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steveba

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Processor Intel Pentium 4 2789MHz
Display Card NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE
Memory 512MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
Free Disk Space 48.65GB
Display Card Memory 64MB
Display Driver Version 4.1.0.9
DirectX Version 9.0c
Optical Drive CD/DVD
Sound Card SigmaTel Audio
p.s upgraded the graphics card

ram inside is DDR SDRAM 512mb

ram chip i got to install is 128mb DDR 333MHZ CL 2.5

keeping the 512 in and using both together
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So what exactly is the problem?
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steveba

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will this chip do my system unsure if it will or will not work in my system
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Your information is not enough to tell if the machine will perform good but more than likely it wil run in this case based on what you tell. To make story short, the main information you need when you play with ram is the chip set of your mortherboard, which you can find out from the board's manufacture. If it is a brand name comp, you can go to main website and find out. if it is build machine then you should have the book for the main board. If you don't have any of that then down load EVEREST HOME edition( avery small program) and run it. IT will tell you what you have. After you have that information, There are many ways but the easiest way to find out is go to crucial.com, step by step( about three) fill out all the questions and you are ready to help some body else if they ever come up with the same question.
Good luck.
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is this the info u need

Socket mPGA 478B
Supports Intel P4 FC-PGA2 (Flip-Chip Pin Grid Array), 1400 MHz to 3066 MHz.
Warning: not all of the above processors have been qualified.
100 MHz (x4 = 400 MHz) data bus support (Quad-Bumped technology).
133 MHz (x4 = 533 MHz) data bus support (Quad-Bumped technology).
System Memory
Supports 2 memory slots.
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) support
Supports a maximum memory size of 1 GB (using 2 x 512 MB memory modules)
Warning: Not all memory configurations have been qualified!
Support only 2.5 V DIMM DDRAM configurations
Unbuffered type support
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Supports a maximum memory size of 1 GB (using 2 x 512 MB memory modules)
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Support only 2.5 V DIMM DDRAM configurations
Unbuffered type support

Those lines are part of what you need.
Still not enough since you canot call out exact mother board main chipset but ,in my experience, This is what I think should do the job:
- you can use what you have but won't see much of the change.
- unless your machine is a laptop, Your board is fairly old model ( three year at least from manufacture date) and it has only two slot off DDR and more than likely it will be DDR266. The good new is lots of new faster ram will backward compatible. If it was mine what I would do is go look for one stick of Unbuffered 512 Kingston ( not too bad name) DDR333 CL2.5 (it is cheapest ddr right now). I think this will get the most out of your money and your machine at the same time.

Edited by mcpscomp, 02 January 2006 - 02:30 PM.

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thanks alot i will get rid of the chip set i have and go for Unbuffered 512 Kingston DDR333 CL2.5. think i got quoted £45.00 know any were cheaper
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Steve, I think you misunderstood him...he was referring to the chipset on the motherboard, which might help him understand what kind of Memory to buy.

You said you have
DDR SDRAM 512mb
And then you said you are buying DDR ram

These are not the same thing.


Go here, download EVEREST
http://www.geekstogo...action=cat&id=1

And then save the report and then attach it to your next post. Someone will be able to help you then
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Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 62-1029-001199-00101111-040201-SiS650$NECC000_8SIMLNF V2.0S
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8SIML

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4267 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type SiS MuTIOL
Bus Width 16-bit

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR
RAM Slots 2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 230 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset SiS650
Extra Features EasyTune III
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North Bridge: SiS 645DX ]

North Bridge Properties:
North Bridge SiS 645DX
Revision 01
Package Type 702 Pin BGA
In-Order Queue Depth 12

Memory Timings:
CAS Latency (CL) 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 3T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 3T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 7T
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 11T
RAS To RAS Delay (tRRD) 2T
Write Recovery Time (tWR) 1T

Memory Slots:
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)

AGP Controller:
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Device nVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP
AGP Aperture Size 128 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled
that what showed up guys thanks for your help
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Hi there
Your board is Mini Gigabyte GA-8SIML .It has 2slots for DDR 333/266/200 and it will take upto 2G of Ram( 1G in each slot). It will run best with DDR266 but the 266 and 200 are old and cost more than the 333. on this board you can mis match the rams and it still works. remember, you need Unbuffered only. So your option are open and fairely cheap. I wouldn't spend much money on this machine any way.
Hope this will help you.
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all sorted guys i had my pc in for repair and my ram chip was changed from a 512 ram to two 256 ram chips. person replacing one of the ram chips with a 512 and letting me keeep the other ram chip as it was his error

would it be worth selling a Display Card NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE if so whats it worth
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