30 pin memory simms
Posted on 1999-01-04
I thought I had already asked this.... But obviously not because I do not see it here.
I HAVE COME INTO A OLDER COMPUTER. IT SAYS 386 ON THE CASE BUT IT CLEARLY HAS A 486DLC CPU INSIDE IT.
IT ALSO CONTAINS 8 - 30 PIN MEMORY MODULES - WHICH AT BOOT UP AND IN WINDOWS TELL ME THE TOTAL IS 5MB. (YES 5 mb)
I HAVE READ THAT SOME 30 PIN MODULES ARE FOR 386'S AND OTHERS ARE FOR 486'S.... I AM VERY CONFUSED AS TO WHAT I NEED AND WHERE TO GET THEM. I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE THE MEMORY TO AT LEAST 16MB SO THAT I CAN RUN APPS AT A NORMAL PACE.
IF THERE IS ANY EXPERT OUT THERE THAT REALLY UNDERSTANDS THESE OLDER MEMORY CHIPS AND SET-UPS, PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I CAN OR CAN NOT USE. AND HOW I CAN ACHEIVE THE 16MB FIGURE I WANT. WHY ARE THE'RE 8 SLOTS IN THE FIRST PLACE??? SEEMS STRANGE. HOW CAN MY FULL 8 SLOTS COME TO 5MB'S??? THANKS FOR ANY HELP.
If you do not know for sure that your answer is 100% of which I seek - Do not lock the question. I will award the points to the person with the best and most detail answer. I prefer comments instead of locked answers so I have more than one opinion to evaluate. I WILL AWARD THE POINTS AS PROMISED TO THE BEST ANSWSER!!!