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forcer

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
i have 256 mb of ram and i want to add an extra 512 stick but how do i know that its not too powerful for my motherboard, would that fry it? is there a way 2 find out:huh:
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#5
do you happen to know what motherboard you have, or at least brand or type? what type of memory it uses? what kind of processor do you have?
 

forcer

OSNN Senior Addict
#7
sorry about late reply not had time to visit site.

Number of CPUs 1

Cpu Name AMD Athlon (Thunderbird)
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
Family / Model / Stepping 6 4 2
Extended Family / Model 7 4
Package Socket A
Core Stepping A4
Technology 0.18ยต
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!
Cpu Clock 1194.7 MHz
Clock multiplier x 9.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 132.7 MHz
Bus Speed 265.5 MHz
L1 Data Cache 64 Kbytes, 2-way set associative, 64 bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache 64 Kbytes, 2-way set associative, 64 bytes line size
L2 Cache 256 Kbytes, 16-way set associative, 64 bytes line size
L2 Speed 1194.7 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic no
L2 Bus Width 64 bits

Motherboard manufacturer
Motherboard model ,
BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS revision 062710
BIOS release date 07/15/97
Chipset SiS SiS730 rev. 2
Southbridge SiS SiS961 rev. 0



Windows version Microsoft Windows 2000 Workstation Service Pack 2 (Build 2195)
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#8
the SiS730 chipset allows up to 1.5gb of memory. this means you can have up to three 512mb sticks installed. that would be maxing it out. go ahead with the upgrade. :)
 

Maveric169

The Voices Talk to Me
#9
Just an additional note, if your mobo only supports lets say PC2100 and you install PC3200 the memory will still work but it will only run at the PC2100 speed.
 

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