Having problems with your Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX550 PC Desktop ?

New Motherboard for Sony VAIO-RX550

\015 I have a Sony VAIO-RX550 and I read about the max memory I have 2x 512 mb sd chips on the way. Someone mentioned only thing you could do is upgrade the motherboard. What would be a good motherboard I can add that accepts the same memory I have. Probly buy cheap on ebay. Trying to turn this computer into a very nice gaming machine.\015

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I just bought the same box, mostly for the case, power supply, etc, to use as a small server.
\015\012Three ARE 2 ram slots, but this motherborad IS limited to 512mb total. And it uses SDRAMM PC133 or 100, not SO DIMM - incompatible. PC133 SDRAM 512 is $9 (btw, installing in pairs not required on DDR SDRAM) and even if your existing is 256 & an empty slot, buying another 256 may not work, sometimes brands are incompatible. Just get the 512.
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\015\012However, replacing the motherboard is your ONE chance to change lots of things at once which may be the best choice at this point. Physical size ("form factor"), CPU socket, memory type & price, graphics connections (AGP, PCIe, or built in) are key factors.
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1\\ the case fits a "Mini ATX" mother board (mATX). The majority of accessories use PCI lots - sound, LAN, etc. and every mother board will have 3 or more PCI slots. Probably don't need modem anymore.
\015\0122\\ what CPU does it support. The original P4 1.5GHz cpu is normally a primary expense, but today your P4 Socket 478 is worth $8 (pricewatch.com) brand new. This means buying a motherboard-cpu combo may make sense. While you're at it, get more & faster memory and you'll think it's a new PC for less the $100 unless you go all out.
\015\0123\\ what type & how much memory it handles & how much you have. Existing PC133 SDRAM is old & slow, about 8x faster SDRAM ddr2-800 pc2-6400 2GB is only $24 and 2GB is about the minimum today. (btw, DDR2 - notice the 2 - IS installed as a pair.) DDR is far from current, but plenty fast and very cheap, just need to balance the memory-motherboard-cpu combo.
4\\ if not playing games, the video card is old but ok. It connects via the largely discarded AGP slot. So in looking at a motherboard combo, either with an AGP slot or on-board video is desirable.
There is 2 slots for ram and you have have up 2g of ram.
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\015\012You can get OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1024) SO DIMM 800MHz DDR2 PC2 6400 CL 5-5-5-15 Memory For Notebook, from Microdirect for £27.97
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\015\012The link for this is below.
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\015\012http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(24174)OCZ-2GB-Kit-2x1024-SO-DIMM-800MHz-DDR2-PC2.aspx
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