Computer very slow, freezes up and other issues
Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:52 AM
AMD Athlon XP2400+1.99GHz, 96.0 MB of Ram
I am sorry, I just don't know too much at all, but I'm trying.
Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:15 AM
You will be able to get it cheaper elsewhere, especially if you get generic memory
Probably a good thing to ask e-machines about the model number
Posted 02 July 2006 - 09:26 AM
Posted 02 July 2006 - 10:03 AM
You can get value ram 512MB for around 60 USD or Kingston 1 GB for 140 USD
If you get 1GB, try to get a single stick to avoid using both slots
If you go back to the crucial site, look for the make of the motherboard, not e-machines in manufacturer
Posted 03 July 2006 - 09:20 AM
Computer Manufacturer Elite Group(ECS)
Computer Model L7VMM2
CPU Manufacturer AuthenticAMD
CPU Family AMD Athlon XP 2400+
CPU Speed 1994 MHz
Front-Side Bus Speed 133MHz
Posted 04 July 2006 - 05:13 AM
have a look here for the specifications of your motherboard (I'm not sure which version you have, but both versions use the same RAM).
As per the information you have already received, you need 184 pin PC-2100: DDR-SDRAM memory module specified to operate at 133 MHz using DDR-266 chips, 2.133 GByte/s bandwidth.
That's a load of techbabble but the main things to watch out for is DDR 266 (or PC-2100 - the former describes the type of chip on the RAM stick and the latter the stick itself).
The other thing is to make sure it is 184 pin (as opposed to 168 pins on SDR SDRAM, or, 240 pins on DDR-2) which says how many connection points it has to the slot it sits in.
As Keith pointed out, you also need to consider how much capacity you want to invest in. 256MB of RAM would be a minimum but I would firmly recommend 512MB. It will make your computer run a whole lot smoother than the 256MB module. Think of the smallish difference in price as being what you saved in not having a computershop charge you a ridiculous $39 for 5 minutes work.
In terms of prices, have a look at Newegg's cheap end offerings, but shop around for prices. I'm not sure where you are and what access to computer shops is like for you - I'm writing from New Zealand .
Once you have bought your RAM stick/card/module you can download your motherboard manual here
Look at page 16, it has some very useful instructions on how to install RAM (often referred to as "memory").
IMPORTANT: Computers, motherboards and especially RAM cards don't like static electricity. If you can, unplug everything from your computer box and work on it on the kitchen bench or dinner table. Before you start always touch some large metal object to earth yourself - this removes any static charge you may be carrying. This precaution also applies to opening and handling your RAM card.
Let us know how we can be of further assistance.
Edited by digikiwi, 04 July 2006 - 05:14 AM.
Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:29 AM
Posted 04 July 2006 - 03:47 PM
I don't know much about my computer. Just basically surfing on the net. I really would like to learn more but don't know where to begin.
You actually are learning right now . Reading about problems on the forum is one way you can learn about computers. Also, there are some great sites for learning how things work -
How stuff works
So when you come across a term (like RAM) you can check in there to find out a bit about it .
Let us know how the RAM insertion goes or if you need further help
Edited by digikiwi, 04 July 2006 - 03:47 PM.
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