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Bushwacker

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#1 14 years ago

Hi, I want to upgrade my computer with an additional Harddrive and a lots of Memory:nodding: . My AMD Athlon 2100+ XP runs on the KM2M MS6738 motherboard and 256 MB of DDR. Now my questions are: 1)Since I want to by a new 160 GB Harddirve , I wonder if the motherboard also has to be replaced based on the type of the Harddrive (ATA, SATA, IDE, ...). Where or how can I get information about it? 2) How can I find out which Memory-type is suitable for my motherboard? Some info about my Computer: MainBoard: KM2M MSI 6738 (DDR&SDRAM/VGA/Sound/Lan/AGP) Harddrive: SAMSUNG HDD IDE ATA100 3.5 RAM: Apacer DDR DIMM 256MB PC-266 CL2 I'm very grateful for all helps




Mortal Gathum

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#2 14 years ago

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

and download cpu-z very usefull stuff give all kind of information about the current state of your computer it will tell you what kind of memory you have/need. What company made your mobo again?




Aurora-[NZ]

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#3 14 years ago

yes i was just about to mention cpu-z also. If you need to go really in depth you can go to www.cpuid.com and download PC Wizard which is very detailed. Afmas, are you familiar at all with your system? When i had to find out what ram i needed i just took the stick out, compied the label and ordered the exct type, expcept in 512. Its really easy.

Hope this helps.




Mortal Gathum

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#4 14 years ago

He wouldnt need to take his stick out thats what cpuz is for.... The hard drive you have now is ATA so you could get a second one and raid it but I would still like to know who made your mobo KM2M MSI 6738 & KM2M MS6738 comes out empty for searchs.




Force Recon

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#5 14 years ago

may be made a typing mistake anyway what is the speed of Athlon?




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#6 14 years ago

i meant the AThlon 2100+




Mortal Gathum

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#7 14 years ago

1.73 GHz It seems decent to me (only need 1.5ghz to run doom3)




Force Recon

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#8 14 years ago

Only 1.5 GHz.I got Celeron 1.7 Ghz.will 512 MB Ram will do fine.




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#9 14 years ago

hmmm i got that cpu-z. Vey good it even tells me the mobo model and ram manufacture:o. I got some crappy brand of ram in my comp:((sdram) Here is the complte file about my comp. I hope someone can tell me what ram will go good with my comp