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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
modules in one bank work with 60ns modules in another bank, or vice-versa? Will different speeds work together in the same bank, or do the modules have to have absolutely identical specifications between banks and within banks?

I know these are a lot of questions, but I would appreciate any help on this. I've gotten good advice from this forum in the past, and I know if anyone knows the answers, you guys do. Many thanks.

Jack Lee

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?


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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?

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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

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McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB

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Hi. I just upgraded my H50-55 90BFs memory from 8GB to 16GB. The desktop comes with a Samsung 8GB RAM and Ive put in an extra 8GB Kingston with 1600Mhz speed. Two questions: Whats the speed on the factory default RAM? Will there be any difficulties running two RAMs from different producers (or any other potential discrepancies)? Kind RegardsJoachim

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Hi again. Also; is there any point to upgrading the graphics with an extra dedicated card in the PCI Express slot with a PSU of only 180W? Anyone with experience with this without having changed the PSU? I mean, the graphics arent bad as they are, but its sort of tempting to fill that empty slot. In one of the other smaller PCIs Ive installed a SCSI-card for my LTO-drive. I got a bunch of Ultrium 2 tapes for free so I did this mostly for fun. But I have about 15TB of storage on those tapes and I do shoot HD-video with my Sony Handycam and the duration on LTO, when applied correctly, is way better than any other digital storage to my knowledge.

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I heard that memory is backwards compatible (Ex. pc4200 on pc3200 motherboard). Is this true? this would be great because i was thinking about something like this
for when I get a new MoBo in the summer. I could use it now. Please correct me if I am wrong. Is OCZ decent memory? I've only seen one review on all of TigerDirect for the brand.

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generally yess but some sticks dont llike being mixed with other speeds. orr even wont work with other motherboards. the computer i am on now has one that wont work in any other pc i tried but it works fine in it another pc had a 512 2100 stick of ram mixed with 256 2700 stick and they worked fine i added another 512 2100 to it and i had to remove the 256 stick

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Hi, I have a question about memory, what is registered, and unregistered memory, buffered, and unbuffered memory?

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I have a few questions concerning memory and XP? First of I recently found this forum and it is a wealth of information. Thankyou for any advice that you can give. I have recently gotten more intereseted in Computers. I have done mior upgrades in the past, but I am pretty much a newbie when it comes to computers. I have bought all the componets I need to build a new gaming system. and I am going to build it soon!

what OS system do you reccomend for gaming? I have an unopened XP Pro SP2B in front of me. But want some advice before I open it?

I tried a search here about memory and it came back as an error. The deal is that I read that XP supported 4gb memory. I have also read that it only uses 3.2 gb. I purchased 4 gb of paired Crucial Ballistix 4 x 1gb 1066mhz. Is this a waste og a gb? please advise. I have attempted to research this but have came up empty! thanks.

I will probably post in the New build section as I start my build.

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Hi Ronin101

You will need 64 bit windows to handle that RAM, as Windows 32 bit will not. You might get issues with more RAM then excepted as I just worked with a guy who used 4 Gbs with a 32 bit Windows.

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The other day i tried to change the timings on my ram only to make the comp not post upon restart. i reset the cmos and was back up and running so i was wondering how to properly overclock my memory. I have scoured the net for a good guide to oc memory to no avail. if anyone has oc'd ddr2 pc2 800 mem please help me out by telling me what to change. Also a while ago i oc'd my stock 4800+ (stock cooling) from 2.5ghz to 2.8ghz very stable than about a week ago i oc'd to 2.9ghz but my comp restarted after about 5 straight mins of orthos. the vcore voltage is set to auto and i have a locked mulit of 12.5. got 2.8ghz at 225mhz and 2.91 at 232 to 233mhz. could my cpu prob be voltage? BTW im not worried about cooling for my cpu because at 2.8ghz it idles (at night) 29c with 100% full load 55 to 56c.

