RAM help please

  hiwatt 15:25 05 Feb 08
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Hi folks,I'm really unsure as to what ram I need.I done the crucial scan and it said it can't find a match.It said availiable slots 1,256mb DDR pc1300,dual channel support n/a.In my motherboard's manual it says there is 2 184-pin DDR DIMM slots for DDR 400 memory modules.Can anyone tell me what I need and where's the best place to get it.Thanks.

  Quiet Life 18:21 05 Feb 08

I have found the Crucial scan to be not much good but if you use their help e-mail facility giving the details of your computer make etc. they come back usually the next day giving links to what you need.
Alternatively if you post here the make and model of your motherboard and current memory installed some of the experts here could tell you exactly what could be installed

  skidzy 21:16 05 Feb 08

Can you post the motherboard make and model please ?

PC Wizard or SIW will tell you this;

SIW click here
PC Wizard click here

  hiwatt 10:42 06 Feb 08

Skidzy,mainboard Abit KU8(ULI M1689)processor AMD sempron2600+ with 256mb ram insralled.Thanks.

  Quiet Life 14:28 06 Feb 08

Your board will take
- Two 184-pin DIMM sockets
- Supports DDR400 non-ECC un-buffered memory
- Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB
Any increase from 256mb will be of benefit. The motre ram the better as it also saves on harddrive.
Depends what you wish to pay.
See this site for what Crucial supply.
A single extra 256mb would be pretty cheap

click here

  hiwatt 16:25 06 Feb 08

Would I be better just adding another 256mb or replacing it with 2x 512mb?I don't really know anything about ram.Can anyone reccomend the best reasonably priced ram and where I should get it from?Thanks.

  skidzy 22:48 06 Feb 08

Use the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool click here

Ive tried to use the tool with the details you have given from your mobo,but sadly it looks like your mobo is not listed.
Therefore use the Scan my System and it should advise you accordingly.

If you can afford 1GB (2x515MB)of ram,go for it,you will see a vast improvement in your computers performance.

Always best to add ram in pairs.

  Quiet Life 22:58 06 Feb 08

Crucial £39.94

1GB kit (512MBx2)


CT2KIT6464Z40B DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 64Meg x 64

  hiwatt 09:53 07 Feb 08

That's the first thing I did.I tried crucial(scan my system)and it said it can't find a match for my system.If I go for what(quiet life)above has suggested should this be ok for my mobo?Thanks folks.

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