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April 7, 2010 at 14:06:12
Specs: Windows Vista
I am looking for any reliable software utility which can be used in general to check the ram memory needed for any computer in order to avoid opening the case of a computer before buying the ram modules.

Otherwise, what is the best approach when it comes to increase a computer's ram size? One choice would be opening the case, taking one ram module and asking for another like that at a store. But we still might like to buy one ram module with higher size than the one we already had in the computer. To do so, we should make sure the motherboard slot will accept the higher ram memory size and that the motherboard accepts the total ram size it would have after adding the second ram module. Is there any reliable software utility which gives this information to avoid having to look for the doc with the specs of the motherboard in internet in case we have lost this doc? Is there any software utility which tell us what ram modules our mother board currently has?

Otherwise, we could search for the motherboard specs in internet.

For example, looking for the a computer's motherboard id with everest I found

63-0100-009999-00101111-090707-Bearlake$G31T-M2_G31T-M2 V3.02 09/07/2007 FOR FSC

However, I do not know how to find the specs for this mother board in internet. Any idea?

Any suggestion is appreciated.

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April 7, 2010 at 14:29:25
All you have to do is go to a memory site such as & enter your system info (make/model) or try running their online scanner.

Based on this: G31T-M2, you probably have a Fujitsu Siemens desktop, but you need to know the model number.

You could also try a program such as CPUZ which *should* provide info about your CPU, motherboard & RAM:

The SPD tab is where you'll find the info about the RAM that's currently installed. See what's listed for "max bandwidth" can also check what's installed in each individual slot.

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April 7, 2010 at 15:44:30
The place that made your system will have it in the owners manual. The speed and settings and every detail ought to be there.

Might also see system information in help and support.

As above a memory configurator may be used but may or may not be exact in all situations.

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April 7, 2010 at 18:05:12
I just tried cpu-z with a core 2 quad Q6666. There are two things that I do not understand. On one hand I see 2GB of ram memory under the memory tab. On the other hand, there is just one slot with its information filled under the SPD tab and it says module size 1024 MB which is 1GB. Why there is not information for another slot's ram module?
Any idea about this apparent incoherence?

Thank you.

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April 7, 2010 at 18:42:02
You're not supplying us with enough info. Under the Memory tab, what does it say for Type, Size & Channel # ?

Under the SPD tab, what does it say for Module Size, Max Bandwidth? Under Memory Slot Selection, how many memory slots do you have available?

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April 7, 2010 at 19:09:03
To reply the question of the RAM memory and cpu-z:
- Memory tab-> type = DDR2. Size =2048MB Channel=Dual
- SPD tab->SLOT 1 FILLED WITH module size = 1024 MB, Max Bandwith = PC2-5300 (333Mhz). Slot2, 3 and 4 are not filled. Well, right after writing the previous sentences before this last one that was the case. However, suddenly new information got filled for slot 3 under SPD. This information was not there a few seconds before and that is why I was asking. So, it seems cpuz took a while until it read and displayed the information for the third slot. Then this part of the question seems to be solved.

According to
there is no 9999 listed manufacturer for the motherboard. May be the reason for not being there is that this website might be bit outdated.

The other thing I wanted to ask, do you know any other website where I should look for this 9999 code coming from the third group in the code mentioned in a previous post (
63-0100-009999-00101111-090707-Bearlake$G31T-M2_G31T-M2 V3.02 09/07/2007)?

I want to find the manufacturer corresponding to 9999 code to go to their website to download the corresponding motherboard's manual with the specs.
Like I said, I would also like to get a complete listing, for all the manufacturers codes, which is up to date.

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April 7, 2010 at 19:41:14
I already answered your question about the motherboard. Look at what I put in bold in the BIOS string:

63-0100-009999-00101111-090707-Bearlake$G31T-M2_G31T-M2 V3.02 09/07/2007 FOR FSC

G31T-M2 is the motherboard model number. If you google that number, you will find that it's an OEM board made by ECS/EliteGroup for Fujitsu Siemens. And to confirm that, the "FOR FSC" at the end of the string means "for Fujitsu Siemens Computers".

When you boot the system, what is the 1st thing that's displayed on the screen? Is it the Fujitsu Siemens splash screen?

I doubt you will find a manual for that board. This is the closest thing I can find at the ECS website, but my guess is the manual will be fairly useless to you:

BTW, if you run CPUZ & click on the Mainboard tab, what info is listed for Manufacturer & Model?

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