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November 26, 2002 5:02:50 PM

Need some help to identify if the ram i'm using is DDR or not. I run SiSoftware Sandra and i got the following results:

Memory Controller
Error Detection Method : 32-bit ECC
Error Correction Capability : 1-bit
Supported/Current Memory Interleave : 1-way / 1-way
Number of Memory Slots : 3
Maximum Installable Memory : 3072MB
Maximum Module Size : 1024MB
Supported STD/FPM/(B)EDO Speeds : 70ns, 60ns
Supported Memory Types : STD, FPM, EDO, Parity, ECC, SIMM
Supported Memory Voltages : 3.3V

Physical/BIOS Memory Banks
DIMM1 (RASL-1 RASL-0) : 256MB DIMM SDRAM double-bank
DIMM2 : Empty
DIMM3 : Empty

System Chipset
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT8366/A,VT8367 Apollo KT266/A,KT333 CPU to PCI Bridge
Bus(es) : ISA AGP IMB USB SMBus/i2c
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
Max FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 2x 166MHz / 2x 166MHz
In Order Queue Depth : 4 req(s)

Chipset Hub Interface
Type : V-Link
Width : 8-bit
Full Duplex : Yes
Multiplier : 1x
Speed : 4x 66MHz (264MHz data rate)
Down / Up In Order Queue Depth : 9 / 9 req(s)

APIC 1
Version : 0.02
Speed : 17MHz
Multiplier : 1/2x
Max Interrupts : 24
IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes
Enhanced Support : Yes

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Bank 0 Setting : 128MB DDR-SDRAM 7-1-1-1R 4-1-1-1W 2.0-3-3CL 2CMD
Bank 1 Setting : 128MB DDR-SDRAM 7-1-1-1R 4-1-1-1W 2.0-3-3CL 2CMD
Bank Interleave : 4-way
Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)
Multiplier : 1x
Power Down Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module 1 : Kingmax Semiconductor MPDB62D-68KX2-MAA 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR-SDRAM PC2100U-233-750 (CL2.5 upto 133MHz) (CL2 upto 133MHz)

Warning 2545 : Large memory modules should be Registered/Buffered.

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With the above results, is my ram a DDR or SDram and what PC**** is it? And how to tell what type of PC**** ram my pc can support so that i know which one to go for when i plan to upgrade my memory.
And lastly, regarding the warning 2545, what is it about? Is it something that i should enable it somewhere in my pc?
I'm using Athlon 2000XP. Its not an overclock system... dont know how to do it heh. I hope you ppl can help me on this, as you can see, i'm not good into computers.

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November 26, 2002 5:39:54 PM

I'm no expert, but I'm gonna take a stab at it.

Based on these lines from that output:
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Bank 0 Setting : 128MB DDR-SDRAM 7-1-1-1R 4-1-1-1W 2.0-3-3CL 2CMD
Bank 1 Setting : 128MB DDR-SDRAM 7-1-1-1R 4-1-1-1W 2.0-3-3CL 2CMD
Speed : 2x 133MHz (266MHz data rate)

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module 1 : Kingmax Semiconductor MPDB62D-68KX2-MAA 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR-SDRAM PC2100U-233-750 (CL2.5 upto 133MHz) (CL2 upto 133MHz)
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Per the THGC FAQ v1.4 (September 15th, 2002), looks to me like you are running:

PC2100 = 133 Mhz DDR-SDRam (DDR 266)

That was pretty easy, as the report says it's PC2100. :o )

If I'm not mistaken, DDR SDRAM is a type of SDRAM. :o ) So yes, you do have SDRAM, it's just DDR-SDRAM. heh.
November 26, 2002 6:40:31 PM

Correct. SDRAM is an abbreviation for syncroneous dynamic RAM, which is true for both single data rate (e.g. PC133) and dual data rate (DDR) RAM types.
Your output clearly shows that you are running PC2100 DDR RAM.

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November 28, 2002 9:37:58 PM

Quote:
Bank 0 Setting : 128MB <b>DDR-SDRAM</b> 7-1-1-1R 4-1-1-1W 2.0-3-3CL 2CMD
Bank 1 Setting : 128MB <b>DDR-SDRAM</b> 7-1-1-1R 4-1-1-1W 2.0-3-3CL 2CMD


There you are. DDR.

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