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Dr...Watson
02-05-2004, 03:09 AM
Hi.

I visiting my friend in London, he wants me to upgrade his memory from 256 to 1gb.
Its a Sony Vaio PC from Dixons

It the PC says Samsung DDR SDRAM PC2100 (133Mhz).

I presume its PC2100 but the lowest speed now seems to be 266Mhz..can I buy this or what should I do. Motherboard is Asus P4S533.

I want to get it in a couple of hours so if anybody can help soon I would appreciate it.

Cheers

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Dr...Watson
02-05-2004, 03:09 AM
Hi.

I visiting my friend in London, he wants me to upgrade his memory from 256 to 1gb.
Its a Sony Vaio PC from Dixons

It the PC says Samsung DDR SDRAM PC2100 (133Mhz).

I presume its PC2100 but the lowest speed now seems to be 266Mhz..can I buy this or what should I do. Motherboard is Asus P4S533.

I want to get it in a couple of hours so if anybody can help soon I would appreciate it.

Cheers

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[340th]PerBjarte
02-05-2004, 03:40 AM
Hi
I dont think 133Mhz, and 266Mhz works togetherhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

In Norway we still gets 133Mhz, but that dosent help you mutchhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

It has to be posible to get 133Mhz , ceep lookinghttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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NoseCold
02-05-2004, 03:52 AM
according to the Asus website, there are two motherboards that look like the one you described.
P4S533-MX and P4S533-VM
According to the specs of the 1st one

"P4S533-MX has two DDR sockets and two SDR sockets that support up to 2GB non-ECC PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 or PC133/PC100 SDRAM DIMMs."

and the 2nd one,

"2 x DDR DIMM Sockets
Max. 2GB unbuffered PC2700 / PC2100 /PC1600 non-ECC DDR DRAM memory"

Have a look at the website before you decide but it looks to me that that MB can take up to 2700.
Sony probably just used 2100 because it's cheaper.


<edit> Of course, there are only two slots on that MB so in order to upgrade to 1GB, you're friend will have to dump the 256mb module and buy 2x512's

Dr...Watson
02-05-2004, 04:12 AM
motherboard id is actually VX suffix, the diagnostic program says 3 Dimm slots.

I`m just about to rip open the case and have a look, I will go for PC2700 and make sure the shop will take it back if it doesnt work...thanks for the fast help, appreciated.

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