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    Memory Wanted

    I have just been given a computer for home and now find myself in a position to look in the mens room once more after about 3 months!

    Trouble is its a wee bit slow an ols so I was wonderin if anyone had any old/spare memory or hard drives etc lying around.

    Preferably for the same price as I paid for the computer but anything cheap!! WHY??

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Kieron, what memory does it take??

    I have a load of old 32mb (pc66) 168 pin dimms about, may give a little boost, you are welcome to a couple of those.

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    I have a lot of bits lying about as well what machine is it deffo need to know what processor is in it at what speed.

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    erm??

    I will take a look tonight guys and see what the hell is going on with it? I know that its OLD. It has the old ports in the back (not ps2). The keyboard has the round 5 pin din & the mouse runs off a serial port.

    I think that the hard drive is only 1.99G but a friend may have a 4G one I can have?

    Its that old the monitor could be green!

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    I thought all those green things had been killed

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Right then I have just had a look at this thing and as I am not a computer teckie I am going to explain as I see!!!

    The mother board is a TXpro III PCI chipset ???
    The processor is an IDT Winchip C6 " 200mhz ???
    Memory car is a S3 Virge/dx - 65536K ???

    As for what type of plug ins it accepts I haven't a clue! There are two black trips and one is taken up by the modem. These have roughtly 50 induvidual slots! - Then there are 4 white slots. One has the memory card in which in turn has the monitor plugged in?? The other 3 have about 60 odd pins which are smaller than that of the Black slots!

    PHEW!

    Does any of that make sense??? Prob not

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Still wanted!!

    164 pin dimm memory cards

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Kieron,

    take the lid off and post a pic of the mainboard, will see if I have any bits for you

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    I will get on to that tonight Mark, cheers!

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Mark,

    Just now faxed, sorry for the delay!

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Mark let me know what it is if your stuck.

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Clint,

    I have 2 x 168 Pin DIMMS slots and both are currently filled with 32Mb cards.

    Plus there are 4 x 72 pin SIMMS which are empty but apparently hard to come by.

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Kieron,

    Stop being so tight

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/memory.htm

    128Mb SDRAM 133MHz Major 16.00 18.80

    They should do you

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Well it was worth a try!! I guess I will have put my hands in them extremely deep pockets of mine!

    Do I want 1 or 2 then??

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Sorry m8 just noticed this post.

    Get the 168 pin DIMMS and you only need one to upgrade.

    Matched pairs are only needed on the small 72 pin slots -leave them empty.

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    I was given 2 16bit 78 pin SIMMS the other day and added them and now I have 98mb of memory... I was told that the two different types of memory wouldn't work together but they seem fine!

    Kieron

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    They will work fine Kieron, but be aware that the 2 "banks" of memory will run at different speeds, but it's not a problem.

    The reason you need 2 SIMM's (Single Inline Memory Module) is on the Pentium motherboard, the system bus is 64 bit wide. Therefore, the 32 bit SIMMs are installed in pairs. NOTE: never use different speed RAM modules on the Pentium motherboard. All modules must have the same speed.

    A DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module) is 64 bit, so only one is required.

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    That's a result Kieron

    I have tried before but not found a board where both types will work together.

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    Re: Memory Wanted

    Thanks guys!

    I am now on the scrounge for 2 more 16bit ones so it will take it up to 128

    I have found some but awaiting for them to arrive.

    Kieron

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