By atovar58 ·
I currently have Windows Home XP on my computer with a 1.2GHZ AMD Athlon Processor and only 256 MB of RAM, I am trying to find out how I can determine what the specs to the RAM memory are so that I can at least increase it to 512MB or higher. I think if I open up the computer and pull out the memory it is still difficult to tell what kind of memory the RAM is. Is there some way I can get a readout with the precise specs through the 'System' under Control Panel or something similar?

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re more RAM

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to RAM MEMORY FOR OS WINDOWS ...

Windows is not capable of telling you that information. However, there is a nice little probram called PC Wizard 2008 that can.


<edited - forgot about the wizard>

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from memory

by david.wallis In reply to re more RAM

when i had a system with your spec i think it was PC2100 DDR ram.....

you can always check the motherboard in your computer for the make and model then go to the manufacturers website , it will list what memory you can use :)

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Actually it could be

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to from memory

133 MHZ SD RAM as that is the more likely RAM that a 1.2 GIG CPU would be using.

If you know the M'Boards Makers Name & Model you can download the Owners Manual from their Web Site if you have a White Box, However if you have an Off the Shelf System all you need do is go to the makers Web Site and enter the Make & Model and download the Owners Manual which will tell you all of this. As for Memory you need to look at the Type and the Max Size that will fit into a Single RAM Slot, once you know this any Brand of RAM will do provided that you get the right type. However it's better to buy all the RAM that you want at the one time and from the same Maker so you don't run into any Timing Issues that are hell to Fault Find.


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by david.wallis In reply to Actually it could be

i found this spec on internet -

MPN: 341600

Type: PC

Recommended Use: Small business, corporate business

Product Form Factor: Mid tower

Colour: White

Localisation: English

Type: AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz

Installed Qty: 1

Max Supported Qty: 1

Upgradability: Upgradeable

Cache memory
Type: L2 Cache - Advanced Transfer Cache

Installed Size: 256 KB (installed) / 256 KB (max)

Chipset Type: VIA ProSavage KM133

Data Bus Speed: 200 MHz

Installed Size: 128 MB / 1 GB (max)

Technology: SDRAM

Memory Speed: 133 MHz

Form Factor: DIMM 168-PIN

Upgrade Rule: Max 512 MB module

1.2 athlon with 168 pin dimm :)

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by david.wallis In reply to actualllllllllllllllly

like pc100 or 133 :) wow thats going back in time a bit :)

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At 1.2 GIG it would have to be 133 MHZ RAM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to looks..

I have a very vivid memory of the Old Copermine CPU being used on the newer over 1 GIG M'Boards when they where new.

I got a heap of destroyed 1.2 Intel's in because the owners had installed a new 1.2 GIG CPU on the older M'Board pre 1 GIG Type and destroyed them as soon as power was applied. Also the fact that I have a couple of Dual Processor 1 GIG P3 Servers lying around here helps a bit.


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by pmiller In reply to RAM MEMORY FOR OS WINDOWS ...

try going to memoryx.com and selecting your computer model there. It will tell you what type of memory and how much your machine can handle.

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Try Crucial

by webfeet In reply to memoryx.com

try www.crucial.com
They have an on line memeory analysis tool that runs on your PC and can recognise most motherboards. The tool will tell you what you have - possible upgrades and Part No.s and on the UK site will allow you to order at a good price (Just a satisfied customer)

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Download this.. it will give you the full specs of your computer.

Download this and run it for your FULL spec list. :)

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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