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What kind/type of ram goes into a Gateway MFATXSTL EL2 500L?

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Gateway sold support to MPC who is now out of business. Intel motherboard e210882
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As far as I can tell it probably takes pc2700 ddr memory
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/573113-do-i-need-ddr-ddr2.html

though some P4s use pc133
Does it have something like this on the case:
PENIV1600/256/20GB/1.44MB/S/CDRW/56//10-100LAN/USB/

If you can see the memory slots, how many bumps are in the channel? or notches on the old ram?
1 bump is DDR
2 bumps is PC133 SDRAM
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I found that article too. However; that computer is ELP 500C. and my computer that I am trying to fix is EL2 500L. I do not know how close those two models are, knowing Gateway there is none. I have not found any reference anywhere as to what this particular model takes. I had robbed peter to pay paul and now my manager wants peter running again. Its killer because this computer came with 98 and had xp installed. I had installed ubuntu after the fact without issue, but most of our network machines are Windblows. I think I have the drivers, but as I mentioned before....they are rather difficult to find nowdays. .....So anyways, I will go find paul and confirm. It is DDR by the way...and your guess is definitely good as mine. I will check back as soon as I know and accept the solution. I will know tomorrow. Nice having another set of eyes out there. Thanks
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You can usually put in a faster DDR ram than what it calls for.
I think DDR 2700 is a 333MHz speed, so a PC3200 (400MHz) should clock down, if that is all you can find.
I have even run PC3200 in a PC2100 (266MHz) system, a couple of times.
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go to http://www.crucial.com/

scan ur computer and it will tell how which type of RAM needed so that u can upgrade it


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My manager decided to scrap it anyway. but Coral lead me to the same place I had been. Rather than taking the other machine offline that I put the borrowed ram into for a machine not supported (in any way shape or form (Windows 98)) and Gateway not giving a response at all...I chalk it up to a learning experience and Coral47 is knowledgeable. thanks dude
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Thank you much.   : )
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