Memory (yet again!!)

  Skulkin 13:25 29 Mar 05


I know "which memory do I need" is a subject thats been covered many, many times on this forum and I apologise for covering the same old ground but having read through many threads I'm still not sorted unfortunately.

It seems (according to belarc) I have 256MB in slot A0. A1 & A2 are empty.

The PC is a Intel Celeron 1.8Ghz VIA Technologies, Inc. P4X400-8235 using XP

I've looked on the VIA website but was unable to find anything for this motherboard as they say that anything not listed is not purely their end product.

I would like to know what size/type of memory I can/should get, what is generally considered best etc.

(EDO, DDR, SDR, etc., it all seems quite complex to me)

As usual all help given is ever so greatly appreciated.


Skulk * );-)

If it helps this is some of the belarc report:-

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) VIA Technologies, Inc. P4X400-8235
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: P4X400-8235
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/05/2002
Drives Memory Modules c,d
85.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
57.08 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

  Technotiger 13:37 29 Mar 05

Hi, this should help - just follow on-screen instructions.

click here


  Fingees 13:38 29 Mar 05

go to click here

they can check computer online, and advise what to get

  Skulkin 13:46 29 Mar 05

Thanks people.

Under VIA it doesnt list my motherboard so won't let me carry on...



  TomJerry 13:48 29 Mar 05

and just get exactly the same stick as the one you have

if you belarc does not tell you this info, try aida32 click here or its clone EVEREST Home Edition click here

cpuz click here also do a decent job for identifying components

  Technotiger 13:52 29 Mar 05

Me again - you need PC100SD RAM - I would suggest
2x 256MB. One in slot A0, One in slot A1.


  Skulkin 14:29 29 Mar 05


Thanks ever so much indeed.

I've been looking about, is 256Mb PC100 DIMM the kind of thing?



  Technotiger 16:21 29 Mar 05

In short - yes.

Will mixing brands, sizes, and/or types of memory cause problems?
click here

plus a bit more info here.


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