Please help i want a 2.9 to 3.0 if at all possible with faster memory

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I think I understand your question. I employ 4 gigs of DDR2 PC-6400 800 mhz ram. I have an Asus motherboard. I studied up on ram memory a little and made these changes to keep things going @ overclock. I'm just going to address ram timing settings at this time. My Corsair ram modules run @ 4-4-4-12. I set these to 5-5-5-18 when I run any overclock. My motherboard automatically sets up my overclocks. I use "A-1 overclock" that Asus provides. These memory timings work all the way to 20% overclocking. There is a forum called something like "Overclocker's anonymous. It's a valuable forum for someone who wants to push the envelope. Good Luck.

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Hello everyone. I could use some memory advice.

I currently have the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium board. When running a few memory tests my memory scores came up very low as compared to the benchmark scores. I'm currently running Corsair's Value-Select RAM (2GBs of it).
I tried to change the CAS stuff and other settings in the bios but the system hung everytime I tired that and I had to jumper re-set the bios.

I decided to purchase some OCZ ram with timings of 2-3-2-5 (the numbers on the Corsair were much higher than this). This OCZ ram will replace the Corsair, not be in addition to.

Can I assume that this new memory will perform better than my old memory?

Does the brand of memory really make a HUGE difference or is memory memory?

Do I need to set the up the latency and timing numbers for the new memory in BIOS or will it auto-dectect the timing of my new RAM.

Is there anything special I need to do to have the memory run in "dual channel mode"? (I'm not exactly clear on what all that means.

I do not do any over-clocking what-so-ever. I just want to have a very fast and stable PC.
Thank you for your thoughts and advice.


Asus A8N-SLI Premium
2 BFG GeForce 7800GTs- running SLI
Sound Blaster A-2
Seagate 160GB SATA Drive

A:A few memory questions.

Memory timings matter, but you exchange speed for stability, or stabilty for speed, you can't have both.
Assuming you RAM was built for the CAS latency though, you are less likely to have problems with it. Besides stability can mean alot of things when it comes to RAM, you may have reboots, or just more hangs, again, the OCZ is likely to do this since it was built for it.
For setting the latency, you should have a manual and automatic choices, so just enable auto.

For Dual channel mode, you will have to read through your manual to find the specifics, but your ram will have to match, and you usually have to have your RAM in slots 1 & 3. If you have four slots for RAM some boards will let you pair 1&3 + 2&4, or sometimes 1&2 + 3&4, and someboards if you use an the forth slot you lose the 400mhz FSB.

For the most part there are only a hand full of actual memory makers, and everyone else re-badges.
Mushkin, Kingston, PNY, and Crucial if I remember correctly make almost all the RAM you can buy.

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I think this is the right place for this question because it is about Vista 64-bit.

I have been doing some reading on this topic, but cannot determine a clear anwer to these questions.

1. Does the extra memory usage outweigh the upgraded memory capacity? Meaning, I've heard that 64-bit, while allowing more memory, also uses more memory. So, would:

64-bit Vista
4GB Memory

Really be better than:

32-bit Vista
4GB Memory

Or would the 5GB (RAM+VRAM) available for 64-bit actually be no better than the 4GB (RAM+VRAM) that the 32-bit could actually access because the 64-bit would hog up so much of the 5GB it wouldn't be any benefit?

2. Also, is it true that if a program is not written for 64-bit, it will still behave as a 32-bit application on the 64-bit and run worse?

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64 bit is the way to go.
yes you might notice about 50 - 100 mb jump in usage but for a 4 gb system like mine it really won't matter what so ever

32 bit only can use 3.1 - 3.5 gb and will be outdated eventually

64 bit can theoretically use up to 128 gbs of ram

all games will work for 64 bit except for a few. I know starcraft works for my vista 64 bit home premium system

games work a unnoticeable bit faster under 64 bit currently, wait until directx11 comes out in 2009 then it should have full support for quad cores on games and under windows

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A few memory questions please:

1)If your motherboard supports DIMM, will RIMM still work on the board?

2) If motherboard supports ECC SDRAM memory, can SDRAM that does NOT support ECC be substituted? Any problem with doing this?

3) If buffered SDRAM is supported, can unbuffered SDRAM be substituted?

Thanks in advance for any reply.

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1) No, RIMM and DIMM are completly different.

2)Depends on that motherboard, sometimes you can switch from ECC to non ECC, sometimes you can't. What you can't do is mix them.

3) Same story as the ECC, sometimes exchangeable, never mix.

Both buffered and ECC are for stability, so if you want fast go for plain old DIMMs, if you need sstable look for ECC, buffered DIMM

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Well, just last year I paid 120$ for a 64mb pc100 stick, now it only cost 100$ for a 512mb pc133, since I use programs like 3dsmax and rhino, my memory bandwidth with 128mb(in two 64 sticks) gets eatten right up.. anyways, the questions are: can you mix pc100 and pc133 together? How hot do 512mb sticks get(do they need a heatsink)? and if I where to get 300-500mb of ram, should I split it and get two 256mb sticks or would one 512mb do? Im sure I dont even need that much..

[Edited by snickel on 06-11-2001 at 07:30 PM]

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Generally on Intel systems you can use pc133 with pc100 no problem The pc133 will just defualt to the system bus speed. Athlons are another story, not really advisable to mix and match on amd processors.
The amount and size of ram you can put in your system is dependant on you motherboard. Some machines won't handle that much ram. You need to check your system documentation for size of individual dimms and max memory the system board will accept.

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When I upgraded from 64MB to 128MB RAM in Win 98 I noticed a definite increase in performance.

On my XP Pro PC I have PC133 256MB installed already. Would adding more be beneficial in this case?
And what is the best way to configure Virtual Memory?

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Running Win xp in Compaq Evo. got low memory---128 x 2.

Want to go to 1gb (1gb x 2). I've been rummaging on ebay. Can I use the low cost ones the have ECC on designation?

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if you're talking about those high density ones, i won't waste my money. you''ll have compatibility issues.

regular rams are so cheap these days anyway. and there's no need to go for high end rams.

if you don't want to spend too much, just go for 1x1gb instead of 2x1gb. for winxp 1gb is good enough for most general usage.

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hi guys!
Im buying 2 sdram memory, two 256mb sticks, totalling 512 mb.
But the memory takes 3.3 volts per memory.
does this mean i will need to input 6.6 volts of power in for memory?
If so, how?
How do I get to the bios?
BTW: The lower the timings, the better, correct?

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I've got many sticks of pc100 memory lying around, all of which work with windows. When I throw them in my linux box, however, I get a wide range of memory errors, from kernel panic, to total crashes. Only one stick out of probably 7 or 8 works with the linux operating system, including a new stick I recently bought.
My question is this: When buying, is there any way to tell if you're getting a "good stick" or "bad stick" as far as linux is concerned? I know there's different "quality levels" on some sites, but not on all.

Another question I have: Some memory descriptions say...128 mb pc100 (which I understand) 4x16 (which I don't understand).
What does this mysterious multiplication problem mean??


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Hi there, I am going to upgrade my memory at newegg.com]

But i'm completely lost.

I have Shuttle An5or mainboard, Windows XP and my existing memory is Corsair 512 MB and 333 mhz(I think, on the memory card this was written on it VS 512MB 333

I was wondering if it would make difference if i bought 400 mhz memory stick or something like that?

I used SiSoft Sandra and I got this message about my memory

Tip T100 - Large memory systems (1GB or greater) should use Registered/Buffered memory, especially if more than 2 are installed on the same channel. This improves signal quality by reducing the load on the chipset channel. While these modules add an extra clock delay due to the on-board buffers (thus CL2 effectively becomes CL3), the stability will be worth it. Server chipsets with many memory slots generally require Registered memory.
Fix: If you plan on adding more memory, consider replacing the modules with Registered/Buffered modules. Do note that you cannot mix Unbuffered and Registered/Buffered modules on the same channel, but you may be able to if the chipset has multiple memory channels.Click to expand...

