Upgrading RAM

  Rob_101 20:01 09 Mar 08
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My friend has an old PC which only has 256mb of RAM. He wants to upgrade this and I did the Crucial Motherboard checker thing to see what memory it uses. His PC uses SDRAM PC133. It says that it can only take a maximum of 512mb of RAM! However, it has 4 slots. Is this right that only another 256 can be added? Doesnt seem right to me. '512mb RAM MAXIMUM?????' Other PC specs are: Pentium 4 1.5GHz, 40gb HD, Nvidia Geforce MX Graphics. I dont think its worth upgrading personally, but he wants to!

thanks

  citadel 20:11 09 Mar 08

I always download my motherboard manual, this gives the true info.

  lotvic 20:15 09 Mar 08

I would double check, it may be that it takes 512mb RAM per slot. If so then it would be 4 sticks of 512Mb maximum

Do you know what motherboard it is?

  rossgolf 20:15 09 Mar 08

if its old then possibly 512 is the limit

  Rob_101 20:31 09 Mar 08

TBH I don't know what motherboard it is. How can I find out? On the crucial memory test it said the motherboard manufacture was TriGem Computer. Ive never heard of them! Heres the results.

Maximum Memory Capacity: 512 MB
Currently Installed Memory: 256 MB
Available Memory Slots: 2
Number of Banks: 3
Dual Channel Support: N.A.
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.50GHz Model 1, Stepping 2
CPU Speed: 1495 MHz

Oops, I tell a lie, it has 3 slots, not 4.

From what I can work out, it has 3 slots, one of which is used at the moment with a 256mb stick. There are 2 remaining slots.

I think lotvic may be right. 512mb in each slot, thus making 1.5gb in total. It seems funny if it is only 512mb in total, because that would mean the other 2 slots could only take 128mb sticks!

What do you think? Ahhh... im confused.

PS. your right rossgolf, it is old! lol

  wee eddie 12:49 10 Mar 08

for a PC built in about 2001.

Not only that but it may be necessary for the memory to be added in pairs! click here

Run this ~ It should give you more information on the system click here

  Rob_101 17:37 10 Mar 08

Thanks for all the replies.

It turns out that it is 512mb maximum per slot, so 1.5gb is the total amount!

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