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!
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!