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memory type

Hi,

I have an old w2k box, and need to upgrade the memory (currently at 64 MB) which is enough to power the light on the case...

At any rate, what screens do I need to access to determine the type of RAM installed so I can purchase the correct memory?

Thanks,
Sean
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rossfingalCommented:
What's the make and model of the computer and/or motherboard?

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seanpowellAuthor Commented:
Yes.

Looks like it was made by some company called DTI. Other than that, it has an AMD-K6 processor.

Motherboard - no idea...
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rossfingalCommented:
Not very much to go on.  :)

Depending on how old it is - I'm guessing it's pc 66 or pc 100 Sdram

Can you get into the BIOS - might be some more info there.

Or - open the case and see if there are any markings on the motherboard and/or memory chips - Fun!

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seanpowellAuthor Commented:
Okay, I'll be back...
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rossfingalCommented:
You could also go to Crucial's site and have them do a memory scan:
http://www.crucial.com/

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seanpowellAuthor Commented:
So there's no way through Windows 2000 to find out what the memory type is, correct?
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seanpowellAuthor Commented:
Missed your last comment...
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seanpowellAuthor Commented:
Wonderful.
Did look inside the box and found a Ham and Cheese on Rye that had gone missing a couple of years ago. That certainly explains the weird smell I've noticed.
Although there wasn't much left of the bread, most of the mustard was still salvagable so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

Thanks for you help :-)
Sean
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rossfingalCommented:
The BIOS may have some info
"Aida" just lists the amount and how much are in each slot
However, it does list the motherboard manufacturer and model number.

RF
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seanpowellAuthor Commented:
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rossfingalCommented:
Yes, that's right - forgot the name had been changed.

Also, you could try this SiSoftSandra (lite ver. is free)
http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/english.html
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rossfingalCommented:
Great!  Enjoy the sandwich! :)

Everest shows more info

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seanpowellAuthor Commented:
Just downloading now - thanks for all your help :-)
Sean
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rossfingalCommented:
Happy to help!  :)

By the way - here's a company I've used a lot for software/hardware:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/
good prices - good service.
Their outlet store near me has a very large warehouse attached - tremendous selection.
They do have pc66, 100, 133 SDRAM in stock.
Just some info incase you have a problem finding locally.

Good luck!

RF
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