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Memory Type for 2.2ghz celeron (2003 gateway)

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May 29, 2010 5:00:35 PM

OK... I have an older computer I'm working on. It's a Gateway desktop assembled in 2003 (couldn't find the model code). Haven't split open the case but assuming it's 168pin DDR PC2100 DIMM module? I want to drop in a 1GB or 2GB module for the lady. She's doing some pretty memory intensive database work.

It's been a while since I've worked on these things and it seems they have several new varieties of memory now with different pin counts. Could somebody let me know if this sounds like the right memory prescription?

Thanks!!

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a b } Memory
May 29, 2010 10:38:56 PM

I did a memory upgrade (added two 1GB sticks) to a 5 year old desktop by pulling out 1 existing stick and taking it to MicroCenter. The guys were able to look at it and guide me to the right product. They also did an internet search on my old computer, looked at the board I had in it, and determined that their recommendation would work; and it did.

My 5-yr old computer has 240 pins DDR2 PC2-4200 RAM. This is old memory and hard to find. Try this site for more info: http://www.datamemorysystems.com/google-search.asp?site...

A new or newer computer is the way to go!
a b } Memory
May 30, 2010 1:47:59 PM

The best way is to get CPU-Z and click the memory tab. It will give you the info you need.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Under the SPD tab, you should see the memory(type and speed, faster normally works(as long as memory type and pin count match), but on some laptops[never saw this issue with desktops] it can be problematic). I know on some older computers, it may not work, but if all else fails, just pull a stick and read the label.