My memory is unbuffered(what does that mean?) and can't I use the old memory if I upgrade to registered memory? I noticed that newegg.com has very few registered memory sticks and they are much more expensive..

SiSoft Sandra also said this
Tip T2546 - Large memory modules (512 or greater) should be ECC/Parity. Since the probability that a bit will b... Read more

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I'm searching newegg trying to build on a budget.
I've picked out a processor and have found some motherboards that will depend on what kind of memory I can afford.
I have my heart set on a PCI-E vid card.

I just noticed a few things about memory that, being a recovering computer newb, I never noticed before.

Note: I am trying to put together a budget gaming PC and have no desire (at least right now) to overclock it or push performance beyond the box it came in.

Registered versus Unbuffered - What's the difference? Which is better?
CAS Latency - Should I go for lower CAS or more memory? e.g. 512mb @ 3 or less versus 1gig @ 4+ ?
Timing - 5-5-5-15? what do the numbers mean and do I want higher or lower?
Heat Spreader - Is it Necessary or just recommended?
Voltage - I am pretty sure I understand the basic idea of this, however when I put my PC together, should I buy the biggest power supply I can? or should I attempt to calculate to buy the smallest power supply that will cover everything in my system.

lastly, what brand is recommended? I know branding is a usually not needed, but for PC equipment, I've noticed that going with 3rd party is risky due to customer service and quality/longevity of the item.

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Oh yeah, and can I stack DDR and DDR2 RAM to improve performance or would it actually hinder my system to put both types in?

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i have three ddr 400 pc3200 sdram dimms.two of them are 512mb and they came on board in the fujitsu pc.the third one is a ddr400 pc3200 sdram with 1gb capacity.the two of the same are working in dual channel.if i put the third one (1gb)the dual channel is off.does it have to be a problem(reboots,bsod e.t.c)?the two of the same supports early ras# precharge.the big one is not.is it also a problem(big or small)or not?

A:Memory questions

You want the memory to be identical in dual channel, for best results. Otherwise, the system runs at the speed of the slowest, and conflicts are always a possibility.

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I have a question about memory and timings... I am starting to build my first build, and don't know a lot about memory settings. I have a dell 8300 that works fine, but it does not seem as fast as I would think it should be. 2.6 with HT, 1 gig of PC3200, two WD caviar drives.
Anyway, I ran CPU-Z, and got some interesting numbers.
with dual channel enabled on the PC3200 (2x512) I got this

frequency 199.6
FSBram 1:1
RAS to CAS 3
RAS precharge 3
Cycle time (tras) 8

so.. the timings for this particular memory would be written as 3-3-3-8 right?
I am wondering why the frequency is 199? Shouldn't DDR PC3200 be running at 400MHz?

also, is the 1:1 best? if not, is there any way to change that? FSB on this board/CPU is supposedly 800MHz.

when I upgrade my system, would I have to find a memory with similar numbers to add 2 gigs? Is this bad memory?

thanks for your help guys - It should be obvious that I don't know a lot about this stuff.


A:Memory Questions

go to crucial.com and run their memory checker. Even better is to RTFM that came with the motherboard. It will tell you what brands and types it can take.

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have 2 500mb dual channel in slots 2 & 4: have 2 1gb to add. should i install the full 3gb or just the 2 1gb. do i have to change the bios settings to 2t, if all 4 slots are used? any suggestions would be appreciated.

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depends on how much your board can support...specs of the pc would be a great help...

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ok so what's the difference between CL5 and CL7?

and also - which one of these four is better for gaming:

1- CORSAIR TwinX 4096Mb DDR2 1066Mhz CL7 KIT
2- KINGSTON HyperX 4096Mb DDR2 1066MHz CL5 tall HS KIT
3- GEIL Black Dragon 4096Mb DDR2 1066Mhz KIT CL5
4- CORSAIR Dominator 4096Mb DDR2 1066Mhz FAN KIT CL5

A:questions about DDR 2 memory modules

Cas Latency explained:
As for which is better of the 4, well the one that the configurator on their sites state is compatible with the board.

