I want to buy a ram upgrade for my pc but I am confused about the options and want to make sure I buy the right thing (having already bought an incompatible one that I have to get a refund on). My PC is made buy a small firm called Novatech - so those online scanning things like on the Crucial site dont work for me. And the manual that came with the PC just says how to install different types of ram not the specific one for this.
I have found out I have a Sis 648FX-A motherboard - 3 memory slots that are current holding 2 X elixir 256mb-DDR-400 CL3.
Now Im pretty sure I should go for 184 pin DDR 400mhz (i actualy counted the pins) PC3200 (i think).
I'm looking to upgrade to 1Gb. Now I now there are other considerations such as EEC registered. I also need to know about the configuartion -eg can I just buy one 512mb for the spare slot to get up to 1GB or do I have to buy two 512mb as I have read that some motherboards dont like mixed ram or just get a 1GB. and if they are mixed i've read that they have to go in a certain order in the slots.
....(there are times i miss my old Amiga 500 that 512KB Ram upgrade was so easy)