However it seems to be a minefeild as to what 'new' memory to choose. My motherboard is an Abit AN8 nForce4 Socket 939 PCI-Express Motherboard, the memory seggested to install, from the handbook, is upto four 184-pin DDR DIMM slots for DDR 400 memory modules, expansion size upto 4GB.
I am not a gamer, but use my computer for number crunching (weather data), music files and general internet browsing and microsoft office. I mention this as when looking through some of the products they mention various timings, which I assume lend themselves to various uses of a PC. I'm also getting confused with 'CL3, 'unbuffered', 'DDR SDRAM' & '400MHz Memory Speed' etc.
I assume I need to look at the products listed under PC3200 (DDR400)?
I was also looking at upgrading to 2 GB in total.
Also I wanted to avoid Crutial, for obvious reasons, although I am not saying there is a problem with their product, although I must add that the PC worked for six months on defaults without any problems, so whether a fault has occurred since, I don't know. Hard drive has also been changed to a SATA, and complete new Install of Windows XP Pro has also been carried out during this long saga.
Here's one I liked the look of:
(Is this 184 pin?)
I'm not looking for neither a cheap or expensive option, just want to be sure I have got all the compatibilities correct.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
I am aware, that there is a risk this may not solve the problem, but I've got to a point where I will never know until I try it.
Abit AN8 nForce4 Socket 939 PCI-Express Motherboard
Crutial PC3200 Ballistix (2x512MB) 1GB Dual Channel Kit
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester 90nm (Socket 939)
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu 120mm Cooler
Aerocool Aeropower II+ Acrylic-Titanium Plated 450W Power Supply
Asus Extreme EN6200 Turbo Cache PCI-Express 256MB DDR 64BIT TV-OUT DVI
Western Digital Caviar 7200RPM 80GB FDB 8Mb SATA OEM (WD800JD) *Operating System on the SATA Drive*
Maxtor DiamondMAX Plus 9 120Gb OEM ATA/133 8MB Buffer (6Y120P0)