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September 24, 2011 12:30:05 PM

Hi...I am trying to find out the correct card to purchase in order to increase my PC ram. The following is all the system info I've been able to gather for my PC. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!

WinFast
System manufacturer AWARD_ Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Pheonix-AWARD BIOS v6.00PG
AMD Sempron 2300+ 1.67 ghz MMX, 3DNow, 1.67 ghz
480 mb of RAM

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a c 1097 V Motherboard
September 24, 2011 3:23:21 PM

Your motherboard uses DDR ram either pc2700 333MHz or pc3200 400MHz. It should be on a sticker on one of your memory modules.
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September 24, 2011 5:47:54 PM

Thanks, I will take a look.
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September 25, 2011 9:19:04 AM

rolli59 said:
Your motherboard uses DDR ram either pc2700 333MHz or pc3200 400MHz. It should be on a sticker on one of your memory modules.


Module didnt show the pc numbers but I got the model info which allowed me to search it. Yep, it's a kvr400x64c3a pc3200/256 ddr400. So should I be able to simply replace one of the modules with the 1gb upgrade card, or am I missing something? I'm obviously not very tech-literate, but I'm trying save some money by doing this myself. I appreciate your help.
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a b V Motherboard
September 25, 2011 9:45:22 AM

hrmm i dunno man, that 1g looks really pricey... add 2 of em and its $100 and it might be cheaper to go with a cheap mobo proc + ram... ill see if i can price something out for that much :) 

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so.. i didn't make the budget but... i think thats about all i can get for that low of a price :)  (also you might need to buy windows depending on if you bought it before or not ((in a box not already installed on your pc)))
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September 25, 2011 11:49:29 AM

bris46 said:
Module didnt show the pc numbers but I got the model info which allowed me to search it. Yep, it's a kvr400x64c3a pc3200/256 ddr400. So should I be able to simply replace one of the modules with the 1gb upgrade card, or am I missing something? I'm obviously not very tech-literate, but I'm trying save some money by doing this myself. I appreciate your help.

If you are buying more ram for that old machine I suggest the used market http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ddr+pc-3200&_frs=1&... Buying it new is not cost effective and money would be better saved towards a new system as mentioned above.
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September 25, 2011 12:43:58 PM

I will take that into consideration...thanks for the help and advice.
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October 5, 2011 12:23:09 AM

rolli59 said:
If you are buying more ram for that old machine I suggest the used market http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=ddr+pc-3200&_frs=1&... Buying it new is not cost effective and money would be better saved towards a new system as mentioned above.



I was able to find and purchase the correct 1gb memory card($32) to upgrade my machine and it works great. I was able to double the RAM with no problem. I did however cringe when right after I switched out the cards nothing came onto the screen. I eventually realized I hadn't pushed down hard enough to fully click the new card into the slot. Thanks for all your help on here.
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a c 1097 V Motherboard
October 5, 2011 2:23:28 AM

Great enjoy!
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a b V Motherboard
October 5, 2011 2:41:56 AM

Awesome, don't forget to select best answer :)  i would also suggest running memtest, burn it to a cd or something... or a floppy if you have one :D 
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October 5, 2011 8:58:10 AM

Best answer selected by bris46.
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