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oky doky
comp specs:

3.0ghz p4 with HT
512mb DDR Ram (2x256mb DDR pc333)
80gb Hd
Radeon 9200se

Now, because I am into high resolution graphics, and extreme rendering, I could do with a total of 1gb of Ram
I have been told that my cpu should actually be used with DDR400 Ram, is this correct?

and how much would the 1GB over the 512MB help with 1600x1200 3d renders?
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Should be. Just check out the specs on the MOBO manufacturer's site for your model. It should tell you what is supported exactly.
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kinda hard...
it was a stock pc from pcworld (i had no say in this)
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well some mother boards will have the model number on a white sticker on the edge of the mother board. You could also google your fcc number and see if that turns up any info on your mother board....what is the exact model of your comp?
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or hold up do this, go to start menu->control panel->performance and maintenence->administrative tools

then click on computer management
(is there a way i can bring this up in the run command?)

In the left panel, click on device manager, you will see a menu in the right panel. expand SYSTEM DEVICES, then click on system board. I brought up Intel(R) 82801DB LPC on mine, then i went to intels site and it told me i can get a max of DDR 266...now I am upset,lol.

I am sure there is an easier way to do it but it worked for me
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thanks for the help

computer :
Fujitsu Siemens Computers "Cordant" model

I went to system devices and I brought up a whole load of intel components.

these are the components I got
intel (r) 82801EB LPC Inteface controller - 24DO
intel (r) 82801EB PCI Bridge - 244E
intel (r) 82801EB SMBus Controller - 24D3
intel (r) 82802 Firmware Hub Device
intel (r) 82865G/PE/P/GV/82848P Processor to AGP Controller - 2571
intel (r) 82865G/PE/P/GV/82848P Processor to I/O Controller - 2571
etc
"rest are not intel"

im kinda stumped
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ok i am pretty sure that you have the 865g chipset and it can support DDR 266/333/as well as 400

here is the site

http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/865g/

I am not 100% sure, so someone please correct me if i am wrong about his chipset.
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Fyi: you can search the drive for *.msc files. Those are a bunch of microsoft tools like compmgmt.msc for the computer management snap-in.
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im not sure that would be quicker than going through the control panel
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Once you know the names you can just hit windows key + R (learned that here) then type in compmgnt.msc once. Then every other time you open a run window, it will autofill the command for you.

I think its a little faster, but I just like to use commands.
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Download the free version of Belarc Advisor from here:

http://www.belarc.com

Your mother board should be listed on the analysis report, along with most everything else on your computer.
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@bigcheez:well thanks for that tip, I tried that earlier and it didn't work for me...It didn't work for me again. It may just be me.

Would be nice if it did though

//thought that you meant search for it from the search prompt, sorry...lol
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it's actually compmgmt.msc (not compmgnt.msc)

// BTW Nucleo, your controller specs and stuff you listed above are almost identical to mine; I think Vladdrac is probably correct. Mine's Intel D865GLC
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Vladdrac wrote:
or hold up do this, go to start menu->control panel->performance and maintenence->administrative tools

then click on computer management
(is there a way i can bring this up in the run command?)

Right click on My Computer > Manage

(I know its not exactly what you asked for, but thats how I always get to it)
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oh cool, thanks for the shortcuts all, I am sure i will forget them in a week, but now all i have to hit now is win + r and it will be there. nice!
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Another trick would be to run Find and search for *.msc
This will return all your managment consoles. Copy a shortcut of the ones you use most frequently to your desktop. budabing! budaboom!
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good idea!

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