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I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
 
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Visit the support web site of the manufacturer of your motherboard
and search for the type of RAM that is recommended for use with
your specific model motherboard. You can also use the Ram Configurator
at www.crucial.com for this purpose.

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"bocher" wrote:

| I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
| know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
 

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"bocher" <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
> know if it can go with the motherboard or not.

Look at the motherboard's manual. What processor do you have?

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"Alias" wrote:

>
> "bocher" <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>
> >I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
> > know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
>
> Look at the motherboard's manual. What processor do you have?
>
> Alias
>
> socket a for AMD@ ATHLON AND DURONtm Processors
and the memory stick is 512MB PC-2100 266 DDR
>
 

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"bocher" <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
> know if it can go with the motherboard or not.

Why would you buy memory for your motherboard when you don't even know if it
will work with it. Wouldn't it have been wiser to ask this question first?
 
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Memory stick? Do you mean RAM? Does you computer allow just one "stick" of
memory to be installed or does it need to be installed in pairs? RTFM.
"bocher" <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
> know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
 
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"Mynewsreader" wrote:

> Memory stick? Do you mean RAM? Does you computer allow just one "stick" of
> memory to be installed or does it need to be installed in pairs? RTFM.
>
Yes I mean RAM and how do i know if it needs to be installed as a pair
cause it has 3 sockets


"bocher" <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D40F011B-1E75-4BB1-9B6A-D816A4DDD850@microsoft.com...
> >I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
> > know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
>
>
>
 

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bocher wrote:

>
>
> "Mynewsreader" wrote:
>
>> Memory stick? Do you mean RAM? Does you computer allow just one
>> "stick" of
>> memory to be installed or does it need to be installed in pairs?
>> RTFM.
>>
> Yes I mean RAM and how do i know if it needs to be installed as a
> pair cause it has 3 sockets
>

"RTFM" means "Read The >ahem< Fine Manual". There is no getting around
this and no way for us to answer the question for you; you need to read
the manual for your motherboard to answer your RAM questions. If your
computer is an OEM brand (HP, Compaq, Dell, etc.) then read the manual
that came with your computer. If you do not have a physical manual,
then the motherboard mftr. (or the OEM if applicable) will have the
manual and/or RAM requirements on their website.

Malke
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184-pin DIMM Banking
3 (3 banks of 1)
Chipset
VIA Apollo KT266A
DDR SDRAM Frequencies
PC1600 and PC2100
Error Detection Support
Non-ECC only
Graphics Support
AGP 4X
Max Unbuffered DDR SDRAM
3072MB
Module Types Supported
Unbuffered only
Supported DRAM Types
DDR SDRAM only
USB Support
1.x Compliant

I am so lost?

"Malke" wrote:

> bocher wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > "Mynewsreader" wrote:
> >
> >> Memory stick? Do you mean RAM? Does you computer allow just one
> >> "stick" of
> >> memory to be installed or does it need to be installed in pairs?
> >> RTFM.
> >>
> > Yes I mean RAM and how do i know if it needs to be installed as a
> > pair cause it has 3 sockets
> >
>
> "RTFM" means "Read The >ahem< Fine Manual". There is no getting around
> this and no way for us to answer the question for you; you need to read
> the manual for your motherboard to answer your RAM questions. If your
> computer is an OEM brand (HP, Compaq, Dell, etc.) then read the manual
> that came with your computer. If you do not have a physical manual,
> then the motherboard mftr. (or the OEM if applicable) will have the
> manual and/or RAM requirements on their website.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
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bocher wrote:

> 184-pin DIMM Banking
> 3 (3 banks of 1)
> Chipset
> VIA Apollo KT266A
> DDR SDRAM Frequencies
> PC1600 and PC2100
> Error Detection Support
> Non-ECC only
> Graphics Support
> AGP 4X
> Max Unbuffered DDR SDRAM
> 3072MB
> Module Types Supported
> Unbuffered only
> Supported DRAM Types
> DDR SDRAM only
> USB Support
> 1.x Compliant
>
> I am so lost?

About what? The above information says that your motherboard supports
PC2100 and that is apparently what you bought. If you are having a hard
time with this, take the machine to a professional computer repair shop
along with the RAM you bought and have them install it for you. There
is no shame in doing this.

