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Why doesn't 2 32M EDO SIMMs RAM work in my Commodore 486DX2 100 MHz computer? The screen won't even light up.
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Because the motherboard either A: Doesn't except EDO SIMMS or B: Won't support 32mb SIMMS or C: You have memory on board that you have to disable to use 32MB SIMMS. You need to check the documentation for what type of memory that your motherboard supports. On most older motherboards you can't just put any type of SIMM in and expect it to work.

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I think it is answer A. Because I do have the manual and it says that it should work, but it doesn't say anything about EDO ram.
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Then A: is probably correct. Unless it specifically states in your manual that you can use EDO Simms, then they will not work on your motherboard. The design of the chip allows for faster data access which most older motherboards can't support. Good luck Kevinhol, and please come back if you have any more problems.

Mike
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