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1.) I have a PC that was acquired WAY back in the day, or so it seems. I got it in 1999 or 1997, I can't truly remember. All that is peturbing me now is that I have a maximum of only about 4GB on it. As low as that seems, I've never thought of upgrading until now (I've never had problems or anything with filling up space until now), when someone told me that up to 160 GB can be acquired for the price of about 150 dollars. Maybe more, maybe less, but I'm interested.
As of now, I'm running on Windows 98, and I have 3 local disk drives beside the CD and Floppy (C- system, D- my mom's, E- me) I heard that an update in only the amount of data that can be stored on a computer comes in the form of a hard drive.
4 questions:
a.) What's the lowest price you've seen for a hard drive, and where?
b.) How will this new amount of free data be distributed? I want more data for all around the computer, not just one new drive. How can I go about this?
C.) Will I have to remove my old drive for this one if I want the effects entailed in B? If so, how will I bring programs and files over to the new one?
D.) Will it be easy to install? I've gone into my computer on several occasions to install hard ware.

2.) I don't have much knowledge on RAM, and I know that it's now low as the storage space. I want an update for it too. Basically the same questions as above, but:
a.) How does it work?

b.)Where in the CPU does it plug in? Will the compu... Read more

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Hi all,
I have a new Toshiba Satellite A300-1EI Laptop.

1) It came with 3GB of RAM. Specs say 8GB max. So can I install 8GB of RAM without any other modifications? And where can I buy it?

2) When kept for charging, the laptop doesnt seem to be grounded, ie, I can feel electricity when I run my fingers through the surface. Is this natural, or is there a problem?

3) The OS is Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. Can my laptop run 64-bit OS?

4) I have created 2 Recovery DVDs using the pre-installed Recovery Disc creator. What are its uses?

5) And how can I reinstall the OS (like we do on desktop systems) when there's a problem or system is too slow? And I don't have a genuine disc of the OS, do I have to buy another one?

6) How much graphics memory do I actually have, It says 2GB somewhere and 256MB at another place. The card is a ATi Mobility RADEON HD3470.


A:Questions on Laptop Memory

1) It came with 3GB of RAM. Specs say 8GB max. So can I install 8GB of RAM without any other modifications? And where can I buy it?
You can buy it at www.tigerdirect.com, www.crucial.com (my choice), www.zipzoomfly.com, www.newegg.com, www.directron.com, www.outpost.com, www.techdepot.com and many other online shops.
2) When kept for charging, the laptop doesnt seem to be grounded?
You should have a technician check it out.
3) The OS is Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit. Can my laptop run 64-bit OS?
No. 64-bit OS needs a 64 bit machine or motherboard.
4)Recovery DVDs.... What are its uses?
Save them for when you need to reformat your hard drive or reinstall your computer, or when your hard drive fails and you need to replace it.
5) And how can I reinstall the OS (like we do on desktop systems) when there's a problem or system is too slow? And I don't have a genuine disc of the OS, do I have to buy another one?
Use the recovery DVD's you made.
6) How much graphics memory do I actually have, It says 2GB somewhere and 256MB at another place. The card is a ATi Mobility RADEON HD3470.


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Hi again,

I was also wondering if it is possible to transfer JPEGS and MPEGS onto a memory stick and then view them on my sony camcorder.. Is it possible?, Is there any special software???


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1) I have an ACER 3003WLCI with only 512mb DDR organize with two 256mb. Can I increase this memory with 1 gb in one slot or do I have to follow the same except with two 512mb?,

2) My wireless signal is always very weak. What is fully compatible with 802.11b-g wireless LAN? I wonder if I should by a signal repeater in order to solve my problem,

3) There is on internet a download booster 5.0 for $20us on special. Is that a reliable program and do I really need it,

Thank you very much for your answer.

