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Not sure of mother board manufacturer. Want to upgrade memory. The only information I have is a number off the board. M266.

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  • bk1jn513 Jan 24, 2009

    Dear Wayneard: After doing some more checking. I to have come to the conclustion that the mother board I have is an Asrock. I looked at the manul. It shows a M266A board. My board just says M266 on it. Is there a differants.



    Yes you are right there are two sets of memory slots . Two blue and two black. I am presently useing the black slots. It was recommend to switch to the blue slots to in crease speed. I have shoped around for memory. What is the differants between 200pin and 184 pin memory chip? And how can I tell which one my board wil take. I found DDR 512MB 266MGH chips for twenty dollars. Is that a good deal. Will most dealers take back the memory chip if it does not work?



    Sincerly B Kraemer



    email is bk1jn513@att.net

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    It appears that you have an Asrock motherboard. If it is, there are 4 memory slots, two blue and two black.



    Take a look at his link and verify it is your motherboard:



    http://download.asrock.com/manual/M266A....



    Comment back and we'll go from there.



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I would recommend two 1GB DDR PC2700 or PC3200 184-pin DIMMs. The blue slots will take these.
(Your board does not take 200-pin modules.)

If at all possible max the system out. If you only install two 512MB DIMMs, you'll likely regret it in short order. Look over your manual. DO NOT install both kinds of RAM. In other words, remove the old DIMM's in the black slots. There are a number of places you can get the RAM. Shop around. Many times at Staples or Best Buy it is on sale. Are you on eBay? You can usually get a good deal there too. Most dealers have a good return policy. I just bought some from the the FastFlash Store and had to return it twice, but they did so with no problem.

I might also add that you can go to www.crucial.com and run a scan on your computer. It works well and they will make a recommendation too.

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Also, some advice: Don't post your email address on public sites such as this. There are spambots roaming the web looking for just that. If you want to post your email on a public site use a long form such as "myemail at yahoo dot com".

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Just upgrade your RAM

in proper slot

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • achmad baihaqi Jan 24, 2009

    bad for me

    it's too expensive

    i got
    Brand new DDR 512MB PC3200  with Hynix IC for 18 $

    it's in indonesia
    and it's can be cheaper

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