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I want to add memory to my motherboard. There are currentlly 2 512MB chips installed in 2 slots. 2 slots are still open. To fill the open slots can I buy 1GB or do they ahve to match the value of the slots already filled.

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    My motherboard is an Intel D915GRV.

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You will have to say what motherboard you have, there is a number usually written on the motherboard in large white lettering.

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  • Martin Murray Apr 09, 2011

    your motherboard Supports up to 4 GB DDR RAM: DDR400/333 so you can put what you want in the other two slots as long as the maximum memory does not exceed 4gb, so you could put two 1gb chips in there, also remember that ddr memory is not the same as ddr2 or ddr3, they are all different.

  • Martin Murray Apr 09, 2011

    forgot to add that you dont need to buy two chips, you can just put one in there and it will still work

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Are there any upgradable parts for a 2002 version soltek motherboard


Need the Model Number, Mark

Some examples,

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1036&page=5

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sis-kicks,446-12.html

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Soltek-SL75MRNL-Motherboard/?page=2

http://www.ninjalane.com/reviews/motherboards/sl-85drc/page3.aspx

No longer in bidness. (Business)

http://www.computerhope.com/comp/soltek.htm

LOT of reading ahead.............

Is it in a computer that is operational, and internet ready?
Then suggest use the tiny free program CPU-Z, from CPUID.com,

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

After you open CPU-Z it automatically opens to the CPU (Processor) tab.

The next tab, Caches, is information on the L1 cache, and L2 cache; for the Processor. (CPU)

Click on the Mainboard tab.
This tab gives information, such as what Motherboard Chipset is used.
For instance on mine;
Chipset -> Intel -> Q965 -> Rev. C1

Click on the Memory tab.
Tells you what Type of ram memory is used, and what TOTAL amount is installed.

Click on the SPD tab. (Serial Presence Detect)
Here there is in-depth info about the Ram Memory that is installed.

Notice under the black subheading - Memory Slot Selection - that
Slot 1 is automatically open.

If you have more than one Ram Memory slot filled, click on the small black down arrow to the right of the box.
Now click right on Slot 2, or Slot 3, or Slot 4, etc.
Tells you information on THAT ram memory slot, and the ram memory module ('Stick'), that is in the slot.

Clicking on the Graphics tab gives you info about graphics used.
About tab tells you about the CPU-Z version you have installed.


On the main page go to the right side, to the subheading -
Download latest release
Under it click on the purple - 1.63 setup, english

Click on the white - Download now! - in the purple rectangle.
A small window will come up -
Opening cpu-z_1.63-setup-en.exe
Click on Save File

A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to fully download.
After the file is fully downloaded DOUBLE-click right on it.

A Microsoft 'Squawk Box' will come up,
"Warning you are about to run an Executable file. Ya-da, ya-da"

It's OK Microsoft..........really. The software is free, and the owners do not feel like paying you an exorbitant amount of $$$$ for the main program, and EACH time someone downloads it.

It's FREE, why should the owners PAY someone to use it? lol!

[Microsoft charges the software owner $$$$, to deem the software is virus free, and no 'junk' attached.
Then they charge $$$$, for Each time the free program is downloaded.
Yeah, right. Like Microsoft can stop malware (Virus/trojan, etc) from attacking their OWN software! lol! ]

Next we have the 'Squawk Box'.....Open-File - Security Warning
Yes, you guessed it. Click on Run.

Click on Next, click on the small empty circle to the left of -> I accept the agreement, and Next again.
Click on Next one more time.

Here we are at the Ask Toolbar ad.
This = No.
Click on the small square to the left of -
Install the Ask Toolbar and make Ask my default search provider

This REMOVES the green checkmark out of that square box, and the one below it.
NO Ask Foolbar will be installed. (Toolbar)
Click on Next at the bottom.

Make SURE there is no green checkmark, in the small square to the left of -
I want to install and make Comodo Dragon Internet Browser, ya-da, ya-da.
Click on Next at the bottom.

{Yes, I know. Just a way of helping them pay the bills.
I know however that -> I <-, do not want the Ask Toolbar, nor wish to make it my default internet browser.
Nor Komodo Dragon, nor Limp Biscuit, nor Nine Inch Nails, nor Mickey Mouse's Adventures(?)

I'll just stick with Mozilla Firefox }

Click on Next, Next, and Install.
Now click on Finish.
You will now have the CPU-Z Readme file open.
Read it if you wish, then close the window.

The CPUID CPU-Z purple icon will now be on your desktop screen.
Double-click on it to open CPU-Z

Now a primer.............

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The motherboard chipset used on your motherboard, consists of a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

Trivia:
If you look at the motherboard like a map;
The Processor is due North. The Ram Memory slots are due East.
The expansion slots, (i.e., white PCI slots), are due South.

The Northbridge chip is mounted in the motherboard close to the Processor. Yep. Due North.
The Southbridge chip is mounted closer to the bottom of the motherboard. Yep. Due South.
One reason they are named Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip.


Going on..........
The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

This is why after looking to see what processor socket is used on the motherboard, you look to see what Northbridge chip is used, also.

Mine for an example,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Core_2_chipsets

Scroll down to Q965 in the left column.
Here I see the Intel 82Q965 Northbridge chip is used.
Going to the immediate right it states - ICH8/ ICH8R, and ICH8-DH, for a Southbridge chip.
ONE of them will be used.

