Solved needtoknow the highest memory to use for mobo

November 2, 2011 at 08:15:20
Specs: windows, Pentium MMX 233Mhz
PWA-SNIPER MOTHER BD with CPU PENTIUM MMX 233 Mhz
Please advice me the highest memory I can use on this COMPAQ motherboard, using the only slot it has available
I thank you for your answer.I don't have the case
You can probably find info about my mboard and point me to it, whit the following info:
PWA-SNIPER MOTHER BD ASSY 4116918000_ R _
and in the back (corner of batery) 316691800011-R01.
Seems to me the maximun memory sould be 32MB the top

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November 2, 2011 at 11:36:57
Search for: PWA-SNIPER

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

"I was given a dated compaq presario 4505. Motherboard is a PWA Sniper Motherboard..."

I searched the Kingston web site for: HP/Ccompaq - Presario - no 4505 - models no longer supported - Presario 4505

Search Results for: HP/Compaq Presario - NO LONGER SUPPORTED

This system/device is listed by Kingston as "No longer supported". We provide part number and upgrade information as a courtesy to those visitors that might need it.

Part Number Description

KTC-P4800/16 16MB Module
KTC-P4800/32 32MB Module

Standard Memory: 16MB (Non-removable)
0MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total
8MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total
16MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total

Maximum Memory: 48MB
..............

Crucial has no module listings for it.

There are some sites where you can buy ram for nearly any mboard - e.g.

Compaq HP Presario 4505 Computer Memory Upgrades - Guaranteed Compatible
http://www.memorygiant.com/memory/c...
..........

NOTE that your mboard is old enough that PC66 ram, max, was specfied for it.

The PC100 and PC133 standards are backwards compatible with PC66 standards, however when PC66 ram is the max for your mboard, it's often required that the module has low denisity chips - more individual chips on each module.
E.g. a 4 chip PC100 32mb module may not be recognized, but an 8 chip one probably will be.

Your mboard is rather useless, unless you want to run Dos or Win 95 on it.

Win 98 and 98SE and ME run slow as a turle with less 96 mb of ram and the hard drive activity will be extreme when you have only 48 mb.

2000 and XP may not even load when you have only 48mb of ram.
........

Download drivers and software - specify product name
Compaq Presario 4500 Desktop PC series
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

No User's or Owner's, or Maintenance and Service Guide (MSG) manual available.



#1
November 2, 2011 at 08:40:35
That PWA at the beginning of it indicates it's an old Mitac mboard.

If you know which Compaq model it was in, if you search a ram manufacturer's or ram distributor's web site using the Compaq model name in their ram configurator or similar, you'll get the correct info about what ram modules can be installed in the Mitac mboard.


If you don't have the case I can probably find info about your mboard and point you to it.

OR - if it hasn't fallen off, there is a stuck on paper or plastic label on the surface of the mboard that has the Compaq part number for the mboard, or for the mboard with the particular CPU it came with. Quote that. It often also has a bar code on the same label.


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#2
November 2, 2011 at 08:44:39
I believe the maximum is 32MB - 168-pin DIMM - PC66

A museum is the only place for that!


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#3
November 2, 2011 at 10:03:18
"A museum is the only place for that!"

Or the electronics recycling plant, or the nearest dumpster.


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November 2, 2011 at 11:36:57
✔ Best Answer
Search for: PWA-SNIPER

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

"I was given a dated compaq presario 4505. Motherboard is a PWA Sniper Motherboard..."

I searched the Kingston web site for: HP/Ccompaq - Presario - no 4505 - models no longer supported - Presario 4505

Search Results for: HP/Compaq Presario - NO LONGER SUPPORTED

This system/device is listed by Kingston as "No longer supported". We provide part number and upgrade information as a courtesy to those visitors that might need it.

Part Number Description

KTC-P4800/16 16MB Module
KTC-P4800/32 32MB Module

Standard Memory: 16MB (Non-removable)
0MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total
8MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total
16MB (Removable) = 16, 24, or 32MB total

Maximum Memory: 48MB
..............

Crucial has no module listings for it.

There are some sites where you can buy ram for nearly any mboard - e.g.

Compaq HP Presario 4505 Computer Memory Upgrades - Guaranteed Compatible
http://www.memorygiant.com/memory/c...
..........

NOTE that your mboard is old enough that PC66 ram, max, was specfied for it.

The PC100 and PC133 standards are backwards compatible with PC66 standards, however when PC66 ram is the max for your mboard, it's often required that the module has low denisity chips - more individual chips on each module.
E.g. a 4 chip PC100 32mb module may not be recognized, but an 8 chip one probably will be.

Your mboard is rather useless, unless you want to run Dos or Win 95 on it.

Win 98 and 98SE and ME run slow as a turle with less 96 mb of ram and the hard drive activity will be extreme when you have only 48 mb.

2000 and XP may not even load when you have only 48mb of ram.
........

Download drivers and software - specify product name
Compaq Presario 4500 Desktop PC series
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...

No User's or Owner's, or Maintenance and Service Guide (MSG) manual available.


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