Malke
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
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On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:49:12 -0700, bocher
<bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
>know if it can go with the motherboard or not.

Please ask in a different hardware group. Your question has nothing
to do with WinXP and hardware.
 

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"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:49:12 -0700, bocher
> <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
>>know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
>
> Please ask in a different hardware group. Your question has nothing
> to do with WinXP and hardware.

Yes it does. Net nannies are a pain. Take your anal personality to a
different group.

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On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 12:14:54 +0200, "Alias"
<aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote:

>
>"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>news:6bdfh156u8vn9hf25erq2ecdjhqv828ug7@4ax.com...
>> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:49:12 -0700, bocher
>> <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need to
>>>know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
>>
>> Please ask in a different hardware group. Your question has nothing
>> to do with WinXP and hardware.
>
>Yes it does. Net nannies are a pain. Take your anal personality to a
>different group.
>
>Alias
>
OK, explain to me how this relates to XP. The OS could care less what
type of memory your mainboard takes. It just needs the memory to be
there.
 

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"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 12:14:54 +0200, "Alias"
> <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote:
>
>>
>>"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>>news:6bdfh156u8vn9hf25erq2ecdjhqv828ug7@4ax.com...
>>> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:49:12 -0700, bocher
>>> <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need
>>>>to
>>>>know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
>>>
>>> Please ask in a different hardware group. Your question has nothing
>>> to do with WinXP and hardware.
>>
>>Yes it does. Net nannies are a pain. Take your anal personality to a
>>different group.
>>
>>Alias
>>
> OK, explain to me how this relates to XP. The OS could care less what
> type of memory your mainboard takes. It just needs the memory to be
> there.

The sign on the door says "hardware" The OP is using XP, also on the door.
Are you logic impaired or what?

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On Sat, 3 Sep 2005 02:35:46 +0200, "Alias"
<aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote:

>
>"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>news:8erhh1pv7ek7h0hl52f3subeaao5bneju7@4ax.com...
>> On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 12:14:54 +0200, "Alias"
>> <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>>>news:6bdfh156u8vn9hf25erq2ecdjhqv828ug7@4ax.com...
>>>> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:49:12 -0700, bocher
>>>> <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need
>>>>>to
>>>>>know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
>>>>
>>>> Please ask in a different hardware group. Your question has nothing
>>>> to do with WinXP and hardware.
>>>
>>>Yes it does. Net nannies are a pain. Take your anal personality to a
>>>different group.
>>>
>>>Alias
>>>
>> OK, explain to me how this relates to XP. The OS could care less what
>> type of memory your mainboard takes. It just needs the memory to be
>> there.
>
>The sign on the door says "hardware" The OP is using XP, also on the door.
>Are you logic impaired or what?
>
>Alias
>
It's YOUR logic that is impaired. The "Hardware" question being asked
has nothing to do with what OS the OP is using or not using.
 

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"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 3 Sep 2005 02:35:46 +0200, "Alias"
> <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote:
>
>>
>>"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>>news:8erhh1pv7ek7h0hl52f3subeaao5bneju7@4ax.com...
>>> On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 12:14:54 +0200, "Alias"
>>> <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>"NobodyMan" <none@none.net> wrote in message
>>>>news:6bdfh156u8vn9hf25erq2ecdjhqv828ug7@4ax.com...
>>>>> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:49:12 -0700, bocher
>>>>> <bocher@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>I bought a memory stick from computerstop its a 512DDR 266. and I need
>>>>>>to
>>>>>>know if it can go with the motherboard or not.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please ask in a different hardware group. Your question has nothing
>>>>> to do with WinXP and hardware.
>>>>
>>>>Yes it does. Net nannies are a pain. Take your anal personality to a
>>>>different group.
>>>>
>>>>Alias
>>>>
>>> OK, explain to me how this relates to XP. The OS could care less what
>>> type of memory your mainboard takes. It just needs the memory to be
>>> there.
>>
>>The sign on the door says "hardware" The OP is using XP, also on the door.
>>Are you logic impaired or what?
>>
>>Alias
>>
> It's YOUR logic that is impaired. The "Hardware" question being asked
> has nothing to do with what OS the OP is using or not using.
>

So what?

Alias
 

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