or pc266 is just a compatible memory for my motherboard?

mcfelpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
Juice's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,946
Send a message via AIM to Juice Send a message via MSN to Juice
Default Re: memory help!!!

OK, i'll give you a link for what to buy, all you have to do is buy it, remove the old one and pop the new ones in


P4 2.4GHz, 1.5Gb, 40Gb.
PowerBook G4 867MHz, 1Gb, 60Gb.
Juice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
Fully Optimized
blackjack's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,945
Send a message via MSN to blackjack
Default Re: memory help!!!

If you go to crucial website and run there scanner it Will tell you exactly what you need you don't have to buy theres of course but you will have the spec you need. crucial ram is very good that comes with a life time guarantee.
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel« Pentium« Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows« 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
blackjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 02:58 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
FlightSimBoy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,114
Send a message via AIM to FlightSimBoy
Default Re: memory help!!!

266 is the speed the RAM is running at. PC2100 RAM runs at 266 MHz, so you might have read the stickers incorrectly. No harm done, though, we can still find what you need.
My Computer: eMachines T5226 - Intel Pentium D Dual Core @ 3 GHz - Diamond Viper Radeon HD3870 OC Edition with 1 GB GDDR3 VRAM - 4 GB PQi Turbo DDR2-533 RAM - Corsair 650W PSU with 52A on single rail - TSSTcorp DVD-DL+-RW combo drive - Lite-on 52x CD-RW burner - Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer - Logitech z5300e speakers - WinFast TV Tuner - Vista Ultimate 64-Bit. eBay name: Flightsimboy304
FlightSimBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
_-..zKiLLA..-_'s Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,952
Send a message via AIM to _-..zKiLLA..-_
Default Re: memory help!!!

if ur gonna get more ram... go with G.Skill

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Memory - Retail $49.99
_-..zKiLLA..-_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 04:38 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
CompMan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,323
Send a message via AIM to CompMan
Default Re: memory help!!!

Dude, have you read the above posts? and the specs of his computer?!

|Intel Q6600@3.0ghz|┐|ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA|┐|2GiG Corsair XM2 DDR2 800|┐|EvGa 8800GTS|┐|36gig Western Digital Raptor 10,000 rpm|┐|Ultra X2 connect 550W modular psu|┐|Thermaltake Tsunami Case|Vista 64bit|
Windows has Blue screens, Mac has grey screens, and CF has White screens!!
2004 Mazda RX-8 GT Titanium Grey, Greddy Exhaust, AEM cold air intake
--objects in rearview get smaller with each shift--
CompMan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0