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    RAM ID?

    Looking at a friend's PC yesterday, I ran Crucial's online scan to see what kind of RAM it could take. Crucial says it takes SDRAM, PC133, up to 256MB per slot. I have a stick of SDRAM from a dead PC, 256MB. no manufacturer info. How can I find out if it's PC133 or not?

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    Re: RAM ID?

    Install CPUID=CPUZ=CPU-Z, or System Information for Windows, or PC Wizard 2008, or one of the other low-level hardware informers in your friend's PC. Run it/them, and see what information is given about the RAM which is in there already. Compare it with what Crucial said..

    Now try inserting the 'unknown memory' in your friend's PC. If the machine boots, then it's probably close to the required spec, and you can run the chosen program to see what information it gives.

    If, as seems quite possible, the PC won't boot and you get beepy noises - then you have your answer!
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    Re: RAM ID?

    >> CPUID=CPUZ=CPU-Z <<

    These are three different programs?

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    Re: RAM ID?

    No, they don't seem to know what to call the single program! CPUID is the company, and the program to which I refer is known as both CPUZ and CPU-Z.
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