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Old 06-03-2006, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a few questions...

1. How do you check if your motherboard is 4x or 8x speed?
2. What is the difference between a "kit 512 mb RAM" and just a regular "512mb RAM" without the "kit"?
3. What are ALL of the things i should make sure of in his computer in order to make sure that everything is compatible?
4. And lastly, where do you look in order to find #3 out? Is there something in the "Device Manager" I should look for?
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download this program on his computer and it will give you the info you need
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
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1. How do you check if your motherboard is 4x or 8x speed?
Use CPU-Z to see what it can tell you, or Belarc Advisor to get the make and model of your mobo, then Google it to get its specifications.

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2. What is the difference between a "kit 512 mb RAM" and just a regular "512mb RAM" without the "kit"?
Most "kits" are two sticks of RAM... in this case it would be two sticks of 256.

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Too much to list.
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3. What are ALL of the things i should make sure of in his computer in order to make sure that everything is compatible?
the main ones are:
CPU socket
video card interface (AGP or PCI-E)
hard drive interface (IDE or SATA)
RAM type (SDRAM, DDR or DDR2) - SDRAM is only used on older computers, mainy Pentium 3's
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First off, tell us what hardware you have by using this guide a made a while back:
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=57444

Once you have told us your (or your brother's) hardware, then we can help you out much better
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-My bro's graphics card is a PCI (Not Express) NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
-Hard Drive Interface = IDE
-IDK where to find my CPU socket specs in Device Manager, so can someone reply to all of these ?'s i have?
-And also IDK what your RAM Specs are labeled under in Device Manager.

Thanks for all ur guys help!
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What I was mostly looking for was your exact motherboard model

Once you find out what model of motherboard you have, then picking parts is easier.
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What I was mostly looking for was your exact motherboard model

Once you find out what model of motherboard you have, then picking parts is easier.
My brother's motherboard specs are:

Make: Intel Corporation
Model: D845GVSR AAC45431-104
Chipset: Intel i845G
Rev: B1
Southbridge: Intel 82801DB (ICH4)
Sensor: ITE F0D

Also, what does like, PC100 or PC3500 and stuff mean?
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socket 478

supports up to 3GB PC2700 (DDR333) RAM

3 x PCI slots

no AGP or PCI-E

for RAM:
PC16 = 16MHZ RAM (not sure if it exists)

PC33 = 33MHZ RAM

PC66 = 66MHZ SDRAM

PC100 = 100MHZ SDRAM

PC133 = 133MHZ SDRAM

PC2100 = DDR266

PC2700 = DDR333

PC3200 = DDR400

PC3500 = DDR433

PC3700 = DDR466

PC4000 = DDR500

PC4200 = DDR533 or DDR2-533

PC4500 = DDR566 (not common)

PC4800 = DDR600 (not common)

PC5100 = DDR633 (not common)

PC5400 = DDR667 or DDR2-667

PC5600 = DDR700 (not common)

PC5800 = DDR733 (not common)

PC6100 = DDR766 (not common)

PC6400 = DDR800 or DDR2-800

PC7500 = DDR933 (not common)

PC8000 = DDR1000 or DDR2-1000

PC8500 = DDR1066 or DDR2-1066
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