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Old 07-25-2005, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a laptop I bought at a garage sale and I'm going to give it to my mom strictly for email and I was going to upgrade the EDO memory but I don't know what brand the computer is? I don't know how much I can upgrade it to either. Where can I find out what type of computer this is? I can't just use any EDO memory can I? I have tried selecting properties on "my computer" but it just shows

x86 Family 5 Model 4 Stepping
AT/AT Compatible
64,824 RAM

I am running windows 2000 on it but I think I should be running 98 or do they use the same amount of memory?

Also, how can I find what my "system memory" and "board memory" are.

I also can't find the processor speed?

I appreciate your help.


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Old 07-25-2005, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try running EVEREST or CPU-Z. They will give you a better picture of the hardware it has.


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Old 07-25-2005, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. Do you know how much memory I can upgrade to.

Also, is "board memory" the memory that is permanent or is that the "system memory".
I can't remember which I can change?
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CPU-Z will tell you all the info you neeed to know dude then you can find out how much ram you can put in.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok here is what I found out. Thanks for your hlep. Could you please advise.

CPU Type- Intel Pentium MMX, 233 MHz
Motherboard Name- Unknown
Motherboard Chipset- Unknown
System Memory- 64 MB
Bios Type- Phoenix (12/05/07)
Bios Manufacturer- Phoenix Technologies
CPU Physical Info
Package Type- 296 Pin PGA
Package Size- 4.95x4.95
Transistors- 4.5 Million
Process Technology- 4M, 0.28, CMOS
Die Size- 140/128mm2
Disk Drive- Toshiba MK3205MAV (3 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/33)
C: (NTFS) 2964 (1893 MB Free)
CPU Cache
L1 Code Cache- 16 KB
L1 Data Cache- 16 KB
L2 Cache- 0
Physical Memory
Total- 63 MB
Used- 56
Free- 6
Virtual Memory
Total 209 MB
Used- 130 MB
Free- 79 MB

System Memory- 640 KB (is this the permanent)
Extended Memory- 63 MB (Is this what I can upgrade? If so, how high can I go?)

Ok, so here is what I found. I still can’t figure out the brand of the computer or what type of memory. It is OED but I’m not sure what type, brand, or anything?

I still don’t know if I can upgrade and if so, what can I upgrade this is to?

I appreciate your help!

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Old 07-26-2005, 02:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Post a pic of the laptop, maybe one of us can ID it.

Also is there any serial ##'s or part numbers on the bottom of it?
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That is a photo of it. I can't find the memory slot at all?
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Turn the laptop over and have a look through the manufacturer information. There has to be something on the laptop. If not a brand name, there should be a model, or at the very least, a serial number.

Once you have the information, you can start tracking things down on the web. If you have the model, you can poke through the manufacturer's website and find documentation on that particular build.

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I just found a
model number of 8120

DFI- X804066



Any suggestions. It mights as well be written in spudtnick for me?
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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OK, I think I found the exact computer.

So, if I read this correctly, I cannot upgrade it higher than 64 MB of ram?

Also, what kind of memory does it take? EDO, RAM. what the hell is a DIMM socket and where is it on this computer?

I guess if someone lets me know that 64 is the highest it will go, it doesn't really matter since it's already there.

Thanks again for the help!

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