Shuttle RAM Tags: Memory Shuttle RAM Product Last response: January 6, 2009 2:35 PM in Memory Share rigadon January 6, 2009 11:00:12 AM Hello I am considering buying some RAM for my PC, but I don't really know where to start!? Looking back at when I bought the PC I see it is one of these: AMD Shuttle Bundle SK43G/2600/512 That is: Shuttle SK43G, AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 512Mb Kingmax PC3500 DDR SDRAM As I understand it the motherboard will support upto 2Gb of memory - there are two DIMM slots so I'll need 2 x 1Gb DIMMs. Looking on the Kingston site I see they have a couple of compatible 1GB DIMMs: http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/models... http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsi... http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsi... Does anyone know which of these is more appropriate - the 333MHz or 266Mhz? Can I use the 333MHz RAM with this CPU/motherboard? Will that be as good or better than the existing Kingmax RAM? Alternatively, I could stick with the existing Kingmax RAM and buy a single 1Gb DIMM (if they do them), would that work okay? Finally, I could go with something completely different to the above, does anyone have any advice on what brand I should use? Sorry, I'm a bit of a novice Thanks Jay More about : shuttle ram merlinbadman January 6, 2009 11:21:16 AM If this is your machine: "Shuttle SK43G, AMD Athlon XP 2600+, 512Mb Kingmax PC3500 DDR SDRAM" PC3500 ram = 433Mhz 266Mhz RAM is the fastest RAM your machine can make full use of, although 266Mhz (PC2100), 333Mhz (PC2700), 400Mhz (PC3200), 433Mhz (PC3500) will all fit. Ebuyer has a good selection of all those ram types, you just need to choose a 2x1Gb kit for a good price. 2GB DDR will be £40-£50. rigadon January 6, 2009 1:37:48 PM Awesome! Thanks for your help Merlinbadman. I am actually having trouble finding a 2x1Gb DDR kit with a low enough speed!? But I'll keep looking. Out of interest, what do the numbers mean? I understand the MHz bit, but where is the PCXXXX derived from? Related resources Shuttle barebones pc xs35v3 wont post with 4 GB of RAM - Forum Shuttle AV49N and 512MB DDR2700 Ram - Forum Trouble with an old Shuttle - Forum Opinions on Shuttle systems for itx build? - Forum Shuttle PC not starting - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rigadon January 6, 2009 1:45:44 PM Bingo http://www.dabs4work.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=2H0... http://www.dabs4work.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=2H0... So either of these should do? Neither is a 2x1Gb kit, but they are only £20 each so I can just buy them separately. Merlinbadman - thanks again for your help! merlinbadman January 6, 2009 2:16:04 PM No probs. Out of those two I would go for the second one. The first one looks kind of funny to me, would probally work fine just looks odd with the orientation of the memory chips. The PCxxxx is a measurement of how much MB/s of data the RAM can handle: ie DDR 333 = 2700 Mb/s. rigadon January 6, 2009 2:35:48 PM Thanks again Merlinbadman, I'll go for the second one as you suggest. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHelp with SHUTTLE SH67H3 startup issue ForumShuttle XPC build ForumWorking with Shuttle Barebones, Reused Parts, and New Parts ForumPlanning First Build with Shuttle box. Making any mistakes? ForumShuttle SZ77R5 PSU Calculation! NEED HELP! ForumOld Shuttle Mobo ForumShuttle form factor motherboard ForumShuttle sb81p what socket have i got ForumShuttle Barebones PC XS35v3 won't post ForumGigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H + Antec Eleven Hundred or Shuttle SZ77R5? ForumThinking about bulding a shuttle mini pc ForumHelp with SHUTTLE SH67H3 BUILD ForumShuttle SX58H7-PRO ForumBlack Magic Intensity Pro Shuttle ForumNo RAID access on Sabertooth z77 ??? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !