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RAM Capacity of Motherboard MS 6166

I've inherited my son's old pc, which slows often to increase virtual memory. I was told increasing RAM size would help. Current RAM is 128Mb; How much RAM will this mobo support please?? Numbers on board are...N1996 MS6166 VER: 1.0 Thanks, in anticipation.

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Re: RAM Capacity of Motherboard MS 6166

I want to updgrade the memory of my personal computer with a motherboard model N1996 MS_6154 Ver: 2.1. but I don't know what kind of memory suited for it. Can you provide the exact model for it?

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I have found a manual for your motherboard. The board can support up to 256MB of RAM. The manual will tell you all of the specs you will need to know. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Re: RAM Capacity of Motherboard MS 6166

Unfortunately there are no sites with info on this board, but similair ones can take upto 512MB of ram, but you would be wise trying a matching 128MB stick in the other slot. You will have to visit a computer fair to get hold of sdram or try ebay.

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its a case of purchasing the new ram modules taking the old ram out and popping the new ram in

i wud recommend using OCZ, GEIL or Crucial memory modules as these are the best makes

the spped of the ram varies from system to system depending on the system bus speed
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