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Upgrading Memory - What memory to get?


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abishop

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Hi,

I am looking to upgrade the memory in my PC. At the moment I only have 128! I am looking to upgrade ideally to 256 (or 512 subject to cost).

I just don't know what will be compatible with my PC. At the moment all I have 168 pin SAMSUNG K4S280832D-TC75 128/MPC100 SDRAM. As I understand this is now no longer made and is pretty old seeing as it is PC100.

I attach the spec for my PC and mainboard for info that I obtained from running Sandra Lite.

Attached File  System_Specs.txt   2.39KB   56 downloads

Attached File  Main_Board.txt   3.98KB   50 downloads

Grateful for a push in the right direction.

Cheers

Antony
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Take a look at the table on the bottom of the link. It should get you where you need to be.

http://www.ddrmemory...ram_issues.html

Good luck
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So does this mean that as long as the memory is 168 pin PC100 DIMM SDRAM ECC Registered I can buy any make?

Also can my memory banks only be filled with 128MB chips? I have 4 slots and it says my mainboard can take a max of 512MB. Could I use two 256s instead of 4 128s?
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I am not sure about ECC or not. I did not see that on the table. That is one thing we may have to check out before you go ahead and purchase something. But as to a specific manufacturer, I would say that it does not really matter who makes it, just that it matches the specs.

Yes using two 256 would be fine.
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Cheers! I'll let you know how it goes.
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