adding RAM in the vacant slot


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Eli Aran

hello!
i have a "intel silver reef d845pesv" motherboard and my O/S is XP Pro
my CPU is P IV 2.4 GHz
i have two slots for RAM - one has DDR 333 MHz of 256 Mb and the other is
vacant.
i have two questions:
1) what is the limit of size of RAM memory i can have in this machine? if i
add, say, another 1GB memory stick will the machine recognize and work well
with both sticks?
2) my current stick runs at 333 MHz so if my new stick runs at 400 MHz will
it go down to 333MHz and still work well?

thank you!
 
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Eli Aran

if i had it next to me i would not have sent my question to the forum.
the two links sent to me in the former reply gave me elaborate information
and a lot to keep in mind when i go shoping for the new memory stick.
why are you attacking me?
 
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Bruce Chambers

Eli said:
hello!
i have a "intel silver reef d845pesv" motherboard and my O/S is XP Pro
my CPU is P IV 2.4 GHz
i have two slots for RAM - one has DDR 333 MHz of 256 Mb and the other is
vacant.
i have two questions:
1) what is the limit of size of RAM memory i can have in this machine? if i
add, say, another 1GB memory stick will the machine recognize and work well
with both sticks?
2) my current stick runs at 333 MHz so if my new stick runs at 400 MHz will
it go down to 333MHz and still work well?

thank you!


Check your PC's manual.

It is absolutely essential that any new RAM module(s) be fully
compatible with both the motherboard and/or any other RAM module(s)
already in the system. Additionally, there are sometimes jumper
switches on older motherboards that need to be reset for new RAM
configurations. Consult your motherboard's manual or the manufacturer's
web site for specific instructions and compatibility requirements.

If you cannot lay your hands upon the computer's manual and the
manufacturer doesn't provide a support web site, you can use these
utilities to help determine the correct type of RAM needed:

SiSoft's Sandra
http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/index.php?dir=&location=sware_dl&lang=en

Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Unlimited Possibilities' AIDA32
http://forum.aumha.org/overflow/aida32.zip

Lavalys' Everest Home
http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en

Also, Crucial Memory's web site (www.crucial.com) has a database
to help to find the right RAM for your specific make and model
computer and/or motherboard.


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