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I bought my wife a new HP OPP All In One for christmas (20-c020) and it is running painfully slow.  I saw that it only has 4 GB of RAM, and the pamphlet it came with stated that because it is the AMD I can only upgrade to 8GB using 2 modules. So, I bought the recomended modules, and opened it up to install them. There is only one slot. :/Guess I'll be sending those back...What memory type can this computer really take since the pamphlet is wrong, and can it hopefully use more than 8GB? On a side note, if it is still slow with the max, since I bought it several months ago, is there an option to trade up to a newer/better HP? This is currently running slower than her 7yr old laptop I was trying to replace was, and I am hoping the memory is the issue. Thanks in advance.

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Hello friends,

Going to do my first memory upgrade. I've matched my Computer specs to the needed type of memory.

Now for the main question I have,

I was wondering if it's okay to use a 1GB RAM with a 512 MB? The 512 (64/64 DDR DIMM) chip currently running on this PC is speed PC-3200. which is a faster speed then the 1GB 2700 (I found to buy) ... is the speed difference between 3200 and 2700 a big difference? (Would run at the lower speed) :?

The only 1GB DDR 3200 memory is 18 dollars more, and rare :\

Will the different brands, speeds, and amount total of memory clash too much, even if it matches the desktop model to exact?

Memory to buy,

Type: DDR
Size: 1GB
Pin Count: 184
Speed: PC-2700 333Mhz
Registered: No
Voltage: 2.5V
CAS Latency: 2.5
Component Configuration: 128Meg x 64
This item is designed to work with the Compaq HP Presario SR1115CL.

My System Information

Form Factor: DIMM
Maximum Memory: 2048
Memory Comments: PC2700 DDR SDRAM DIMMs
Module Type: PC-2700
Registered: NONE
Standard Memory: 512
System Type: Desktop/Server
Total Memory Slots: 2


A:Memory Upgrade Questions

Which Operating System are you using? XP or Linux.
Do you use this PC for intensive tasks or lite usage such as browsing,word,excel etc
For lite usage 1GB upgrade would suffice & you will not notice any difference.
For heavy use, try to buy PC-3200 stick.
IMO you're better off buying new PC this Christmas.

I would like to hear expert opinions regarding this topic since I'm a noob here.

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I was looking to upgrade my memory from 1GB to 2GB because of my upgrade to vista. Newegg.com has some great prices and Kingstons Hyperx ram stood out to me well basically because of its appearance and price. I emailed kingston and they told me the Hyperx is not compatible with my pc (Dell Dimension 3000), but their regular ram is which is about the same price. I was just wondering if anyone has ever used this ram before or if they know if it would work with my pc. I have it ordered already and have to wait till after the weekend to try to install it.

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For optimal performance in Windows 7, Microsoft Article ID 314482 recommends having two paging files. If I am reading the article correctly, one paging file should be stored on the boot partition and a second paging file should be created in its own partition on a separate physical drive. My first question is, should the paging file on the boot partition remain at the default size which is 1.5 times the RAM size? Next question, can the second paging file be set up on an external USB drive? Just wondering if anyone in the forum has any recommendations. Thanks in advance!

A:Questions on Virtual Memory

My recommendation is to leave the page file alone.

You are right in that having two page files does increase performance. Users can choose to put a lower amount page file on the boot and the larger file on a different drive.

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I've currently got 3x 2GB DDR3 G.Skill memory sticks.
They're faulty, and have been giving me BSODs.

What should I be looking into, and how do I know what will be compatible?
Would something like 2x Corsair Value Select 4GB 1600Mhz CL11 DDR3 1.5v RAM be compatible with my current components (look at my system specs).


A:Memory (RAM) - Need to replace, got a few questions.

First thing to do is check the Gigabyte memory compatibility list for your motherboard.

I have had problems with G. Skill memory too and no longer use it.

