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DDR ram 512

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#1
if i have ddr 512 can i replace it with any 2gig ddr ram or does it need to be a spacific ??


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#2
Depends on the Mobo,whats your mobo?

Don't bother with cheap brands to many copmabilty issues to deal with 2GB of good ramm is 180-299$

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#3
is there a way to see what kind of ram i have w/o opening my machine again ?? if not ill open it up and look


#4
nghtpnshr

No you can skip the joys of opening it :P

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

the download link is in the upper left hand side of the screeen.

Click over to mainboard list the info then click over to SPD and list all the ram if all the info is the same just list one but make sure all the info is the same.

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#5
ok mobo is a dell
model: owf887
chipset:intel
south bridge: intell
sensor:smsc
memory is DDR
dual channel (i have 2 512's right now)
frequency 167.9mhz
FSB:DRAM : 4:5 <<<<idk what that means can you explain?
CAS Latency : 2.5 clocks
ras# to cas# : 3 clocks
ras# Precharge : 3 clocks
cycle time is also 3 clocks
each DDR is as follows
512; pc3200 (2oo mhz)
maunfacture : mosel
corection :none
registered no
buffered no
epp no
it has the following frequency's
Frequency>>>>>>>>>>133>>>>>>>>166>>>>>>>>200
cas# lat.>>>>>>>>>>>2.0>>>>>>>2.5>>>>>>>>3.0
Ras to CAS#>>>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>>>>3>>>>>>>>>>3
ras precharge>>>>>>>2>>>>>>>>>>3>>>>>>>>>>3
trans>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>6>>>>>>>>>>7>>>>>>>>>>8

that is everything it says about speed main board and memory
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#6
now we can look to see what your mobo will support

#7
ok what will it support??


#8
ok this is a branded comp(dell,gateway,ect,ect)

whats the number and name of the dell PC you have?

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#9
download pc wizard , for more detailed pc specs
#10
gtjr_ph
the details are not the problem I just cant find the mobo meaning I need the brand model number since dell and the lot use their "own" parts....

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#11
i am using a dell deminsion b110 model owf887 V#.A01


#12
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#13
ok so should i get new ram or mobo ?? if so what one would u suggest ??


#14
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nghtpnshr,
Change ram frequency to 200mhz.(DDR400)as your ram is PC3200.
At the moment your @ 167.9 .Thats just over DDR333(PC2700)
Quote:
FSB:DRAM : 4:5 <<<<idk what that means can you explain?

That means your ram is on a divider and locked at that speed....IE:If your cpu frequency is @200mhz it looks like this:200x4 divided by 5=160mhz (yours is 167.9mhz)so cpuid is reading on the high side.
If you put your ram frequency @ 200mhz it should read around the default 200mhz(DDR400) for your ram.




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#15
so i sjould buy new ram ?? or set it diff ?? if so how do i do that ??


#16
should be able to do it in the bios

#17
can u walk me threw it?


#18
not sure to be honest.
when you turn on the pc and it tells you all the parts installed, cpu, ram, harddisks, disk drives, it will tell you how to enter the bios or setup(normaly the delete button, somtimes f2). you move about with the cursor keys(arrows) and enter is ok and esc is back. now it might be on the page called advanced options or memory options and it will say something like ram frequency and you want to change it to 200mhz then press f10 and save and restart. if you cant find it just look in another page, dont worry you cant break anything by just looking. the only thing that might stop this from working is if your mobo doesnt support pc3200(ddr400) ram, so if you cant go upto 200mhz and 166mhz is the max your stuck, but you will have learned somthing new about your pc.

like i said im not 100% sure as i dont know my way around a dells bios, but thats about it, nothing too scarey.
#19
yeah it didnt let me make any changes to the mhz
:(


#20
crowy Suspended due non-functional email address
nghtpnshr,
your board is 1600mhz fsb so your ram will only run @ PC2700(DDR333).



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