RAM Problem

  harveyt 15:27 12 Sep 2004

I have purchased RAM card from EBAY. It is 256 mb SDRAM PC133 / PC100 UNBUFFERED ECC. I have noticed this card has 9 chips on each side but current RAM has 8 only. It fits in slot ok and runs on its own but when run with both cards still only 256 mb RAM - is this cards useless to me now. I am still very much a computer novice.

  stalion 15:58 12 Sep 2004

this is the best place to purchase memory if you enter your computer details it will tell you the compatible memory for yours
click here

  harveyt 16:16 12 Sep 2004

Thank you. Although I have the Everest program, my computer was bought at a small shop where they build themselves and I can't the system at this website?

  VoG II 16:29 12 Sep 2004

If you run Belarc Advisor click here it will tell you which motherboard you have. You can then enter those details at click here

  harveyt 18:40 18 Sep 2004

Thank you very much I see the RAM I need. Just one more question. I think I have 168 pin DIMM already installed - does this mean I have to install same in other slot or can I have 184 pin and 168 pin running tobether

  researcher 19:00 18 Sep 2004

Motherboards usually restrict you to using one type of ram pin, so if you have 168 stick to it.

  Rayuk 19:02 18 Sep 2004

Does your board have 2 different types of memory slots?if so you cannot mix and match them you have to use one type or the other.
Never come across non-ECC sdram with 9 chips each side
What does Everest say the memory is?

  Rayuk 19:05 18 Sep 2004

You have bought ECC memory,think you may find your motherboard doesnt support itclick here

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