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EDO RAM and Freezing 486

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A friend of mine installed 32 megs of EDO ram in a Dell 486-66 and after working for a while with Windows 95 it has suddenly started to freeze up when trying to run programs like Quicken. I can get more details but just wanted to know if anyone has heard of memory conflicts like this. He was previously running 16 megs of ordinary old RAM. Needless to say it is a Vesa local bus. He also recently added a new Hard Drive.
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muschep...

YES, indeed EDO ram does not work perfecttly and ometimes not supported at all by older motherboards.

I would recomment that you use a NON EDO ram, this should fix your problem

Hope it helped
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Muschep...

Just to give another living example.

We upgraded a clients Pentium 133 from 32 Mg of Ram to 64Mg
We used 2 X 32 SIMMS EDO.

The system will GPF immediately after opening ANY application.
Put back the old Memory, works fine.
The Motherboard supports EDO Ram
We had to use a 4 X 16Mg SIMMS EDO to get it working, and the clients called to say that it still GPF sometimes but not like the 2 X 32Mg SIMM.

So in conclusion, yes it's a common problem on some motherboards.
I can't say that your does not support EDO, or it would not boot to beging with, but chance are that it just does not work properly with EDO.

Hope this helped!
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