I would avoid "Value" line memory (Kingston also has a Value line and its junk).

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My Dell 4600 has 2x128 PC3200/DDR400 RAM. I want to add 2x256 for a total of 768MB. The Dell site recommends RAM that is 184-pin, 32x64, non-parity, unbuffered. When I check sites like Kingston, the RAM they specify for the 4600 is quite a bit more expensive than Kingston's value RAM.

Is there really a difference?

Can I use value RAM or do I need to use the more expensive RAM?

Would the system suffer with value RAM?

newegg.com seems to have some good RAM options. Other recommendations?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

A:DDR400 Memory Questions

Dell machines can be very particular about memory . . Value mempry will often not work in them.

Try here: www.crucial.com it's guaranteed to work and usually as reasonably priced as anywhere.


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Greetings guys,
I am in the process of updating my Samsung notebook which has become very, very slow of late.
I have been given a lot of conflicting information in recent times and was put off from doing the actual upgrade, especially after I was told-when it would have been too late- that to try and impose windows eight 64-bit over the top of Windows 7 32 bit would have crashed everything!

I already have the upgrade discs for windows version 8 64-bit Propak.
(Cleverly bought while on the special promotional discount from Microsoft) and
my original intention was simply to upgrade my Samsung to 8 GB of RAM BUT then of course found that you can not add more than 4 GB of RAM to a Windows 32-bit system!

As I understand it now, if I simply install Windows 8 32-bit it should be trouble-free, but still unable to use more than 4 GB of RAM!
AND that there is no real performance benefit in doing so. True?

So, my plan now is to simply install W8 64 Bit Pro Pak over the top of W7 32 Bit.
(Most of my programs are on Drive D: partition, so a reformat by the install should do minimal damage I hope.)

Then to add another 4 Megs Ram to at least have the modern basic minimum.

BUT, I have also been told not to, but to instead use a SSD RAM stick of 32 or 64 Meg
and that the extra 4G RAM wouldn't show any real improvement.

The System is never under any real load - no games, no movies, no maths. The only real hogs are Firefox and MSMPENG.exe . Usually CPU is 15%, RAM 52%, SWP 49%

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A:Upgrade to W8 64 + and memory questions

If you are going to install Windows 8 you might just as well use the 64-bit version unless you want to try the "upgrade" install instead of "custom" ("clean"). But unless you start doing something memory intensive I doubt that you will see any performance difference between 4 and 8 GB RAM.

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Right now, I have 512 mb of dual channel ddr2 400 memory (2x256) and I wish to add more. I would like to add another 1gb (2x512), but i wonder if I will have any slow downs when having the memory unequal as it will be. Also, can i use ddr2 533 when i already have two sticks of ddr2 400? Thanks.

A:Solved: Memory Questions

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We have several Elitebook 8440p, 8460p and 8570p laptops.  All are Win10 64 bit.    I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM on several of them and I know that the 8400's use a different clock speed (1333) than the 8570 does (1600).  But can I use one 8gb stick for instance, instead of a pair of 4GB sticks?  Do I have to spread the RAM out or can I use the single stick?  Is there an advantage to one configuation or another?   Does it matter which RAM slot it goes in?  The Dell's I used to run were verrrry picky about not using 8gb without having both slots filled (2x4GB).   Is HP the same way?  Thanks!!

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A:Elitebook memory questions

Honorable. This is for the 8460p. PC3-10600, 1333-MHz, DDR3 Supports the following configurations: ? 16384 (8192 2)? 8192 (8192 1)? 8192 (4096 2) Your manual here. http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03253774-1.pdf REO

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Sorry if this is way too basic. I have a HP a1012x with 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM but the system says I have only 384 installed...Anyway can I use DDR2 Ram with the already installed? Or would there be some kind of conflict? I saw a Gig of DDR2 on sale for 24.99 (after rebate) and was wondering if I could install it no prblems or should I remove the original memory first?? Second question is what is the PC3200? If I mix it with SDRAM PC4200 would there be problems? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Memory upgrade questions

Firstly, DDR and DDR2 are a different "shape" of module and will not fit.

