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Ahmad89

RAM and HDMI

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Time for an upgrade.

 

I have 2 GB Ram and i want 2 more. My computers brand is:

 

1024 MB DDR2-SDRAM (PC2-4200 / PC2-4300 / 533 MHz) ["SMBUS:0:A0SMBUS:0:A0"]*

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*Memory Size*1.00 GB

*Memory Type*DDR2-SDRAM (PC2-4200 / PC2-4300 / 533 MHz)

*Memory Manufacturer*Samsung

*Memory Manufacture Date*Week 9, Year 2007

*Memory Part Number*M3 78T2953EZ3-CD5

*Memory Serial Number*030C64EB

*Memory Revision Code*4533

 

I have Two of the above. Now the new RAM, can it be higher than the PC2 4200 like for example :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134586

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134046

 

If thier is a different brand or type that you guys recommend than go ahead, its just that i heard of kingstone before. im willing to spend 30$ total on the RAM.

 

And also for the HDMI (YES, i got a 32" toshiba LCD!), my computer only has DVI, so should i buy a DVI to HDMI Cord or a HDMI to HDMI and a HDMI to DVI adapter to connect to the LCD. It doesnt have DVI input. I currently connect it through my VGA cord and VGA to DVI converter. Or should i even bother with the HDMI. Here are some that i saw:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16812339007

or

HDMI to HDMI

adapter

 

Again other considerations are welcome.

 

From what i see on newegg, the cords come as cheap as 10$ so im not really aiming for a top of the line cord, just one that can have a big jump from the vga. Not that it is bad, believe me its a jump from my old tv with s-video connection. 30$ a max.

If i need an adapter i think 10$ is enough.

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go for HDMI cable no DVI adpater b/c it will be old news soon just get any cheap HDMI to HDMI cable I seen people spend up to $200 on that damn cable here, there is no need for a expensive HDMI cable

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You running a 64bit OS? If not, don't even bother putting 4GB of RAM in, especially if you're running a PCI-Express video card. A PCI-E video card on it's own, will reserve 256MB of address space.

 

There's 256MB shaved out of your 4GB right off the top not even considering every other piece of hardware.

Go 3GB and save your money if you're only running a 32bit OS.

 

As for HDMI. HDMI IS DVI......with audio on the same cable. Video-wise, there is ZERO difference. Just buy a cheap DVI-HDMI cable.

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What about my other question, does it need to be PC2-4200 or can i get a PC2-8500. Are the ones i listed good?

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Can't tell you for sure, need to know your motherboard model. Telling us the RAM you already have does nothing.

 

I would seriously bet on a board that is running pc4200, not supporting pc8500

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Friday, December 26, 2008 2:00:59 AM

Product Version: 5.00.4323.13

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*AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ CPU:0 ["CPU:0CPU:0"]*

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*Specification*AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+

*Vendor*AuthenticAMD

*Size*128.00 kB

*Size*1.00 MB

Product Version: 5.00.4323.13

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*AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ CPU:0*

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*Processor*

*CPU Cores*2

*Vendor*AuthenticAMD

*Specification*AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+

*APIC ID*0

*Family*0x0F

*Stepping*2

*Model*3

*Extended Family*0x0F

*Extended Model*3

*Cache*

*L1 Cache*

*L1 Data Cache*

*Size*64.00 kB

*Associativity*2-Way

*Line Size*64 bytes

*L1 Instruction Cache*

*Size*64.00 kB

*Associativity*2-Way

*Line Size*64 bytes

*Size*128.00 kB

*L2 Cache*

*Associativity*16-Way

*Line Size*64 bytes

*Size*1.00 MB

*Speed*

*Current Speed*2.61 GHz

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sorry

 

Friday, December 26, 2008 2:49:16 AM

Product Version: 5.00.4323.13

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*System Board ["SYSTEMBOARDSystem Board"]*

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*Chipset*NVIDIA MCP61

*Manufacturer*ASUSTek Computer INC.

*Product*NARRA

Product Version: 5.00.4323.13

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*System Board*

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*Chipset*NVIDIA MCP61

*Manufacturer*ASUSTek Computer INC.

*Product*NARRA

*Version*1.01

*Serial Number*MS1C73S04101364

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mcp61 is a graphics chipset. The actual motherboard model number would be helpful, though it looks like you have an NForce 430 based board.

 

I can't tell you for sure until you get me the actual model number of your motherboard, or at least the main chipset, which would be NForce based.

 

If it is NForce 430, you cannot use ddr2 higher than PC6400.

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