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Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Sony Corporation PCV-RZ14G(UC) 28470934
System Serial Number: 3002641
Asset Tag: P02500000000EF080B1681C322AF
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.53 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4S533VX REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ACPI BIOS Revision 1001A 11/26/2002
Drives Memory Modules c,d
203.52 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
162.89 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

CD-ROM Drive [Optical drive]
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-104 [Optical drive]
SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-140C [Optical drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

IC35L120AVVA07-0 [Hard drive] (123.52 GB) -- drive 1, s/n VNC602A6G4G4XA, rev VA6OA52A, SMART Status: Healthy
Memory Stick Slot [Hard drive] -- drive 2
OEI-USB CF/SM/SD/MS USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCA8E4691056, rev 17.07W17, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM 1' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM 2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM 3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 80.00 GB 48.10 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 1) 123.51 GB 114.79 GB free
Network Drives
None discovered
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Kathleen Bach 1/20/2011 7:55:48 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
IUSR_COMPUTER never
IWAM_COMPUTER never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account

Amyuni Document Converter 2.10 on LPT1:
hp officejet d series printer on LPT1:
Lexmark 3100 Series on USB001
Send To Microsoft OneNote Driver on Send To Microsoft OneNote Port:
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 (Sony) [Display adapter]
Envision EN-910e [Monitor] (17.7"vis, s/n 118448, April 2002)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (3x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller Sony Advanced Encoder Board(KernelStreaming)
USB Audio Device
YAMAHA AC-XG Audio Device
Virus Protection [Back to Top] new Group Policies
Kingsoft AntiVirus Auto-Protect Version 2011.1.21.11
Virus Definitions Version Up To Date
Realtime File Scanning On
None discovered
Communications Other Devices
Lucent Technologies Soft Modem AMR

1394 Net Adapter
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
primary Auto IP Address: 10.0.0.10 / 24
Gateway: 10.0.0.1
Dhcp Server: 10.0.0.1
Physical Address: 00:E0:18:A0:CA:06

Networking Dns Server: 10.0.0.1
NEC OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
HID-compliant device
USB Human Interface Device
Lexmark 3100 Series
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Sony Memory Stick controller(WB)
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Generic USB Hub
USB Composite Device
USB Mass Storage Device (2x)
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (4x)

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IP Device Type Device Details Device Roles
10.0.0.1 Router Dslrouter,
dslrouter.westell.com DHCP Server, Gateway, Domain Name Server, Web Server
10.0.0.10 Windows XP Workstation Kathy (in MSHOME),
kathy.westell.com, Asustek
10.0.0.15 Hppav,
hppav.westell.com
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Go to HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system.
You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.
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Maximum Memory: 1536MB
Slots: 3 (3 banks of 1)
Standard Memory: 256, 512, or 1024MB removable
USB Support: 2.x Compliant
Q: Will my system recognize the maximum upgrade?
A: Possibly
The amount of memory your Windows computer will recognize depends on two factors:
the maximum capacity your computer hardware can handle and the version of Windows your computer uses.
The most memory the 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) is only 3GB or 3.5GB, if your computure hardware can handle it. The 64-bit version of Windows can address even more memory. Find out more at http://www.crucial.c....aspx?qid=4251.
Q: What memory goes into my computer, and will a faster speed be backward-compatible?
A: DDR memory with support for DDR PC2700 speeds.
Because DDR memory is backward-compatible, you can safely upgrade your system with any of the guaranteed-compatible DDR speeds listed below, even if your manual calls for PC1600 or PC2100 speeds.
Q: How much memory can my computer handle?
A: 1536MB.
Adding the maximum amount of memory will improve performance and help extend the useful life of your system as you run increasingly demanding software applications in the future.
Q: Do I have to install matching pairs?
A: No.
No, you can install modules one at a time, and you can mix different densities of modules in your computer. But if your computer supports dual-channel memory configurations, you should install in identical pairs (preferably in kits) for optimal performance.
Q: Does my computer support dual-channel memory?
A: No.
Your system does not support dual channel.
Q: Does my computer support ECC memory?
A: No.
Your system does not support ECC. Because ECC and non-ECC modules should not be mixed within a system, install the same type of modules that are already in your system.

I have a 512 MB 2100--Can I mix speeds and add 2 2700's?
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You can go to the max as the XP 32 bit version will utilize up to 3.5 gigs. Your system maxes out at 1.5 gigs.
Your memory needs to be DDR PC2700 speeds.

I'm taking it this is a desktop system correct?

Any of the memory on this list HERE will work for a desktop system.
Personal preference for me would be Crucial or Corsair.
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THANKS! I hope you get told by all the people that you help just how much you are appreciated! I know I really appreciate the help. Thanks again
Kathy
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You are very welcome and thank you for allowing me to assist you with your memory question.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. :( ;) ;) :D ;)
Lastly thank you for choosing GTG for assistance and please enjoy the other forums and the wealth of knowledge available here by not only the staff but the other members like yourself.
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