This shows you the actual Intel part number for the Southbridge chip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Southbridge_9xx_and_3.2F4_Series_chipsets

Intel ICH8 = Intel 82801HB
Intel ICH8R = Intel 82801HR
Intel ICH8-DH = Intel 82801HH

That is the Intel part number that is on the top of my Southbridge chip. If there is no finned Heatsink on it, (Like there is on the Northbridge chip), I can plainly see this part number.

Also indicates I can use an Intel Pentium 4 processor, OR Intel Dual Core processor, OR Intel Core2 Duo processor.

Support for 65nm
nm stands for NanoMeter. One billionth of a Meter.
My processor is built on the 65nm architecture
[It's an Intel Core2 Duo, model E6700}

The processor has to have either a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus, or an 800MHz FSB, or a 1066MHz FSB.
(Mine?........1066MHz)

Will support DDR2 Sdram ram memory, at either 533MHz, or 667MHz, or 800MegaHertz.

I have an LGA 775 processor socket.
(Also known as Socket T)

To explain the Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip, (Motherboard chipset), further;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboardm._diagrasvg

CPU = Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
Does NOT mean -> personal computer.
Know someone using this term wrong, slap them upside the head. lol!

HIGH-speed graphics is the AGP technology, (Accelerated Graphics Port), or PCI Express technology.

A graphics card inserted into a white PCI slot, is NOT high-speed graphics.
Using Integrated Graphics, is NOT high-speed graphics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.
1) Anything using the PCI bus, or Integrated Graphics
2) Anything using the IDE (PATA) bus
3) Anything using the SATA bus
4) Anything using the Ethernet bus
5) Audio (Sound)

To summarize;
A) I need to know what the Model Number of the motherboard is
B) I need to know what the motherboard chipset is. (Chipset)

If the model number of the motherboard chipset is not available, the motherboard chipset info will do just fine.

C) I need to know what processor socket is used.

D) How many ram memory slots on the motherboard?

E) What type of expansion slot on the motherboard, is used for a graphics card?
White long PCI slot only?
AGP slot?
PCI Express x16 slot?

Post back in a Comment

I realize the above info may be confusing. Post back with ANY questions, in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Shut down your computer, turn the computer off and unplug it. Open your computer case. There will be two thumbscrews on the back of the Dell Dimension computer case that will release the cover. The side of the computer case will then slide backward and lift away from the rest of the box. Locate the slots for RAM. These are short off-white slots that are near the power supply on the motherboard. They will be slightly longer than the RAM you are about to add. There will be at least one RAM chip already in place in one of the slots. Place your new RAM chip into a blank slot gently. It does not matter which slot you use; any will work. When you press the RAM into place, be sure the notch on the chip lines up with the slot. There will be a guide on the slot to ensure that you do not insert the chip backwards. Press down on the RAM chip until it locks into place. There are two guides on the side of the slot that will snap into place on the sides of the chip to ensure the chip does not fall out. It will take a bit of pressure to make the chip snap into place, so press straight down into the motherboard to get the chip in place. Close the computer case, put the thumbscrews back where they belong and start up the computer. Your Dell Dimension will sense the new RAM, which will be available to the operating system when the computer starts up. Hope this helps.

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Top view of motherboard, scroll down. (Thought you might also like to read the reviews, and Comments)

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2007/12/06/abit_ix38_quadgt/2

Motherboard User Manual,

http://www.theraptorpit.com/forum/index.php?/forum/124-abit-motherboard-tech-support-unofficial/

1) On the motherboard the Blue ram memory slot that is closest to the copper heatsink, is ram memory Slot 1.
Also known as DIMM 1.

Ram memory ALWAYS has to be in this ram memory slot.
The Processor reads ram memory Slot 1 first.

2) The Blue ram memory slots are Slot 1 (DIMM 1), and Slot 3.
(DIMM 3)
The Black ram memory slots are Slot 2 (DIMM 2), and Slot 4.
(DIMM 4)

To run Dual Channel ram memory, means there are two LIKE ram memory modules ('Stick'), and they are installed in the SAME channel.

This would mean to alike ram memory modules, in both Blue ram memory slots, or both Black ram memory slots.

Since the ram memory modules need to be alike, they are generally purchased from the same manufacturer, and are the same kind.

Running ram memory in a dual channel configuration, is supposed to increase ram memory 'speed', up to 30 percent.

This is Baloney!
May look good on paper, but in actual use in the field it's cr@p.
Actual performance increase is more like 1 to 2 percent.
This has been proven by Tom's Hardware, and many, many motherboards, ram memory, Processors, etc.

So you have 2GB of DDR2 Sdram, huh?
Is it just one 'stick' of ram memory, or are you referring to two 1GB sticks?

If the above holds true install them in Slot 1 and Slot 3.

If not, and it is a 2GB stick of ram memory, be sure it is installed in Slot 1 (DIMM 1)
Install the 1GB stick in Slot 2.

It isn't the same as the 2GB stick.
It is 1GB.
Does NOT go in a dual channel configuration.

(Catching all this? There is NO dual channel ram memory!

It is ram memory that is -> ALIKE, and used in a -> dual channel configuration.
Used in two separate ram memory slots, that support the dual channel configuration.

Sold with the advertising scheme of 'Dual Channel', but really just means the two ram memory modules, (Or four), are -> alike.

1) Same Voltage used
2) Same Ram Timings
3) Same Chip Configuration
4) Same size in amount
5) Same frequency rate ('Speed')

With ram memory in a dual channel configuration, the ram memory modules team up on the task.)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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