Posted on 1998-06-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I plan to upgrade my motherboard - I'd like to use my existing PII 266 with the 168 pin EDO that I already have in an ASUS P2B (BX chipset).  I get conflicting information on this subject.  Can this motherboard handle the 168 pin EDO DIMMs, or do I have to get SDRAM.  

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EDO SIMMS are fast becoming an endangered species and are not compatible with the ASUS PII BX chipset MB.  One good side effect is that there are folks out there with Pentium and Pentium Pro systems who will pay top dollar for the very hard to find EDO DIMMS.  My guess is that you will be able to find someone who will trade you 2-for-1 to get that EDO DIMM in exchange for an SDRAM DIMM.
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BTW, I meant to type EDO DIMMS (not SIMMS) at the start of my posting...

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I was planning to run it at 66Mhz until I get a 400 PII, later in the year, at which point I would definitely buy new PC100 SDRAM.  Thanks!!!

That means I can still truck along on a new motherboard until later on, with my existing memory.  Someone is giving me an FX motherboard with 168 pin EDO and a PII 266.  I don't want to have to rebuild my system twice, so I wanted to just put in a BX board now.  
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How about the Microstar MS-6119? EDO or no?

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I don't know about the Microstar.  If it's a BX chipset, it doesn't support it.
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There may be more than one version of the P2B as my docs say SDRAM only.
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Mine is a rev.1.02, although I used SD myself but it stated in the docs that it support EDO and SD DIMM...
As for Microstar, I'm not sure if it accepts EDO.  But go with Asus or Abit BX6, and you can go wrong.  

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