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ram memory upgrade

Posted by: Ian D.      4 Nov 2009 @ 22:19
ram memory upgrade

cant get hold of packard bell support, but need to find out if ipower i9820 64bit x58 chip set can have extra memory fitted and if so what sort of ddr3 will be compatable

Reply by: Robin N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Watchet, TA23      4 Nov 2009 @ 23:15
RE: ram memory upgrade

I just googled the bit of information you gave and it leads here:
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?pn=PT.U170X.006&t=1409&c=28


Your manufacturers web site is always a good place to start!

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      4 Nov 2009 @ 23:16
RE: ram memory upgrade

as we don't know what memory you have fitted at the moment we cannot give you an answer
However this appears to be the motherboard fitted to this model
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?i=spec_motherboard_vegas2&ppn=PT.U170X.006
Have a look and compare it to what is inside your machine
All the info you need is there

Note the board takes DDR2 not DDR3

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Reply by: Robin N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Watchet, TA23      4 Nov 2009 @ 23:20
RE: ram memory upgrade

looks like you need to determine which of 2 motherboards you have, then clicj=k on the associated linf for the info, e.g.

"Packard Bell Bulldog Motherboard":
System Memory
6x 240-pin DDR3 1.5 V SDRAM slots
DDR3 1066 MHz, triple channel
Non-ECC RAM
Support for up to 12 GB system memory
Supports 1 GB and 2 GB modules per socket

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Reply by: Robin N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Watchet, TA23      4 Nov 2009 @ 23:22
RE: ram memory upgrade

Oh, hi Jon.

Looks like DDR3 on my link!

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      4 Nov 2009 @ 23:32
RE: ram memory upgrade

that link I gave got messed by the software, but its the Packard-Bell "Vegas 2" board
Clearly says

System Memory
Four 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DIMM slots.

They've not used the same model number twice have they?
DDR2 533 / DDR2 667.
Support for up to 4 GB system memory.
Non-ECC RAM (ECC memory will run in non-ECC mode).

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Reply by: Robin N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Watchet, TA23      4 Nov 2009 @ 23:37
RE: ram memory upgrade

"Bulldog" uses DDR3

"Vegas 2" uses DDR2

That's what I make of it.

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      5 Nov 2009 @ 07:52
RE: ram memory upgrade

I use a utility called CPU-Z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php to tell me what memory is installed and whether there are any free slots. It works without opening the chassis and should resolve the issue of whether DDR2 or DDR3 is being used.

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Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      6 Nov 2009 @ 23:08
RE: ram memory upgrade

Otherwise, go onto the Crucial web site, and run their Memory scanner. It will tell you what you have and what you need.

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