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Determining RAM type in Win98

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jakamoko, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    OK, dumbass blonde question, as I haven't got Google time tonight...

    Going to look at a Windows 98 PC where the user is looking to upgrade to XP. My only concern is that the PC may not have enough RAM and might need an upgrade. Question is - what's the quickest way to ascertain the type of RAM on the PC from the OS ? I seem to recall mention of Belarc Advisor - is this what I need ?

    Thoughts and opinions appreciated during my current senior moment .... :rolleyes:
     
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  2. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    this is what pops up on mine from belarc...


    504 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM-1' has 256 MB
    Slot 'DIMM-2' has 256 MB

    doesn't mention ddr or anything else. hth!
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    thanks Moom - would also help to determine the speed of the RAM in the machine. No worries - should be able to get the details of the board and check their site, and cross refer with Crucial's memory check page.
     
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  4. Dream_In_Infrared

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    Yeah, use Crucial Gav. If you run the Crucial System Scanner it gives a bit more info. than the Belarc scan. If you know the motherboard manufacturer and its serial code you can configure Crucial to find what is best suited to upgrade the PC should you wish to add more.
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Thanks D_I_W, thought as much . Got a mate I used to work with who now works in Crucial support, so that's an extra 10% discount on any products required. :biggrin
     
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  6. Dream_In_Infrared

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    D_I_W?! :rolleyes:

    That is a cushty little set-up there. As the saying goes, "Is not what you know but who you know."

    Dweam_In_Infwawed :p
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    ROTFL !!! My apologies, D_I_I - uber-blonde moment. I sympathise, as I often get called Jakamoto on here, and can't help thinking of ring tones...

    ..anyway, bad enough when I need to keep my own thread on topic :oops: :offtopic
     
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  8. Dream_In_Infrared

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    Is no problem really. I regularly take trips to Typo City. ;)
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    If the PC is powerful enough to run XP Jak, I wouldn't go for less than 256 MB RAM. XP runs like a dog on 128 MB. It will walk rather than run :biggrin
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Thanks all - off to see the job now :)
     
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  11. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    I agree that 128 MB is not alot of RAM for that OS.
     
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  12. ffreeloader

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    LOL...

    I thought crawl was more descriptive of how XP runs on 128 megs of ram, but walk aint too bad.... :D
     
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  13. Phoenix
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    download CPU-Z
    not sure if it runs on that version of windows, but it will tell you everything about the CPU/Mem in real time
     
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  14. Jakamoko
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    Don't worry Guys - I have included the cost of an upgrade to 256Mb as part of the quote. Customer is more than happy with my quote, and I'm in the process of ordering the RAM via Crucial (or my contact there, should I say :tongue )

    @ Ryan - thanks for that. Picking the machine up on Sunday, so will have it dowloaded and ready to test for then.

    Cheers Guys :)
     
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