[Wolves] upgrading memory in sister laptop

Adam Sweet adam at adamsweet.org
Mon Nov 16 18:23:07 UTC 2009

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Kevanf1 wrote:
> 2009/11/15 Mark Croft <croftyboy at googlemail.com>:
>> She wants her old uni laptop memory upgraded.
>> it is a hi-grade C2200 - (1551/MS2145)
>> memory installed is AENEON  - 256MB,DDR,333,CL2.5 PC2700S-2533-1

> Mark.  Personally I would never bother buying 'second hand' memory off
> eBay.  I've had my fingers burned a few times because people simply
> don't now how to handle memory and it's damaged.  Have you tried
> putting the make and model into the Crucial Memory search boxes?
> http://www.crucial.com/uk/
> The online search works in any browser, unlike thier memory 'tool'
> which sadly only works for Windows...

I would second this advice. If the laptop doesn't run Windows, see if
you can find from Google what make and model it is under the covers then
put it into the Crucial website. Alternatively, if it runs Linux, as
root, run the following command:

dmidecode | less

dmidecode may be able to pull the original make model strings out of the
BIOS information. My first laptop was a Tiny Mediabook something or
other, which Crucial knew nothing about, but I was able to figure out
that it was actually a FIC A360 under the covers, which Crucial did know
about. dmidecode will also tell you what memory denominations and bus
speeds your BIOS reports it can support.

If it runs Windows, just use their Windows tool.


Adam Sweet

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