Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: How do you know what Ram to buy for your motherboard




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    45

    Default

    I have 512 ram 256x2 How can I tell what kind of ram to buy (want to buy 2X512 or 512 and run it with the 256) what info do you need and where do i find this?
    Still learning about Computers, I ask because I don't know.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Well a lot will depend on the mobo ya have but ya forgot to include the details of that. ;)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Whats mobo, what details do you need, and where can I find it?
    Still learning about Computers, I ask because I don't know.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    mobo = motherboard which is the large PCB in the PC that ya memory, CPU, etc, etc,... plug into. Ya should have a manual for this which'll have the make and model number of the motherboard on it (the mobo itself should have its details printed somewhere on it as well) unless ya have a brand name PC (Dell, Compaq, Gateway, HP,Sony,etc,..). If ya do have a brand name PC then give use the make and model number.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    mobo = motherboard which is the large PCB in the PC that ya memory, CPU, etc, etc,... plug into. Ya should have a manual for this which'll have the make and model number of the motherboard on it (the mobo itself should have its details printed somewhere on it as well) unless ya have a brand name PC (Dell, Compaq, Gateway, HP,Sony,etc,..). If ya do have a brand name PC then give use the make and model number.
    It's a presario s3200nx stock cept for 256 extra ram that the guy at comp usa said should work but want to go 512x2 or 512x256 what do you suggest for better optimal speed ? also keeping the 6 month future in mind :confused:
    Still learning about Computers, I ask because I don't know.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Well PC2100 is the speed rating required though 512MB should be ya sweet spot for XP but if ya dealin' with very large files then 1GB in 2 x 512MB sticks should help ya out (I can't see much point in just replacin' 1 x 256MB for 1 x 512MB stick but ya can do that) and 1GB is the maximum amount of memory that your mobo is rated for. Compaq also recommend the use of Micron brand memory but almost any brand will do.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Awesome!! thanks a bunch Wiggo!! all I use this comp for is just to play Battlefield 1942 just want to make that game run the best I can with the budget (without wife knowing) hehe, wait till she sees the video card reciept when I purchase it, me = DOG-HOUSE!!
    Still learning about Computers, I ask because I don't know.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,393

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zephir
    Awesome!! thanks a bunch Wiggo!! all I use this comp for is just to play Battlefield 1942 just want to make that game run the best I can with the budget (without wife knowing) hehe, wait till she sees the video card reciept when I purchase it, me = DOG-HOUSE!!
    Best way to hide evidence is to burn the reciept, or bury it in your dog house :D
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    45

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    Best way to hide evidence is to burn the reciept, or bury it in your dog house :D
    LMAO!! then I gotta explain wheres the money from checking if she starts bouncing the dough:cry:
    Still learning about Computers, I ask because I don't know.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,393

    Default

    good point, can't help you then. :p Well once you get your stuff, make sure to do some bench marks and post it in the benchmark forum. I would love to see how you do. :cheers:
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •