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Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
I have two old Compaqs:

Specs from HP:

Presario 1200
Intel Pentium III processor 650 MHz
Cache 256 KB L2 on-chip cache
Memory 64 MB 100 MHz SyncDRAM,
(NOT a module- Chips are soldered to board)
Shared memory architecture - 4 MB dedicated for video memory
Memory Max Upgradable to 320 MB

(It has an Infineon PC 133-333-520 256MB)

Status:
Screen has vertical red lines,
Tried everything, Put the 1200's HDD in my fully functional Presario 1692;
Windows CD says "No Hard Drive detected" after "Writing" setup files!
Swapped My Fully Operational HDD into the 1200; won't get past POST (BSOD after, then loop back to POST --> F8 screen--->BSOD--->POST-->F8
CD/DVD drive works intermittently (Broken cover/push-switch)
Power plug (not lead) shorts @ MoBo if you so much as look at it funny!

and I have My Old
Presario 1692
433 MHz AMD-K6-2
512KB L2 Pipeline Burst Cache
System Bus 96 MHz system bus
Memory 64 MB SyncDRAM PC 100 (
onboard SDRAM module)
Memory Max Upgradable to 160 MB
(it has a Crucial PC100-222-620 128MB)

Status; (Was)Fully Functional (Just VerrrrrrrY Sloooow)

Of course the newer, faster one is the one that is buggered and of course it's Intel and the one I need to upgrade is AMD!
Why don't I just put the functional HDD and DVD and LCD and keyboard on the Intel MoBo?
They Don't Match
1200 DVD & LCD connection -Left; Keyboard connection, CardBus, LCD power -Right
1692 -Opposite to the 1200 (everything is backwards left-right)
Why Don't I just swap The MoBos?
Cuz all the bloody Ribbon connectors are different!



So I'm Down to scalping just the battery and fan, and MEMORY...

What is the story on the "Memory Max Upgradeable"?
Were these values set because of the size of the modules manufactured at the time?
Any functional reason why the MoBo can't recognize larger size modules?

Can I pull the 64MB PC100 from onboard the Presario1692 and replace it with the Crucial 128MB PC100 and then populate that external slot with the Infineon 256MB PC133?
Any Clues before I start to Cobble this back together? (Naturaly, The RAM is the firstthing that needs to go back in!)
Cheers
Royally MIIFed
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @4.43GHz (492FSB) MIIF 465GTX (GE) & GTX 260+ G.Skill 1100PI (4x2)@1181 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80G SSD; 150GB VR; F3 1TB; 2x500GB F3s RAID0 LG BluRay/Sammy 22x Multi W7U64 HP lp2475w (H-IPS) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G11 CM SPG 1200w CoolModded CM690 G7 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @4.43GHz (492FSB) MIIF 465GTX (GE) & GTX 260+ G.Skill 1100PI (4x2)@1181 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80G SSD; 150GB VR; F3 1TB; 2x500GB F3s RAID0 LG BluRay/Sammy 22x Multi W7U64 HP lp2475w (H-IPS) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G11 CM SPG 1200w CoolModded CM690 G7 
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the p3 m will also fetch about $10 fyi
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e2140 P5N32-SE SLI Deluxe 8500gt super+ 1gb 4gb 2x buffalo 1x rendition, 1x kngstn valueram 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160gb seagate dvd-rw and a false cd drive like in sig xp home oem samsung crappy POS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
really bad crappy some piece of crap i got for cheap bad 
Mouse Pad
bad 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e2140 P5N32-SE SLI Deluxe 8500gt super+ 1gb 4gb 2x buffalo 1x rendition, 1x kngstn valueram 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160gb seagate dvd-rw and a false cd drive like in sig xp home oem samsung crappy POS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
really bad crappy some piece of crap i got for cheap bad 
Mouse Pad
bad 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info Masher,
Primary Questions Still Remain:
What is the story on the "Memory Max Upgradeable"?
Were these values set because of the size of the modules manufactured at the time?

Presario 1200
Intel Pentium III processor 650 MHz
Cache 256 KB L2 on-chip cache
Memory 64 MB 100 MHz SyncDRAM,(NOT a module- Chips are soldered to board)
Shared memory architecture - 4 MB dedicated for video memory
Memory Max Upgradable to 320 MB
(It has an Infineon PC 133-333-520 256MB)

Presario 1692 The one to be Upgraded
433 MHz AMD-K6-2
512KB L2 Pipeline Burst Cache
System Bus 96 MHz system bus
Memory 64 MB SyncDRAM PC 100 (onboard SDRAM module)
Memory Max Upgradable to 160 MB
(it has a Crucial PC100-222-620 128MB)

Any functional reason why the 1692 MoBo can't recognize the larger size modules?
Can I pull the 64MB PC100 from onboard the Presario1692 and replace it with the Crucial 128MB PC100 and then populate the external slot with the Infineon 256MB PC133?

Cheers
Royally MIIFed
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @4.43GHz (492FSB) MIIF 465GTX (GE) & GTX 260+ G.Skill 1100PI (4x2)@1181 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80G SSD; 150GB VR; F3 1TB; 2x500GB F3s RAID0 LG BluRay/Sammy 22x Multi W7U64 HP lp2475w (H-IPS) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G11 CM SPG 1200w CoolModded CM690 G7 
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Royally MIIFed
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 @4.43GHz (492FSB) MIIF 465GTX (GE) & GTX 260+ G.Skill 1100PI (4x2)@1181 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80G SSD; 150GB VR; F3 1TB; 2x500GB F3s RAID0 LG BluRay/Sammy 22x Multi W7U64 HP lp2475w (H-IPS) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G11 CM SPG 1200w CoolModded CM690 G7 
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