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wow thanks! :)

Ok, so i can buy any one of those i take it? And before i rush into things like last time (:)) would it be ok to buy a 1GB one when the one i already have is 958MB? :)

Umm, thats all i can think of for now :)

Thanks for your help everyone! :)
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ermm - sort of,

the link i gave is just for PC2-4200 533mhz ram modules - its the faster of the 2 your motherboard supports and also, it seems, microdirect are only stocking PC2-3200 400mhz in ecc (error correction) and your motherboard does not support ecc modules,

so - the best bet is to pop your ram out and have a look whats written on it (you say its 958mb - is this a single stick ?) and if it says PC2-4200 then buy another 1gb stick and put them both in,

if it works - job done,

if not then try booting with just the new stick, if it works then you will need to buy another of the same make - so keep the receipt and inform the shop what you are doing and your level of knowledge
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All i see written on my RAM is:

R DATA memory expert
M20AD2Q3I4I76I1B52
DDR2 533(4) 1GX16
S/N: 633WH (ADQKD1A16)

and yes its a single stick

i dont know if that helps at all? :)
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The specifications for your memory as per your manual you gave is as follows.
# Single-channel memory architecture
# 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered non-ECC 400/533 MHZ DDR2 memory modules
# Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 2 G

NOTE: You have the faster (533) and that is what you want. If you install the 400 it will drop the 533 to the 400 speed.

I do not know why the Crucial scanner will not work for you again, but here are others.
http://<strong class...span></strong>/
Tiger Direct (Far left column on the very top. Look for memory configurator).
Memory10
Memory Store
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Results from the scan:

Computer Make: PACKARD BELL BV
Computer model: ISTART 2369
Computer Version: PB49303801
Motherboard Make: PACKARD BELL BV
Motherboard Model:
Motherboard Version: 1.0
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.06Ghz
Memory: 2 slots: 1GB, empty

I hope this helps in any way? Im sorry! I dont really know what im doing now to be honset :) (well not that i did in the first place :))
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What I have done is a google search on the "ADQKD1A16". One result is at Memory 10. Since I searched on what you read from the memory stick you have installed, this becomes an exact match. An exact match is better, but not always possible so I have listed a few more below.

I stick with Kingston, Crucial, Corsair, Ultra, or PNY.

Any memory that lists the following should work fine (1GB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 240-Pin DIMM Standard Non-ECC).

Found at MemoryStore.
Found at Tiger Direct
Found at NewEgg.com
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as the o/p is in the uk then usa stores may not be applicable,

you can use any of the ones in my link for microdirect,

you can order and pay over the phone at md's but if you live close enough then popping in may be better,
there maybe a store near you that stocks the module (but not pcworld, currys, dixons - as they are overpriced),

good luck
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Thank you both very much! And everyone else that has helped me! :)

I have ordered a 1GB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 240-Pin DIMM Standard Non-ECC stick from an English site so i should be ok i think. Its not too expensive either :) (which is all good :))

I also asked for it to be delivered first class so it should be here within the next coulpe of days, so i will let you know how it goes when it arrives! :)

Thank you all for your help! *gets excited* :)

And thank you geekstogo :)
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Hola

I just thought i would drop by and say that the new RAM worked! :)

Thanks to everyone that helped me! :) I couldnt have done it without you! :)

Ok, me out :)
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That is great news that you have the ram installed and working.
Thanks for letting us know. We really appreciate it.
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