how do i find out wot ram card my pc takes?

  baldotheclown 20:29 24 Mar 2003
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sorry for such a dumb ass question but i really need to know wot specific type of card i need as i bought some the other day and it didnt fit?

  Lú-tzé 20:37 24 Mar 2003

You need to identify your mobo - try aida32 or belarc advisor and then go to click here and put in your details. That will tell you what you need even if you don't want to buy from them.

  User-312386 20:38 24 Mar 2003

sisandra click here= when it has loaded double click "system summary" and it will tell you what type of ram you have

madboy33

  davidg_richmond 20:39 24 Mar 2003

what pc do you have? motherboard? get belarc advisor from click here to find out. theres FP (on ancient pcs), EDO (pre-98ish), SD, Rambus and DDR memory, all with different sizes and configurations.

Try using click here as it has a memory selector (on the left hand side).

  Tim1964 20:40 24 Mar 2003

baldotheclown,

RAM comes in "sticks" (strips about 6"long/1" wide). If you try click here and enter your PC make and model it will point you in the right direction.
Going by postings to this site the prices are OK too.

  MAJ 20:41 24 Mar 2003

Or post your Computer name, model and age. It sounds as though you got completely the wrong type of RAM.

  baldotheclown 20:59 24 Mar 2003

SiSoftware Sandra

System
Manufacturer : MEDIONPC
Mainboard
Manufacturer : MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
MPS Version : 1.40
Model : MS-6533
System BIOS : 08/14/2002-SiS-645-6A6IXM4DC-00
Chipset : SiS 64X/65X

System Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 1
Maximum Installable Memory : 256MB
Bank0/1 - A0 : Empty
Bank2/3 - A1 : DIMM 256MB

Chipset
Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS645 CPU to PCI Bridge
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 100MHz (400MHz data rate)
Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 4x 133MHz / 2x 166MHz
IO Queue Depth : 8 request(s)
Priority Master Queue Depth : 7 request(s)

Chipset Hub Interface
Type : MUTOL
Width : 16-bit
Full Duplex : No
Multiplier : 1x

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Bank 1 : 256MB DDR-SDRAM 8-1-1-1R 6-1-1-1W 2.5-3-3CL
Refresh Rate : 15.60µs
Power Save Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No

Environment Monitor 1
Model : Winbond W83697HF ISA
Version : 6.00
Mainboard Specific Support : No

Temperature Sensor(s)
Board Temperature : 31.0°C / 87.8°F
CPU Temperature : 38.0°C / 100.4°F td

Cooling Device(s)
Auto Fan Speed Control : No
CPU Fan Speed : 4018rpm

Voltage Sensor(s)
CPU Voltage : 1.44V
+3.3V Voltage : 3.28V
+5V Voltage : 4.97V
+12V Voltage : 11.73V
-12V Voltage : -11.62V
-5V Voltage : -4.90V
Standby Voltage : 4.92V
Battery Voltage : 3.12V

AGP Bus(es)
Version : 2.00
Current Data Transfer Rate : 4x
Side Band Enabled : No
Side Band Support : Yes
Fast-Writes Enabled : No
Aperture Size : 64MB

PCI Bus(es)
Version : 2.10
Number of Bridges : 1
PCI Bus 0 : PCI (33MHz)
Multiplier : 1/3x

LPC Hub Controller 1
Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS PCI to ISA Bridge (LPC Bridge)
ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes
Random Number Generator Enabled : No
Multiplier : 1/4x
Speed : 8MHz

USB Controller 1
Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS5597/8 Universal Serial Bus Controller
Version : 1.00
OHCI Interface : Yes
Channels : 3
Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

USB Controller 2
Model : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS5597/8 Universal Serial Bus Controller
Version : 1.00
OHCI Interface : Yes
Channels : 3
Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

Expansion Slot(s)
PCI (6h) : PCI 32-bit +5V FullLength Available
PCI (7h) : PCI 32-bit +5V FullLength Available
PCI (8h) : PCI 32-bit +5V FullLength InUse (Creatix Polymedia GmbH 536EP V.92 PCI Modem)
AGP (8h) : AGP 32-bit +5V FullLength InUse (Micro-Star International Co Ltd (MSI) GeForce4 MX 420 [NV17.3])

Port Connector
PRIMARY IDE : None - ATA / None
SECONDARY IDE : None - ATA / None
FDD : 8251 FIFO - Floppy Disk / None
COM1 : Serial Port 16450 - 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9 pin male
COM2 : Serial Port 16450 - 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9 pin male
LPT1 : Parallel Port ECP/EPP - DB-25 pin female / DB-25 pin female
Keyboard : Keyboard - None / PS/2
PS/2 Mouse - Detected : Mouse - PS/2 / PS/2
USB : USB - None / None

Performance Tips
Warning 2533 : Disabled host controllers are present. Check BIOS settings.
Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
does this mean i cant add any more ram?

  Lú-tzé 21:35 24 Mar 2003

Motherboard: MSI (Micro Star) MS-6533

These 184-pin DIMM modules are compatible with your MSI (Micro Star) MS-6533


i.e. ddr 2100 RAM.

click here

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