Adding RD RAM

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Mon May 1 06:42:14 BST 2006


On Sunday 30 April 2006 21:32, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 5/1/06, James Gray <james at grayonline.id.au> wrote:
> > On Mon, 1 May 2006 03:05 am, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > > I have a generic 1.5mHz P4 machine with an unknown m/b and 256 RAM - I
> > > think RD RAM. I'd like to add more ram, so I need to be certain what
> > > type I have. How can I find this information? Is there a program
> > > similar to Everest on windows for Kubuntu?
> >
> > No idea what "everest" is, sorry :(  However, there's a really neat 
command
> > line tool you can use to extra all manner of hardware voodoo called
> > "dmidecode" which you should run as root - when prompted for a password 
enter
> > your USER password:
> >
> > sudo dmidecode
> >
> > (it generates a lot of information so you may want to pipe it through a 
pager
> > like "less", eg, "sudo dmidecode |  less" - without the "")
> >
> > Then look for info like:
> >
> > -snip-
> >
> > So that's half my DDR2 SODIMM PC4200 RAM[1] on this HP nc6230 lappy.  Once 
you
> > have the board and memory info, google it if it's not obvious, or post it
> > back here and we can see if our collective knowledge (list list is
> > practically a Borg hive mind - Linux rox, you will be indoctrinated
> > resistance is futile :P) can help you.
> >
> > Have fun
> >
> > James
> 
> Thanks, James. This is what I got:
> 
> # dmidecode 2.6
> SMBIOS 2.3 present.
> 47 structures occupying 1342 bytes.
> Table at 0x000F2AD0.
> Handle 0x0000
>         DMI type 0, 20 bytes.
>         BIOS Information
>                 Vendor: Award Software, Inc.
>                 Version: ASUS P4T ACPI BIOS Revision 1004
>                 Release Date: 03/02/2001
> Handle 0x0023
>         DMI type 17, 23 bytes.
>         Memory Device
>                 Array Handle: 0x0022
>                 Error Information Handle: No Error
>                 Total Width: 168 bits
>                 Data Width: 16 bits
>                 Size: 128 MB
>                 Form Factor: RIMM
>                 Set: 1
>                 Locator: RIMM 1
>                 Bank Locator: Not Specified
>                 Type: DRAM
>                 Type Detail: RAMBus
>                 Speed: 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
> Handle 0x0024
>         DMI type 17, 23 bytes.
>         Memory Device
>                 Array Handle: 0x0022
>                 Error Information Handle: No Error
>                 Total Width: Unknown
>                 Data Width: Unknown
>                 Size: No Module Installed
>                 Form Factor: RIMM
>                 Set: 2
>                 Locator: RIMM 2
>                 Bank Locator: Not Specified
>                 Type: DRAM
>                 Type Detail: RAMBus
>                 Speed: 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
> Handle 0x0025
>         DMI type 17, 23 bytes.
>         Memory Device
>                 Array Handle: 0x0022
>                 Error Information Handle: No Error
>                 Total Width: 168 bits
>                 Data Width: 16 bits
>                 Size: 128 MB
>                 Form Factor: RIMM
>                 Set: 3
>                 Locator: RIMM 3
>                 Bank Locator: Not Specified
>                 Type: DRAM
>                 Type Detail: RAMBus
>                 Speed: 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
> Handle 0x0026
>         DMI type 17, 23 bytes.
>         Memory Device
>                 Array Handle: 0x0022
>                 Error Information Handle: No Error
>                 Total Width: Unknown
>                 Data Width: Unknown
>                 Size: No Module Installed
>                 Form Factor: RIMM
>                 Set: 4
>                 Locator: RIMM 4
>                 Bank Locator: Not Specified
>                 Type: DRAM
>                 Type Detail: RAMBus
>                 Speed: 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
> 


There's the four RAMBus slots.  Also elsewhere it said max memory per module 
is 512 MB and max total memory size is 2048 MB (2 GB).  That means max per 
stick is 512 MB and you have 4 slots for a total max memory of 2048 MB.


> So it's an Asus board. There's not much info to google on the specific
> board, however. I don't see where it actually says RD-RAM, am I wrong
> about it being RD-RAM? Also, I see that the maximun memory is 512. Is
> this per module? I now have 128+128=256MB of RAM. Must I match the new
> RAM with the current, or must the two new sticks only be matched with
> each other? I don't trust any of the local computer stores that I will
> bring them my old RAM and they will match it for me, I'd rather know a
> little about my system before I buy.
> 
> Many, many thanks.
> 
> Dotan Cohen
> technology-sleuth.com/question/how_can_i_be_safe_online.html
> 



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