View Full Version : Type of ram for my comp.

20-01-2004, 06:39 PM
I have a compaq deskpro ep with a celeron 500mhz and 64 ram.

I am wondering what type of ram my computer is meant to take?

This is the type of ram i have in atm

Goldstar GMM2649233ETG-7J

I hear some people go on about ECC ram and etc. I know for fact that this ram is pc 100


20-01-2004, 06:46 PM
ECC is error correctiong ram and will cost lots more $$, you dont need it.

PC100 is what will work

PC133 is only 90% likely to work.

20-01-2004, 07:06 PM
pc 133 will work, provided the bios can automatically reduce the speed, but it will cost more (often)

20-01-2004, 08:21 PM
compaqs are proprietry machines and often only like 'compaq' parts......of course they're more expensive
dont buy 'generic' ram and expect the machine to work with it......

22-01-2004, 12:15 AM
will my comp mobo take double sided ram?

22-01-2004, 01:09 AM
Get hold of Aida32 to find out exactly what ram you have and try to match it. I recently bought another 512 PC2100 ( had 256) that should have been compatible but they would not work together.