Also be aware that Laptops usually use the "SODIMM" format of RAM modules, so the more common desktop RAM "DIMM" modules will not fit.

Your laptop is probably using 128 MB of the installed 512 MB as video memory. Leaving 384 MB.

You need to check if the installed memory is 1 x 512 MB module or 2 x 256 MB modules. There will usually be only 2 slots, if they are already both used (2 x 256) then you have to throw one away. If it's only one module you can add another.

The 3200 is the "speed", generally faster RAM works OK, but there can sometimes be conflicts in rare cases.

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Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.40GHz 533MHz Bus
ABit IS7
Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PRO XMS3200 1024MB 2-3-3-6 (Running at: 2.5-3-3-7)
Xtasy ATI Radeon X800 XT

3DMark05: 4673

the RAM is rated at 2-3-3-6 but its running at 2.5-3-3-7 (CPU-Z and my bios) is this because of the slow FSB of my cpu? any suggestions on improvements?

A:Questions about memory performance etc ...

Usually the BIOS has options for settings such as Turbo, Aggressive, Expert. Have you tried manually resetting the timmings?

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Hey guys,

I have recently been educating myself on paging files and virtual memory however I have a couple of questions.

I have found out that for the fastest possible paging files, they need to be written to a different partition or hard drive to that of the boot partition. Where can I found where they are currently saved and how can I move them to a different HDD. (I have a Vista Laptop with two drives, C and D which both have over 100GB of free space on them).

How much quicker does fiddling with your paging files make you computer? Is it worth it?

I have 2GB of Ram in my laptop, what are the optimal amounts for the Initial size and max size or is it best just to leave it up to Windows by clicking ?System Managed Size??

Thank you for any help you can provide.

A:Virtual memory questions. Please help!

What OS? Your profile says XP SP3.



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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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I'm looking into buying a new motherboard and have been looking at memory and video cards. I have a couple of straightforward question for you.

First, would two sticks of 256 MB PC3200 DDR 400 MHz memory be better than one stick of 512 MB PC2700 DDR 333 MHz memory?

Second, am I correct in my belief that if I can get a 256 MB memory video card for the same price or a little more than a 128 MB memory video card it would be better (both being 8x AGP)?

I'm guessing there's more to this than meets the eye. Let me know. Thanks.

A:Memory and video card questions

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I wish to have a memory upgrade but I have a few questions.
I have 2 slots both contain non-parity DDR PC27000 256MB memory sticks.
I know that my system supports upto 2048MB (2GB) maximum.
1)If I upgraded both slots to 256MB DDR PC3200 would I notice the difference or can I actually do this ?In other words because my system has PC2700 , is that the only type it supports or can I put in PC3200 and would it be beneficial to do this ?

2)Can I leave a 256MB PC2700 in one of the slots and put say for instance a 512MB PC2700 in the other , 768MB total as opposed to the 512MB I have at the moment ?

3)Can I just take both out and put 1GB PC2700 in both slots , what would happen ?

4)If I put 1GB PC3200 in both slots would there be any difference to putting in 2 PC2700 sticks ?

I apologise if these questions are obvious or trivial to some of you more experienced types but it is not till recently that I have started to fiddle about with the hardware so I am in need of some expert coaching here , as per usual thanks in advance people !

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions.

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I am currently running XP, and I have dual channel memory.

Right now I have x2 1GB DDR2 RAM chips (so 2GB of RAM)
They are in the corresponding slots.

I'm thinking of getting more RAM, but because XP can only see up to below 4GB of RAM, would it be better to get 2 more 1GB chips? Or just one 2GB chip? (I can get 2GB cheaper)

If I was to have the two existing chips running on dual memory, am I still able to just put in one more chip of ram, while leaving its other corresponding slot free?

Thanks a lot.

A:Dual Channel Memory on XP questions

read: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic65114.html

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