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Upgrading RAM memory


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Kristina

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Hello!

I am trying to get more RAM memory (DDR1) for my computer. I have already upgraded once with a card of 1 GB, so now I have 2 slots (1 GB + 256 MB) of memory. I would like a new upgrade with 1 or 2 GB of extra memory to put instead of the 256MB card. My problem is that I don't now how much RAM memory my system can accept.

Could you please let me know up to what size of RAM I could upgrade? What compatibility issues might there be and what specifications should the RAM memory I buy have?

The name of my motherborad is Abit VA-20 / ECS KM400-M Deluxe / KM400-M2 / KM400A-M2 / V7-2.
The processor is AMD Athlon XP, 1833 MHz (11 x 167) 2500+.

Using Everest program I also got this about the memory on my motherboard:

Physical memory:
Total 1247 MB
Used 715 MB
Available 532 MB
User 57 %

Swap file:
Total 2978 MB
Used 605 MB
Available 2372 MB
User 20 %

Virtual memory:
Total 4225 MB
Used 1320 MB
Available 2904 MB
User 31 %

Physical Address Extension (PAE):
Accepted by OS Yes
Accepted by CPU Yes
Active No

Thanks very much in advance for any piece of advice.
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phillpower2

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Hi Kristina
The maximum the board can take is 2GB which is x2x1GB sticks, below is a link to your MB;
http://www.abit.com....fMTYPE=Socket A
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Hi, Phillip! Thanks a lot for the quick reply!

I see I should take into account these specifications:

Memory

* Two 184-pin sockets
* DDR400/333/266/200 un-buffered Memory
* Support DDR400 Memory up to 2GB

Is it necessary to respect the pins as well? I have found a DDR400, but I don't know about the pins. Could this memory work?

http://www.pcfactory...1g400?ref=price
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Hi Kristina
Yes, you do need to take into account the number of pins and in your case it needs to be 184 pins.
Here is a link to the same memory as in your link but this one specifically states it is 184 pins,
Hope this helps http://www.shopmania...0~p-856628.html
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Hi and thanks again for the help, Phillip! The price was good, so I'll ask on their site what the number of pins is, if it's not right I'll search elsewhere. :)
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