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Best Motherboard & cpu for 72pin edo ram

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I've an old system with a pentium 200mmx cpu, motherboard and 64meg of 72 pin EDO ram (4 strips of 16meg). I'm upgrading so intend to try to sell the cpu and motherboard. What I was wondering is if I decided to keep the memory what is the fastest motherboard/cpu combination I can use it on. Or would I be better selling that too.
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you would be much better off with a brand new computer all together.... a fast motherboard and processor wont matter because the 72pin ram you have is probably between 70 and 90 nano seconds (identifyable by the last numbers on the chip, should be a - in front of the last 2 numbers)

todays 168 pin RAM runs average of 9 nano seconds (i use 5), so as you can see, getting a faster CPU and Motherboard would be useless because the old 72 pin RAM would actually be a bottleneck for the rest of the system.
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I agree with ViRoy. ANd besides, almost all boards of today (and definitely all >100MHz FSB ones) require SDRAM.

Why not keep the board (since i wouldnt pay more then $50 for a 200 + board + 64Mbyte EDO) and build a second system and learn Linux / FreeBSD or something? :)
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Not the answer I was hoping for, but probably the correct one. It is actually my spare system, which I have networked at home.
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dont feel bad dude, i have literally over 100 sticks of 72 pin ram that has almost no use at all (not to mention value).. i even have a 64mb parity chip!

when at their time were worth a few thousand
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