Motherboard question

  Crazy legs 21:17 26 Nov 07
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Hi, I'm not sure if anyone will be able to help me here or not.

Basically I've recently fitted more RAM to my home PC (512MB) thanks to the advice of people off this siste and to be fair it's a lot better. The guy that fitted it for me is a friend of my Fathers and say's he can get me 2GB of RAM to make it even quicker than it already is. He's asked me to find the following information.

When he fitted the memory he got 2 x 1 GIG with PC 3200. All I know is that it's something to do with the Motherboard on the system. The motherboard is made by NEC and the PC is an I Media 5061 by Packard Bell, the serial number is 024000520339 if that's any help.

Any idea what I should be looking for here, the computer is quite old mind, think my bro bought it back in 2002.

  SANTOS7 21:24 26 Nov 07

click here

run the memory advisor tool from the link

click here

run this on your PC it will tell you what MOBO you have, you can then enter the info in the first link.

  keef66 21:31 26 Nov 07

This is part of the motherboard specs. Right at the bottom it mentions ram. It has 2 slots but supports a max of 1 gb (2 x 512mb)

Columbia GX (GA-8SIML) Ver 1.0 µATX motherboard

Core Logic (Chipset)
The SiS 650 IGUI HMAC 3D Graphic SDR/DDR Chipset features
The SiS 961 MuTIOL Media I/O features
I/O Controller
Audio Chipset
Ethernet Controller
BIOS Specifications
Compliance
Specifications
Form Factor
µATX 24.4 × 22.9 cm Form Factor.
CPU Support
Socket MPGA 478B.
Supports Intel P4 FC-PGA2 (0.18 Micron, 256 K cache, 400 MHz FSB), 1.4 to 2.4 GHz
Supports Intel P4 FC-PGA2 (0.13 Micron, 512 K cache, 400 MHz FSB), 1.8 to 2.4 GHz
Supports Intel Celeron FC-PGA2 (0.18 Micron, 128K cache 400 MHz FSB) 1.9 GHz
100 MHz (x4 = 400 MHz) data bus support (Quad-Bumped technology)
System Memory
Supports 2 memory slots
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) support
Supports a maximum memory size of 1GB (using 2 × 512 MB memory modules)
Support only 2.5 V DIMM DDRAM configurations
Unbuffered type support
266 MHz DDR interface

  Crazy legs 21:59 26 Nov 07

Jesus you guys are good :)

Thanks for your help it's much appreciated!!

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