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Replacement RAM for eMachines 560 with Intel Celeron Processor - SKU 621165

hi all,

My friend has the PC above, we think it is about 4 years old and the motherboard is beeping like there is a memory (RAM) problem.

I am not too sure what memory to get, does anyone know a way I can find out?

Many thanks
Kevin
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ChrisMacleodCommented:
Install Belarc Advisor from http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

If you install this program on the machine you can generate a report that will tell you what spec of ram you have in the machine.  
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
Also try Crucial's System Scanner:

http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/

or if you pull out a stick, there is normally a code on it.
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mwnnjCommented:
Hi kevinsmith121,
as a follow-up:
check out your motherboard's make and model and then tryout one of the following sites:
http://www.crucial.com/
http://www.kingston.com/
http://www.memoryx.net/ --> they can also check your pc ,for to find the suitable ram for your motherboard/chipset[MCAfee's siteadvisor is giving a greenflag fro this site ,so i assume it's free off spyware]
http://www.memory.com/
http://www.4allmemory.com/ --> they are doing also a check up/also green flag/
NOTE: as Chris check out the tech specs,for your current RAM ,cuz the new one must be not only suitable for your motherboard/chipset but aslo to your current RAM stick!;check out aslo what is the max. installable memory module per RAM slot!
Cheers!
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mwnnjCommented:
Dan , you were faster ,so don't take it bad for my link's reposting ;)
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
here's a link on older ram:
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=179

but you'll also see codes like PC100-yadayada that can be helpful

The Crucial Memory Advisor
http://www.crucial.com/store/listmfgr.asp?cat=RAM
offers these:
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?Mfr%2BProductline=eMachines%2B+Desktops&mfr=eMachines&cat=&model=560&submit=Go

but that doesn't include what you've got already.  Take care that you've still got enough free RAM slots before buying more, or you'll have to take some out to make room for the new.
hth,
Danny
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
mwnnj, no prob - not often that I'm faster than you!!

KevinSmith - the last link in my post above lists RAM suitable for an eMachine 560 Desktop - I didn't make this clear.  

to actually troubleshoot your problem - if you are just getting beeps on booting, and no actual OS, then try running with just one stick of RAM at a time if possible.  You may also want to try memtest86
http://www.memtest86.com/#download0
- choose the Installable from Windows and DOS version.  
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mwnnjCommented:
Dan,it's a collaborative work and we're just giving the best of us ;).

so here is also the output from memoryx.net/memory-up.com:
http://www.memoryx.net/emem560me.html
http://www.memory-up.com/Memory_Finders/eMachines-Memory-eMachines-eMachines-Series-eMachines-560-Memory.html

Cheers!
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kevinsmith121Author Commented:
Many thanks guys this helped a lot and the PC is now up and running,

As it was a collaborative work I havbe split the points evenly, well done!

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