How To Identify Ram.

  Ex plorer 10:19 03 Mar 2006

Hi can any one tell me how to identify Ram (Memory) for a pc that has no identification on it.
I need it for some old Dell PCs I have just been given 26 sticks.


  rawprawn 10:24 03 Mar 2006

Right Click My computer/Properties/General Tab. RAM is shown.

  rawprawn 10:26 03 Mar 2006

Sorry, I think I misunderstood.

  surfsteruk 10:37 03 Mar 2006

Is there no kind of serial number or name on the memory chips. You can try googling these to see what they bring up.

  remind 10:38 03 Mar 2006
  Ex plorer 11:32 03 Mar 2006

Can any harm be caused by trying the odd stick in the pC.
I have found matching 100 222 620 thats in the PC

  Stuartli 12:51 03 Mar 2006

Download Everest and install it.

When you run it, the memory type and product number will be listed under Motherboar>Memory.

  Diodorus Siculus 12:56 03 Mar 2006

As I understand it, the RAM is not in the machine, is it?

You need to be careful puttting it into a machine - if it doesn't fit, then don't force it. RAM comes in different sizes so take it carefully.

  keef66 16:48 03 Mar 2006

I think if it has absolutely no identification on it you'd require some expensive diagnostic equipment to determine what it is.

Don't just bung it in a pc to see if it works.

If you can find any serial numbers at all try Googling for them; this identified the manufacturer of the ram supplied in my pc (and convinced me that Memtest86 was probably right in telling me it was crap and that I'd better get some from Crucial to replace it)
Also count the number of pins on one side and double it.

  Ex plorer 17:31 03 Mar 2006

Thanks all, I will test the ram in an old PC when I can get it connected to Internet and down load Everest.
It’s all the same size in length and it has the same amount of pins it dose differ in high.
I found one stick as I mentioned above 100 222 620 that matched the one all ready in.
I switched of the PC earth myself and fitted the stick.
I booted up the PC but no picture on the monitor.
After switching off and removing it booted up and all was well.
This was on Win ME.
Tried Google test but nothing doing there.
Tried identifying what is on chip some luck with that like voltage but could not find out wether it was 16 32 64 128Mb of Ram. Or speed.

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