[vcf-midatlantic] Non-vintage PC Question

dave.g4ugm at gmail.com dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 18:24:47 EST 2017


Perhaps you could post the chip set on the motherboard. That may help are be
docs for those...


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> Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] Non-vintage PC Question
> Hi friends,
> Sorry for the bandwidth.  I have an oscilloscope that I am upgrading
> WaveRunner 6100) which has a PC within it and runs window 2000.  I have
> played with the inside of a PC since the days of the 486 so I am quite
> here, guys!
> First step is to upgrade the ram. It currently has 1 RAM module with
512MB. I
> would like to put as much ram into this baby as possible. Probably the max
> would be 2G as two 1G modules. Here is a picture of the label on the one
> module...
> http://w2hx.com/x/LeCroy/WR6K/0304171610.jpg
> I've been reading up as much as I could on this. It appears to be DDR RAM
> (PC-2100) Probably DDR-266.
> I read the following on Wikipedia...
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_SDRAM
> Size of the chip is measured in
> megabits<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabits>. Most motherboards
> recognize only 1 GB modules if they contain 64M×8 chips (low density). If
> 128M×4 (high density) 1 GB modules are used, they most likely will not
> The JEDEC<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JEDEC> standard allows 128M×4
> only for slower buffered/registered modules designed specifically for some
> servers, but some generic manufacturers do not
> comply.[7]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_SDRAM#cite_note-
> 7>[verification
> needed<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verifiability>]
> It seems 2GB might be achievable as long as I use 64MB x 8 low density?
> So friends, can someone help me find a product on newegg, or amazon for
> two modules that might work for me?
> The next steps for this scope will be to replace the slow IDE hard drive
with a
> PATA SSD hard drive and then upgrade the CPU (1.70 MHz Celeron) with
> whatever I can upgrade it to.
> Much appreciated!
> Eugene W2HX

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