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DarbyC

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Hello All,

I bought a computer recently (for my mother to use) that has OS Windows 98 second edition.

I think the motherboard is a SIS 530/5595 (that's what I used to search for a copy of the 'original installation CD' with the correct drivers, anyway).

It has two slots for memory and one of them is open. It currently has one MPC643s-882 - 64MB PC100 and I couldn't find another one on the 'net. If I could get some assistance finding out what would be compatible, that would be great.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you and have a great day.

Darby
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Neil Jones

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SiS don't make mainboards, they do chipsets. Your Sis 530/5595 is the chipset model.

Download Everest:
http://www.majorgeek...wnload4181.html

And it'll tell you what your mainboard model is. You can then look this up on crucial.com for memory that' it'll work with.
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DarbyC

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Thanks, Neil
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I ran Everest to get some info about the computer.
Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD K6-2, 450 MHz (4.5 x 100)
Motherboard Name GVC FR520
Motherboard Chipset SiS 530
System Memory 59 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (10/15/98)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port EPSON Printer Port (LPT1)

It is a Proteva computer and when I look up 'GVC FR520' on the 'net it says the motherboard is a Packard Bell.

When I went to crucial.com, I didn't see Proteva as a manufacturer I could select. It appeared to me that they wanted the computer manufacturer, not the motherboard manufacturer.

Using 'GVC FR520' to search, I found this link on the 'net for 'Packard Bell Miami M/Board':
http://www.uktsuppor...pb/mb/miami.htm

This was on the page:
Upgrade Options
# CPU : CPU upgradable up to 450 MHz.
# RAM :

* RAM upgradable up to 512 MB using 66 or 100 MHz SDRAM DIMMs.
* The Miami motherboard only accepts 168-pin DIMM modules. Only gold-plated DIMMs may be used, as the sockets on the motherboard are also gold-plated, and oxidation must be prevented.
* Use 60 ns, 3.3 V CAS Latency 2, single- or double-sided DIMMs only. Parity is not supported.

I hope I have provided enough useful information that someone will be able to advise me.

As usual, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Peace be with you,

Darby
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I did find a site that offers memory for your computer. Here is the link to where you select your model of proteva computer. Proteva selction page. Select your model, and then just buy the memory. Hope this helps :whistling:
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