[Wolves] upgrading memory in sister laptop
croftyboy at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 16 19:24:32 UTC 2009
i found out by the old fashion why of calling someone who knows like
2x512mb 200pin DDR pC3200.
its rebadged aopen 1551a machine.
i did find that command in a post on ubuntu forums but was not sure
what i was really lookin at and it was very verbose..Also quite
2009/11/16 Adam Sweet <adam at adamsweet.org>:
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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?
>> 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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