checking installed memory

  silliw 22:53 16 Jan 2005

A friend has asked me to order memory for his mesh pc to take him from 256mb to 512mb. He has a utility called Aida that repports his board as an Asus A7v333 motherboard with DDR SDRAM clock 266.I have looked on the ASus site but cannot see the A7V333 on the site although there is reference to the A7v266.

His machine is running XP Pro- is there a system utility that would clerly identify the memory currently installed?

many thanks for any suggestions

  sean-278262 22:57 16 Jan 2005

click here the advisor can tell you most things and takes seconds to download and the plus is its free.

  Starfox 23:00 16 Jan 2005

Kingston memory checker click here

  dan11 23:00 16 Jan 2005

The asus a7v 333 from the crucial web site. click here

Hope this helps you.;-)

  silliw 23:05 16 Jan 2005

Thanks all. I am still none the wiser as to what is actually installed in his machine. The board will take PC1600, PC2100 and PC2700 but I have not found anything that will tell me what is actually in the box.

  Giggle n' Bits 23:12 16 Jan 2005

locate the memory slot and there will most likly be a 1 dimm (1x stick of Memory) this will be a 256MB size.

On the side of the memory will be a little lable that will read PC2xxx all you need to do is nip to the crucial site that Dan11 says this is the correct page for the memory.

Now all you need to do is make sure it si either PC2100 PC2700 or PC3200 type again this will be located on the sticker.

Ok, no sticker no worry.

On the Rear of the machine it will have the mesh model no. all you need to do then is use the crucial tool from here > click here

Or at the worst, just call crucial they will help.

The cases are a pain to get inside but you will work it out.

The last Mesh I did was at Xmas and was a Matrix 1.4 Athlon DDR model. But your spot on with the motherboard.

  silliw 23:17 16 Jan 2005

Thanks Audio Chip #

Forgot to say that I am approximately 87 miles from my mates pc as he lives in Bristol. I thought there might be a system utility in xp pro that would give definitive details of the memory used. I could then go on the web and order it to install next time i visit him. He's not too confident to open up his pc which is why he generally gets me to do this kind of job for him.

  Technotiger 23:37 16 Jan 2005

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  dan11 10:52 17 Jan 2005

I use everest and find it very good and free.:-)
click here

It will give you the information like this. click here This is under everest >menu >motherboard > spd.

  AndySD 11:04 17 Jan 2005

Aida is a system utility that will tell you whats installed.

The Ram is 266 meaning he needs pc2100

  silliw 22:51 17 Jan 2005

Thanks everyone. I downloaded Everest which has apparently replaced Aida and on the benchmark test it shows the type of dimm installed on the machine.

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