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different kinds of cpu,memory HD

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by bueller, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. bueller

    bueller Member

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    I bought a used alienware sentia 244 notbook without memory,HD and cpu on e-bay.I looked up the laptop info as this.Intel Centrino/celeron 1.2-1.7 cpu,200 pin SODIMM DDR 266 up to 1GB memory,2.5"9.5mm HDD.I just bought 3 sets of 512 memory,80GB hard drive and they dont fit the slots or where they go.Can some one tell me the different typs so I dont waist any more money?
     
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    Wait so you bought an alienware laptop without its components? So you basically just bought a case then :( How much did you pay for it?
     
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    I don't know of any laptop that has any more than 2 RAM slots.
     
  5. bueller

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    I bought 2 512mb memory sticks 3 times that where 200 pin but they dont fit in the slots.The hard drive I bought was SATA and that was wrong also.The laptop was $200 for case,batt,ac adapter,mother board,LCD.I have had other laptops apart befor but never bought parts for them. I have a alienware 51m 7700 17" that I love but I thought I would put together a smaller one that dosnt weight 10lbs to carry with me.
     
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    Was the RAM you bought DDR2?
    You have to remember, it's an old laptop, it'll want DDR1 RAM and an IDE hard drive.
     
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    Here post your model number so we can tell you what you REALLY need. By the way I'm sure you can return the products you purchased. They might charge you a restocking fee but that's fine.
     
  8. bueller

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    Area 51m Sentia..Model number 244110.Thanks for some real help
     
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    You know those two links I posted? They will work.
     
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    Afterdawn is great.I have always got lots of help here..Thanks all.
     
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    Haha no problem.
     
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    abuzar1,how did you find the correct parts that work on my alienware on newegg?
     
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    Did they work?

    I just used your descriptions to find the correct parts.
     
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    Well, the single core Centrino CPUs (at least at those clock speeds) only used DDR1 memory IIRC, so all you need do is find some PC2100 DDR1, since that's the speed you told us it uses.
    The Hard drive being IDE is just the age of the laptop, it's only within the last year - year and a half that Laptops have been shipping with S-ATA hard drives, and again that's implied by the age of the CPU.
    As for the RAM not fitting, you'll have to bear in mind that the vast majority of laptops only have 2 RAM slots, so you will only be able to use 1GB of RAM.
     
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    Thanks, I ordered the parts from newegg.I should have them soon.
     

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