New Ram will it work ?

  skidzy 15:52 06 Mar 2006

Ive been given 2 sticks of 256mb pc2700 of
DDR Ram.
Question is if it works,if so what problems am i likely to get.
The system i would like it to go in is

Emachine 1.7ghz > pc2100 266 mhz > xp home sp2

I have been advised not to use this ram,but really havnt a clue of the damage it could do.

Any help/ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou in advance

  Stuartli 15:56 06 Mar 2006

Do you know the make and model of motherboard in the system?

  skidzy 15:59 06 Mar 2006

Cheers Stu,give me a mo and il find out.

  Gongoozler 16:01 06 Mar 2006

If the RAM is in good condition, then it should work fine. PC2700 is backwards compatible with PC2100. If the memory has any faulty cells, then it can give unpredictable results and even corrupt your hard drive data. It is unlikely to cause any damage unless it has a short circuit either on the input data bus or on the power input.

  skidzy 16:02 06 Mar 2006

Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 31891.EM.0000.D.0208262051
Motherboard Name TriGem eMachines Imperial

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 400 MHz
Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name TriGem Computer Inc.
Product Information click here
BIOS Download click here

This is the info Everest has brought up.Hope this helps

  skidzy 16:04 06 Mar 2006

The ram is reasonable new,just used to build a system and then unwanted as my friend used 2gb of ram

  Gongoozler 16:10 06 Mar 2006

Hi skidzy. You're very unlikely to get any useful information on the TriGem motherboard. I would recommend backing up all your important data and then plugging in the memory and seeing what it does. If there's a serious problem, you'll get an error POST beep instead of the usual short one. After installing the memory, run click here to excercise all the memory locations.

  skidzy 16:18 06 Mar 2006

Thanks Gongoozler.....Maybe il just buy new 2100 modules,for what its worth...this systems runs like a dream,although a cheap little one at 3 years old.Im buying another system shortly so will probably just pick up some ram with the correct compatibility.
Thanks for the help.

  Gongoozler 16:41 06 Mar 2006

If you are buying memory, I recommend Crucial. Memory bought via their memory selector tool is guaranteed to work in your computer click here

  skidzy 16:45 06 Mar 2006

Thanks Gongoozler,already tried the crucial and it recommends 2100,so i think il stick to whats inside the system but just more ram.512-1024mb
Il tick resolved as i think its best to keep to the manufacturers recommendation's.

Thanks Stuartli and Gongoozler.Your help is appreciated.

  Stuartli 16:54 06 Mar 2006

This is an unofficial part TriGem website support/help link:

click here

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