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    Motherboard & Memory

    Hi,

    I have an old P4 computer with Asrock motherboard P4i45D motherboard. I want to upgrade the memory but dont know what memory is currently installed in motherboard. I know there are two 512, 333mhz modules but I have no further info. I run crucial memory tool which could not find an exact match for the motherboard. I have run cpuid which does dont provide further info apart from timings

    Is there any way I can find out exactly what memory is installed?

    Thanks

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    Re: Motherboard & Memory

    Take the lid off??

    Board supports 2Gb.

    If you have 1 Gb in there, you will need to put 2 more 512Mb sticks in to upgrade.

    http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=P4i45D

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    Re: Motherboard & Memory

    not that I enjoy doing this, but that is advice fail. The mobo only has 2 DDR slots, so the OP would need to buy 2x1GB DDR memory, which would be pretty expensive nowadays, as DDR is regarded as "legacy" and commands something of a premium.

    The other 2 slots are for SDR SDRAM, and the board cannot run both SDR and DDR memory simultaneously.

    The board *should* accept pretty much any DDR memory, but it's only rated for DDR-200 / -266, so if you use anything faster (like, for instance, the DDR-333 you've got in there) it'll still only run @ 266. Frankly, if you've got 1GB of memory in a p4-based computer already, you're not likely to get much improvement from adding more memory, and what improvement you do get certainly won't merit the additional cost (e.g. 1GB DDR266 @ ebuyer: £33!). Why are thinking of a memory upgrade anyway? What are you having problems with?

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      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E4400 @ 2.2Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2Gb
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    Re: Motherboard & Memory

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    not that I enjoy doing this, but that is advice fail. The mobo only has 2 DDR slots, so the OP would need to buy 2x1GB DDR memory, which would be pretty expensive nowadays, as DDR is regarded as "legacy" and commands something of a premium.

    The other 2 slots are for SDR SDRAM, and the board cannot run both SDR and DDR memory simultaneously.

    The board *should* accept pretty much any DDR memory, but it's only rated for DDR-200 / -266, so if you use anything faster (like, for instance, the DDR-333 you've got in there) it'll still only run @ 266. Frankly, if you've got 1GB of memory in a p4-based computer already, you're not likely to get much improvement from adding more memory, and what improvement you do get certainly won't merit the additional cost (e.g. 1GB DDR266 @ ebuyer: £33!). Why are thinking of a memory upgrade anyway? What are you having problems with?
    You are quote correct, my mistake.,

    I saqw 4 memory slots and 2Gb supported, and quite stupidly didn't read any further.

    You would thing that having an ASRock board that does EXACTLY the same thing (ie Support 2 different types of memory) I wouldn't have been caught in tha trap.

    My Bad.,

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