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08-11-2005, 10:04 PM
Office mate wants more memory in his computer. what can I get ?
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Base processor and speedback to top of page
Intel Pentium (R) III 733 MHz processor (Socket 370)
Maximum HP supported replacement:
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Via 694X
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RAM (standard)
128 megabytes (MB) SDRAM standard
768 MB (3 x 256 MB DIMM)
100 MHz synchronous
Three 168-pin DIMMs
16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 MB DIMMs
Pairs Required
Type Supported
SDRAM, 100 MHz,
Intel PC SDRAM unbuffered DIMM specification,
revision 1.0 compliant

08-11-2005, 10:14 PM
The system uses older 168-pin PC100 SDRAM modules, which can still be found but usually at a high cost since they're not being manufactured anymore by the Tier 1 companies (they're just emptying current stockpiles). Just make sure your friend realizes he cannot go any higher than three 256MB modules since this is the limit of the motherboard. Also, if you end up having to get PC133 modules because that is all that is available, that is fine as well since it will run just fine at the slower speed.

08-11-2005, 10:19 PM
Thanks Darthanion

08-12-2005, 02:50 PM
which can still be found but usually at a high cost
Where did you get this idea? It's pretty cheap at Newegg (~$25 for 256MB, ~)$15 for 128MB, and you can get used sticks (as much as 256MB) for $3-$10 on Anandtech and eBay. 168-pin RAM is cheaper than ever.