Memory Identification

  rdh660 17:30 16 Jan 2003
  rdh660 17:30 16 Jan 2003

Hope this is not a daft question but.....I wish to add more memory to my computer. I Know that it is capable of running DDR memory up to 2700. Is there any way I can find out what is already fitted ( maybe some kind of system information I can access) without taking the side off and physically removing the memory to have a look?.

  Elrond 17:34 16 Jan 2003

Try downloading the Belarc advisor

click here

  rdh660 17:37 16 Jan 2003

I have tried Belarc Advisor but the report simply tells me the amount of memory not if it is DDR or what type of DDR it is eg 2100/2700.

  Elrond 17:39 16 Jan 2003

What is your system? If you go to click here you'll be able to go through their system selector and it will throw up exactly what you need

  rdh660 17:45 16 Jan 2003

The motherboard is a Gigabyte 7VRX which is able to run PC2100 or PC2700. It was built privately and I am not sure which memory is in it and am unable to find out from the builder.

  Elrond 17:46 16 Jan 2003

click here

If you want memory this is the place

  Elrond 17:48 16 Jan 2003

If you want to know exactly what the other chips are(although there isn;t really much info on them) Your best bet is doing exactly what you dont want to. Open the case and take them out. Just beware of Electro-static discharge.

  rdh660 17:52 16 Jan 2003

If I have PC 2700 already fitted and add PC2100 will the system run at the slower rate and if so I really need to know what speed is already fitted so I can match it if it is the faster module. If I have to look inside will I be able to tell by looking at the memory stick? Sorry for the lack of Tech Knowledge.

  rdh660 17:54 16 Jan 2003

Sorry Elrond didn't get my question typed quickly enough answered me before I posted. Thanks for the help but it seems it is as I feared...I will need to go inside. Thanks again.

  Elrond 17:57 16 Jan 2003

YEs the 2700 will run slower if 2100 is fitted. I'm not sure if the chip will tell you what speed it is as it may vary between manufacturers. Sorry to say again but you'll have to get inside.

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