RAM for GA8SIMLNF/NF

December 12, 2009 at 12:07:49
Specs: Windows XP, DDR333SDRAM
I want to insert more memory into my computor. But because of my Bios setup have to be careful what I put in there. I have 3 pci slots, I don't know what total volume of Ram I can insert nor max amount to each individual slot. I have a Gigabyte GA8SIMLNF/NF motherboard. Doesn't appear there is a manual. At the moment I'm using 256DDR333SDRAM.
From other forums I've come across it can be a pain in the ass if you don't get it right. Help needed... NMH


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#1
December 12, 2009 at 13:00:19
Go to crucial.com and run their online scan to determine what you have and what you can install.

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#2
December 12, 2009 at 14:36:03
"Doesn't appear there is a manual"

To start with, you have to get the model number correct. Leaving the dash out between the 'A' & the '8' & between the 'L' & the "N' makes a huge difference. The model number *should* be GA-8SIML-NF.

And if the board is out of an OEM system (Packard Bell?), you're not gonna find the board or the manual listed at the Gigabyte website.

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/i...

http://support.packardbell.com/uk/i...

Apparently your board has 2 memory slots, can accept a max of 512MB DDR333 per slot & it MUST be 2.5v unbuffered.

* Supports 2 memory slots.
* Serial Presence Detect (SPD) support
* Supports a maximum memory size of 1 GB (using 2 x 512 MB memory modules)
Warning: Not all memory configurations have been qualified!
* Support only 2.5 V DIMM DDRAM configurations
* Unbuffered type support


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#3
December 12, 2009 at 14:50:48
"I have 3 pci slots, I don't know what total volume of Ram I can insert nor max amount to each individual slot"

OP doesn't seem to know the difference between a RAM slot and a PCI slot.

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#4
December 12, 2009 at 17:38:18
After running the scan from crucial.com was able to find out that I can use up to a 1GIG of 184-pin DDR(x) PC2700 per slot. The total memory all up I can max to is 2048MB and it even gave me 6 compatible modules I could use just for good measure. Not that anyone needs to know this but Crucial.com is the one. As for the pci slots I have 3 and had it validated using Everest not to mention having a good old gawk at opening up the back of my computor.
Cheers for the replies NMH

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