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Ram compatibility memory specification is it ok to stick at memory that has memory specification of pc2100 in a computer that specifies memory specification of pc2700

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Pc2100 works on 266Mhz
pc2700 - 333Mhz

...it won't work. If u have a pc 2100 supporting computer u can put a pc 2700 memory(it will work on the lower speed)

But u can try anyway... nothing can get damaged ... (i think, at u;re own risk...)

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Just installed 2 2GB cards (Corsair VS2GB800D2) to replace the 1 1GB card in my emachines EL1200 series. Computer will not boot. replaced the old card and it booted right up.


Will it boot with only ONE of the 2GB memory-sticks installed?
Will it boot with ONE of the 2GB memory-sticks AND one of the 1GB memory-sticks?

Look closely at the 1GB memory-sticks.
Does the label show 'DDR266' or 'DDR333' or 'DDR400' or 'PC2100' or 'PC2700' or 'PC3200' ?
Do the 2GB memory-sticks have _identical_ information?
It's definitely _not_ acceptable to have "slower" RAM (smaller numbers) in the new RAM,
but it _might_ be acceptable to have "faster" RAM (larger numbers).

Nov 12, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have an emachine T5026. Emachine tech swears this machine only supports pc2700 ram but the stickers on the factory installed ram says pc3200 256mb x 2 so i bought 2 memory masters pc3200 1gb x 2 sticks....


PC3200 is backwards compatible with PC2700. Meaning you can install PC3200 into your motherboard but it won't run any faster than would PC2700, however it will not cause any harm and should work fine.

Emachine's would say you need PC2700 most likely because they're trying to sell you some.

One of your new memory modules or the memory slots on your computer may be defective. I recommend installing a single stick of memory and booting your system. If it is successful then shut it down, disconnect the power and install another stick. Boot again and keep doing so and by process of elimination identify the bad memory stick or the bad memory slot.

This is the "likely" cause and isn't too uncommon.

Good luck.

Sep 07, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Hi Dear ; When I install memory RAM of 1.0GB .. get ERROR


Cant find your motherboard on the support page, is the memory your trying to install the same speed?

Jul 16, 2010 | Intel PC Desktops

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I want to upgrade my memory on my Pavilion 513n,


FixYa is a product support website, and as such we do not delve into manufacturing. No we cannot supply ram memory.

I can supply you with the solution to your questions, however.

This is HP Support, and the main page for the Pavilion 513n Desktop PC,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=90384&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=5&submit.x=6&lang=en&cc=us

If you click on > Product information > Product specifications > HP Pavilion 513n Desktop PC Product Specifications,
you can view,

A) What type of ram memory the computer uses,
B) How much is the Maximum Total Amount for the computer,
C) How much is the Maximum Amount for EACH ram slot,
D) How many ram slots

Look under the Memory heading.
A) What type of ram memory
Type - DDR
It's DDR Sdram

Speed - PC1600/PC2100
Tells you either PC1600 can be used, or PC2100.

PC1600 is DDR Sdram that operates at 200MHz.
PC2100 is DDR Sdram that operates at 266MHz.

{To expound:
Ram memory operates at a Frequency Rate. Slang for frequency rate is 'Speed'.
Mega = approximately 1 Million
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second
Example: PC2100 is DDR Sdram that operates at 266 Million Cycles per Second }

B) What is the Maximum Total Amount for the computer. (Motherboard)
According to HP it is 1GB.

{Maximum - 1GB (2 X 512) HP recommended maximum}

I believe this to be wrong. The Total Maximum Amount is 2GB.
1GB per ram slot.

I base this upon using the memory configurator's of several websites, that sell ram memory for the Pavilion 513n desktop computer, and looking at what the motherboard chipset for the Pavilion 513n will support.

The motherboard chipset is the Intel 845GL.
This chart found on Wikipedia, states what the Intel 845GL chipset will support,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_Chipsets

As you can see reading across from the 845GL subheading, and looking under > Max.memory, 2GB is listed.

Sources for online memory configurators,
1) Crucial.com
2) Tigerdirect.com
3) Newegg.com
4) Memory4less.net

In this case,
C) Maximum Amount for EACH ram slot is 1GB.

D) There are Two ram slots. {Proper speak for ram Slot is ram Bank}

Kingston is a good brand for economical ram memory.
So is Ultra.

An easy way to find out what type of ram memory you need, and how much is the Maximum Total Amount, as well as the Maximum Amount for Each ram slot, is to use an automatic scanner from a website that sells ram memory.

The above four websites listed, are but a small handful of the total websites online that offer an automatic scan.
Let's use Crucial.com for an example.

On the main page,

http://www.crucial.com/

,you will see - Scan My System, in blue.
Simply click on it to run an automatic scan of your computers hardware.
Doesn't look at your personal effects, just the hardware of your computer.

After the scan is done, you will be presented with the ram memory info you need.
Several options of ram memory are presented for you to choose from.


Apr 26, 2010 | HP Pavilion 513n (P9850A#ABA) PC Desktop

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Can the memory be upgraded (increased) from the basic (factory installed) 512mb on the Sony PCV-W300G?


Hi there.
As far as i know you can upgrade the RAM to 2GB, 2x1GB 184pin PC2100 DDR DIMM Desktop RAM modules is what it can take.


Thanks for choosing FixYa!!

May 28, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-W300G PC Desktop

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Uses Pc2100 Memory 266 but want to upgrade to PC3200 Memory


The fastest speed that the motherboard you have takes is PC2700.  BUT... if you stick that ram in with the PC2100, the speed will automatically adjust which makes it backwars compatible, so if you put that in WITH another 2100 ram, it will downgrade itself to the matching speed of 2100.  But you have to have this other ram in for it to work... Be aware, you can still upgrade to PC2700 however...  Hope this helps!

Apr 20, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Adding DDR RAM


While you likely can use the RAM, be careful. Some printers use proprietary memory with designs which could mess up your notebook. Contact the printer manufacturer and ask if their memory is standard or proprietary.
The cost of RAM today doesn't merit you risking the entire notebook for memory that can mess the computer badly.

Jan 21, 2009 | Gateway 5200XL PC Desktop

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MEMORY UPGRADE


Sorry for the delay in my response.

Your computer will accept a maximum of 1 GB of memory. If both memory modules are the same brand and part number then it is possible that one of the sticks are bad.

Try each 512 MB memory stick in the first memory slot, without installing a second stick. This will troubleshoot to find out if one of the 512 memory sticks are bad. If both check out ok, then the problem is with the video adaptor.

Have you tried adjusting the refresh rate on the monitor as I described in my first response?

My final possible solution would be to upgrade the bios. Below is a link to the webpage for your computer system. You will find links for troubleshooting guides, driver and software downloads, product specifications, etc. If you click on driver downloads, then choose your operating system, you will be directed to a page that should provide the latest ROM (bios) update.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=93322&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

Jul 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Please help with memory upgrade problem


Roy,

This is a common problem with memory. Memory that matches what you have in your computer may not be compatible. The best way to find compatible memory for your computer is to visit websites of manufacturers who produce memory. Here are two sites where you can begin. You will need your computer brand and model in order to search for compatible memory.

www.kingston.com
or if not:
www.corsair.com

Apr 10, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Installing RAM in VPR Matrix 2250 Desktop


try one stick at a time ,as one may be bad,
also ensure you have them in the slot the correct way round ,as they will not seat down correctly if inserted wrong, take notice of the notch on both ram stick & ram slot.

good luck
Terry

Mar 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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