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by rwp_17 / April 2, 2005 10:01 AM PST

i need to know what memory type my computer takes and how much to get
heres my computer specs

operating system
windows millenium edition (build 4.90.3000)

1000 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

system model
system model:00101751 9795c

main circut board
board: Asus CUW-AM/MEW-AM 2.07
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies ltd 2.10 05/08/2001

memory modules
128 megabytes installed memory
slot 'M1' has 128mb
slot 'M2' is empty

this information came from the belarc advisor app

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by damasta55r / April 2, 2005 10:06 AM PST

Just go to crucial.com and they will tell you what you have and what is compatible with yours. You can even buy from them, their memory is cheap, and you can guarantee their support as many cnet forumers recommend them.

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Is this a HP machine?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 10:09 AM PST
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yes it is
by rwp_17 / April 2, 2005 10:14 AM PST
In reply to: Is this a HP machine?

this is an HP machine
and i was using belarc because i have to get more memory (because of the BFF bsod issue with windows ME) and it was reccomended by someone on the forums

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Don't make us work hard. Is it an 8000 series?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 10:16 AM PST
In reply to: yes it is

Let me be blunt. Belarc's nice but it makes me go find what machine you have rather than you just tell me.

Why not just tell what it is?


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because i don't know
by rwp_17 / April 2, 2005 11:08 AM PST

would a system serial nuber help?
if not can you tell me how to find out what series it is?

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by rwp_17 / April 2, 2005 11:41 AM PST

i just need the appropriate type as-in pc2700
pc300, pc400, ddr or any of that does not matter so long as it is ram not rom

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With just what I have to work with stick to..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 11:33 PM PST
In reply to: please

128 MB Sticks. Here's why.

Some of these HP's had issues with generic 256MB sticks. I will not write the long description of the issue, but it's easy enough to just stick with 128MB sticks and avoid the issue.

In closing, I offering a PDF with what could be the board in your machine. I'm unsure why you can't share the model number of your machine or match the pictures (in the PDF) to see if we are talking about your machine.

Best of luck,


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i now know the model number
by rwp_17 / April 3, 2005 10:52 AM PDT

thanks to crucial i now know my computer is an
HP pavilion 9597c

at least according to crucial

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Bad news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2005 12:19 PM PDT

That model is likely to have RAMBUS memory so it's not very friendly for you to just buy and install RAM. I see some RAMBUS RAM at http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=RAM#184-pinRIMMMemory

BUT!!! HP doesn't document your system online at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?docname=bph03886&dlc=en&tool=softwareCategory&lc=en&product=59791&dest_page=softwareCategory&cc=us& so this is my best advice...

Take it to the service shop you trust and ask them to give you a quote to upgrade it to 256M or 512M RAM.


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by rwp_17 / April 3, 2005 11:42 AM PDT

my machines model no. is 9597C
if you add that information will you be able to provide a more accurate answer? because the motherboard in the pdf is not mine.

or provide a listing or something to help me

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You sure?
by chuckieu / April 4, 2005 6:51 AM PDT
In reply to: memory

Crucial can't give you the model number, you give that to Crucial. Haven't you looked at your computer real close.
A flashlight(and maybe a magnifying glass) is a help. The model number is there somewhere, usually the back, but somewhere. chuck

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From what I read, it's RAMBUS memory.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2005 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: You sure?

While I know to pick up a pair of 128M RAMBUS matched sticks, remove what's in there, I also know to look inside the box first to see if there are a pair to verify the RAMBUS implementation and look at the pictures on the web to triple verify.

This will not be a cheap upgrade. I've see 256MB RAMBUCKS sticks still at 250 bucks each.

A new machine could be cheaper than RAM for the old one!


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Model 9597c??
by John Robie / April 4, 2005 8:34 AM PDT

Bob, I've searched all through Crucial and Kingston and cannot find a HP pavilion 9597c computer much less that it has the expensive RAMBUS. He said Crucial told him, but like Chuckieu indicates....
"Crucial can't give you the model number, you give that to Crucial."

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(NT) (NT) It's up to the member to know their machine better.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2005 8:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Model 9597c??
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I would bet it runs on either PC100
by damasta55r / April 2, 2005 12:04 PM PST

or PC133 because intel pentium IIIs mostly run on that. Just go to crucial to check.

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Here's grasping at straws.
by chuckieu / April 5, 2005 6:32 AM PDT

Recently worked on a neighbors Dell. Finally found out
more about it. ''Well, the good news is the Ram is faster than the SDram I thought was in it. Bad news, it is Rambus." chuck

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