adding memory


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L.S.

winxp(home).

One of my 512 memory stick went out. System only recognizes 512 instead of
1gb. To check I took it out and tried it in another system- no go.
Here's the question and I know it's probably not correct newsgroup but
should be simple answer for you sys gurus. :)
The sticks are ddr333, 512meg, 184 pin. I have a extra ddr400, 1gb, 184 pin
stick.
The instruction for the MB says up to 4 gig and ddr333.

Will the ddr400 work w/o messing up system?
 
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Don Phillipson

L.S. said:
winxp(home).

One of my 512 memory stick went out. System only recognizes 512 instead of
1gb. To check I took it out and tried it in another system- no go.
Here's the question and I know it's probably not correct newsgroup but
should be simple answer for you sys gurus. :)
The sticks are ddr333, 512meg, 184 pin. I have a extra ddr400, 1gb, 184 pin
stick.
The instruction for the MB says up to 4 gig and ddr333.

For free diagnosis (with est. costs) go to www.crucial.com
 
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peter

Most likely yes but only run at 333
mobo make usually helps in a question like this

peter
 
S

smlunatick

winxp(home).

One of my 512 memory stick went out. System only recognizes 512 instead of
1gb. To check I took it out and tried it in another system- no go.
Here's the question and I know it's probably not correct newsgroup but
should be simple answer for you sys gurus. :)
The sticks are ddr333, 512meg, 184 pin. I have a extra ddr400, 1gb, 184 pin
stick.
The instruction for the MB says up to 4 gig and ddr333.

Will the ddr400 work w/o messing up system?

Normally, it is not recommended to "mix" the memory rated types,
especially if these are "non-brand" names like Kingston, Corsair or
Crucial. These 'generic" memory makers tend to make "inferior" cheap
module by cutting corners. These "cheap" modules a lot of times do
not work with other modules.
 
J

JS

Most likely will be fine as long as the
voltage specs of the DDR400 meet
the motherboard requirements.

CPUID (CPU-Z)
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Click on the SPD tab after you install the ram
and then use the pull down to check each memory stick.
(assuming it works)
 
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L.S.

This is a Hynix stick so not sure if that's good or not?
..

winxp(home).

One of my 512 memory stick went out. System only recognizes 512 instead of
1gb. To check I took it out and tried it in another system- no go.
Here's the question and I know it's probably not correct newsgroup but
should be simple answer for you sys gurus. :)
The sticks are ddr333, 512meg, 184 pin. I have a extra ddr400, 1gb, 184
pin
stick.
The instruction for the MB says up to 4 gig and ddr333.

Will the ddr400 work w/o messing up system?

Normally, it is not recommended to "mix" the memory rated types,
especially if these are "non-brand" names like Kingston, Corsair or
Crucial. These 'generic" memory makers tend to make "inferior" cheap
module by cutting corners. These "cheap" modules a lot of times do
not work with other modules.
 
L

L.S.

Mobo is a Biostar M7NCG 400


peter said:
Most likely yes but only run at 333
mobo make usually helps in a question like this

peter

--
If you find a posting or message from me offensive,inappropriate
or disruptive,please ignore it.
If you dont know how to ignore a posting complain
to me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate :)
 
T

Touch Base

winxp(home).

One of my 512 memory stick went out. System only recognizes 512 instead of
1gb. To check I took it out and tried it in another system- no go.
Here's the question and I know it's probably not correct newsgroup but
should be simple answer for you sys gurus. :)
The sticks are ddr333, 512meg, 184 pin. I have a extra ddr400, 1gb, 184 pin
stick.
The instruction for the MB says up to 4 gig and ddr333.

Will the ddr400 work w/o messing up system?

Why ask here? Your question has nothing to do with with OS (you did
notice the letters X and P preceeding the word Hardware in the group
title, right?)

========================================================

Dear Mr Smith,

What part of XP is hardware?

Please enlighten me as to what kind of posts should be in this newsgroup?
 
L

L.S.

Hey, sorry guys. I didn't mean to spark an argument here. I stated that this
may not be the 'best' newsgroup to ask the question but I figured it would
be an easy answer for those on here.
Two points that may concern hardware was whether WinXP would function ok
with the different type of stick installed. I have noticed a slow down with
only one 512 stick operating which does affect the operation of my WinXP
system. Plus my MB instructions suggests "For Dual-channel DDR (128-bit)
high performance, at least 2 or more DIMM modules must be installed." That's
the reason for asking if I can install two different sticks. Otherwise I'd
just install the 1meg(DDR400) and take out the 512(DDR333).
I'm still not sure is installing the two stick will give me the 128-bit if
there are different size.

Anyway, sorry if I ruffled your feather Mr. Smith.
 
J

JS

Dual channel usually requires "Matched" pairs
of memory. Different brands or different sizes
will most likely cause a fall back to single channel.

So use the first two slots as your two sticks are
not matched.
 
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L.S.

Thanks. I installed the 1gb stick and the system is picking it
up(start-CP-system) but not sure how to check on dual channeling...
May have goofed as I installed in slot A (1gb) and slot B (512) instead of
using the 2 slot B's..

Should I change it?
 
L

L.S.

update.
Finally caught the Post(startup) after 3 resets and it's reporting dual
channel.
Guessing the MB is ok with different size and speed of sticks.
Go figure.......
 
L

L.S.

Sure did.
I'm looking around for another 1gb DDR400 to match the one in it but so far,
so good.
Seems stable enough.

Thanks for everyones help/suggestions.
 
P

Peter Foldes

Touch Base

Ignore this Troll. He keeps doing this in this newsgroup continually using different
posting names
 
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JS

Unless you using some type of high end application
any additional memory will go to waste. I have 2GB
in one of my systems, but I do photo scanning and editing.
 
L

L.S.

That's what this system is used for, scanning.
I donated it to our local Historical Society, which I'm the Prez.
We stated a project to scan 'several' old photos, docs and start a data base
of the old documents.
It's a older Biostar MB with a AMD Sempron 2600+(1.83Ghz) processor with a
80 gig HD so the added memory should help it out some. We have WinXP, DVD,
Office 2k, PSPro, Nero, DVD burner and a USB scanner.
It's got an AGP 64meg video card which may be our next upgrade.
Being a 'normal' HS, we don't have the funds to purchase the latest and
greatest.
Several of our members have boxes of computer junk laying around so we've
done pretty good with upgrading this system. So far, it hasn't cost us
anything but some time. It's a good learning experience also, with you and
everyone elses help/suggestions.
 
J

JS

Be prepared to eat up drive space
once you start scanning those photos.

And as you most likely already know
you should not save a scanned photo in
jpg format as it is compressed and loses
image quality. Worse yet, open a jpg image,
edit/touch up the photo and resave as jpg
and there goes some more image quality.
 
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L.S.

Thanks for the suggestion.
After scanning, we're burning to DVD because of limited disk space at this
time.
Most of the photos we're doing in tiff.
What do you suggest?

Hope folks don't mind we're getting off subject.. ;)
 

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