How do I change memory voltage and timing?
Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:31 PM
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:38 PM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:03 PM
Yes, there is one way to find a lot of information out. I'm going to have you run a program called WinAudit. Please follow the instructions below.
- Please download WinAudit here
- Run the .exe (executable file), named WinAudit.
- Click Audit on the top left hand corner.
Please wait patiently as the program scans your computer.
- After the program has completed the scan, please click file
- Click Save
- Click the drop down and select Text (Unicode) (*.txt)
- Click Save
- Locate and right click the file you have recently saved to your computer. It'll be saved to My Documents by default.
- Click send to
- Click Compressed (zipped) Folder
Note: This program program contains personal information and it is IMPORTANT that you do not post the file on the public forums. Please send them to me via a PM (Personal Message), by doing the following the instructions below. If you do not feel comfortable sending me this information, please notify me of such and I'll give you some instructions on how to remove said information.
- Click on my user name (James_8970)
- Click Send message
- Next to Select a file, you'll see a button named browse, please click it
- Once you have located and attached the compressed file (the none compressed file will be to large to attach), click upload
- Enter a text and title for the message, then click send
Edited by james_8970, 18 July 2008 - 08:04 PM.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:35 PM
Edited by APCSystems, 19 July 2008 - 02:02 PM.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:16 PM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:54 PM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:17 PM
Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:00 AM
Also, when would I need memory with a heat spreader? Is that mainly for gaming and such?
Edited by APCSystems, 19 July 2008 - 07:18 AM.
Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:55 AM
Yes, but I was looking for more information regarding the computer. Nothing like killing two birds with one stone.
WinAudit is way overkill for determining 32-bit vs. 64-bit Windows XP Pro.
I suggested two different 2GB model kits there (Corsair and Mushkin), a slight over look on my part. I'm sorry for this. Yes, you want a 2x1GB kit as I do not know if your chipset can support 2GB modules, yet another reason why WinAudit would have been beneficial to have been used in this circumstance.
I was about to order the Corsair that James' suggested but as I was doing that I noticed that it's a 2GB stick. I need 2x1GB sticks. Is this the same thing as what he posted but in the configuration that I need?
Assuming you have a motherboard that supports DDR2, not DDR, then yes it should be fine. Before proceeding though, I need you to follow my advice to confirm that you do in fact have a motherboard that supports DDR2, NOT DDR. I prefer to base my recommendation on facts rather then assumptions
Is this the same thing as what he posted but in the configuration that I need?
OP, in your first post you said you are looking for a set of DDR2 memory, what leads you to believe your computer has DDR2? My google results tell me that there are two different Dell Dimension 9100 models, one which uses DDR and another which uses DDR2.
Run DxDiag, as you have done in the past. Can you tell me what your computer says besides system model.
Edited by james_8970, 19 July 2008 - 05:34 PM.
Posted 19 July 2008 - 05:32 PM
This memory can be had for $14 after rebate and will be just as good as the other memory kits suggested in this thread.
Edited by james_8970, 19 July 2008 - 05:35 PM.
Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:11 PM
Also, since you seem pretty knowledgeable in the technological department, what's your take on mixing different types of memory? Should I leave my current memory in my system, or should I remove it and just replace it with the new memory? I've heard that it isn't good to mix diff ones and that it can actually have negative effects on your PC. What's your stance on it?
Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:40 PM
As for mixing memory, you probably won't notice a difference between 2GB and 3GB on XP unless you edit large pictures, audio files, or videos. Your RAM will default to the slowest speed of the sticks, so if your current sticks are slower, say DDR2-533, then your new RAM will only run at DDR2-533 as well. However, if your current sticks are the same speed or faster, then it probably won't hurt to leave them in.
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